2018 PNW Reforestation Council Annual Meeting
Location: Heathman Lodge, Vancouver, WA
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8:30 Nursery Crop Visits: What to Look for and the Questions to Ask Your Grower – Abbie Acuff, PotlatchDeltic, Lewiston, ID
9:30 Forest Restoration: An Ecophysiological, or Seedling’s Perspective – Steve Grossnickle, NurseryToForest Solutions, Saanich, BC
An understanding of the ecophysiological capability of the planted forest species in combination with desirable seedling quality attributes and proper silvicultural practices can ensure that planted seedlings have the best chance at rapid plantation establishment.
11:00 Operational Research Highlights – Tim Harrington, PNW Research Station, USDA Forest Service, Olympia, WA
- 20 yrs. of thinning and fertilization on droughty sites.
- Preventing the development of recalcitrant plant communities.
- Methods for controlling Scotch Broom.
- Conifer regeneration performance versus opening size.
- Comparing stand growth with silvicultural systems.
Noon Lunch (included with registration)
1:00 Broadcast Burning in Western Oregon: Operational and Cost Considerations – Dave Cramsey, Roseburg, Veneta, OR and Brian Schrag, Roseburg, North Bend, OR
1:45 H-2B visas and Business Risk Management – Brad Maier, Schwabe, Willamson and Wyatt, Portland, OR
3:00 Responding to and Managing Environmental Incidents – Elizabeth Howard, Schwabe, Williamson and Wyatt, Portland, OR
3:45 Moving Drones into Operational Forestry – Jake Thiemens, Hancock Forest Management, Independence, OR and Grant Canary, DroneSeed, Seattle, WA
- Securing the right permits/licenses.
- Finding the right equipment.
- Drone planting with pelleted seed.
- Drone ferrying of seedlings during operations.
- Broadcast and spot spray herbicide applications with drones.
- Using drone sensors for targeting herbicide applications and identifying moisture stress and fertilizer needs.
- Labor/cost analysis?