2020 Intermountain Forestry Cooperative Annual Meeting

Start Date: March 24, 2020
Location: ONLINE

March 24th, All Day (Technical Meeting)
“40th Anniversary of the Intermountain Forestry Cooperative”
Click here to download a PDF of the IFC agenda.

7:30 – 8:00 Registration – Check-in
8:00 – 8:10 Welcome and Housekeeping Items
8:10 – 8:50 James A. Moore Keynote Address: The History and Importance of Integrating “Innovation” in to Forging Successful Forestry BusinessesDavid New, Growing Excellence Inc., Biosketch-New
8:50 – 9:20 Regional Spotlight Series: It’s Not All About Research: Mechanics of a Successful Applied Biometrics ProgramNathaniel Osborne, Rayonier, Biosketch-Osborne
9:20 – 9:40 Break
9:40 – 10:10 Harvesting and chemical site-prep effects on site productivity – 5 & 10 Year results from the Nutrient Management StudyTerry Shaw, IFC
10:10 – 10:40 Machine learning to optimize stand density as a function of management objectives and site resourcesRyan Heiderman, IFC
10:40 – 11:00 Break
11:00 – 11:30 Paired Plot Density Management: DF/PP 4 & 6 Yr growth & mortalityMark Kimsey, IFC
11:30 – 12:00 Assessing tree vigor and stand health following thinning treatments in dry pine forestsNancy Grulke, USDA FS PNW Research Station
12:00 – 1:30 Lunch (on your own)
1:30 – 2:00 Assessing airborne laser scanning for support of forestry applications (remote)Matthew Sumnall, Senior Researcher, Forest Resources & Envi. Cons., Virginia Tech
2:00 – 2:30 A nonparametric approach for estimating forest productivityHalli Hemingway, FBRI Scholar, Bennett Lumber Products, Inc.
2:30 – 3:00 Break
3:00 – 3:30 Identification and modeling of key variables to reforestation successCen Chen, CAFS Post-Doctoral Scholar, University of Maine-PotlatchDeltic
3:30 – 4:00 Nonparametric modeling of site preparation effects on early stand growth ratesPatrick Whalen, FBRI Scholar, Inland Empire Paper Company
4:00 Meeting wrap-up

March 25th (Steering Committee Meeting)
8:00 – 2:00 (for Steering Committee Members Only)

About the Conference
40th Anniversary of the Intermountain Forestry Cooperative, 1980-2020

Meeting Locations
  • Technical Meeting (3/24/20): Based on current events and concerns of the coronavirus (COVID-19) the entire IFC meeting will take place online. Click here to download a PDF of the IFC agenda.
  • Steering Committee Meeting (3/25/20): Moscow, ID, University of Idaho, College of Natural Resources, Room 200
We will be streaming the meeting online and will also video record the meeting for later posting to our website. An online meeting link will be posted to the IFC website .