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2015 California Forest Pest Council

64th Annual Meeting Presentations

November 4, 2015 12:00am Meetings & Reports

12:30 – 12:35 Welcome – Bob Rynearson, California Forest Pest Council (CFPC) Chairperson; M. Beaty and Associates, Inc.

12:35 – 12:45 Overview of 2015 California Forest Health Aerial Survey; Jeffrey Moore, USDA Forest Service (FS), Forest Health Protection (FHP)

12:45 – 1:50 Insect Committee Meeting

SPLAT® Verb: A New Player in the Field of Semiochemical “Control” for Bark Beetles; Chris Fettig, USDA FS Pacific Southwest Research Station (PSW)

Tree Mortality Associated with Severe Drought and Bark Beetles in Southern California; Tom Coleman, USDA FS FHP

In Search of the Ponderosa Pine Twig Scale: The Value of Taking a Closer Look; Don Owen, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire)

1:50 – 2:10 BREAK

2:10 – 3:50 Disease Committee Meeting

Phytophthora Species Infesting Soil in a California Forest Affected by Sudden Oak Death; Tyler Bourret, UC Davis

White Pine Blister in California: Ecology and Conservation; Patricia Maloney, UC Davis and Detlev Vogler, USDA FS, PSW Research Station

Compounded Impacts of Wildfire and an Invasive Forest Pathogen on Regeneration in Coastal Forests; Allison Simler, UC Davi

Forest Diseases and Carbon Dynamics; Richard Cobb, UC Davis

3:50 – 4:00 BREAK

4:00 – 4:30 Utilization of Wood from Millions of Dead and Dying Trees, Special Session

Forest Products and Bioenergy Infrastructure in California: Status and Trends; Peter Tittmann, UC Berkeley, Center for Forestry

4:30 – 5:30 Pesticide Laws and Regulations

Pesticide Laws and Regulations Update; David Bakke, USDA FS FHP

5:30 – 6:30 Poster Session and Social

Thursday, November 5, 2015

8:00 – 8:10 Welcome – Bob Rynearson, CFPC Chairperson; W. M. Beaty and Associates, Inc.

8:10 – 9:25 Updates on California Forest Pests

An Update on Phytophthora Species in Native Plant Nurseries and Outplanted Material in Restoration Areas; Suzanne Rooney-Latham, CDFA

Fusarium dieback, an Emerging Exotic Disease/Pest Complex Causing Dieback throughout Agricultural, Urban, and Wildland Landscapes in Southern California; Akif Eskalen, UC Riverside

Phytophthora ramorum: New Developments; Chris Lee, Cal Fire

9:25 – 9:45 BREAK

9:45 – 11:00 Drought: Monitoring, Ecology, and Impacts

Tools for Drought Monitoring and Seasonal Drought Prediction in California; Daniel J. McEvoy, Western Regional Climate Center and Desert Research Institute, Reno, Nevada

The Role of Competition vs. Drought in Pine Susceptibility to Bark Beetle Attack; Nancy Grulke, USDA FS Western Wildland Environmental Threat Assessment Center, Prineville, OR

Forest Health Monitoring Collection and Reporting Tools – Status and Future Directions; Frank Krist, USDA FS, Forest Health Technology Enterprise Team, Fort Collins, Colorado

11:00 – 12:30 Forest Health Impacts over Time

Long-Term Dead Wood Changes in a Sierra Nevada Mixed Conifer Forest: Habitat and Fire Hazard Implications; Eric Knapp, USDA FS PSW

Lessons Learned from California Department of Food and Agriculture Eradication Programs; Bob Dowell, CDFA (retired)

The Pacific Madrone (Arbutus menziesii) Common Garden Study: A Range-Wide Examination of Genetic Variability, Diseases, Pests, and Impacts of Climate Change; Marianne Elliott, Washington State University, Puyallup

12:30 – 1:30 LUNCH (provided) – CFPC Executive Committee meeting

1:30 – 2:00 CFPC Business Meeting (all attendees) – Bob Rynearson

2:00 – 3:30 Carbon Sequestration

Aboveground Live Carbon Stock Changes of California Wildland Ecosystems, 2001–2010; John J. Battles, UC Berkeley, Environmental Science, Policy, & Management

Regional Controls on Organic Carbon in Forest Soils; Toby O’Geen, UC Davis, Cooperative Extension

Carbon Calculator Tracks the Climate Benefits of Managed Private Forests; William Stewart, UC Berkeley, Cooperative Extension

3:30 – 3:45 BREAK

3:45 – 5:00 Wildlife Session

Wild Pigs in California; Reginald Barrett, UC Berkeley (retired)

The Historical Range of Beaver (Castor canadensis) in Coastal California: An Updated Review of the Evidence; Brock Dolman, Occidental Arts and Ecology Center

The Environment through the Eyes of Butterflies; James Mori, Entomologist, Occidental Chemical, and Pesticide Advisor (retired)


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