PNW Forest Vegetation Management Conference: Evolution of Science and Emerging Technology of Herbicide Application

Start Date: November 29, 2017
End Date: November 30, 2017
Location: Holiday Inn, Wilsonville, OR

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

7:00 Registration Opens
8:30 Opening Remarks – Mike Cloughesy, Oregon Forest Resources Institute
8:45 History & Current Practices of Herbicide ApplicationDan Newton, Weyerhaeuser
9:15 The Future of Herbicide ApplicationJoe Newton, Lone Rock Timber Management
9:45 Break
10:15 An Overview of the History of Aerial Forestry Applications in the Pacific NorthwestJohn Mateski, Retired Chief Pilot, Western Helicopter
10:45 New Technologies of Aerial ApplicationsRick Krohn, Western Helicopter
11:15 Maximizing Efficacy and Safety with Droplet TechnologyRobert Wolf, Wolf Consulting & Research
12:00 Lunch
1:15 Comparative Responses of Planted Douglas-fir and Associated Vegetation to Logging Debris Retention and Site Preparation Herbicide TreatmentsTimothy Harrington, PNW Research Station, USDA Forest Service, Olympia, WA
2:00 Spray Adjuvants: The Rest of the StoryRichard Zollinger, North Dakota State University
2:45 Break
3:15 Investigation of Oregon Pesticide Application ComplaintsMike Odenthal, Oregon Department of Agriculture
4:00 Understanding Pesticide Fate for the Protection of Water ResourcesJeffrey Jenkins, Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology, Oregon State University
4:45 Suppliers Update – Eric Hippler (Moderator), Weyerhaeuser
5:15 Vegetation Management Reception – Hosted Beer, Wine and Appetizers

Thursday, November 30, 2017

8:00 New Chemistry in ForestryEd Fredrickson, Thunder Road Resources
8:45 Understanding Pesticide LabelsBruce Alber, Wilbur-Ellis Co.
9:15 Who is my Neighbor? Minimizing Conflicts through CommunicationJim Carr, Barnes & Associates
9:45 Break
10:15 Worker Protection Standards for ForestryKaci Buhl, Pesticide Education Resources Collaborative, Statewide PSEP Coordinator, Department of Environmental & Molecular Toxicology, Oregon State University
11:15 Choline Formulation TechnologyBob Stewart, Dow AgroSciences
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Lunch Speaker: Policy IssuesKristina McNitt, Oregon Forest and Industries Council
1:30 Break
1:45 Esplanade F Herbicide – A New Tool for Pre-Emergent Control of Grasses and Broadleaf Weeds in Western Conifer Production AreasKent Pittard, Bayer
2:15 Human Health Risk Assessment and GlyphosateJeffrey Jenkins, Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology, Oregon State University
2:45 Break
3:00 Facilitated Discussion – Mark Gourley, Starker Forests

  • Southern Oregon: Mark Wall, Roseburg Resource Co.
  • Cascade Mtn: Eric Hippler, Weyerhaeuser
  • Coastal: Jim Carr, Barnes & Associates
  • Interior: Bryan Nelson, Lone Rock Timber
  • Agency: George McFadden, BLM

4:30 Adjourn

About this Event
The conference will be held at the Holiday Inn Portland South at 25425 SW 95th Ave. in Wilsonville, OR. The hotel can be reached at: 503-682-2211 or

Registration Information
Registration Pricing:

The registration fee is $250 if received by November 21 or $295 after November 21. A reduced rate is available to Oregon Small Woodlands Association members and Oregon Tree Farm farmers of $150 on/before November 21 or $195 after November 21. The reduced fee is underwritten by the Oregon Forest Resources Institute. Both registration fees include a book of the speaker’s PowerPoint slides, a reception and two lunches. 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 by November 21 are subject to a 15% service charge. Cancellations received after that time will be charged the entire registration fee, but substitutions are always welcome.

Lodging Information:

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Holiday Inn under: “Western Forestry and Conservation Association”. Single or double rooms are $99 plus tax. After 11/08/17, reduced rate rooms will be subject to availability.

Continuing Education Credits:

  • Conference attendees will be are eligible for 13 CFE Cat 1 credits through the Society of American Foresters.
  • The session has been approved for 10 recertification credits for the state of Idaho.
  • Applications for pesticide recertification credits have been sent to Oregon, Washington and California.
  • An application has also been sent in for ISA credits.

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