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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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Tuesday, May 14 8:30-9:00          Workshop Overview and Introductions 9:00-9:15          Qualified Experts (QE) List Requirements  9:15-10:00        QE 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: Inner Gorge – Case Study 11:15-12:00      Rule Interpretation Discussion: Bedrock Hollows and Convergent Headwalls – Case Study 12:00-1:00        … Continue reading Washington Qualified Expert Roundup

Washington Qualified Expert Roundup

Tuesday, May 14

8:30-9:00          Workshop Overview and Introductions

9:00-9:15          Qualified Experts (QE) List Requirements 

9:15-10:00        QE 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: Inner Gorge Case Study

11:15-12:00      Rule Interpretation Discussion: Bedrock Hollows and Convergent HeadwallsCase Study

12:00-1:00        Lunch

1:00-2:00          Rule Interpretation Discussion: Glacial Deep-Seated Landslides and Groundwater Recharge AreasCase Study

2:00-3:00          Rule Interpretation Discussion: Category E Case Study

3:00-3:15          Break

3:15-3:45          Forest Practices Interdisciplinary Teams

3:45-4:00          Day 1 Discussion and Wrap-Up

5:30-8:00          Social Hour 

 

Wednesday, May 15

8:00-8:45          Rule Interpretation Discussion: Alluvial Fans  – Case Study

8:45-9:30          WGS Landslide Hazards Program Overview 

9:30-10:30        History of Forest Practices Adaptive Management Research and Unstable Slopes Rules and Guidance

10:30-10:45      Break

10:45-11:30      Emerging Technology for Evaluating Landslide Susceptibility and Risk

11:30-12:00      Current CMER Research: Unstable Slopes Criteria Project

12:00-1:00        Lunch

1:00-1:30          Current CMER Research: Deep-Seated Landslide Research Strategy

1:30-2:00          Application of Emerging Technology used for Forest Practice Applications

2:00-2:15          Break

2:15-3:00          Future Workshops and Wrap-Up

Wednesday, September 4 8-8:45am     Registration & Coffee Social  8:45am     Welcome & Introductions – Andrew Nelson, University of Idaho, Moscow and Nabil Khadduri, USDA Forest Service, Olympia, WA  9:00am     The Expanded RNGR Team: Faces and Names, Resources, Ideas – Nabil Khadduri, Western Nursery Specialist with Reforestation, Nurseries, & Genetic Resources Team, Olympia, WA  … Continue reading 2024 ICSGA & WFCNA Western Nursery Meeting

2024 ICSGA & WFCNA Western Nursery Meeting

Wednesday, September 4

8-8:45am     Registration & Coffee Social 

8:45am     Welcome & IntroductionsAndrew Nelson, University of Idaho, Moscow and Nabil Khadduri, USDA Forest Service, Olympia, WA 

9:00am     The Expanded RNGR Team: Faces and Names, Resources, IdeasNabil Khadduri, Western Nursery Specialist with Reforestation, Nurseries, & Genetic Resources Team, Olympia, WA 

9:30am      Incorporating Native Plant Restoration Nurseries into Public School Programs; Content Creation for Native Plant NurseriesJulie Vanderwal, Beaver Food Forest Farm, Twisp, WA  

10:15     Break  

10:45     Programs for Workforce Development in Nurseries at the University of Idaho: New and OngoingAndrew Nelson, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID 

11:15     The New Mexico Reforestation Center: A New Model for Collaborative ReforestationJoshua Sloan, NM Highlands University, Las Vegas, NM 

11:45     Description of a Student-Led Nursery and Its Unique Contributions to RestorationSarah Rogers, SER-University of Washington Native Plant Nursery Manager, Americorps CLEC Member, Seattle, WA 

12:05pm     Bag Lunch (provided) 

Field Trip 1: (RSVP required) Derby Canyon Natives and Camas Meadows Natural Area Preserve 

12:45     Depart hotel for Field Trip via carpools 

Split group into two; half go to Stop 1 first and half go to Stop 2 first 

1:15pm     Stop 1: Derby Canyon Natives, Peshastin, WA (25-minute drive from hotel, 15 minutes to Stop 2) 

Derby Canyon Natives is a specialty nursery growing wildflowers, grasses, shrubs and trees native to Central Washington. Since 2002, the nursery has provided container-grown plants produced from seeds and cuttings collected from the region’s varied habitats, including shrub-steppe, forest and riparian zones.  All plants are source-identified (traced to their collection location) and locally adapted (grown in the Wenatchee Valley and acclimated to Central Washington conditions). Derby Canyon Natives produces over 120 species of plants for sale. 

3:00pm     Stop 2: WADNR Camas Meadows Natural Area Preserve (35-minute drive from hotel, 15 minutes to Stop 1) 

Botanical overview with Keyna Bugner, natural areas manager, WADNR SE Region and cultural overview with Mo Major, archaeologist, WA State Parks and Rec (formerly with WADNR). This 2,018-acre preserve contains the largest known population of two plant species, Wenatchee Mountains checker-mallow, which is federally listed as “endangered,” and Wenatchee larkspur, state-listed as “endangered.” These two species are known to exist only within a portion of the Wenatchee Mountains. The preserve is made up of lush meadows dotted with aspen groves and surrounded by ponderosa pine and fir forests. The area is an important traditional cultural property of the Wenatchee people.

6:30-8:30pm     Optional (RSVP required) Group Dinner at Columbia Valley Brewing / Riverside Pub  

Thursday, September 5

8:15     I-90 Snoqualmie Pass East Restoration Project- Working with NurseriesKelly Evans, USFS Natural Resource Specialist, and Helen Lau, District Botanist, Okanagan-Wenatchee NF, Cle Ellum, WA 

8:45     Implementing Large-scale Native Plant Restoration Projects- from Nursery to FieldRyan Watts, Nursery and Project Manager, WildLands, Inc./WildLands Nursery, Richland, WA 

9:15     Native Seed Collection Planning for Project Implementation Kayla Herriman, National Seed Specialist, USFS, Bend, OR  

9:45     Panel: Nursery Perspectives on Native Plant Restoration from Forest Service Lifelong Learners 

  • Kas Dumroese – Senior Scientist, USFS, retired
  • Aram Eramian – Coeur d’Alene Nursery, Cd ’A, ID 
  • Diane Haase – Western Nursery Specialist, USFS, retired
  • Lee Riley – Dorena Genetic Resource Center, Cottage Grove, OR
  • Tom Landis – Native Plant Nursery Consulting, Medford, OR 

 10:30     Break 

11:00     Reinventing an Historic Forest Tree Nursery as a Regional Native Plant CenterJeff DeBell, Wind River Trust, Carson, WA and Kristin Currin and Andrew Merritt, Humble Roots Nursery, Mosier, OR 

11:30     Rare Native Plant Propagation and ReintroductionsAllie Howell, Research Scientist, UW Botanic Gardens Rare Plant Care and Conservation, Seattle, WA 

12:00     Using Native Plants in a Fire-Resistant LandscapeAl Murphy, WSU Master Gardener and Retired Forester, USFS, Wenatchee, WA 

12:30     Bag Lunch (provided) 

Field Trip 2: (RSVP Required) WSU Wenatchee Extension Station 

1pm     Field Trip to nearby (7-minute drive) WSU Wenatchee Extension Center.   

Walking Stop 1: Native Plants-n-More Demonstration Garden 

Susan Peterson, WSU Master Gardener, USFS Retired 

In the Southeast corner of the Community Education Garden, a section of Washington native plants segues to a blended home garden of shrubs, trees, and perennials. The combination demonstrates ideas for incorporating native plants into an urban landscape, as well as ideas for season-long interest through combinations of perennials for texture, bloom color and bloom time. This area of the garden also demonstrates different irrigation techniques and mulch covers.  

Walking Stop 2: Adjoining Tree Fruit Research Greenhouse 

2:30     Depart Directly or Return to Hotel / End of Conference 

Tuesday, September 10 (All-day conference/presentations) 8am – Start 12pm – Lunch (provided) 5pm – End Day 1 Wednesday, September 11 (All-day field trip) 8am – Start 12pm – Lunch (provided) 5pm – End Day 2 Thursday, September 12 (1/2 day conference/presentations) 8am – Start 12pm – End of day 3/Adjourn

2024 Intertribal Nursery Council Conference

Tuesday, September 10 (All-day conference/presentations)

8am – Start

12pm – Lunch (provided)

5pm – End Day 1

Wednesday, September 11 (All-day field trip)

8am – Start

12pm – Lunch (provided)

5pm – End Day 2

Thursday, September 12 (1/2 day conference/presentations)

8am – Start

12pm – End of day 3/Adjourn

Tuesday, February 4th, 2025 (optional activities) 1:00-3:00 pm – Optional Tour of Volcano Rare Plant Facility 3:00-5:00 pm – Optional nursery talk story, protocol writing, reviewing nursery needs. Location TBD 6:00 pm – Optional group dinner either in Volcano or Hilo Dinner costs covered individually Wednesday, February 5th, 2025 8:00-11:30 am – E komo mai/meeting … Continue reading Hawaiʻi Native Plant Growers’ meeting

Hawaiʻi Native Plant Growers’ meeting

Tuesday, February 4th, 2025 (optional activities)
  • 1:00-3:00 pm – Optional Tour of Volcano Rare Plant Facility
  • 3:00-5:00 pm – Optional nursery talk story, protocol writing, reviewing nursery needs. Location TBD
  • 6:00 pm – Optional group dinner either in Volcano or Hilo
    • Dinner costs covered individually
Wednesday, February 5th, 2025
  • 8:00-11:30 am – E komo mai/meeting overview, roundtable introductions, breakout groups, two 15-minute presentations
  • 11:30 am-12:30 pm – Lunch on your own
  • 12:30-2:15 pm – Breakout groups, two more 15-minute presentations, and a virtual nursery tour
  • 2:15-5:00 pm – In person tours of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park nursery and the Three Mountain Alliance nursery
  • 6:30 pm – Optional group dinner either in Volcano Village or Hilo
    • Dinner costs covered individually