The Reforestation Pipeline in the Western United States

Agenda
Start Date: September 27, 2022
End Date: September 29, 2022
Location: Edgewater Hotel, Missoula, MT

Tuesday, September 27

9:45 Welcome and introductions

10:00 Increasing the Flow of the Reforestation Pipeline: It’s Going to Be Plumb Crazy! – Kas Dumroese, USDA Forest Service, Moscow, ID

10:30 Pipeline Keynote: Seeds – It All Starts With Seed: Strengthening the Reforestation Pipeline in the Western U.S. – Olga Kildisheva, The Nature Conservancy, Bend, OR

11:15 National Seed Strategy: Progress and Future Vision – Peggy Olwell, USDI Bureau of Land Management, Boise, ID

11:45 Strategic Seed Management to Meet Reforestation NeedsKayla Harriman, USDA Forest Service, Bend Seed Extractory, Bend, OR

12:15 LUNCH (provided)

1:00 Field trip to Great Bear Restoration Nursery, Hamilton, MT. (Transportation provided)

Great Bear Native Plants is a small, women-owned nursery specializing in growing Rocky Intermountain West containerized native plants. They have experience growing over 300 native shrub, grass, forb, and tree species for restoration, habitat, and home gardens. They are located in Hamilton, Montana near the base of the Bitterroot Mountains.

5:00 Arrive back at hotel

Wednesday, September 28

8:30 Pipeline Keynote: Nurseries – Establishing a Sustainable Seedling Supply: Economic, Environmental and Social Challenges for Nurseries – Nabil Khadduri, Washington DNR Webster Nursery, Olympia, WA

9:15 Pipeline Keynote: Outplanting – Considerations for Outplanting Practices in the Western U.S.: An Account of its Past, Present, and Future – Matthew Aghai, DroneSeed and Silvaseed, Roy, WA

10:00 Sowing History, Growing Culture, Planting Language: CSKT’s Whitebark Pine Biocultural Restoration – ShiNaasha Pete, Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, Pablo, MT

10:30 break

10:45 student presentations (x3)

11:15 Nursery Drought Conditioning and Genetic Effects of Douglas-fir Seedlings Growing in Three Sites in Western Oregon – Carlos Gonzalez, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

11:45 Seedling Carbon and Water Balances: Do They Limit Cold Storage Duration? – Rebecca Sheridan, Weyerhaeuser Company, Centralia, WA

12:15 LUNCH (provided)

1:00 Field trip to Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Forestry Greenhouse, Polson, MT, (Transportation provided)

The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal nursery program operates in two locations on the Flathead Reservation north of Missoula. The Ronan location specializes in containerized native plants that include forbs, perennials, graminoids, shrubs, and broadleaved tree species. The Pablo nursery location currently focuses containerized production on seven different conifer species. The CSKT grow reforestation and restoration seedlings for their programs as well as for other tribes, public agencies, and the private sector.

5:00 Event dinner and Retiree Recognition (included with registration)

8:00 Arrive back at hotel

Thursday, September 29

8:30 Pipeline Keynote: Post-Planting Care – The Finish Line: Post-Planting Activities Improving Reforestation Success – Florian Deisenhofer, Washington DNR, Vancouver, WA

9:15 Post-Outplanting Strategies to Optimize Long-Term Success on Forest Service Lands in the Intermountain West – TBA, USDA Forest Service, Missoula, MT

9:45 Typical and Non-Typical Outplanting Practices Used on Forest Service Lands in the Intermountain WestEllen Jungck, USDA Forest Service, Missoula, MT

10:15 break

10:30 student presentations

11:00 Enhancing Interior Douglas-fir and Western Larch Seedling Growth with Post-Planting Forb Control – Andrew Nelson, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID

11:30 Closing remarks

11:45 LUNCH (on your own)

12:30 Tour at Montana Conservation Seedling Nursery, Missoula, MT. (optional tour, attendees responsible for transportation)

The Montana Conservation Seedling Nursery is part of the Montana DNRC mission is to provide plants for conservation projects that occur throughout the State of Montana. The nursery provides bareroot and containerized stock derived from locally adapted and source-identified seed. Seedlings are grown for private landowners; county conservation districts; government agencies; conservation organizations; and the forestry industry.

2:30 Meeting ends

About this Event
September 27-29, 2022
The meeting will be held at the Doubletree by Hilton Missoula-Edgewater at 100 Madison, Missoula, MT .

2022 Joint Annual meeting:
  • Western Forest and Conservation Nursery Association
  • Intertribal Nursery Council
  • Intermountain Container Seedling Growers


Request for Recent Retirees:
We realize the recent pandemic has put a damper on our regular, in-person nursery meetings and during this time, several folks have concluded their time in the industry. We’ve missed some opportunities to acknowledge this! Have you recently retired? Do you know someone who has recently retired? Are you planning on retiring before the end of the year? The WFCNA/INC/ICSGA would like to acknowledge retirees’ career accomplishments at this year’s joint nursery meeting in Missoula. During this year’s conference dinner, we’d like to spend a little time recognizing folks who have been a part of, and contributed to, the nursery industry. Please let us know who these folks are!

Registration Information
Registration Pricing:

For those who register prior to September 19, 2022 the fee will be $325. Registration after that date will be $375 per person. The registration fee includes 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
Cancellations received on or before September 19, 2022 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 has been held at the hotel. Reservations can be made by calling 406-728-3100 or at this link:
https://www.hilton.com/en/attend-my-event/rlmv-dt-fca-d334ae43-45b9-4da6-873f-b224938ebf7a/.
Single and double rooms are $179 plus tax. The room block is being held until September 5, 2022. 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.

Exhibitor and Sponsorships
A limited number of corporate sponsorships and exhibitor spaces are available, please contact Richard Zabel using the form below to identify the best fit for your organization.

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