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CA Forest Pest Council 66th Annual Meeting - November 15 – 16, 2017

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Student Community Center Multipurpose Room

UC Davis campus

Corner of Hutchison Dr. and California Ave.

Davis, CA 95616

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1) Early bird online registration ends October 13th at 11:59 pm PST.

2) Standard online registration ends November 10th at 1:00 pm PST.

3) Standard registration fees will be accepted at the door and can be paid by cash, check, or credit.


Responding to Large-Scale Tree Mortality in Urban and Rural Communities
15 – 16, 2017

UC Davis Campus
Student Community Center Multipurpose Room
Davis, CA 95616

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

11:30 am – 12:30 pm Registration

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

2017 Aerial Survey Pest Conditions Highlights – Jeff Moore, USDA Forest Service (FS)

Update on Invasive Plants in California Doug Johnson, CA Invasive Plant

1:05 – 2:35 Insect Committee Meeting

Asian Gypsy Moth – Jason Leathers, California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA)

Balsam Wooly Adelgid – Cynthia Snyder, USFS

An Update on Goldspotted Oak Borer – Andrea Hefty, USFS

Bark Beetle Mortality/Drone Work Mike Koontz, UC Davis

Insect Committee Business Meeting Steve McKelvey

2:35 – 2:50 BREAK

2:50 – 4:00 Disease Committee Meeting

New Cylindrocladium on California Bay Laurel in California – Suzanne Latham, CDFA

Sudden Oak Death in Big Sur Kerri Frangioso, UC Davis

Ganoderma –Andrew ‘Bob’ James Johnson, UC Davis

Disease Committee Business Meeting Tom Smith, CFPC Disease Committee Chairperson; California
Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE)

4:00 – 4:15 BREAK

4:15 – 5:15 Pesticide Laws and Regulations

Assessing the Risk of Forestry Herbicides on Fish and Wildlife
Joel Trumbo, California Department of Fish and Wildlife

5:15 – 6:30 Poster Session and Social

Thursday, November 16, 2017

7:00 – 8:00 am Registration

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

8:10 – 10:10 California Pest Problems: A Case Study of Invasive Shot Hole Borers - This session features presentations on invasive species response and management from the perspectives of various agencies. The discussion will explore how to address widespread invasive species impacts in situations where no single organization has the resources or authority to take action and collaboration is needed.

Overview of Shot Hole Borer in the State John Kabashima, UC Cooperative Extension (UCCE), Orange County

USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Russ Bulluck

USFS – Sherry Hazelhurst

CDFA – David Pegos

CAL FIRE – Helge Eng

US Department of Fish and Wildlife – Speaker TBD


10:10 – 10:30 BREAK

10:30 – 11:30 California Wildlife

Voles (Microtus) on a Redwood Planting – Greg Giusti

Black-Back Woodpeckers in the Sierra, a Fire-Dependent Species
Bob Wilkerson, The Institute for Bird Populations

Best Management Practices for Counting Urban Black Bears
Jonathan Fusaro, California Department of Fish and Wildlife

11:30 – 12:30 LUNCH (provided)

12:30 – 1:15 CFPC Business Meeting
(open to all) - Bob Rynearson

1:15 – 3:45
Vegetation Management in Forests with High Levels of Tree Mortality - Land managers face novel challenges to manage vegetation in areas with unprecedented levels of tree mortality. How can forests be managed in the face of physical hazards from risk of tree failure, heavy fuel loads, and a changing climate? Representatives managing public and private lands will discuss approaches and concerns.

Setting the Stage Steve Ostoja USDA California Climate Hub

Big Picture of Fuels, Down Material, and Management Challenges Scott Stephens, UC Berkeley

Tree Mortality Task Force and the US Forest Service Status Managing Dieoff Update
Stephanie Gomes, USFS
Helge Eng, CAL FIRE

Response to Tree Mortality Fuels Plots Associated with Bark Beetle Mortality
Sharon Hood, Rocky Mountain Research Station

Management Planning and Implementation on US Forest Service Land – Speaker TBD

Management Planning and Implementation on National Park Service Land
Brian Mattos, Yosemite National Park (NP)
Tom Warner, Sequoia and Kings Canyon NPs

Management Planning and Implementation on Private Land Tim Tate, Sierra Pacific Industries


3:45 – 4:00 BREAK

4:00 – 4:45 Diagnostic Tools for Assessing Tree Health

Use of Sonic Tomography to Detect and Quantify Wood Decay in Living Trees Greg Gilbert, UC Santa Cruz

Progress Toward Developing an Electronic Nose for Disease Detection Rick Bostock, UC Davis



UC Davis Campus
Student Community Center Multipurpose Room
Corner of Hutchison Dr. and California Ave.
Davis, CA 95616

Visit the CPFC website at http://caforestpestcouncil.org/2017/04/save-the-date-cf…g-nov-15-16-2017/ for campus map and parking lot locations.

Parking is $9/day. The easiest and closest parking locations are the Pavilion Parking Structure and P40. These parking lots are a 5 minute walk up Hutchison to the meeting location at the Student Community Center.



DPR, SAF, and ISA cedits will be available. For additional information, go to the conference website -



If you have any questions or concerns about the registration process, contact: Kim Corella at kim.corella@fire.ca.gov or (805) 550-8583.

The CFPC is a 501(c)3 non-profit, public benefit corporation. Federal Tax-ID: 94-324-8518

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