2022 PNW Forest Vegetation Management Conference

Start Date: December 6, 2022
End Date: December 7, 2022
Location: Wilsonville, OR

PNW Forest Vegetation Management Conference:

Tuesday, December 6, 2022

8:30   Opening Remarks
8:45   Seven Years of Vegetation Management Research: Lessons LearnedMax Wightman, WA DNR
9:45   Oregon & Washington Pesticide Laws and Rule ChangesKatie Murray, Oregonians for Food and Shelter and Ben Buchholz,  WA Friends of Farms & Forests
10:45   Break
11:15  Efficient establishment: Stopping weeds before they emerge – Harry Quicke, ENVU (formerly Bayer Corp)
12:15   Lunch
1:15   ENVU Product UpdateJerry Ellis, ENVU
1:30  The Ins and Outs of a Well-Written Reforestation ContractZak Thomas, WA DNR
2:00   Pesticide Handling Safety and Update on PPEWendy Wheeler, WSU Pesticide Educator
3:00   Waiting for the Comet: Slashpiles are DinosaursDebbie Page-Dumroese, Rocky Mt Research Station
3:30   Break
3:45   Veg. Mgmt Coop Research UpdatesCarlos Gonzalez, OR State University VMRC
4:45   Applied Practices for Reforestation Under Changing Climate and Forest ConditionsRobert Slesak, PNW Research Station
5:15   Reception

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

8:00  Cowboy Science: What You See is not What You GetDiane Haase, USDA Forest Service
8:30   OR Pesticide Rule Enforecment Activities, PPE and Handling SafetyAndrea Sonnen, OR Dept of Agriculture
9:30   Break
10:00   Corteva Product UpdateRob LaGrange, Corteva
10:15   A Billion Trees in the Ground: The REPLANT Act is HereKas Dumroese, Rocky MT Research Station
10:45   Vegetation Management after Forest WildfiresJerome Otto, Corteva
Noon Lunch
1:00  Glyphosate Environmental Chemistry and Exposure Assessment – Allan Felsot, WA State University
2:00   MAX SDI: Understanding Site and Species Limitations and Carrying CapacityMark Kimsey, U of I
2:30   Using Drones for Applied ReforestationMark Micheletti, WA DNR
3:00   Update on the Private Forest Accord and the Oregon Forest Practices ActSeth Barnes, OR Forest Industries Council
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 by clicking here.

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

Click here to register as a Sponsor and/or Exhibitor.

Registration Information
Registration Pricing:

The in-person registration fee is $325 if received by December 2 or $395 December 3rd or later.
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 $112 plus tax. After 11/20/22, reduced rate rooms will be subject to availability.

Certification Credits

Recertification credits have been applied for thru the state of Idaho. Society of American Forester credits will also be available.

The following recertification credits have been approved:

  • Oregon: 7 hours total, 3 of which are CORE credits
  • Washington State: 8 recertification credit hours

Society of American Foresters Continuing Education Credits:

  • 12.5 Category 1 credit hours

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