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
2018 Western Region COFE Seminar – Improving Forest Harvesting Operations
Start Date: January 18, 2018
Conference Location: Valley River Inn, Eugene, OR
Mapping the Course: Timberland, Forest Products Processing, and Fiber Issues for 2018
Start Date: January 24, 2018
End Date: January 25, 2018
Conference Location: Heathman Lodge, Vancouver, WA
Applied Forest Finance and Timber Forecasting
Start Date: March 21, 2018
Conference Location: DoubleTree Hotel Lloyd Center, Portland, OR
Great Plains Grassland Summit: Challenges and Opportunities from North to South
Start Date: April 10, 2018
End Date: April 11, 2018
Conference Location: Grand Hyatt, Denver, CO