3rd Annual Conference (1981)

4th Annual Conference (1982)

5th Annual Conference (1983)

7th Annual Conference (1985)

8th Annual Conference (1986)

9th Annual Conference (1987)

10th Annual Conference (1988)  A Decade of Forest Vegetation Management

12th Annual Conference (1991)

13th Annual Conference (1992)

14th Annual Conference (1993)

15th Annual Conference (1994)

16th Annual Conference (1995)

17th Annual Conference (1996)

18th Annual Conference (1997)

19th Annual Conference (1998)  Wildfire Rehabilitation

20th Annual Conference (1999)  Healthy Forests for the 21st Century, New Technologies in Integrated Vegetation Management

21st Annual Conference (2000)  Reforestation for the New Millennium - Back to our Roots

23rd Annual Conference (2002)  Recommending Success

24th Annual Conference (2003)  Moving Forward by Looking Back

25th Annual Conference (2004)  25 Years of Excellence:  Where We’ve Been, Where We Are & Where We’re Going

29th Annual Conference (2008)  Vegetation Management’s Role In Carbon Storage

30th Annual Conference (2009)  Integrated Pest Management in Western Forests

31st Annual Conference (2010)  A Thrifty Forest

32nd Annual Conference (2011)  Forests & Fire

33rd Annual Conference (2012)  Effective Vegetation Management for Plantation Establishment

34th Annual Conference (2013)  Free to Grow ~ The Ultimate Goal

35th Annual Conference (2014) Fire Resilient Reforestation

36th Annual Conference (2015) Managing Forests in a Dynamic Environment

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  • Agenda
  • Keynote:  The Rambunctious Forest
    Emma Maris, Author
  • Historical Vegetation Management Treatments in the Area of the Rim Fire
    Marty Gmelin, USFS
  • Post Fire SIte Prep Techniques Used on Private Lands in the Rim Fire
    Ken Fleming, Reforestation Forester, Sierra Pacific Industries, Inc.
  • Panel Discussion
    Ken Fleming and Marty Gmelin
  • The Central Valley Water Board THP Waiver and Silvicultural Herbicide
    Daniel Whitley, Environmental Scientist, Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board
  • Utility Vegetation Management – The PG&E Program & System Reliability
    Niel E. Fischer, Esq., PG&E Vegetation Management Department
  • Local Collaboration of Fuels Management Efforts within Tehama and Glenn County
    Tom McCubbins, Watershed Coordinator/CEQA Projects Manager, Tehama County Resource Conservation District
  • Vegetation Management in High Population Areas
    Stephen Byrd, Biologist, Southern California Edison
  • Vegetation Management for Fire Protection
    Kevin Conway, Staff Forester, CA State Board of Forestry
  • Predicting Phosphorus Retention with NaF pH, Quantitative Color and Mineralogy in Two Hatlohumult Forest
    Soils of Northern California

    2015 FVMC Dr. Robert Powers Scholarship Recipient: Nichole Besyk, MS Student, Humboldt State University
  • Facilitated Discussion
    Oregon:  Mark Wall, Roseburg Resource Co.
    Coast CA:  Bill Morrison, Soper-Wheeler Co.
    Interior/Cascades CA:  Scott Carnegie, W. M. Beaty & Associates, Inc.
    USFS:  Mark Brown, U.S. Forest Service
    Sierra Nevada’s:  Erik Jensen, Jensen Forest Management LLC
  • Stock Type for a Changing Climate
    Arnaldo Ferriera, Ph.D, Geneticist, Pacific Southwest Region
  • Wildfire and Drought Dynamics Destabilize Carbon Stores of Fire-Suppressed Forests
    Malcolm North, Research Forest Ecologist, USFS, Pacific Southwest Research Station, & Affiliate Professor of Forest Ecology, Department of Plant Sciences, University of California, Davis
  • Luncheon Speaker: Water Implications of Various Forest Management Strategies
    Dr. Martha Conklin, Interim Director, Sierra Nevada Research Institute
  • Laws & Regulations Update
    Doug Compton, Asst Ag Commissioner, Tehama County
  • Laws & Regulations Update
    Joe Moreo, Modoc County Ag Commissioner
  • Pindar GT, Milestone trial on PGE: Dow AgroSciences R&D Herbicide Label and Product Performance Updates
    Rick Miller, Sales Rep, DowAgro Sciences
  • Esplanade F: The Upcoming Introduction of Indaziflam into the PNW Forestry Market
    Ed Fredrickson, Research Forester, Thunder Road Resources
  • Reforestation of Harsh Sites
    Bob Rynearson, W. M. Beaty & Associates, Inc.
  • Restricted Material Use: Federal vs State
    Adam Davy, Investigator III, Shasta County Ag Dept. / W&M
  • Forestry Site Preparation and Release with Pindar GT
    Ed Fredrickson, Research Forester, Thunder Road Resources
  • Post Fire Salvage Logging, Soil Erosion and Sediment Delivery
    Cajun James, Ph.D., Sierra Pacific Industries, Inc.
  • Understanding Pesticide Fate for the Protection of Water Resources
    Jeffrey Jenkins, Professor Environmental & Molecular Toxicology, Oregon State University
  • The Many Uses of the Department of Pesticide Regulation’s Pesticide Use Reports Data
    Kimberly Steinmann, Senior Environmental Scientist, CA Dept of Pesticide Regulation
  • Post-Emergent Herbicide Applications as Part of an Integrated Vegetation Management Approach
    Steven Gould, Account Manager, Monsanto

37th Annual Conference (2016) Adapting to Challenges of Vegetation Management

38th Annual Conference (2017) Perceptions, Politics, and Pesticides

39th Annual Conference (2018) Science, Statues & Stewardship

40th Annual Conference (2019) 40 Years of Growth

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  • Agenda
  • Historical Perspective & Current Trends in Reforestation Conner Fristoe, Weyerhaeuser
    Video          PowerPoint
  • Research Greatest Hits in the Past 40 Years Ed Fredrickson, Thunder Road Resources & Mark Gourley
    Video          PowerPoint
  • Introduction to the Revised Reforestation Manual – Bill Stewart, Ph.D., UC Berkeley Coop Ext.
    Video          PowerPoint
  • Reforestation Manual: Introduction-Historical Perspective – Herb Baldwin, Sierra Pacific Industries
    Video          PowerPoint
  • Planning: Small & Large Landowners: Assessing Site Conditions – Jeff Webster, Jefferson Resource Company, Inc.
    Video          PowerPoint
  • Chapter 5 of The California Reforestation Manual: Seed & Cone Handling Teri Griffis, CAL Fire, Retired
    Video          PowerPoint
  • Robert F. Powers Memorial Scholarship Winner Presentation – Claudio A. Guevara
    Video          PowerPoint
  • Nursery Practices of Growing Conifer Seedlings – Tom Jopson, Cal-Forest Nurseries
    Video          PowerPoint
  • Mechanical Site Prep – Mark Gray, Sierra Pacific Industries
    Video          PowerPoint
  • Conifer Planting – Bob Rynearson, W. M.. Beaty & Associates, Inc.
    Video          PowerPoint
  • Vegetation Management: Chemical Site Prep Sierras/Cascades – Ed Fredrickson, Thunder Road Resources
    Video          PowerPoint
  • Vegetation Management: Chemical Site Prep /Coastal – Bill Morrison, Soper-Wheeler Co.
    Video          PowerPoint
  • Suppliers Update
    Video          PowerPoint
  • Facilitated Discussion
    Coast CA:  Bill Morrison, Soper-Wheeler Co.
    Interior/Cascades CA: Mark Pustejovsky, Sierra Pacific Industries
    Sierra Nevada's:  Rob Fecko, Sierra Pacific Industries
    Agency:  Dana Walsh, USFS
    Oregon:  Mark Gourley
    Video          PowerPoint
  • Chemical Release – Mark Gourley
    Video          PowerPoint
  • Alternatives to Herbicides – Dan Blessing
    Video          PowerPoint
  • Insect & Diseases Affecting Plantations Don Owens, PhD, Entomologist
    Video          PowerPoint
  • From Where to Where 1980 to 2040 Dr. Ron Stewart, Deputy Chief, US Forest Service, Retired
    Video          PowerPoint
  • Vertebrate Pest Control – Brad Marks, PacForest Supply
    Video          PowerPoint
  • Forest Management: A Long Term Perspective Jim Peterson, Evergreen Magazine
    Video          PowerPoint
  • Update on Glyphosate Jeffrey Jenkins, Dept. of Environmental and Molecularo Toxicology, Oregon State University
    Video          PowerPoint
  • Restricted Material Permits, Operator IDs – Doni Rulofson, Assistant Ag Commissioner, Tehama County Dept of Ag.
    Video          PowerPoint
  • Worker Protection Standards & PPE’s in Forestry – Carol Black Ramsay, Washington State University
  • Reforestation of Large Fires – Mark Gray, Sierra Pacific Industries
    Video          PowerPoint
  • Laws & Regulations Updates – Sidney Bastura, CA Dept of Pesticide Regulation
    Video          PowerPoint
  • Water, Water, Everywhere: WOTUS Rule and Waters of State-What the Rules Regulate and How They Impact You – Kari Fischer, Senior Counsel, CA Farm Bureau
    Video          PowerPoint
  • Offsetting Reforestation Costs Larry Camp, State Board of Equalization, Retired
    Video          PowerPoint
  • Recommendations: Who Needs Them, Who Can Write Them and What’s in Them – Sidney Bastura, CA Dept of Pesticide Regulation
    Video          PowerPoint
  • Volcano Fire Tahoe National Forest: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly – Phil Aune, US Forest Service, Retired
    Video          PowerPoint
  • Early Lessons Learned:  The Pondosa Burn Herb Baldwin
    Video          PowerPoint
  • Conclusion:  Best Practices & Future Challenges Jeff Webster, Jefferson Resource Company, Inc.


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