2018 PNW Forest Vegetation Management Conference: Vegetation Management in the Wildland Urban Interface

Start Date: December 4, 2018
End Date: December 5, 2018
Location: Holiday Inn Portland South - Wilsonville, OR
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
  • 7:00   Registration Opens
  • 8:30Opening Remarks: Mike Cloughesy, Oregon Forest Resources Institute
  • 8:45Why do we Manage Forest Vegetation?Bruce Kelpsas, Retired, Forest Consultant
  • 9:15Subscriber Function of the Oregon Department of Forestry E-Notification SystemJoe Touchstone, Oregon Department of Forestry
  • 9:45   Break
  • 10:15Effects of Vegetation Management on Biomass Stock of Four Coniferous Species in the Pacific NorthwestCarlos Gonzalez-Benecke, Vegetation Management Research Cooperative, Oregon State University
  • 11:15H2B Visas: What Does it Take to Bring Staff in From out of Country?Sergio Mejia, Highlanders Forest LLC
  • 12:00   Lunch
  • 1:15Vegetation Control and Minimizing Risks to Non-target Soil ResourcesMatt Busse, Pacific Southwest Research Station, USDA Forest Service
  • 2:00Nutrient Limitations on Intensive Biomass Production in PNW PlantationsRob Harrison, University of Washington
  • 2:45   Break
  • 3:15Title & Speaker TBA
  • 4:00The Effects of Organic Matter Removal and Vegetation Control Treatments on Douglas-fir Soil and Site ProductivityKim Littke, University of Washington
  • 4:45Suppliers Update: George Severson, Alligare
  • 5:15   Hospitality and Networking Session
Wednesday, December 5, 2018

  • 8:00Facilitated Discussion: Moderator: Mark Gourley, Forester
      This is a two hour “Plain English” discussion lead by foresters where each will comment problem weeds, sites for spraying or other means of vegetation control. The panel will give info on operations on their land. This session is an interactive discussion with a question and answer discussion amongst all attendees. Topics covered include: herbicide application timing, tank mixes, when and why to use adjuvants and surfactants, efficacy of mixes on target vegetation, application rates, ways to treat hard to kill species, planting timing, and all aspects of reforestation.

    • Tim Truax, Roseburg Resources
    • Joe Newton, Lone Rock
    • Jake Thiemans, Hancock
    • Chris Whitson, Port Blakely
  • 10:00   Break
  • 10:15Silvicultural Herbicides and Their Effects on Water Quality and Aquatic Organisms: An OverviewAshley Coble, NCASI
  • 10:45Ecophysiology and Vegetation Management: Understanding Treatment Responses Maxwell Wightman, Vegetation Management Research Cooperative, Oregon State University
  • 11:15Environmental Fate of HerbicidesGeorge Beck, Alligare LLC
  • 12:00   Lunch
  • 1:00Identifying Sensitive Neighbors when Planning a Spray ProjectMark Wall, Roseburg Resources
  • 1:45Federal Worker Protection Standards for Forestry- What Changed in 2017 and 2018?Carol Black, Washington State University
  • 2:45   Break
  • 3:00How to Manage Drift for Common Forestry HerbicidesCarol Black
  • 3:30Quantifying Black Bear Damage to Western ConifersJimmy Taylor, USDA National Wildlife Research Center
  • 4:00   Adjourn
About this Event
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 hiportlandsouth.com.

Registration Information
Registration Pricing:

The registration fee is $275 if received by November 28 or $325 after November 28. The registration fee includes a reception and two lunches. Checks should be made payable to Western Forestry and Conservation Association. Purchase orders, VISA/MasterCard, and American Express are accepted. Tax id # 930-331-712.

Cancellations received by November 28 are subject to a 15% service charge. Cancellations received after that time will be charged the entire registration fee, but substitutions are always welcome.

Lodging Information:

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Holiday Inn under: “Western Forestry and Conservation Association”. Single or double rooms are $89 plus tax. After 11/21/18, reduced rate rooms will be subject to availability.

Continuing Education and Recertification Credits:

  • Conference attendees will be eligible for 12.5 CFE Cat 1 credits through the Society of American Foresters.
  • Pesticide license recertification credits have been applied for through the states of Idaho, California, Oregon and Washington.
  • ISA credits have also been applied for.

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