2017 Inland Empire Reforestation Council: Reforestation After the Burn
End Date: March 7, 2017
Location: Spokane Valley, WA
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 Department of Natural Resources
8:45 After the fire: where, when and what do we plant? Panel: Phil Anderson and Jeremy Hunt, Forester, Colville Agency, Bureau of Indian Affairs
10:30 What role does changing climate play in reforestation decisions?Marcus Warwell, Geneticist, Rocky Mountain Research Station, USDA Forest Service
11:15 Species and stock type selection, what works best? Jeremy Pinto, Research Plant Physiologist/Tribal Nursery Specialist, and Kas Dumroese, Research Plant Physiologist/National Nursery Specialist, Rocky Mountain Research Station, USDA Forest Service
12:45 IERC Business Meeting
1:00 Reforestation following wildfire and salvage: Effects of herbicides, season of planting and delay since burn on survival and growth of planted conifer seedlings in Central Washington Scott McLeod, Silviculturist, Washington State Department of Natural Resources
1:45 Who is going to do the planting? Forecast of contract labor issues – Wade Zaharie, Managing Member, Alpha Services, LLC.
2:45 Seed supply issues – Speaker TBA
3:30 So, we have planted; now what? Patrick Marolla, Silviculture Manager, Hancock Forest Management, NE Oregon Tree Farm
4:15 Vendor recognition and closing
4:30 Adjourn and Social
The meeting will be held at the Mirabeau Park Hotel at 1100 N Sullivan Rd, Spokane Valley, WA 99037.
For those who register prior to February 28, 2017 the fee will be $125. Registration after that date will be $145 per person. The registration fee includes a book of speaker materials, lunch and refreshments. Checks should be made payable to Western Forestry and Conservation Association. Purchase orders, VISA/MasterCard, and American Express are accepted. Tax id # 930-331-712.
Cancellations received on or before February 28, 2017 are subject to a 15% service charge. Cancellations received after that time will be charged the entire registration fee, but substitutions are always welcome.
For overnight accommodations, a guest room block has been held at the Mirabeau Park Hotel (www.mirabeauparkhotel.com/). Reservations can be made by calling 509-924-9000. Single and double rooms are $88 plus tax. The room block is being held until February 20, 2017. Reservations will continue to be accepted after this date on a space/rate available basis. Please reference Western Forestry and Conservation to receive the special rates.
Society of American Foresters CFE Credits
Workshop attendees will be eligible for six CFE credits through the Society of American Foresters.
Exhibitor and Sponsorships
A limited number of corporate sponsorships and exhibitor spaces are available, please contact Richard Zabel (email@example.com) to identify the best fit for your organization.