2018 PNW Reforestation Council Annual Meeting
Location: Heathman Lodge, Vancouver, WA
8:30 Nursery Crop Visits: What to Look for and the Questions to Ask Your Grower – Abbie Acuff, PotlatchDeltic, Lewiston, ID
9:30 Forest Restoration: An Ecophysiological, or Seedling’s Perspective – Steve 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.
11:00 Responding to and Managing Environmental Incidents – Elizabeth Howard, Schwabe, Williamson and Wyatt, Portland, OR
Noon Lunch (included with registration)
1:00 Operational Research Highlights – Tim Harrington, PNW Research Station, USDA Forest Service, Olympia, WA
- 20 yrs. of thinning and fertilization on droughty sites.
- Preventing the development of recalcitrant plant communities.
- Methods for controlling Scotch Broom.
- Conifer regeneration performance versus opening size.
- Comparing stand growth with silvicultural systems.
1:45 H-2B visas and Business Risk Management – Brad Maier, Schwabe, Willamson and Wyatt, Portland, OR
3:00 Broadcast Burning in Western Oregon: Operational and Cost Considerations – Dave Cramsey, Roseburg, Veneta, OR
3:45 Moving Drones into Operational Forestry – Jake Thiemens, Hancock Forest Management, Independence, OR
- Securing the right permits/licenses.
- Finding the right equipment.
- Drone planting with pelleted seed.
- Drone ferrying of seedlings during operations.
- Broadcast and spot spray herbicide applications with drones.
- Using drone sensors for targeting herbicide applications and identifying moisture stress and fertilizer needs.
- Labor/cost analysis?
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.
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.
Contact Melinda at (503) 226-4562, or use the contact form below.
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.