Setting Stands up for Success – From Seed to PCT: Applied Early Stand Silviculture in the Inland Northwest
Location: Centennial Hotel Conference Center, Spokane, WA
8:00 Introduction and Welcome – Mark Kimsey, Intermountain Forestry Cooperative, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID.
8:05 Starting With the Best Seed: Genetic Testing and Seed Production To Improve Dry Side Disease Resistance and Value – Jeff DeBell, Washington Department of Natural Resources, Olympia, WA
8:30 What’s New in Nursery Technology, Seedling Production, Seedling Failure, and Quality Assurance and Control – Diane Haase, Reforestation, Nurseries and Genetics Resources, USDA Forest Service, Portland, OR
8:55 Developing Successful Operational Chemical Site Preparation Prescriptions – Bill Pittman, Stimson Lumber Company, Coeur d’Alene, ID
9:50 The Importance of Seedling Quality for Successful Reforestation in the Inland Northwest – Andrew Nelson, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID
10:20 The Balance of Canopy Opening and Site Preparation to Successfully Regenerate Moist Mixed Conifer Forests – Terrie Jain, Rocky Mountain Research Station, USDA Forest Service, Moscow, ID
10:45 Panel: What Works and What Doesn’t at the Operational Level
- Adam Robertson, PotlatchDeltic Corporation
- Julie Donohoe, Idaho Dept. of Lands
- Patrick Marolla, Hancock Forest Management
- Scott McLeod, Washington Dept. of Natural Resources, Olympia, WA
1:00 Site-species Effects on Maximum Stand Density Index – Mark Kimsey, Intermountain Forestry Cooperative, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID
1:30 Economics of Pre-commercial Thinning – Greg Latta, College of Natural Resources, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID
2:15 Why and How we Conduct Early Stand Silviculture
- Case History #1: The Nature Conservancy, Mike Schaedel
- Case History #2: Stimson Lumber Company, Don Patterson
3:00 – 3:30 Meeting wrap up – group discussion
The registration fee is $295 if registering by Dec. 7, 2018 or $350 if registering after Dec. 7, 2018. The registration fee includes a book of speaker materials, lunch and refreshments.
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 Dec. 7, 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.
Call Melinda at (503) 226-4562 or use the contact form below.
Reduced rate lodging is available at the Centennial by calling 888-733-5466 and mentioning Western Forestry and Conservation Association. The rate for a single room rate is $102 plus tax. Reservations after 10/12/18 will be subject to space availability.
Society of American Foresters CFE credits:
Attendees will be eligible for credits through the Society of American Foresters.