2017

2017 NW Seed Orchard Managers Annual Meeting

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 1:00 PM Welcome and introductions 1:30 Laminated Root Rot Resistance in Douglas-fir Progeny Sites – Ronald Rhatigan 2:15 Update on the Reproductive Phenology Project – Janet Prevey, USDA Forest Service 2:45 Break and load bus 3:00 Depart for tour 3:30 Tour Pacific Forest Seed processing and extraction facility in Eagle Point, … Continue reading 2017 NW Seed Orchard Managers Annual Meeting

2017 Joint Annual Nursery Meeting: Southern, Northeastern, and Intertribal Nursery Council

Monday • July 31 6:00 – 8:00 pm Ice Breaker Tuesday • Aug 1 7:00 am Breakfast Buffet 8:00 Welcome – Forrest Boe, Director, Minnesota Dept. Of Natural Resources (invited) Forest Health Challenges for Forest Tree Nurseries 8:15 Forest Regeneration in Minnesota – Minnesota Dept. of Natural Resources 8:45 Blatant and Latent: A Tale of … Continue reading 2017 Joint Annual Nursery Meeting: Southern, Northeastern, and Intertribal Nursery Council

Access, Easements, Rights-of-Way and Timber Trespass: What Every Forest Manager Needs to Know

8:30 am • Basics of Easement Law • Duties and Liabilities Grantors and Grantees • Crafting a Solid Easement Agreement; Pitfalls To Avoid • Easements of a Different Feather: Licenses, Permits and Profits a Prendre 10:00 – 10:30 Break • Prescriptive Easements: Avoiding Rights Arising in Others • Easements By Necessity: Dealing with Landlocked Parcels … Continue reading Access, Easements, Rights-of-Way and Timber Trespass: What Every Forest Manager Needs to Know

Scaling for Non-Scalers: Understanding the Scaling Process, Log Rules, Sorts, Grades and Accountability

9:00     Scaling Bureaus: How they operate and their role in log markets – Tom St. Laurent How bureaus fit into the log buying and selling process Represent both the log buyers and sellers Apply log scaling rules Provide qualified scalers Serve as independent third parties 9:30     What does a log scaler do? … Continue reading Scaling for Non-Scalers: Understanding the Scaling Process, Log Rules, Sorts, Grades and Accountability

Forest Carbon Offsets Workshop: A Viable Market Opportunity For Timberlands Owners

8:15 Welcome 8:30 Carbon Trading: Markets, Drivers, Business Climate and California Cap and Trade Program – Arjun Patney, American Carbon Registry, Arlington, VA 9:15 How Does the California Air Resources Board Compliance Offset Protocol Work and Is It the Right Fit for my Business? Steps in the ARB Process And Strategic Considerations in developing a … Continue reading Forest Carbon Offsets Workshop: A Viable Market Opportunity For Timberlands Owners

Advanced Insect and Disease Field Session: Identification, Life Cycles, Control Measures and Silvicultural Regimes

Monday, June 19, 2017 11:00 Field Session orientation and registration – Hood River Inn parking lot, Hood River, OR 11:30 Group departs for the field from Hood River Inn. Transportation and lunch provided. Lunch (included with registration) Afternoon topics: 1. Steps of diagnosis 2. Ips beetles 3. Red turpentine beetles 4. Woodborers 5. SOD and … Continue reading Advanced Insect and Disease Field Session: Identification, Life Cycles, Control Measures and Silvicultural Regimes

Reviewing a Timberland Appraisal for Accuracy and Credibility

Tuesday – April 18, 2017 1:00 Introduction: Course Overview and Objectives • Welcome • Facilities • Introductions – speakers and attendees • Course Outline • Handouts/Background Reading 1:20 Overview of Forest Management Concepts & Terminology • What are the major timber producing regions of the U.S.? • What are the major timber types within each … Continue reading Reviewing a Timberland Appraisal for Accuracy and Credibility

2017 Inland Empire Reforestation Council: Reforestation After the Burn

March 7, 2017, Mirabeau Park Convention Center, Spokane Valley, WA (Note: new location for 2017 meeting) 8:00     Welcome and Opening – Norris Boothe, 2017 Chair, IERC, Forester, Coeur d’Alene Tribe 8:15    How did fires in 2014 & 2015 influence planting programs for 2016, 2017 and beyond? Phil Anderson, CF; Intensive Management Forester, Northeast Region, Washington State … Continue reading 2017 Inland Empire Reforestation Council: Reforestation After the Burn

Using your Smartphone/Tablet for High-Precision GPS Data Collection in Forestry and Natural Resources

Start Date: May 15, 2017 or May 18, 2017 8:30  Introduction and Overview 8:45  BYOD – The Future of Field Data Collection What is BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)? Why BYOD makes sense. When BYOD doesn’t make sense. 9:30  GPS/GNSS receivers: Basic operation and technology trends How does GPS work? How accurate is GPS? Different … Continue reading Using your Smartphone/Tablet for High-Precision GPS Data Collection in Forestry and Natural Resources