2016 PNW Reforestation Council Annual Meeting

Agenda
Start Date: October 4, 2016
Location: Heathman Lodge, Vancouver, WA

8:30     Rise and Shine: How do Northwest Trees Know When Winter is Over? Connie Harrington, PNW Research station, USDA Forest Service, Olympia, WA

9:00     Update on H2B Visas and Labor AvailabilityRobert Zaharie, Alpha Services, Coeur d’Alene, ID

9:30     Testing the Impact of Experimental Herbicide Treatments on Breeding Productivity of Early-Successional Forest SongbirdsJim Rivers, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

10:00   Break

10:30   Let’s Talk Labels: Information on the Label, Parts of the Label, Why it is Important, and What it MeansMike Odenthal, Oregon Department of Agriculture, Salem, OR

11:30  Lessons Learned From ODA Agriculture and Forestry Enforcement Cases: Emphasis on Drift, Coexistence and Worker ProtectionMike Odenthal

Noon   Lunch

1:00     The Economic Results of a PNW Silvicultural Costs Survey: Are You Swimming Above or Below the Financial Waterline?  Jim Arney, Forest Biometrics Research Institute, Portland, OR

2:00     Further Advancements in Sampling Young Plantations with Super High Resolution ImageryDave Shear, Eagle Imaging, Corvallis, OR

2:30     Break

2:45     What is Your Favorite Hardware or Software for Getting the Job Done? 5 minute lighning talks on the equipment, applications and software used by operational foresters.  We would like to hear of your discoveries . . . see note in other column.

3:15     Update on 2017 Worker Protection Standards – Grant Jackson, Oregon Department of Agriculture, Salem, OR

4:15     Adjourn

Upcoming Conferences and Workshops
2017 Field Technology Conference: Data Collection in Forestry, Fisheries and Natural Resources
Start Date: November 7, 2017
End Date: November 8, 2017
Conference Location: Holiday Inn Portland Airport
Advanced Insect and Disease Field Session: Identification, Life Cycles, Control Measures and Silvicultural Regimes
Start Date: June 19, 2017
End Date: June 22, 2017
Conference Location: Departs from Hood River Inn, Hood River, OR
Access, Easements, Rights-of-Way and Timber Trespass: What Every Forest Manager Needs to Know

Conference Location: Springfield, OR or Olympia, WA
Four-Part Webinar Series: Silviculture Alternatives for the Pacific NW
Start Date: May 9, 2017
Conference Location: Web Learning Series
Using your Smartphone/Tablet for High-Precision GPS Data Collection in Forestry and Natural Resources

Conference Location: Olympia, WA or Springfield, OR
Do-It-Yourself Accurate Drone Mapping in Natural Resources

Conference Location: Olympia, WA or Springfield, OR