Setting Stands up for Success – From Seed to PCT: Applied Early Stand Silviculture in the Inland Northwest

Start Date: December 13, 2018
Location: Centennial Hotel Conference Center, Spokane, WA

8:00Introduction and WelcomeMark Kimsey, Intermountain Forestry Cooperative, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID.

8:05Starting With the Best Seed: Genetic Testing and Seed Production To Improve Dry Side Disease Resistance and ValueJeff DeBell, Washington Department of Natural Resources, Olympia, WA

8:30What’s New in Nursery Technology, Seedling Production, Seedling Failure, and Quality Assurance and ControlDiane Haase, Reforestation, Nurseries and Genetics Resources, USDA Forest Service, Portland, OR

8:55Developing Successful Operational Chemical Site Preparation PrescriptionsBill Pittman, Stimson Lumber Company, Coeur d’Alene, ID

9:20   Break

9:50The Importance of Seedling Quality for Successful Reforestation in the Inland NorthwestAndrew Nelson, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID

10:20The Balance of Canopy Opening and Site Preparation to Successfully Regenerate Moist Mixed Conifer ForestsTerrie Jain, Rocky Mountain Research Station, USDA Forest Service, Moscow, ID

10:45Panel: What Works and What Doesn’t at the Operational Level

  • Adam Robertson, PotlatchDeltic Corporation
  • Julie Donohoe, Idaho Dept. of Lands
  • Patrick Marolla, Hancock Forest Management
  • Scott McLeod, Washington Dept. of Natural Resources, Olympia, WA

11:45   Lunch

1:00Site-species Effects on Maximum Stand Density IndexMark Kimsey, Intermountain Forestry Cooperative, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID

1:30Economics of Pre-commercial ThinningGreg Latta, College of Natural Resources, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID

2:00   Break

2:15Why and How we Conduct Early Stand Silviculture

3:00 – 3:30   Meeting wrap up – group discussion

About the Conference
The conference will be held at the Centennial Hotel Conference Center in Spokane, WA. The hotel is located at 303 W North River Dr.