2021 Intermountain Forestry Cooperative Annual Meeting
Location: Virtual (via Zoom) or In-Person (Best Western Plus - University Inn, Moscow, ID)
Tuesday, March 23rd
7:30 – 8:00 Registration – Check-in
8:00 – 8:10 Welcome and Housekeeping Items
8:10 – 8:50 James A. Moore Keynote Address: Biometrics in the era of remotely sensed forest inventory: Opportunity and Risk – John Paul McTague, Southern Cross Biometrics
8:50 – 9:20 An overview of NAIP photogrammetric point clouds for forest monitoring – Jacob Strunk, Vegetation Monitoring and Remote Sensing Team, PNW FIA, USFS
9:20 – 9:40 Break
9:40 – 10:10 International Spotlight: SKYLAB forest AI – fully digitalised inventories from seedling through vitality to timber and carbon stock utlizing image based photogrammetry – Albrect von Ruffer, Skylab, Hamburg, Germany
10:10 – 10:40 Conifer seedling mortality response thresholds to vegetation competition and site type – Andrew Nelson, University of Idaho
10:40 – 11:00 Break
11:00 – 11:30 Regional Spotlight: Some new findings on loblolly pine plantations from long-term large-scale experimental studies – Dehai Zhao, University of Georgia
11:30 – 12:00 PPDM Update: Ponderosa pine 6-Yr thinning response by site type and density class – Mark Kimsey, IFC
12:00 – 1:30 Lunch (on your own)
1:30 – 2:00 PPDM Update: Western larch 4-Yr thinning response by site type and density class – Mark Kimsey, IFC
2:00 – 2:30 PPDM Update: Physiographic influence on Douglas-fir thinning response – Ryan Heiderman, IFC Scholar
2:30 – 3:00 Break
3:00 – 3:30 Stimson Hidden Meadows Study: Western larch response to thinning and multi-nutrient fertilization – Logan Wimme, IFC Scholar and Don Patterson, Stimson Lumber Company
3:30 – 3:50 New IFC Project Introduction: Douglas-fir woods run vs improved seed site type Realized Gain Trial – Mark Kimsey, IFC
3:50 – 4:00 Meeting wrap-up
March 23rd, All Day (Technical Meeting)
March 24th, 8:00 – 2:00 (Steering Committee Meeting – for Steering Committee Members Only)
- Online through Zoom.
- In-Person at the Best Western Plus - University Inn, 1516 Pullman Road, Moscow, ID 83843.
- IFC Member/Student*: No registration fee
- Non-member: $50
* There is no registration fee for students or those employed by the following organizations: Bennett Lumber, Hancock Forest Management, Idaho Department of Lands, Idaho Forest Group, Inland Empire Paper, Molpus Timberlands, New Forests, PotlatchDeltic, Stimson Lumber, United States Forest Service, Washington Department of Natural Resources.
SAF CFE Credits:
Meeting attendees will be eligible for 5 Category 1 SAF CFE credit hours.
2nd Annual James A. Moore Keynote Address
Who: Dr. John Paul McTague
Topic: Biometrics in the era of remotely sensed forest inventory: Opportunity and Risk
Dr. McTague currently resides in Florida pursuing his interests in biometrics as Manager of Southern Cross Biometrics LLC and as adjunct faculty in Forest Biometrics at the University of Georgia and North Carolina State University. Dr. McTague’s storied career started with a BS degree from SUNY-ESF, a MF degree in Forest Economics from Yale and a PhD in Forest Biometrics and Quantitative Forest Management from the University of Georgia. His professional career spans the continents of North and South America, where he has held managing/director positions for multiple multinational forest management firms. Dr. McTague also instructed at Northern Arizona University for twelve years; publishing growth and yield models for the ponderosa pine, mixed-conifer, and spruce-fir forest types.
2nd Annual Regional Spotlight Series
Who: Dr. Dehai Zhao
Topic: Some new findings on loblolly pine plantations from long-term large-scale experimental studies
Dr. Dehai Zhao graduated from University of Georgia with a PhD degree in Forest Biometrics and MS degree in Statistics. He also received a MS in Forest Biometrics and BS in Forestry from Nanjing Forestry University. Dr. Zhao once held an associate professor position at Nanjing Forestry University. Now Dr. Zhao is a senior research scientist (graduate faculty) of Forest Biometrics and Statistics at the University of Georgia and is a key faculty member of the Plantation Management Research Cooperative (PMRC). Dr. Zhao has been either PI or Co-PI for 13 externally funded projects and has received a total of $8.67 million research funding with $2.39 million credit. Dr. Zhao has published 67 peer-reviewed journal articles, 1 book, 21 PMRC Technical Reports, and several proceedings articles. Dr. Zhao also serves as an associate editor for Forest Science.