2021 PNW Forest Vegetation Management Conference

Start Date: December 6, 2021
End Date: December 8, 2021
Location: Wilsonville, OR

Optional workshop: December 6, 2021

1:00     What is a pesticide?  How toxic are forest herbicides? What are the benefits of vegetation management in forest settings? – Bruce Alber, CF and retired from Wilbur-Ellis
2:00     How to organize and plan an aerial spray projectPaul Washburn, Manager, Western Helicopter Services
3:00     Break
3:30     Forest herbicide modes of action: How they work in the plant and the soil and why they are used in certain seasons? And Herbicide Tank Mixes: Why do we mix some together and not others? Bruce Alber, CF and retired from Wilbur-Ellis
4:30     Adjourn

PNW Forest Vegetation Management Conference: December 7, 2021

8:30 Opening Remarks
8:45 Forest restoration from a seedling’s perspectiveSteve Grossnickle, NurseryToForest Solutions
9:30 Zone Matcher: A new web application for climate-based seed deployment in the Pacific NorthwestGlenn Howe, College of Forestry, OR State University
10:00 Break
10:30 Aerial spray projects from helicopters to dronesCorey Fransen, Chief Pilot, Wilbur-Ellis
11:15 Bayer update: Current research and results with Esplanade F on PNW forest sitesHarry Quicke, Bayer
12:15 Lunch
1:30 PPE requirements and safe handling of forest herbicides and review of updated EPA regulations on aerial applications near neighbors and workers Wendy Wheeler, Washington State University Extension
2:30 Break
2:45 Documenting experience with seed source movement: Establishing citizen science demonstration plots for PNW field forestersJeff DeBell and Peter Gould, WA Dept of Natural Resources
3:15 Managing aerial spraying projects on private timberlandsJohn Jayne and Mark Gourley, Cascade Timber Consulting
3:45 Panel Discussion: With the loss of forestry sites on the Atrazine label, what mixes and timings have you switched to now? At least one forest company has stopped using glyphosate, what changes would you have to make in your vegetation management program to stop using glyphosate?

  • Branden Sirguy, Merrill and Ring
  • Dale Claassen, Hampton
  • Rodney Jacobs, Stimson Lumber
  • Joe Newton, Lone Rock

4:30 Reception

PNW Forest Vegetation Management Conference: December 8, 2021

8:00 New spray buffer and aerial application rules: federal and state –   Seth Barnes, Oregon Forest and Industries Council and Heather Hansen, Washington Friends of Farms and Forests
9:00 Application Rules Update and Examples of Pesticide ViolationsAndrea Sonnen, OR Dept of Agriculture
10:00 Break
10:30 Setting up Roadside Spray ProjectsRoger Sanow and Harrison Hapgood, A&H Forestry
11:30 Fields to Forests: Discussing the interaction between nursery practices, stock types, and young stand managementBrian Morris, Webster Forest Nursery, WA State Dept of Natural Resources
Noon Lunch
1:00 The physiological effects of herbicides within plants  – Alan Felsot, Washington State University
2:00 Corteva Agriscience update: Product updates and research activitiesRob LaGrange and Will Hatler, Corteva
3:00 Some things just never go away: Forest pest legacies after harvest and plantation establishmentDavid Shaw, College of Forestry and Extension, Oregon State University
3:30 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.

Exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities are available. Click on the logo below for more details (PDF).

Registration Information
Registration Pricing:

The in-person registration fee for December 7 and 8 is $295 if received by November 29 or $345 after November 29. A streaming only option is available for December 7 and 8 only at $175.

The 12/6 optional workshop fee is $165 on or before 11/29 or $195 after 11/29.

The in-person 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 29 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 $109 plus tax. After 11/15/21, reduced rate rooms will be subject to availability. Click here to book your hotel room online.

Certification Credits
Recertification credits have been applied for thru the states of Idaho (in-process), Washington and Oregon. Society of American Forester credits will also be available.
The following recertification credits are approved by WA and OR:

Washington State approved:

  • 12/6: 3 hours
  • 12/7: 5 hours
  • 12/8: 5 hours

Oregon approved:

  • 12/6: 2 CORE and 1 Regular/Aerial
  • 12/7: 4 total credits = 1 CORE and 3 Regular, 1 of which is Aerial
  • 12/8: 5 total credits = 3 CORE and 2 Regular

Society of American Forester approved:

  • 12/6: 3 Cat 1 credits
  • 12/7: 1 Cat 2, 5.5 Cat 1 credits
  • 12/8: 5.5 Cat 1 credits

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