2024 Intermountain Forestry Cooperative (IFC) Annual Meeting

Agenda
Start Date: March 19, 2024
Location: Moscow, ID

44th Annual Technical Meeting of the Intermountain Forestry Cooperative

7:30 – 8:00                   Registration – Check-in

8:00 – 8:05                   Welcome and Housekeeping Items

8:05 – 8:45                   James Moore Keynote Address: Forest Research: The future of CAFS and national collaboration of forestry cooperatives – Aaron Weiskittel, Center for Research on Sustainable Forests, University of Maine and Robert Wagner, Professor of Silviculture & Forest Ecology, Purdue University

8:45 – 9:15                   PPDM Update: Site type and stand effects on growth and mortality following stand density manipulation – Mark Kimsey, IFC

9:15 – 9:45                   PPDM Update: Outcomes from mobile lidar scanning of select PPDM installations – Mark Kimsey, IFC

9:45 – 10:00                 Coffee Break + Discussion

10:00 – 10:30               RGT Update: Early findings and status report – Taylor Lantz, IFC

10:30 – 11:00               NMS Update: Slash loading effect on soil water, competition, survival and growth – TBD, IFC

11:00 – 11:30               Member Project Discussion Period

11:30 – 1:00                 Lunch (on your own)

1:00 – 1:30                   Regional Research Spotlight: Advances in Armillaria research including species distribution modeling using bioclimatic variables – John Hanna, USFS-RMRS – Moscow, ID

1:30 – 2:00                   SDImax Update: IFC regional and national SDImax modeling status report – Jaslam Poolakkal, IFC

2:00 – 2:30                   SDImax Update: Ponderosa pine SDImax & pine beetle outbreaks: modeling density thresholds for western pine beetle mortality resilience – Haley Anderson, IFC

2:30 – 3:00                   Discussion + Refreshment Break

3:00 – 3:30                   NIFA-AFRI Project Update: Low-cost integration of ground and drone-based remote sensing for forest inventory – Wade Tinkham, USFS-RMRS – Fort Collins, CO

3:30 – 4:00                   IFC Add-on Research Topic: Evaluation of 2nd generation Geiger lidar canopy penetration for individual tree stem location and measurement – Ed Flathers, IFC

4:00 – 4:20                   IFC Online Research Tool Update – Mark Kimsey, IFC

4:20 – 4:30                   Meeting wrap-up

About this Event
The IFC annual technical meeting will be held at the University Inn Best Western in Moscow, ID on March 19th. Presentations will address research on density and slash management and woods run vs improved seed performance across an array of forest productivities. The role of lidar relative to IFC research will be presented and discussed.

The morning session will provide IFC updates and is open to IFC members only. The morning keynote presentation will provide IFC members an opportunity to participate in a discussion on the future of collaborative research with sister cooperatives across the US. The afternoon session will be open to the public and will highlight advances in Armillaria root rot research and predictive modeling, IFC forest carrying capacity initiatives, and advances in Geiger lidar relative to forest inventory. Please review member organization list on the registration page to select session(s).

For IFC Steering Committee members only, the IFC business meeting will be held at the UIBW the morning of March 20th.

For those unable to travel, technical and business meetings will be streamed live over Zoom. Zoom links will be provided upon registration.

Registration Information
Registration Pricing:

Registration is free for IFC members, $75 for non-members.

Registration questions?
Call Melinda at (503) 226-4562 or use the contact form below.

IFC Member Organizations

  • Bennett Lumber Products
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • Manulife Investment Management
  • Idaho Department of Lands
  • Idaho Forest Group
  • Inland Empire Paper Company
  • New Forests
  • Molpus Woodlands Group
  • PotlatchDeltic Corporation
  • Stimson Lumber Company
  • USFS Region 6
  • Washington Department of Natural Resources
Lodging Information:

For overnight accommodations, a guest room block is available at UIBW. Reservations can be made by calling 208-882-0550. Rooms rates are $114 plus tax. Reference Intermountain Forestry Cooperative to receive the special rate and the rooms may be offered on a space available basis. Room block rates are available through February 18, 2024.

Society of American Foresters CFE Credits
Meeting attendees will be eligible for credits through the Society of American Foresters.

Questions about this conference?