2018 PNW Reforestation Council Annual Meeting

Start Date: September 27, 2018
Location: Heathman Lodge, Vancouver, WA

8:30Nursery Crop Visits: What to Look for and the Questions to Ask Your GrowerAbbie Acuff, PotlatchDeltic, Lewiston, ID

9:30Forest Restoration: An Ecophysiological, or Seedling’s PerspectiveSteve Grossnickle, NurseryToForest Solutions, Saanich, BC

An understanding of the ecophysiological capability of the planted forest species in combination with desirable seedling quality attributes and proper silvicultural practices can ensure that planted seedlings have the best chance at rapid plantation establishment.

10:30  Break

11:00Responding to and Managing Environmental IncidentsElizabeth Howard, Schwabe, Williamson and Wyatt, Portland, OR

Noon  Lunch (included with registration)

1:00Operational Research HighlightsTim Harrington, PNW Research Station, USDA Forest Service, Olympia, WA

  1. 20 yrs. of thinning and fertilization on droughty sites.
  2. Preventing the development of recalcitrant plant communities.
  3. Methods for controlling Scotch Broom.
  4. Conifer regeneration performance versus opening size.
  5. Comparing stand growth with silvicultural systems.

1:45H-2B visas and Business Risk ManagementBrad Maier, Schwabe, Willamson and Wyatt, Portland, OR

2:45  Break

3:00Broadcast Burning in Western Oregon: Operational and Cost ConsiderationsDave Cramsey, Roseburg, Veneta, OR

3:45Moving Drones into Operational ForestryJake Thiemens, Hancock Forest Management, Independence, OR

  1. Securing the right permits/licenses.
  2. Finding the right equipment.
  3. Drone planting with pelleted seed.
  4. Drone ferrying of seedlings during operations.
  5. Broadcast and spot spray herbicide applications with drones.
  6. Using drone sensors for targeting herbicide applications and identifying moisture stress and fertilizer needs.
  7. Labor/cost analysis?

4:15  Adjourn

About this Event
The workshop will be held at the Heathman Lodge in Vancouver, WA. The Heathman is located at 7801 NE Greenwood Dr. Take SR-500 East off I-5 in Vancouver. Exit at NE Thurston Way and go north to NE Parkway DR. Turn left on Parkway and the Lodge is on the left. The Heathman can be viewed at: www.heathmanlodge.com.

Registration Information
Registration Pricing:

The registration fee is $245 if registering by September 20 or $295 if registering after September 20. The registration fee includes a book of speaker materials, lunch and refreshments.

Payment Information:
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 on or before September 20 are subject to a 15% service charge. Cancellations received after that time will be charged the entire registration fee, but substitutions are always welcome.

Registration Questions?
Contact Melinda at (503) 226-4562, or use the contact form below.

Lodging Information:

No block of rooms has been reserved for this meeting. Lodging is available by calling the Heathman at 360-254-3100.

Society of American Foresters CFE credits:
Attendees are eligible for 5.5 Cat 1 CFE credits from the Society of American Foresters.

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