Soil Impacts and Recovery from East and Westside Harvest Operations

Start Date: November 17, 2021
Location: Coeur d'Alene Resort, Coeur d'Alene, ID

8:00 AM  Introduction and Highlights from the North American Long-Term Soil Productivity ProgramDeborah Page-Dumroese, USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station
8:15 AM Matching Harvesting Equipment to Your SiteRob Keefe, University of Idaho Experimental Forest
8:45 AM Using Lidar Data to Select the Most Appropriate Harvesting System for Inland NW SitesRyer Becker, University of Idaho
9:15 AM A Review: Resource Aids to Determine Potential Harvest Impacts to Dry Soil Productivity – Mark Kimsey, University of Idaho
9:45 AM Break
10:00 AM New Skidding Equipment for the Intermountain AreaRob Keefe, University of Idaho Experimental Forest
10:30 AM Using Drones to Evaluate Postfire Slash Treatments for Reducing ErosionSarah Lewis, USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station
11:00 AM The Lasting Effects of Pile Burning on Dry Soils and Forest Recovery in Lodgepole Pine EcosystemsChuck Rhoades, USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station
11:30 AM How Far Does Dirty Water Go? Effectiveness of Stream Buffers and Skid Trail Mitigation During Postfire Salvage LoggingPete Robichaud, USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station
12:00 PM Lunch (included with registration)
1:00 PM When is Soil Too Wet for Harvesting Operations or When is it Dry Enough?Vince Archer, USDA Forest Service, Region 1 (invited)
1:30 PM Assessing Compaction and Recovery on Wet SoilsJohn Gier, USDA Forest Service, Kootenai National Forest
2:00 PM Break
2:15 PM Soil Disturbance Associated with Tethered Logging in Westside Washington and OregonChris Chase, Weyerhaeuser
2:45 PM Assessing Compaction and Recovery on Dry SoilsLeslee Crawford, USDA Forest Service, Malheur National Forest
3:15 PM Putting it all Together: Understanding the Big Picture of Timber Harvesting Impacts on Soils – Marty Jurgensen, Michigan Tech
4:00 PM Adjourn

About this Event
The meeting will be held at the Coeur d’Alene Resort in Coeur d’Alene, ID.

The in-person segment of this conference is limited to 50 people due to Covid-19 restrictions. A streaming virtual option is also available under registration. If the streaming option does not fit your schedule, the session will be recorded and available after the event. Both streaming and recordings require a registration to receive the necessary link or password.

Registration Information
Registration Pricing:

For those who register prior to November 8, 2021 the fee will be $225. Registration after that date will be $275 per person. The registration fee includes a book of speaker materials, lunch and refreshments. We also have a virtual streaming registration option for $145.

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. Register at or 503-226-4562.


Cancellations received on or before October 15 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:

For overnight accommodations, a guest room block is available at the Resort. Reservations can be made by calling 888-965-6542. Run of the House rooms are at prevailing per diem plus tax. The room block is being held until October 7, 2021. Reservations will continue to be accepted after this date on a space/rate available basis. Please reference Western Forestry and Conservation to receive the special rates.

Society of American Foresters (CFE) Credits

This workshop is approved for 6.50 CAT-1 CFE credits thru the Society of American Foresters.

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