2023 NW Seed Orchard Manager’s Association Annual Meeting

Start Date: June 13, 2023
End Date: June 14, 2023
Location: Grand Mound, WA

Tuesday, June 13: Seed orchard management topics

8:00    Welcome & introductionsJeff DeBell

8:30   Managing nutrition and irrigation for orchard healthDan Cress

9:15   Phenology changes and orchard managementConnie Harrington

10:00   Break

10:30   Roundtable: pollen managementSean Smith

11:00   Roundtable: orchard safetyLauren Magalska

11:30   Roundtable: cone & seed insect controlSara Lipow

12:00   Roundtable: crown managementJeff DeBell

12:30   Roundtable: grafting – TBD

1:00   Lunch (provided)

2:00   Roundtable: cone induction techniques – TBD

2:30   Roundtable: cone collectionBryan Brown / Darian Domes

3:00   Break

1:30   Regional tree seed demand and capacity issuesBrian Morris

2:15   Restoration of USFS seed orchardsErin Baumgart

5:00   Social time

6:00-8:00   NWSOMA Group Dinner @ McMenamins in Centralia (included with registration)

Wednesday, June 14: Seed orchard tours (8am – 3pm; lunch provided)

    • Dennie Ahl Seed Orchard – U.S. Forest Service
    • Shelton Seed Orchard – Green Diamond Resource Company
    • Meridian Seed Orchard – Washington State Department of Natural Resources
About this Event
Northwest Seed Orchard Manager’s Association (NWSOMA) Annual Meeting and Tours will take place at the Great Wolf Lodge in Grand Mound, WA on June 13-14, 2023.

Registration Information
Registration Pricing:

Registration fee is $190/person.

Lodging Information:

Rooms may be reserved at Great Wolf for the reduced, group rate of $139 by calling 800-640-9653 or online at www.greatwolf.com. The Group Block code is 2306WEST and the cutoff Date for the Group Block rate is 5/15/2023. Please note, as of 5/5/23, the group room block at Great Wolf Lodge is full.

We also have 5 rooms held at The Olympic Hotel in Centralia. If you'd like to reserve a room at The Olympic Hotel in Centralia, the Hotel block code is 2306WESTER and you can reserve either online at www.mcmenamins.com or by calling the front desk anytime during operating hours at 360-736-5164.

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