Animal Damage Committee

 

The Animal Damage Committee focuses on providing education and outreach on animal damage trends affecting urban and wildland trees in California.

Chair:

Gregory A. Giusti
University of California Cooperative Extension
Lakeport Office
883 Lakeport Blvd
Lakeport, Ca., 95453
Phone: 707.263.6838; Fax: 707.263.3963

 

Ukiah Office
890 N. Bush Street
Ukiah, Ca., 95482
Phone: 707.463.4495; Fax: 707.463.4477
Email: gagiusti@ucdavis.edu

 

Secretary:

Currently Vacant

 

Resources:

Animal Damage Informative Power Points

1) Animal Damage – Species Accounts
2) CFPC Evaluation of Gopher Control Methods

 

Important Websites for Animal Damage

1) Internet Center for Wildlife Damage Management  

2) USDA APHIS Wildlife Damage Management 

3) Silvicultural Approaches to Animal Damage in Pacific Northwest  Forests

4) Forest Health Home Page – Animal Damage 

5) Vertebrate Pest Council  

 

Published Papers:

Invasion of Humboldt and Del Norte Counties of Northwestern California by Porcupines

 

Disease Committee

The Disease Committee focuses on education and outreach of native and invasive tree diseases in California’s urban and wildland forests.

 

Chair:

Tom Smith
P.O. Box 944246
Sacramento, CA 94266
Phone:916.599.6882
Email: tom.smith [at] fire.ca.gov

 

Secretary:

Shannon Lunch
Department of Plant Pathology
1 Shields Ave.
Davis, CA 95616
Phone: 951.534.2819

 

Editorial Committee

The Disease Committee focuses on education and outreach of native and invasive tree diseases in California’s urban and wildland forests.

 

Chair:

Tom Smith
P.O. Box 944246
Sacramento, CA 94266
Phone:916.599.6882
Email: tom.smith@fire.ca.gov

 

Chair Elect:

Katie Harrell (formerly Palmieri)
University of Berkeley
CFPC/UC Berkeley
163 Mulford Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-3114
Phone: 530.350.7147
Email: kpalmieri@berkeley.edu

 

Insect Committee

The Insect Committee focuses on education and outreach of native and invasive insects impacting California’s urban and wildland forests.

 

Chair:

Mike Jones

UCCE-Mendocino County

890 N. Bush Street,

Ukiah, CA  95482,

Phone: 707-463-4495

 

Secretary:

Leif Mortenson
US Forest Service
Pacific Southwest Research Station
Ecosystem Function and Health Invasive Threats
2480 Carson Rd
Placerville, CA 95667
Phone: 209.532.3671
Email: leifmortenson@fs.fed.us

 

Southern California Committee

The Southern California Committee works to coordinate efforts that address the unique native and invasive urban and wildland forest pests and diseases affecting forest health in Southern California.

 

Chair:

Beatriz Nobua Behrmann
UCCE Cooperative Extension Orange County
7601 Irvine Blvd.
Irvine, CA 92618
Phone: 949.301.9182

Chair Elect:

Kim Corella (formerly Kim Camilli)
Cal Fire
880 Manzanita Lane
Los Osos, CA 93402
Phone: 805.550.8583
Email: kim.corella [at] fire.ca.gov

Secretary:

Laura Coley Eisenberg
The Reserve at Rancho Mission Viejo
28811 Ortega Hwy.
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Phone: 949.489.9778

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Weed Committee

The Weed Committee focuses on education and outreach of native and invasive weeds impacting California’s urban and wildland forests.

 

Chair:

Steve Kafka
Sierra Pacific Industries
PO Box 247
Standard, CA 95373
Phone (Office): 209-536-2216
Phone (Cell): 209-768-5189
Email: SKafka [at] spi-ind.com

Secretary:

Rob Fecko
P.O. Box 680
Camino, CA 95709
Phone (Office): 530.945.2701 

Resources:

Forest Vegetation Management Conference