2018 Intertribal Nursery Council Meeting
End Date: July 26, 2018
Location: Boise, ID
Tuesday, July 24
- 7:45 – 8:30 am – Registration
- 8:30 am – Welcome – Jeremiah Pinto, USDA Forest Service, Moscow, ID
- Welcome & Elder Blessing – Ted Howard, Tribal Chairman, Shoshone-Paiute Tribes, Owyhee, NV
- 9:00 am – Round Robin Introductions
- 9:15 am – Salmon Reintroduction in the Duck Valley Reservation – Jinwon Seo, Shoshone-Paiute Tribes, Owyhee, NV
- 9:40 am – Monitoring and maintaining fisheries and wildlife habitat on the Duck Valley Reservation – Chris Cleveland, Jamie Smith, Shoshone-Paiute Tribes, Owyhee, NV
- 10:00 am – Break
- 10:20 am – Hoop houses, grants, and food sovereignty for the Shoshone-Paiute, Reggie Premo and Rhiannon Nino(presenting), University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, Duck Valley Native Programs Specialist, Owyhee, NV
- 10:45 am – Plants for people: bringing traditional ecological knowledge to restoration – Jeremy Ojua, Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, Grand Ronde, OR
- 11:10 am – Community and agency native plant needs on the Navajo nation – Jesse Mike, Navajo Natural Heritage Program, Flagstaff, AZ
- 11:35 am – Recruitment of Seed-Associated Microbes in Ethnobotancial Plant Species as a Result of Soil Degradation – Desirae Kissell, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
- 11:50 am – Monitoring vegetation recovery following the 2015 Soda wildfire and rehabilitation treatments – Kyle Calf Looking, Matt Fisk, Cara Applestein, and Matt Germino, US Geological Survey, Boise, ID
- 12:10 pm – Lunch (included with registration)
- 1:30 – 5:30 pm – Tours (near Boise, ID):
- Table Rock Restoration Project – Martha Brabec, City of Boise
- US Forest Service Lucky Peak Nursery – Sara Wilson, USDA Forest Service
Wednesday, July 25
- 8:00 am – The western monarch: how efforts to save this endangered butterfly are helping all types of pollinators – Thomas D Landis, Native Plant Nursery Consulting, Medford, OR
- 8:30 am – Considering native bees in nursery, restoration, and traditional ecological management practices – Brian Dykstra, Native Bee Society, Willow Creek, CA
- 9:00 am – Pollinator restoration programs, plant identification, and traditional ecological knowledge – Andrew Gourd, Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma, Wyandotte, OK
- 9:30 am – Forest Service National Botany Program – William Carromero, USDA Forest Service, Washington, DC
- 9:45 am – Compiling ethnobotany of southwest CA – William Pink – Agua Caliente Tribe of Cupeño Indians, Temecula, CA
- 10:15 am – Break
- 10:45 am – An update on propagation and mitigation efforts: Greenhouse irrigation control and determining which species can be planted in cheatgrass – Steven Link(presenting), Gail Redberg, Janice Jones, Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Pendleton, OR
- 11:15 am – Alternatives to traditional pesticides and fertilizers in native plant nurseries – Joel Fields , Wilbur Ellis, Spokane, WA
- 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Box lunch and tours (Owyhee, NV):
- Pit stop (tentative: Bruneau Canyon Overlook or Bruneau Sand Dunes State Park)
- Shoshone-Paiute greenhouses (Owyhee, NV)
- Traditional Dinner (included with registration); (Owyhee, NV)
Thursday, July 26
- 8:00 am – Climate change & the Seed Selection Tool – Holly Prendeville, USDA NW Climate Hub, Corvallis, OR
- 8:30 am – Drought and Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, & Snow network (CoCoRaHS) – Holly Prendeville
- 9:00 am – Adaptive genetics and climate – Bryce Richardson, USDA Forest Service, Moscow, ID
- 10:15 am – Break
- 10:35 am – Restoration successional trajectories, seed zones, and seed production – Francis Kilkenny, USDA Forest Service, Boise, ID
- 11:20 am – Nursery practices to mitigate drought – Jeremiah Pinto, USDA Forest Service, Moscow, ID
- 11:40 am – Candidate Conservation Agreements with Assurances demo project – Jeff Everett, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Portland, OR
- 12:00 pm – Adjourn
Tour and Dinner
Tours are slated for the agenda and will include a visit to local restoration sites, the Shoshone-Paiute Native Plant Nursery, and the US Forest Service Lucky Peak Nursery. We are planning a traditional-style dinner from the host tribe on Wednesday evening. Details for both the tours and dinner will be announced soon.
This year we will be having a small workshop on the last day of the meeting (Thursday, 26 July). The major theme of the workshop is: Producing Native Plants in Response to Climate Change-Induced Drought. While the topics will be focused on local, regional species and issues, the theory will have broad application. Topics will be on community science, seed zones, nursery practices, and demonstration projects.
Meeting updates will be emailed periodically. Additional information will be available at: rngr.net, westernforestry.org, and the RNGR Facebook page.
Program questions? Contact: Jeremy Pinto, 208-883-2352
The registration fee is $250. The registration fee includes tour transportation, lunches (Tuesday and Wednesday), refreshments (all days), and a Traditional dinner. Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements. Checks should be made payable to Western Forestry and Conservation Association. Purchase orders, VISA/MasterCard, Discover, and American Express are accepted. Tax id # 930-331-712. No refunds for cancellations after 13 July, but substitutions are always welcome.
Registration questions? Contact Melinda at WFCA, 503-226-4562, or use the contact form below.
Activities and lodging will take place at the Riverside Hotel in Boise, Idaho (located at 2900 Chinden Blvd, Boise, ID 83714). Those seeking reservations should call the Riverside Hotel at 208-343-1871. Request reservations under the group name of “Intertribal Nursery Council”. Single or double rooms are available at $110 plus tax. The cut off for reduced rate lodging is Friday, July 6. After the cut off date room rates are subject to availability.
The USDA Forest Service has secured grant money to help pay travel and registration costs for individuals attending the INC nursery meeting. A limited number of grants are available and will be awarded to students and tribes with limited or no travel funds. Priority will be given to those tribes that have nurseries, or are in the planning stages of nursery development. Contact Jeremy for further information.