2017

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

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

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

Do-It-Yourself Accurate Drone Mapping in Natural Resources

Start Date: May 16, 2017 or May 19, 2017 8:30  Introduction and Overview 8:45  Drone Rules How to obtain a drone pilot certificate. 20 hours of on-line study. Common test questions. Local test centers. Drone flying rules. Where can you fly and not fly? Flying by yourself, flying in the woods and around people. Hobby … Continue reading Do-It-Yourself Accurate Drone Mapping in Natural Resources

2017 Western Region COFE Seminar – Improving Forest Harvest Operations

  0815 – 0830 Introduction to WR.COFE & Seminar Jeff Wimer, Chair, WR.COFE & OSU FERM Department SESSION 1: Steep Slope Tethered Assist 0830-0900 Operators in Steep Slope Logging and Safety Measurement John Garland – Garland and Associates 0900 – 0930 The Rapid Evolution of Steep Slope Winch Assist In the Woods of the Northwest … Continue reading 2017 Western Region COFE Seminar – Improving Forest Harvest Operations

Mapping the Course: Timberlands, Forest Products Processing, and Fiber Issues for 2017

Conference Materials for Attendees (password protected) 7:00     Networking buffet style breakfast 8:30     Welcome 8:35     Wood Raw-Material Price Trends in North America and Beyond – Hakan Ekstrom and Tim Gammell, Wood Resources International 9:00     Wood Fiber Supply Chain Outlook for 2017 – Charles Spiggle, Wells Fargo Securities 9:40     2017 Strategic Issues for US Pacific Northwest … Continue reading Mapping the Course: Timberlands, Forest Products Processing, and Fiber Issues for 2017