Forest Health: Identification and Management of Forest Insects and Diseases

Agenda
Start Date: March 13, 2013
Location: Spokane, WA

Title: Forest Health: Identification and Management of Forest Insects and Diseases

Location: Spokane, WA

Start Date: 2013-03-13

End Date: 2013-03-14

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AGENDA
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
9:00 The Whole Picture: Tree Vigor, Forest Ecology and Stand Dynamics — Karen Ripley, Washington State Department of Natural Resources, Olympia, WA
9:30 Current Assessment of Western US Forest Health — Iral Ragenovich, USDA Forest Service, Portland, OR
10:00 Aerial Surveys: Techniques and Products — Keith Sprengel, USDA Forest Service, Westside Forest Insect and Disease Service Center, Sandy, OR
10:30 Break
11:00 Assessing Fire Damaged Trees — Karen Ripley (invited)
11:30 Why are My Trees Dying?  Diagnostic Tools and Methods for Forest Managers—Elizabeth Willhite, USDA Forest Service, Sandy, OR
Noon Lunch (included with registration)
Defoliating Insects: Hosts, Habitats, and Management Strategies
1:00 Western Spruce Budworm — Connie Mehmel, USDA Forest Service, Wenatchee, WA
1:30 Douglas-fir Tussock Moth — Connie Mehmel, USDA Forest Service, Wenatchee, WA
2:00 Black Pine Leaf Scale on Ponderosa Pine — Mike Johnson, Washington State Department of Natural Resources, Colville, WA
2:30 Break
Stem Problems: Recognition, Importance and Management
3:00 Dwarf Mistletoe in Oregon and Washington — Angel Luis Saavedra, USDA Forest Service, Wenatchee, WA
3:30 White Pine Blister Rust — Holly Kearns, USDA Forest Service, Sandy, OR
4:00 Stem Decays — Greg Filip, USDA Forest Service, Portland, OR
4:30 Insects and Pruning Wounds — Mike Johnson, Washington State Department of Natural Resources, Colville, WA
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Root Diseases: Identification, Importance and Management
8:00 Laminated Root Rot— Kris Chadwick, USDA Forest Service, Sandy, OR
8:30 Armillaria Root Disease — Amy Ramsey-Kroll, Washington State Department of Natural Resources, Olympia, WA
9:00 Annosus Root and Butt Rot — Kris Chadwick, USDA Forest Service, Sandy, OR
Bark Beetles: Identification, Hazard Assessment and Management
9:30 Douglas-fir Beetle — Beth Willhite, USDA Forest Service, Sandy, OR
10:00 Break
10:30 Protecting Douglas-fir with the Antiaggregation Pheromone MCH — Connie Mehmel, USDA Forest Service, Wenatchee, WA
11:00 Mountain Pine Beetle Outbreaks in Ponderosa Pine — Tom Eckberg , Idaho Department of Lands, Coeur d’Alene, ID
11:30 Mountain Pine Beetle in Lodgepole — Andy Eglitis, USDA Forest Service, Bend, OR
Noon Lunch (included with registration)
1:00 Western Pine Beetle – Andy Eglitis
1:30 Fir Engraver and Pine Engraver Beetle — Sandy Kegley, USDA Forest Service, Coeur d’Alene, ID
2:00 Climate Change and Insect and Disease Interactions — Nancy Grulke, Western Wildland Environmental Threat Assessment Center, USDA Forest Service, Prineville, OR
2:30 Assessing Forest Health Risk — Greg Filip, USDA Forest Service, Portland,
3:00 Managing Your Forests for Forest Health — Dave Shaw, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 
3:30 Adjourn
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