In 1979 a small group of people concerned about the future of forest vegetation management in
California organized the first Forest Vegetation Management Conference (FVMC) in Redding, California.
The conference has evolved into one of the premier conferences to attend if you manage forest vegetation
on the west coast.
The conference is held every January and is accredited for continuing education hours
for vegetation mangers from California, Oregon, and Idaho, and for Certified Forester hours through the Society of
Mission Statement: The Forest Vegetation Management Conference will:
Establish a forum for the exchange of information on
forest vegetation management techniques, methodology, and research through periodic meetings and other appropriate means.
Cooperate with local, state, regional, and national agencies, both public and private, in the identification and solution of
forest vegetation management needs.
Promote awareness by the public and concerned agencies on the need for Forest Vegetation Management.
Encourage research on forest vegetation management methods by both government and private agencies.
Promote uniformity and coordination of activities among agencies concerned with the regulatory aspects of
forest vegetation management.
Lifetime Achievement Award Presented to: Jeff Webster
In recognition of your exceptional leadership, teaching, and research contributions made in the field of forest vegetation management throughout an illustrious career.
Presented at the 38th annual Forest Vegetation Management Conference, January 25, 2017.
Dr. Robert F. Powers Memorial Scholarship
2017 Thomas Stokely, Phd Student, Oregon State University Awarded
2015 Nichole Besyk, MS Student, Humboldt State University Awarded $2,000