Seed Technology For Forest And Conservation Nurseries

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Start Date: September 11, 2012
Location: Riverhouse Hotel, Bend, Oregon

Tuesday, September 11 – Intertribal Nursery Council Meeting
9:00 General Welcome– Jeremy Pinto, USDA Forest Service, Moscow,IDFormal Welcome – Nita Rauch, USDA Forest Service, Bend, OR and Doug Manion, Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Indian Reservation, Warm SpringsRound robin introductions
9:45 Reforestation and Restoration on the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Indian ReservationDoug Manion, Warm Springs, OR
10:10 The Importance of [Good] SeedBob Karrfalt, USDA Forest Service, Macon, GA
10:35 Break
10:50 Low-tech Tools for Collecting SeedTBD
11:20 Low-tech Tools for Processing SeedBob Karrfalt
11:50 Seed Storage and InventoryTerrance Ashley, Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, Ronan, MT
12:10 Lunch
1:10 Processing Seed on the Mescalero Apache ReservationPhilbert Smith, Mescalero Apache Tribe, Mescalero, NM
1:40 Native Plant Materials Development Program: Seeds of Success Collecting Protocols and InternshipsDean Tonnena, Bureau of Land Management, Carson City, NV
2:10 Seed Increase Projects and Opportunities TBD
2:40 Break
3:00 Greenhouse Structure and Function: The Pros and Cons of Structure Type and PurposeTom Landis, Nursery Consultant, Medford, OR
3:30 Restoration Projects at the Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute (Native Plants, Pollination, Cottonwood) Angie Sells and students, Albuquerque, NM
4:00 Experiments in Breaking Native Plant Seed DormancyOlga Kildisheva and Anthony Davis, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID
4:30 Adjourn
Tuesday Evening Social
6:30-8:30pm Tuesday Evening Social at Deschutes Brewery and Public House1044 NW Bond St., Bend 541-330-5007Limited shuttle service to/from hotel will be available from 6:15 thru 8:30
Wednesday, September 12 –Joint meeting of the Western Forestry Conservation Nursery Association and Intermountain Container Seedling Grower’s Association
9:40 Welcome and Introductions
8:10 Advanced Techniques to Prepare Seed to SowBob Karrfalt
8:40 Seed Sowing Strategies: Factor Selection CriteriaEric VanSteenis, TerraLink Horticulture, Abbotsford, BC
9:10 Single Sow for Success!-Proven Strategies for Multiple Production SystemsTodd Baker, Jiffy Products, Ontario, Canada
9:40 Break: Hands-on demonstrations of “seed toys” for drying, cleaning, and screening
10:10 Recent Advances in Germination TechnologyJoe Myers, USDA Forest Service, Coeur d’Alene, ID
10:40 Thinking Like a BeePaul Rhoades, University of Idaho, Moscow
11:10 Tips, Tricks, Innovations, and Gizmos – Audience presentations and discussion
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Afternoon field tour: (transportation provided)

  • Bend Seed Extractory
  • Wintercreek Native Plant Nursery
  • Mini-workshop: Preparing conifer seed for maximum nursery performance
5:00 Return to hotel
Thursday, September 13 –Joint meeting continued
8:00 Current Seed Orchard Techniques and InnovationsLarry Miller, Oregon Department of Forestry, Salem, OR and Jeff DeBell, Washington Department of Natural Resources, Olympia, WA
8:30 Challenges for Producing Improved Douglas-fir Seed in OrchardsSara Lipow, Roseburg Forest Products, Lebanon, OR
9:00 Willamette Valley Native Plant Materials CooperativeJenny Getty, Institute for Applied Ecology, Corvallis, OR
9:30 Seed issues: discussion and problem solving
10:00 Break: Hands-on demonstrations of “seed toys” for drying, cleaning, and screening
10:30 Investigations into Seed Zones and Climate ChangeMatt Horning, USDA Forest Service
11:00 Growing Assisted MigrationMary Williams, USDA Forest Service, Moscow, ID
11:30 Phytosanitation in NurseriesTom Landis, Nursery Consultant, Medford, OR
12:00 Adjourn