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CA Forest Pest Council 67th Annual Meeting - November 13 – 14, 2018

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

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

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


Will California Forests Regain a Path Toward Recovery?
November 13 - 14, 2018

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

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

12:00 - 1:00 pm Registration

1:00 Welcome - Bob Rynearson, California Forest Pest Council (CFPC) Chairperson; W. M. Beaty and Associates, Inc.

1:05 - 2:30 Insect Committee Meeting

Satin Moth in the Lake Tahoe Basin - Patricia Maloney, Tahoe Environmental Research Center; UC Davis

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, USFS Pacific Southwest Research Station (PSW)

Spatial Patterns and 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

Western Pine Beetle Lifecycles in the Sierra Nevada Mountains - Danny Cluck, USFS Forest Health Protection (FHP)

Insect Committee Business Meeting


3:00 - 4:40 Disease Committee Meeting

First Report of Heterobasidion occidentale on Sequoia sempervirens in Northern California - Matteo Garbelotto, UCCE, UC Berkeley

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

Update on Ganoderma on Almond and Prunes in the Central Valley - Andrew ‘Bob’ James Johnson, UC Davis

Climate of Seed Source, Foliar Pathogens, and Douglas-fir - David Shaw, Oregon State University and Nick Wilhelmi, USFS FHP Southwest Region, Arizona Zone

Interactions between Wildfire and Sudden Oak Death Impact Recovery in California's Coastal Forests - Allison Simler, UC Davis

Disease Committee Business Meeting

4:40 - 5:40 Pesticide Laws and Regulations

2018 Update on Pesticide Laws and Regulations - David Bakke, USFS FHP

5:45 - 6:30 Poster Session and Social

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

7:30 - 8:30 am Registration

8:30 Welcome - Bob Rynearson, CFPC Chairperson; W. M. Beaty and Associates

8:35 - 9:50 2018 California Forest Health - The Year in Review

2018 Aerial Survey Pest Conditions Highlights - Jeff Moore, USFS FHP

Status of AB2470, “Invasive Species Council of California: California Invasive Species Advisory Committee” - Steven Stenzler, Legislative Director, CA Assembly Member Timothy Grayson, 14th Assembly District, Sacramento

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

2018 California Department of Food and Agriculture Entomology Lab Report - Jason Leathers, CDFA

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

9:50 - 10:30 Reports from the Governor’s California Forest Initiatives

Resiliency Sub-Committee (title pending) - Kevin Conway, CALFIRE, Sacramento

California Forest Carbon Plan (title pending) - Angela Lottes, CALFIRE, Sacramento


10:55 - 11:45 Focus on Southern California Tree Health

2018 Pest Activity in Southern California - Stacy Hishinuma, USFS FHP, San Bernardino

Invasive Shot Hole Borer Management in Orange County Parks - Beatriz Nobua Behrmann, UCCE, Orange County

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

LUNCH (provided)

12:45 - 2:15 Post Disturbance Forest Management Strategies

Drought Recovery Strategies - Dean Gould, Sierra National Forest

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

Sudden Oak Death Recovery Approaches on Mount Tamalpais - Janet Klein, One Tam

Applying the Forest Resilience Bond: Financing Fire Management for Water Benefits through Conservation Finance Approaches - Zach Knight, Blue Forest Conservation



2:30 – 3:30 Risks and Uncertainties of Assisted Migration

Coastal view. – Pending.

View from the Sierra/Cascades. Use of Off-Site Stock and Company Approach to Assisted Migration - Mark Gray, Sierra Pacific Industries

Provisional Climate-Based Seed Transfer Guidelines for California - Jessica Wright, USFS PSW and Jim Thorne, UC Davis


3:30 - 4:30 Animal Damage and Wildlife Health

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

Thinning Intensity and Ease-of-Access Increase Probability of Bear Damage in a Young Coast Redwood Forest - Pascal Berrill, Humboldt State University

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

4:30 - 5:00 pm CFPC Business Meeting (open to all)



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

Visit the conference website 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.


Options for hotel accommodations can be found on the conference website.


DPR, SAF, and ISA credits have been applied for and will be posted as soon as more information is available. For additional information, go to the conference website.


For registration questions or concerns, 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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