Eastside Seedling Characteristics and Quality for Optimum Field Performance
End Date: October 26, 2018
Location: Coeur d'Alene Resort, Coeur d'Alene, ID
Joint annual meeting of the Western Forestry and Conservation Nursery Association and the Intermountain Container Seedling Growers’ Association
Thursday, October 25
- 8:30 Welcome and Introductions
- 8:40 The Role of Nurseries to Meet Dry Forest Restoration Needs — Owen Burney, University of New Mexico, Mora, NM
- 9:15 Rapid Root Growth Potential Testing of Inland Conifer Species with Aeroponic Mist Chambers — Andrew Nelson, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID
- 9:50 Seed Increase and Harvest for Native Forbs and Grasses — Nathan Robertson, USDA Forest Service, Coeur d’Alene Nursery, ID
- 10:25 Break
- 10:50 Optimizing Successful 5-Needle Pine Reforestation: Genetic Considerations in Sowing, Growing and Deploying Blister Rust Resistant Seedlings — Mary Frances Mahalovich, USDA Forest Service, Moscow, ID
- 11:25 Challenges and Opportunities for Maintaining Ponderosa Pine Forests in the Southwestern U.S. — Tom Kolb, University of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff, AZ
- 12:00 Lunch (included with registration)
- 1:00 Field Tour – Coeur d’Alene Nursery (transportation provided)
The USDA Forest Service’s Coeur d’Alene Nursery was established in 1960 on 222 acres. The nursery’s mission is to provide quality seedlings for publicly owned lands and to develop the best possible methods for producing quality seedlings. To fulfill this mission, the nursery maintains 130 acres of seedbeds and 17 greenhouses. The nursery also cleans, tests, and stores seed, and provides seedling quality testing. The nursery’s 28 permanent employees have a combined 500 years of nursery experience.
- 5:30 Evening Event (included with registration)
Friday, October 26
- 8:30 Woods Evaluation of Container Red Alder Grown with Bonzi® Plant Growth Regulator — Nabil Khadduri, Washington Department of Natural Resources, Webster Nursery, Olympia, WA
- 9:05 Reforestation in Harsh Sites in Mexico — Arnulfo Aldrete, Colegio de Postgraduados, Montecillo, Mexico
- 9:40 Seedling Performance Metrics: A Standardized Monitoring Approach — Abbie Acuff, PotlatchDeltic, Lewiston, ID
- 10:15 Break
- 10:50 What Do You Do After The End of the World? A Climate Adaptation Case Study from Northern New Mexico — Collin Haffey, The Nature Conservancy, Santa Fe, NM
- 11:25 Monitoring Plant Stress from Multiple Levels — Lloyd Nackley, Oregon State University, North Willamette Research and Extension Center, Aurora, OR
- 12:00 Lunch (included with registration)
- 1:00 Stratification and Scarification Strategies for Whitebark Pine Seed — Emily Rhoades, USDA Forest Service, Coeur d’Alene Nursery, ID
- 1:35 iFertigate and So Can You! Introducing a Mobile App for Calculating Fertigation Formulas — Daniel Drummond, Southern Regional Extension Forestry, Athens, GA
- 2:10 Growing Container Seedlings in a Biochar-Amended Substrate — Jeremy Pinto, USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Moscow, ID
- 2:45 Adjourn
When registering prior to October 17, 2018 the fee is $295. Registration after Oct. 17, 2018 will be $355. The registration fee includes a book of speaker materials, 2 lunches, an evening function, and field trip transportation. 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 on or before October 17, 2018 are subject to a 15% service charge. Cancellations received after that time will be charged the entire registration fee, but substitutions are always welcome.
Please contact Melinda at 503-226-4562 or use the contact form below.
Exhibitor and Sponsorships
A limited number of corporate sponsorships and exhibitor spaces are available, please contact Richard Zabel using the contact form below to identify the best fit for your organization.
For overnight accommodations, a guest room block is available at the Resort. Reservations can be made by calling 855-999-7998. Single and double rooms in the Lake Tower are $139 plus tax or $93 plus tax in the North Wing. The room block is being held until September 15, 2018. Reservations will continue to be accepted after that date on a space/rate available basis. Please reference Western Forest Nursery annual meeting to receive the special rates.
Society of American Foresters CFE Credits
Workshop attendees will be eligible for credits through the Society of American Foresters.