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2018 California Forest Pest Council

Annual Meeting Presentations

Will California Forests Regain a Path Toward Recovery?


Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Insect Committee Meeting

Moderator:  Jodi Axelson, CFPC Insect Committee Chair; UC Berkeley Environmental Science, Policy, and Management

White Satin Moth in the Lake Tahoe Basin– Gene Phillips, Nevada Division of Forestry and Patricia Maloney, CFPC Disease Committee Secretary; UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center

Forest Entomology and Pathology in the Northern Region, Getting to Know the Neighborhood – Curtis Ewing, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CALFIRE)

Assessment of Tree Mortality and Short-Term Impacts to Forest Structure and Composition in the Central and Southern Sierra Nevada – Leif Mortenson, CFPC Insect Committee Secretary; US Forest Service (FS) Pacific Southwest Research Station (PSW)

Mechanisms of Bark Beetle-Caused Mortality Following Variable Density Thinning and Prescribed Fire Treatments in a Central Sierra Mixed-Conifer Forest –Alexis Bernal, Humboldt State University

Cold Tolerance and Seasonal Generations of the Western Pine Beetle in California – Danny Cluck, USFS Forest Health Protection (FHP), Northeastern California Shared Service Area


Disease Committee Meeting  

Moderator – Patricia Maloney, CFPC Disease Committee Secretary; UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center

Interactions Between Forest Structure, Host Community, and Pathogen Identity During 50 Years of Heterobasidion Root Disease in the Sierra Nevada – Southern Cascade Mountains – Richard Cobb, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Ongoing Studies of North Coast Bishop Pine Decline – Christopher Lee, CALFIRE

Wood Decay in Prunes and Almonds in the Central Valley–  Andrew ‘Bob’ James Johnson, UC Davis   

Does Thinning Influence the Incidence of Black Stain Root Disease in Jeffrey Pine Forests? – Bill Woodruff, Lassen National Forest

Interactions Between Wildfire and Sudden Oak Death Impact Recovery in California’s Coastal Forests – Allison Simler, UC Davis  


Pesticide Laws and Regulations

Moderator:  Scott Carnegie, CFPC Vice Chair; W.M. Beaty and Associates, Inc.

2018 Update on Pesticide Laws and Regulations David Bakke, USFS PSW


Wednesday, November 14, 2018

2018 California Forest Health – The Year in Review

Moderator:  Sheri Smith, USFS PSW

 2018 Aerial Detection Survey California Forest Health Update – Jeff Moore, USFS FHP

Assembly Bill 2470: Policy Implications for Invasive Species Response – Steven Stenzler, Office of California State Assembly member Timothy S. Grayson, 14th Assembly District

Update on Invasive Plants in California – Steve Schoenig, California Invasive Plants Council, California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), retired, and California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), retired

Asian Gypsy Moth – Jason Leathers, CDFA

2018 California Department of Food and Agriculture, Plant Disease Lab Report – Suzanne Rooney-Latham, CDFA


Reports from the Governor’s California Forest Initiatives

Forest Management Task Force: Coordinating the State’s Investments in Forest Management, Wood Utilization, and Workforce Development – Kevin Conway, California Forest Management Task Force; CALFIRE

Climate Planning in Natural and Working Lands and CALFIRE’s Forest Health Program – Angela Lottes, CALFIRE


Focus on Southern California Tree Health

Moderator:  Akif Eskalen, CFPC At-Large Director; UC Cooperative Extension (UCCE), UC Davis 

Goldspotted Oak Borer Activity in Southern California – Stacy Hishinuma, USFS Forest Health Protection, Southern California Shared Service Area

Invasive Shot Hole Borers in Orange County – Beatriz Nobua Behrmann, UCCE Orange County

Local and Landscape Factors in the Spread of Fusarium Dieback – Shot Hole Borers– Shannon Lynch, UC Santa Cruz 


Post-Disturbance Forest Management Strategies 

Moderator:  Nic Enstice, Sierra Nevada Conservancy

King Fire:  The Reality of Fire Recovery on National Forest System Lands – Dana Walsh, USFS Eldorado National Forest, North Zone

Restoring Mount Tamalpais: Promoting Water Yield and Carbon Capture in Forests Devastated by Sudden Oak Death – Janet Klein, Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, One Tam Community Conservation Programs

Applying the Forest Resilience Bond – Financing Fire Management for Water Benefits Through Conservation Finance Approaches – Zach Knight, Blue Forest Conservation


Assisted Migration: Risks, Uncertainties, and Opportunities

Moderator: Yana Valachovic, UCCE Humboldt and Del Norte Counties

Lessons for Assisted Migration in Coastal Forests – David Shaw, Oregon State University and Nick Wilhelmi, USFS FHP Southwest Region, Arizona Zone

Approach to Assisted Migration in the Sierra-Cascades – Mark Gray, Sierra Pacific Industries

Seed Transfer Under Climate Change: Where We Have Been and Some Thoughts About Where We Are Going – Jessica Wright, USFS PSW and Jim Thorne, UC Davis


Animal Damage and Wildlife Health

Moderator:  Greg Giusti, CFPC Animal Damage Committee Chair; UCCE Mendocino County, Emeritus

Shifts in Disease Dynamics in a Tropical Amphibian Assemblage Are Not Due to Pathogen Attenuation – Jamie Voyles, University of Nevada, Reno

Responding to Nutria Detections in California – Valerie Cook-Fletcher, CDFW


CFPC Business Meeting (open to all) – Bob Rynearson

5:00  ADJOURN   

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