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Chapter Title Volunteer Reviewers Status Comments 1 Understanding and managing risk Eric Sucre, Nicole Jacobsen, maybe add Rob Slesak Needs Review? 2 Soil characteristics that affect productivity and influence best management practices Cole Gross, Eric Sucre, Jeff Hatten, Mark Kimsey, Kim Littke, Deb Page-Dumroese, JP Fuentes, Marissa Theve Initial review complete by M. Theve 3 … Continue reading Hybrid NWFSC Forest Soil BMP Update Working Group

Hybrid NWFSC Forest Soil BMP Update Working Group

Chapter Title Volunteer Reviewers Status Comments
1 Understanding and managing risk Eric Sucre, Nicole Jacobsen, maybe add Rob Slesak Needs Review?
2 Soil characteristics that affect productivity and influence best management practices Cole Gross, Eric Sucre, Jeff Hatten, Mark Kimsey, Kim Littke, Deb Page-Dumroese, JP Fuentes, Marissa Theve Initial review complete by M. Theve
3 Soil survey information for forestland managers/management of soil erosion Mark Kimsey, Steve Campbell, Nicole Jacobsen, Joel Bolin, Chris Chase Initial review complete by C. Chase
4 Managing mass-wasting risk when conducting forest practices Todd Reinwald and Jen Initial review on going see if links to state information can be added and available
5 Managing soil disturbance Eric Sucre, Deb Page-Dumroese, Chris Chase, Marissa Theve Needs Review? LTSP updates and include some of that information. Contract administration and wording of contracts
6 Maintaining adequate nutrient supply principles, decision-support tools, and best management practices Cole Gross, Eric Sucre, Jeff Hatten, Mark Kimsey, Kim Littke, Deb Page-Dumroese Needs Review? expanding the scope of nutrients beyond just N and where you might find nutrition issues
7 Managing Soils to promote carbon sequestration Cole Gross, Jeff Hatten Needs Review? manage soils or vegetation / forests?
8 Conservation of soil biodiversity Marty Kranabetter Complete – maybe technology update?
9 Fire impacts on soils and mitigation strategies Alex Rozin and Britt in progress
10 wetland soils Nicole and Alex update after wetland scientists meeting

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Rule interpretations include presentation of FPA examples (case studies) Presenters: note times and adjust if necessary Tuesday, May 14 8:30-9:00          Workshop Overview and Introductions 9:00-9:15          Creating Abundance Through Collaboration  9:15-9:35          Qualified Experts List Requirements 9:35-10:00        Qualified Expert Report Requirements and Guidance 10:00-10:15      Break 10:15-10:45      Overview of Common Unstable Slopes Rules Interpretations 10:45: 11:15     Rule … Continue reading Washington Qualified Expert Roundup

Washington Qualified Expert Roundup

  • Rule interpretations include presentation of FPA examples (case studies)
  • Presenters: note times and adjust if necessary

Tuesday, May 14

8:30-9:00          Workshop Overview and Introductions

9:00-9:15          Creating Abundance Through Collaboration 

9:15-9:35          Qualified Experts List Requirements

9:35-10:00        Qualified Expert Report Requirements and Guidance

10:00-10:15      Break

10:15-10:45      Overview of Common Unstable Slopes Rules Interpretations

10:45: 11:15     Rule Interpretation Discussion #1: Inner Gorge

11:15-12:00      Rule Interpretation Discussion #2: Bedrock Hollows and Convergent Headwalls

12:00-1:00        Lunch

1:00-2:00          Rule Interpretation Discussion #3: Alluvial Fans

2:00-3:00          Rule Interpretation Discussion #4: Deep-Seated Landslides and GWRAs

3:00-3:15          Break

3:15-3:45          Forest Practices Interdisciplinary Teams

3:45-4:00          Class IV-Special FPAs

4:00-4:30          Day 1 Discussion and Wrap-Up

4:30-5:30          Hosted Social Event — Venue TBD

 

Wednesday, May 15

8:00-8:45          WGS Landslide Hazards Program Overview

8:45-9:45           History of Forest Practices Adaptive Management Research and Unstable Slopes Rules and Guidance

9:45-10:00        Break

10:00-10:45      Emerging Technology for Evaluating Landslide Susceptibility and Risk

10:45-11:15      Current CMER Research: Unstable Slopes Criteria Project

11:15-11:45      Current CMER Research: Deep-Seated Landslide Research Strategy

12:00-1:00        Lunch

1:00-1:30          Application of emerging technology used for Forest Practice Applications

1:30-3:00          QE Short Presentations

3:00-3:15          Break

3:15-4:00          Future workshops and Wrap-Up

Monday, June 24, 2024 11:00 Field Session orientation and registration – Hampton Inn & Suite Hood River parking lot, Hood River, OR 11:30 Group departs for the field from Hampton Inn & Suite Hood River. Transportation and lunch provided. Insects and Diseases in Lodgepole Pine: Identification, Life Cycles, Control Measures and Recommended Silvicultural Practices for … Continue reading 2024 Forest Health Tour

2024 Forest Health Tour

Monday, June 24, 2024
11:00 Field Session orientation and registration – Hampton Inn & Suite Hood River parking lot, Hood River, OR

11:30 Group departs for the field from Hampton Inn & Suite Hood River. Transportation and lunch provided.

Insects and Diseases in Lodgepole Pine: Identification, Life Cycles, Control Measures and Recommended Silvicultural Practices for Controlling Infestations

Lunch (included with registration)

Afternoon topics:

Steps of Diagnosis

Ips beetles
Douglas-fir beetle
Woodborers
SOD and other invasive pathogens
Aerial Survey overview

5:00 Arrive back at Hampton Inn & Suite Hood River

 

Tuesday, June 25, 2024

7:30 Depart from Hampton Inn & Suite Hood River

Morning Topics:

Armillaria root disease
Annosus root disease
Western spruce budworm
Douglas-fir tussock moth
Indian paint fungus
Mountain pine beetle in ponderosa pine
Lunch (included with registration)

Afternoon topics:

Mountain pine beetle in lodgepole pine
Red turpentine beetle
Fir engraver
Western gall rust
Pine needle diseases (Elytroderma/Lophodermella)
Aspen insects and diseases

5:30 Arrive back at Hampton Inn & Suite Hood River

 

Wednesday, June 26, 2024
8:00 Depart from Hampton Inn & Suite Hood River

Morning topics:

Laminated root rot
Red ring rot
Blackstain root disease
Annosus root disease on hemlock
Swiss Needle Cast
Velvet top fungus
Sawflies
White pine blister rust

Lunch (included with registration)

Afternoon activities:

Small groups develop and discuss westside stand prescriptions.

5:30 Arrive back at Hampton Inn & Suite Hood River

 

Thursday, June 27, 2024

7:30 Depart from Hampton Inn & Suite Hood River

Morning topics:

Black pineleaf scale
Quinine fungus
Pathways for non-natives
Larch casebearer/larch needle diseases
Balsam woolly adelgid
Dwarf mistletoes
Western pine beetle
Oak insects and diseases

Lunch (included with registration)

Afternoon activities:

Small group exercise to develop a mixed conifer and ponderosa pine stand prescription for sample stand.
Group discussion of stand prescriptions.
5:00 Arrive back at Hampton Inn & Suite Hood River and
session adjourns.