All posts by Melinda Olson

The Reforestation Pipeline in the Western United States

Tuesday, September 27

9:45 Welcome and introductions

10:00 Increasing the Flow of the Reforestation Pipeline: It’s Going to Be Plumb Crazy! – Kas Dumroese, USDA Forest Service, Moscow, ID

10:30 Pipeline Keynote: Seeds – It All Starts With Seed: Strengthening the Reforestation Pipeline in the Western U.S. – Olga Kildisheva, The Nature Conservancy, Bend, OR

11:15 National Seed Strategy: Progress and Future Vision – Peggy Olwell, USDI Bureau of Land Management, Boise, ID

11:45 Strategic Seed Management to Meet Reforestation NeedsKayla Harriman, USDA Forest Service, Bend Seed Extractory, Bend, OR

12:15 LUNCH (provided)

1:00 Field trip to Great Bear Restoration Nursery, Hamilton, MT. (Transportation provided)

Great Bear Native Plants is a small, women-owned nursery specializing in growing Rocky Intermountain West containerized native plants. They have experience growing over 300 native shrub, grass, forb, and tree species for restoration, habitat, and home gardens. They are located in Hamilton, Montana near the base of the Bitterroot Mountains.

5:00 Arrive back at hotel

Wednesday, September 28

8:30 Pipeline Keynote: Nurseries – Establishing a Sustainable Seedling Supply: Economic, Environmental and Social Challenges for Nurseries – Nabil Khadduri, Washington DNR Webster Nursery, Olympia, WA

9:15 Pipeline Keynote: Outplanting – Considerations for Outplanting Practices in the Western U.S.: An Account of its Past, Present, and Future – Matthew Aghai, DroneSeed and Silvaseed, Roy, WA

10:00 Sowing History, Growing Culture, Planting Language: CSKT’s Whitebark Pine Biocultural Restoration – ShiNaasha Pete, Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, Pablo, MT

10:30 break

10:45 student presentations (x3)

11:15 Nursery Drought Conditioning and Genetic Effects of Douglas-fir Seedlings Growing in Three Sites in Western Oregon – Carlos Gonzalez, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

11:45 Seedling Carbon and Water Balances: Do They Limit Cold Storage Duration? – Rebecca Sheridan, Weyerhaeuser Company, Centralia, WA

12:15 LUNCH (provided)

1:00 Field trip to Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Forestry Greenhouse, Polson, MT, (Transportation provided)

The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal nursery program operates in two locations on the Flathead Reservation north of Missoula. The Ronan location specializes in containerized native plants that include forbs, perennials, graminoids, shrubs, and broadleaved tree species. The Pablo nursery location currently focuses containerized production on seven different conifer species. The CSKT grow reforestation and restoration seedlings for their programs as well as for other tribes, public agencies, and the private sector.

5:00 Event dinner and Retiree Recognition (included with registration)

8:00 Arrive back at hotel

Thursday, September 29

8:30 Pipeline Keynote: Post-Planting Care – The Finish Line: Post-Planting Activities Improving Reforestation Success – Florian Deisenhofer, Washington DNR, Vancouver, WA

9:15 Post-Outplanting Strategies to Optimize Long-Term Success on Forest Service Lands in the Intermountain West – TBA, USDA Forest Service, Missoula, MT

9:45 Typical and Non-Typical Outplanting Practices Used on Forest Service Lands in the Intermountain WestEllen Jungck, USDA Forest Service, Missoula, MT

10:15 break

10:30 student presentations

11:00 Enhancing Interior Douglas-fir and Western Larch Seedling Growth with Post-Planting Forb Control – Andrew Nelson, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID

11:30 Closing remarks

11:45 LUNCH (on your own)

12:30 Tour at Montana Conservation Seedling Nursery, Missoula, MT. (optional tour, attendees responsible for transportation)

The Montana Conservation Seedling Nursery is part of the Montana DNRC mission is to provide plants for conservation projects that occur throughout the State of Montana. The nursery provides bareroot and containerized stock derived from locally adapted and source-identified seed. Seedlings are grown for private landowners; county conservation districts; government agencies; conservation organizations; and the forestry industry.

2:30 Meeting ends

2022 Joint Annual Meeting: Southern and Northeastern Forest Nursery Associations

Monday, July 18, 2022

1-4 pm: Southern Forest Nursery Management Coop meeting (members only)

5-7 pm:  Icebreaker (Open to all attendees) sponsored by IFCO Seedlings

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

8:00       Welcome Speech from state of South CarolinaScott Phillips, South Carolina State Forester

8:30       Southern Nursery Work Alex Hoffman, Weyerhaeuser/Univ. of ID Graduate Studies

9:30        Break

10:00   Update on Resistance Screening Center TrialsKatie McKeever, USDA Forest Service

10:30     White Oak UpdatesDana Nelson, Southern Research Station, USDA Forest Service

11:00     Panel: White Oak Seedling Production: James Shelton, Arkansas Forestry Commission; Joanna      Phillips, Kentucky Division of Forestry; Gina Sowders, Tennessee Division of Forestry

Noon     Lunch (provided)

1:00        ArborGen Contract with the South Carolina Forestry Commission to Supply SeedlingsTim Adams, South Carolina Forestry Commission and Andrew Baum, ArborGen

2:00        Using Artificial intelligence to Count SeedlingsTom Stokes, Auburn University

2:45        Break

3:00       Eastern Seed Zone Forum –  Carrie Pike, USDA Forest Service

3:30        Update on the National Seed LaboratoryVic Vankus, USDA Forest Service

4:00        Update on Shortleaf PineMike Black, Shortleaf Pine Initiative

4:30       Planting Machine Demo/Discussion

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Sponsored by:

8-noon: Workshop:  Pine Tree Nursery Pest Management Strategic Plan

The Pest Management Strategic Plan (PMSP) workshop will provide the opportunity for collaboration to identify current and emerging pests (i.e., insects, pathogens, weeds, nematodes, mites, and wildlife), controls (i.e., physical, biological, and chemical) and efficacy of controls, worker activities, production practices, timelines, and priorities (i.e., research, regulatory, and extension) for pine tree production.

The finalized 2022 Pine Tree Nursery Pest Management Strategic Plan document will be written from the information obtained at the workshop and published in the National IPM Database as a resource for EPA registration of pesticides, government and other agency allocation of funds for scientist research endeavors, and other activities related to solving pest management issues.

Noon-1 pm: Lunch (provided)

1 – 4:00: Workshop continues

Eve/Dinner:  On your own in downtown Charleston

Thursday, July 21, 2022

8:00       Increasing Need for Reforestation Within USFS Region 8 Earlene Jackson, USDA Forest Service

8:30        Updates on Reforestation PoliciesTim Foley, Southern Group of State Foresters

9:00        Tips and Tricks on Planting Non-dormant Seedlings – Jeremy Hardee, Andrews Nursery, Florida Dept. of Agriculture

9:30       Break

10:00     Update and Discussion on Pesticide Rules and the Re-registration of Pesticides – Scott Enebak, Auburn University

10:30     Discussion on Nursery Training Needs

11:00     SFNA business meeting (revise bylaws; confirm membership)

Noon     Adjourn (lunch on your own)

2021 Forest and Conservation Nursery Technology Webinar Series

A series of webinars will be held Wednesdays, August 4 through September 8, 2021, 11 – Noon (Pacific Daylight Time).

Expert Nursery Operations Panel Discussion Regarding Strategies Used During the COVID-19 Pandemic: What Worked, What Didn’t Work, and Looking Towards the Future

  • Iola Elder, Sylvan Vale Nursery, Black Creek, BC
  • Gina Sowders, Tennessee Division of Forestry, East Tennessee State Nursery, Athens, TN
  • Paul Elias, IFA Nurseries, Klamath Nursery, Klamath Falls, OR
  • Tom Stevens, Weyerhaeuser Company, Rochester Nursery, Rochester, WA
  • Aram Eramian, USDA Forest Service, Coeur d’Alene Nursery, Coeur d’Alene, ID


Back to Basics: Water Management to Meet Seedling Targets

  • Jeremy Pinto, USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Moscow, ID


New and Innovative Nursery Technologies

  • Mike Taylor, The Green Machine Nursery, Winter Garden, FL


Approaches for Assisted Migration

  • Carrie Pike, USDA Forest Service, Region 9, West Lafayette, IN
  • Vicky Erickson, USDA Forest Service, Region 6, Pendleton, OR


Expert Panel Discussion: Benefits and Drawbacks of Hot Planting, Summer Planting, and Fall Planting

  • Nabil Khadduri, Washington Department of Natural Resources, Webster Nursery, Olympia, WA
  • Rick Allen, Starker Forests, Corvallis, OR
  • Owen Burney, J.T. Harrington Forestry Research Center, New Mexico State University, Mora, NM
  • T.R. Clark, F&W Forestry Services, Inc., LaFayette, AL


Turning Valves on the Reforestation Pipeline

  • Kas Dumroese, USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Moscow, ID
  • Diane Haase, USDA Forest Service, Westwide Regions, Portland, OR

Each webinar will last approximately one hour and include a Q&A session.

Registration is free, but attendees must register to receive the zoom link.

2021 Southern Mensurationists Meeting

Currently, we are still planning a fully in-person SOMENS meeting in Blacksburg, VA September 19-21. All visitors will now be required to wear a mask in indoor public spaces. Click here for more information on the in-door mask policy.

2021 SOMENS Meeting Booklet (PDF)

A tentative schedule follows:

Sunday, September 19th 12:00 – 7:00: Registration

Monday, September 20th 8:00 – 5:00: General session

Monday, September 20th 5:00 – 6:00: Reception

Monday, September 20th 6:00 – 8:00: Dinner

Tuesday, September 21st 8:00 – 5:00 (if needed): General session

No field trip will be held this year

Lunch will be provided from 12:00 – 1:00 Monday and Tuesday. In lieu of posters, students who have preliminary results are encouraged to submit abstracts for “flash talks” this year. These will be a great opportunity for practice speaking at a conference, even with limited results.

Talks will be shorter this year (20 minutes max with questions) and breaks will be prioritized. We want people to socialize and reestablish connections! As a reminder, please submit abstracts by August 15th to Corey Green.

Virginia Tech has mandated vaccines for all students and has strongly encouraged all faculty and staff to be vaccinated. For more information regarding Virginia Tech’s COVID policies and safety measures, please visit the Virginia Tech Ready site: We strongly encourage all attendees of SOMENS this year to take all safety measures to ensure we have a successful event.

In the event that COVID variants make an in-person gathering not possible, the meeting will be moved to an online environment. Registration fees will be reduced to $75.00. For those who have already registered, you will be refunded the difference.

Forest Seedling Root Development and Function for Reforestation and Restoration

Tuesday, October 19 (PDT, UTC -7)

0800—0805 Day 1 Welcome
0805—0840 Root development and field establishment: effect of seedling qualitySteve Grossnickle, NurseryToForest Solutions, North Saanich, BC, Canada and co-author, Vladan Ivetić, University of Belgrade – Faculty of Forestry
0840—0915 Using the vacuum method to measure hydraulic conductance and vulnerability to cavitation of whole root systems of Douglas-fir seedlingsCarlos González Benecke, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, USA
0915—0925 BREAK
0925—1000 Unearthing the hidden world of roots: competition belowground in a young tropical tree plantationKatherine Sinacore, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama
1000—1035 Grass(stage) root movement to ensure future resilience of longleaf pine ecosystems…Douglas Aubrey, University of Georgia, Aiken, SC, USA

Wednesday, October 20 (PDT, UTC -7)

0800—0805 Day 2 Welcome
0805—0840 Mycorrhizal growth response of plants to inoculation diversity: a meta-analysis in woody and herbaceous speciesJiacun Gu, Northeast Forestry University, Harbin, China
0840—0915 Continual adaptation of the ponderosa pine root system to its environmentAntonello Montagnoli, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy
0915—0925 BREAK
0925—1000 Interactive effects of resources and ectomycorrhizal inoculation on pine seedling growthJennifer Bhatnagar, Boston University, Boston, MA, USA
1000—1035 Seed development and seedling performance from drought-stressed, mature Norway spruce treesMarc Goebel, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA

Thursday, October 21 (PDT, UTC -7)

0800—0805 Day 3 Welcome
0805—0840 Root morphology and physiology responses of two subtropical tree species to NH4+-N and NO3—N deposition in phosphorus-barren soilRui Zhang, Chinese Academy of Forestry, Zhejiang, China
0840—0915 Root system improvement and aboveground-belowground trait covarianceEhren Moler, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID, USA
0915—0925 BREAK
0925—1000 Contribution of adventitious roots, site preparation and microsite selection to reforestation success in boreal ecosystemsNelson Thiffault, Natural Resources Canada, Sainte-Foy, QU, Canada
1000—1035 Seedling root development and architecture regulation through environmental conditionsAndrei Toca, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA
1035—1110  Inter- and intra-specific competition moderates belowground nonstructural carbon storage in American chestnut (Castanea dentata)…Madeline Montague, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA
1110—1120  Closing remarks

2021 Scaling for Non-Scalers

Friday, October 22, 2021

9:00 am Scaling Bureaus: How they operate and their role in log marketsTom St. Laurent

  • How bureaus fit into the log buying and selling process
  • Represent both the log buyers and sellers
  • Apply log scaling rules
  • Provide qualified scalers
  • Serve as independent third parties

9:30 What does a log scaler do?Mike Belfry

  • How scalers fit into the log transaction process (only measure volume, not value)
  • What is their relationship to log buyers and sellers?
  • The different points in log transport where scaling can occur
  • What is log volume and how is it calculated?
  • What are the specific measurements and data collected on a typical log?
  • Log documentation
  • Understanding gross and net volume
  • Why did my load scale out at a lesser volume? Reasons for volume deductions

10:30 Break

11:00 Northwest Log Scaling Rules: Applying uniformity and standardization within the Doug-fir processing areaTom St. Laurent

  • Function and role of the rules

Special Requests: Using procedures in addition to the NW log scaling rulesTom St. Laurent

11:30 Scaling logs on trucksMike Belfry

Noon Lunch (included with registration)

1:00 pm Understanding log grades and sortsMike Belfry

  • What is the difference between grades and sorts?
  • Why do sorts vary from company to company?
  • What is the difference between a good #2 sawlog and a rough #2 sawlog?
  • What is the pulp sort?
  • What is a cull?

2:00 Break

2:15  Log accountability: Tracking the log load from landing to millMike Belfry

  • How is data collected? Load receipts, weight reports, sample scales, sample expansion, log tags, scale tickets and certificates
  • Understanding the paperwork: Examples will be provided of load receipts, scale tickets and certificates and each form will be reviewed in detail.
  • What are the standard procedures for documentation and changes?
  • How is the data stored, disseminated and accessed by clients?

3:45 Catch-all short topicsMike Belfry and Tom St. Laurent

  • Miscellaneous Topics (0:00)
    • Understanding cubic measurements
    • Volume conversion factors
    • Using taper factors and actual taper
  • Scaler value and cost (17:51)
  • Defects (24:28)
  • Difference between westside and eastside scaling (49:04)

4:15 pm Workshop Adjourns

Soil Impacts and Recovery from East and Westside Harvest Operations

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8:00 AM  Introduction and Highlights from the North American Long-Term Soil Productivity ProgramDeborah Page-Dumroese, USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station

8:15 AM Matching Harvesting Equipment to Your SiteRob Keefe, University of Idaho Experimental Forest

8:45 AM Using Lidar Data to Select the Most Appropriate Harvesting System for Inland NW SitesRyer Becker, University of Idaho

9:15 AM A Review: Resource Aids to Determine Potential Harvest Impacts to Dry Soil Productivity – Mark Kimsey, University of Idaho

9:45 AM Break
10:00 AM New Skidding Equipment for the Intermountain AreaRob Keefe, University of Idaho Experimental Forest

10:30 AM Using Drones to Evaluate Postfire Slash Treatments for Reducing ErosionSarah Lewis, USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station

11:00 AM The Lasting Effects of Pile Burning on Dry Soils and Forest Recovery in Lodgepole Pine EcosystemsChuck Rhoades, USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station

11:30 AM How Far Does Dirty Water Go? Effectiveness of Stream Buffers and Skid Trail Mitigation During Postfire Salvage LoggingPete Robichaud, USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station

12:00 PM Lunch (included with registration)
1:00 PM When is Soil Too Wet for Harvesting Operations or When is it Dry Enough?Vince Archer, USDA Forest Service, Region 1

1:30 PM Assessing Compaction and Recovery on Wet SoilsJohn Gier, USDA Forest Service, Kootenai National Forest

2:00 PM Break
2:15 PM Soil Disturbance Associated with Tethered Logging in Westside Washington and OregonChris Chase, Weyerhaeuser

2:45 PM Assessing Compaction and Recovery on Dry SoilsLeslee Crawford, USDA Forest Service, Malheur National Forest

3:15 PM Putting it all Together: Understanding the Big Picture of Timber Harvesting Impacts on Soils – Marty Jurgensen, Michigan Tech University, presented by Deborah Page-Dumroese

4:00 PM Adjourn

2021 PNW Forest Vegetation Management Conference

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PNW Forest Vegetation Management Conference: December 7, 2021

8:30 Opening Remarks
8:45 Forest restoration from a seedling’s perspectiveSteve Grossnickle, NurseryToForest Solutions

9:30 Zone Matcher: A new web application for climate-based seed deployment in the Pacific NorthwestGlenn Howe, College of Forestry, OR State University

10:00 Break
10:30 Aerial spray projects from helicopters to dronesCorey Fransen, Chief Pilot, Wilbur-Ellis

11:15 Bayer update: Current research and results with Esplanade F on PNW forest sitesHarry Quicke, Bayer

12:15 Lunch
1:30 PPE requirements and safe handling of forest herbicides and review of updated EPA regulations on aerial applications near neighbors and workers Wendy Wheeler, Washington State University Extension

2:30 Break
2:45 Documenting experience with seed source movement: Establishing citizen science demonstration plots for PNW field forestersJeff DeBell and Peter Gould, WA Dept of Natural Resources

3:15 Managing aerial spraying projects on private timberlandsJohn Jayne, Cascade Timber Consulting

3:45 Panel Discussion: With the loss of forestry sites on the Atrazine label, what mixes and timings have you switched to now? At least one forest company has stopped using glyphosate, what changes would you have to make in your vegetation management program to stop using glyphosate?

  • Branden Sirguy, Merrill and Ring
  • Dale Claassen, Hampton
  • Rodney Jacobs, Stimson Lumber
  • Joe Newton, Lone Rock

4:30 Reception

PNW Forest Vegetation Management Conference: December 8, 2021

8:00 New spray buffer and aerial application rules: federal and state –   Seth Barnes, Oregon Forest and Industries Council and Heather Hansen, Washington Friends of Farms and Forests

9:00 Application Rules Update and Examples of Pesticide ViolationsAndrea Sonnen, OR Dept of Agriculture

10:00 Break
10:30 Setting up Roadside Spray ProjectsHarrison Hapgood, A&H Forestry

11:30 Fields to Forests: Discussing the interaction between nursery practices, stock types, and young stand managementBrian Morris, Webster Forest Nursery, WA State Dept of Natural Resources

Noon Lunch
1:00 The physiological effects of herbicides within plants  – Allan Felsot, Washington State University

2:00 Corteva Agriscience update: Product updates and research activitiesRob LaGrange and Will Hatler, Corteva

3:00 Some things just never go away: Forest pest legacies after harvest and plantation establishmentDavid Shaw, College of Forestry and Extension, Oregon State University

3:30 Adjourn

2022 Western Region COFE Seminar

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8:00 Introduction to WR.COFE & SeminarJohn Sessions, Chair, Kevin Lyons, Moderator, Western Regional COFE & OSU FERM Department and Seminar Moderator

Company Perspectives on Forest Operations Challenges resulting from 2020 fires


Overview of Archie Creek Fire – Roseburg Forest Products will provide an overview of property ownership of the Archie Creek fire in relation to nearby communities. The challenges of the checker board ownership for fire salvage and the cooperation that resulted will be summarized. Michael Williams, Roseburg Forest Products

8:35 Panel Overview: Lone Rock is a timber management and logging company that manages approximately 150,000 acres of timberland in SW Oregon. During Oregon’s 2020 Labor Day fire storms Lone Rock lost 6,000 acres in the Archie Creek Fire (Douglas County) and 2000 acres in the South Obenchain Fire (Jackson County). Long before both fires were completely contained, Lone Rock began planning and implanting salvage harvest of the mature burned timber located within the fire scars.

Panel Discussion: The Lone Rock Timber/Logging Co. Salvage Harvesting Effort After the Archie Creek Fire

  1. Engineering/Survey – Methods and tools employed to re-establish pre-fire road construction layout and property lines obliterated by the fire. Daniel Saily and Weston Addington, Lone Rock Timber Mgmt.
  2. Timber Cutting – Differences between timber falling in the green vs. black; discussion on the importance of communication between cutting and logging crews. Bob Henry, Lone Rock Timber Mgmt.
  3. Road Construction – Emergency re-establishment and construction of road access; repairing heavily damaged road systems in the off-season. Keith McCracken, Lone Rock Timber Mgmt.
  4. Logging – Post burn logging methods and safety difficulties encountered on exceptionally steep and difficult terrain. Eric Parazoo, Lone Rock Timber Mgmt.

9:45 Sponsor Update

9:55 Break (Refreshments Provided)

10:25 Triad Machinery UpdateTerry Haskin, Triad Machinery and Kushiah McCullough, Tigercat

Overview of 2020 Fires on Weyerhaeuser Land – Doug Mays, Weyerhaeuser

10:35 Panel Overview: In fall of 2020, Weyerhaeuser lost approximately 125,000 acres to 4 fires across Oregon. Weyerhaeuser’s targeted merch acres impacted by the fires was 45% of the overall burn acres. This was an extraordinary challenge for Weyerhaeuser to size up and reallocate resources to achieve their goals and was the largest salvage recovery effort since the Mount St. Helens eruption.

Panel discussion: Three topics of engineering, slope stability and harvesting will be covered by Weyerhaeuser supervisors and methods used to overcome these challenges during the Oregon salvage effort.

  1. Engineering: Processes and tools to permit, layout and meet state regulations on a tight timeframe with limited engineering capacity. Andy Weathers, Weyerhaeuser
  2. Geology: High burn severity required increased focus of slope stability for both downstream public risk but also for worker protection. Jason Hinkle, Weyerhaeuser
  3. Logging: Post burn cutting and logging required increased capacity and expanded mechanization, including unique helicopter grapple logging opportunity to accomplish goal. Darrell Holthusen, Weyerhaeuser

11:50 Papé Machinery Update – Chris Rhoades

12:00 LUNCH

12:45 Raffle drawing

1:00 Announcements: OSU Student Scholarship Awards – Jerry Sedlak Memorial Scholarship – Kevin Lyons, Moderator

Post-fire Hydrology

1:30  Modernizing Our Understanding of Salvage Logging Effects: Water Repellency, Mulch and Stream BuffersPete Robichaud, USDA Forest Service

1:45 Post-fire salvage logging and effective mitigations for soil erosion and sediment deliveryCajun James, Sierra Pacific

2:00 Erosion rates from forest roads affected by the August Complex fire in Northern CaliforniaZach Gigone, Humboldt State University

2:15 Group Discussion

2:30 Break (Refreshments Provided)


Managing danger trees along public highwaysJoel Zeni, Suulutaaq Inc., Oregon Branch


New OR-OSHA rules – Updates on smoke and heat rules and simple solutions. OSHA inspections and investigations – Pre-planning and how to manage for successJohn Meyers, Director of Environmental Health and Safety, Roseburg Forest Products

4:00 Wrap Up and adjourn – Kevin Lyons

Mapping the Course: Timberland, Forest Products Processing, and Fiber Issues For 2022

January 19, 2022 – registration is open for in-person only

Optional workshop: Sawmillling 101

January 20, 2022 – Canceled for in-person & streaming

8:30 Opportunities and Stressors for the North American Forest Industry in 2021Kevin Mason, ERA Forest Products Research

9:00 Wood Raw-Material Markets; Globally and Locally – Hakan Ekstrom, Wood Resources International

9:30 Federal Lands issues: Collaborative Management with the USFS – Keys to Success and Increased Management  Matt Comisky, American Forest Resource Council

10:00 Break

10:30 Strategic Issues for US PNW Timberlands in 2020Ted Reiss, Director of Timberlands, Seneca Jones Timber

11:00 Issues, Trends, and Market Forces for the 2021 PNW Sawmill SectorSteve Courtney, The Beck Group

11:30 US PNW Pulp Mill SectorMatt Elhardt, Fisher International/Forest2Market

Noon Lunch

1:00 BC Forest Industry Update – Impacts of Forest Policy Changes on Log Supply How the Industry is Changing and Adapting, and Where the Industry is Heading in 2022 and Beyond  – David Elstone, Publisher: View From the Stump

1:45 Fibre Supply Issues and Challenges Faced By The BC Pellet Industry, 2022 and BeyondAndrew Meyer, Pinnacle Renewable Energy/Drax, North America

2:15 Break

2:45 Transportation Issues in 2022Andy Owens, A and M Transport

3:15 Wood Product Exports Outlook for 2022Casey Black, Weyerhaeuser

4:45 The Competitiveness of the Sawmilling Sector in Key Regions of North AmericaBrooks Mendell, FORISK

4:15 Reception

2022 Inland Empire Reforestation Council (IERC) Meeting

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8:25     Introductions – Andrew Nelson, IERC Chair and University of Idaho

8:30     Microsite effects on Ponderosa pine and Douglas-fir seedling survival and growthMark Swanson, Washington State University

9:15     Successful fall plantingKennon McClintock, The Nature Conservancy

10:00   Break

10:30   Integrating seedling quality testing into reforestation programsAbbie Acuff, PotlatchDeltic

11:00   Reforestation: What I’ve learned over forty-five years in forty-five minutesPhil Anderson, Washington State Dept. of Natural Resources

11:45   Lunch

1:00     Visa workers updates, changes in laws, and the new realitiesJuan Garcia and Wade Zaharie, Alpha Services

1:45     Update on forestry herbicidesJoel Fields, Wilbur-Ellis

2:30     Break

2:45     Two years of results from the Inland Northwest Reforestation SurveyAndrew Nelson,   University of Idaho

3:15     Working with the Natural Resource Conservation Service – Chris Town, Natural Resources Conservation Service (virtual)

3:45     Adjourn/Reception