2023 PNW Forest Vegetation Management Conference

Start Date: December 5, 2023
Location: Wilsonville, OR

Tuesday, December 5th – Assisted Migration (AM) and Reforestation Workshop

12-1pm            Lunch (provided)

1-1:45pm            Using AM as a climate adaptation method during reforestation, discussion of experimental network – Rob Slesak, USFS

1:45-2:15pm            Seed Selection Methods and Tools for AM – Holly Prendeville

2:15-2:45pm            Break

2:45-3:15pm            Long-term Common Garden Trial Results and Implications for Assisted Migration – Beth Roskilly, ORG

3:15-3:30pm            Reforestation Case Studies Library – Laura Gonzalez Mantecon, USFS

3:30-4:15pm            Assisted Migration Reforestation Practitioner Survey Results & Discussion – Michelle Agne, USFS

4:30-6pm            Evening mixer


Wednesday, December 6th – Presentations

8-8:15am         Opening remarks

8:15-9:00am            Adaptive Forest Restoration at Stossel Creek – Rowan Braybrook

9:00-9:50am            The use and results of herbicide Esplanade F in PNW forest sites –Jerry Ellis & Harry Quicke, ENVU

9:50-10am      Break

10-11am            Soils don’t Matter in Reforestation, Right? – Ron Reuter, OSU

11am-12pm            Understanding the competitiveness of forbs, shrubs, and their interaction with conifer seedlingsMax Wightman, WADNR

12-1:00pm            Lunch (provided)

1-2pm            Exploring new tools in vegetation managementJerome Otto & Warren Gawlik, Corteva

2-3pm            Oregon State University Vegetation Management Research Co-opCarlos Gonzalez-Benecke & Emily von Blon, Oregon State University

3-4pm            Bilingual Pesticide Labels for Reforestation Worker SafetyPablo Palmandez & Marcy Harrington, University of Washington


Thursday, December 7th – Presentations and Panel & Discussion

7:30-8am            Coffee Mixer

8-9am            Policy and perception issues impacting forest management and ways to engage effectivelyKatie Murray, Oregonians for Food and Shelter & Sara Duncan, Oregon Forest Industries Council (OFIC)

9-10am            Oregon Department of Agriculture: pesticide updatesAndrea Sonnen, Oregon Department of Agriculture

10-10:30am    Break

10:30-11:30am            Machine Learning and Unmanned Aerial Systems in ForestryJake Ferrigan, Aerotract Geospatial

11:30am-12:30pm            Do label approved uses of herbicides adversely affect soil health? – Allan Felsot, WSU (video)

12:30-2pm            Lunch (provided)

2-3pm            When private forestry and housing development become neighbors – Jeff Kline

3-4:30pm            Foresters Panel: Vegetation management experiences after wildfires

    • Rodney Jacobs, Stimson
    • Brad Moehlmann, Weyerhaeuser
    • Kenny Rose, Giustina
    • Meghan Thornton, Campbell Global
    • Rudy Frazzini, Weyerhaeuser
    • Julie Donohoe, Hampton

4:30-5pm            Wrap-up and adjourn

About the Conference
The conference will be held at the Holiday Inn Portland South at 25425 SW 95th Ave. in Wilsonville, OR. The hotel can be reached at: 503-682-2211 or by clicking here.