A View Back In Time
Past Topics, Individuals and Awards

This page will provide you with a brief look at our past conference topics, individuals who have been involved in its success and awards that have been presented in recognition of achievement.

Past Conferences

Past Conference Topics and Locations

No. Date Theme Location Fee Attendance
1st October 30-31, 1979 None Redding, Shasta Inn $10 150
November 5-6, 1980 None Redding,  Holiday Inn
November 4-5, 1981 None (1st year of proceedings) Redding
November 3-4, 1982 None Eureka $40 137
November 2-3, 1983 Forest Vegetation Management - Politics, Policy & Problem Solving Sacramento $40 203
November 1-2, 1984 Forest Vegetation Management in the 80s: Laws, Lawyers and the Courts
(1st year for day facilitated discussion)
Redding $45 316
November 6-7, 1985 Economics of Forest Vegetation Management: Management With Shrinking Dollars Eureka $45 215
November 5-6, 1986 Integrated Forest Vegetation Management Sacramento, Holiday Inn, NE $50 203
November 3-5, 1987 Is There Life After 65 (California's Proposition 65?) Redding, Red Lion Inn   164
November 1-3, 1988 A Decade of Forest Vegetation Management Eureka, Eureka Inn   192
November 7-9, 1989 Intensive Forest Management: Long-Term Prospects and Concerns Sacramento, Holiday Inn   215
May 14-16, 1991 Objectives - Combining the Old and the New Redding, Red Lion Inn $60 222
January 14-16, 1992 Habitat, Fiber, Society: Balance or Bias Eureka, The Eureka Inn $55 + $15 for banquet 235
January 12-14, 1993 Technology in the West: Leaders or Followers? Sacramento, Holiday Inn, NE   105
January 25-27, 1994 Challenging Perceptions: An Integrative Approach to Vegetation Management Redding, Park Terrace Inn   184
January 10-12, 1995 Challenging Perceptions: Meeting the Media Sacramento $70 149
January 16-18, 1996 Working With Fire Redding, Red Lion Inn 333
January 14-16, 1997 Intensive Forest Management Sacramento, Holiday Inn NE   231
January 20-22, 1998 Wildfire Rehabilitation Redding, Holiday Inn   261
January 19-21, 1999 Healthy Forests for the 21st Century Redding, Holiday Inn $90 273
January 18-20, 2000 Reforestation for the New Millennium: Back to Our Roots Redding, Holiday Inn $95 282
January 16-18, 2001 Water, Aquatic Resources, and Vegetation Management Redding, Holiday Inn $100 297
January 22-24, 2002 Recommending Success Redding, Holiday Inn $100 292
January 14-16, 2003 Moving Forward by Looking Back Redding, Holiday Inn $105 275
January 20-22, 2004 25 Years of Excellence: Where We've Been, Where We Are & Where We're Going Redding, Holiday Inn $105 253
January 18-20, 2005 From the Ground Up: A Reforestation Boot Camp Redding, Holiday Inn $105
January 17-19, 2006 Growing the Future Redding, Holiday Inn $105
January 16-18, 2007 Maximum Sustained Production Redding, Holiday Inn $110 263
January 15-17, 2008 Vegetation Managements Role in Carbon Storage Redding, Holiday Inn $110 225
January 20-22, 2009 IPM in Western Forests Redding, Holiday Inn $110 201
January 20-21, 2010 A Thrifty Forest Redding, Holiday Inn $140 210
January 12-13, 2011 Forests & Fire Redding, Holiday Inn $140 232
January 18-19, 2012 Effective Vegetation Management for Plantation Establishment Redding,
Holiday Inn
$140 180
January 15-17, 2013 Free to Grow - The Ultimate Goal Redding,
Holiday Inn
$140 188
January 14-16, 2014 Fire Resilient Reforestation Redding, Holiday Inn $140 199
January 13-15, 2015 Managing Forests in a Dynamic Environment Redding, Holiday Inn $145 208 
37th January 19-20, 2016 Adapting to Challenges of Vegetation Management Anderson, Gaia Hotel $180 230
38th January 24-26, 2017 Perceptions, Politics and Pesticides Anderson, Gaia Hotel $200  
39th January 16-18, 2018 Science, Statutes, & Stewardship Anderson, Gaia Hotel $225  
40th January 15 - 17, 2019 40 Years of Growth Anderson, Gaia Hotel $240  

Past Officers
Past Officers and Directors who have served on the Board
No. Date Chairman Vice Chairman Secretary-Treasurer Directors
1st 1979        
2nd 1980 Len Lindstrand      
3rd 1981 Mike Srago Charlie Brown Tom Robson Larry Catton
Len Lindstrand
Bill Moore
John Popelka
4th 1982 Charlie Brown Tom Robson Larry Catton Bill Moore
John Popelka
Mike Srago
5th 1983 Tom Robson Larry Catton Phil Aune Herb Baldwin
Charlie Brown
Bill Moore
6th 1984 Phil Aune Jim Rydelius Dave Thomas Herb Baldwin
Jim McHenry
Tom Robson
7th 1985 Jim Rydelius Dave Thomas Jeanne Tomascheski Phil Aune
Jim McHenry
Wendy Johnston
8th 1986 Dave Thomas Jeanne Tomascheski Dan Coombes Wendy Johnston
Jim Rydelius
Ron Stewart
9th 1987 Jeanne Tomascheski Dan Coombes Franklin Burch Bob Heald
Ron Stewart
Dave Thomas
10th 1988 Dan Coombes Franklin Burch Tom Nelson Bob Heald
George Lottritz
Jeanne Tomascheski
11th 1989 Franklin Burch Tom Nelson Duane Nelson Jim Adams
Dan Coombes
George Lottritz
12th 1990 Tom Nelson Duane Nelson Tom Simonson Jim Adams
Herb Baldwin
Franklin Burch
13th 1991 Duane Nelson Tom Simonson Kimberly Rodrigues Herb Baldwin
Vanelle Carrithers
Tom Nelson
14th 1993 Tom Simonson Kimberly Rodrigues Robert Brenton Vanelle Carrithers
Cliff Kennedy
Duane Nelson
15th 1994 Kimberly Rodrigues Robert Brenton Joe Sherlock Bernie Bush
Cliff Kennedy
Tom Simonson
16th 1995 Robert Brenton Joe Sherlock Mike Landram Bernie Bush
Vanelle Carrithers
Kimberly Rodrigues
17th 1996 Joe Sherlock Mike Landram Stuart Gray Robert Brenton
Vanelle Carrithers
Duane Nelson
18th 1997 Mike Landram Stuart Gray Ed Fredrickson Scott Johnson
Joe Sherlock
Duane Nelson
19th 1998 Stuart Gray Ed Fredrickson Mike Rutty Scott Johnson
Mike Landram
Duane Nelson
20th 1999 Ed Fredrickson Mike Rutty Randy McDaniel Stuart Gray
Scott Johnson
Duane Nelson
21st 2000 Mike Rutty Randy McDaniel David Bakke Ed Fredrickson
Scott Johnson
Bob Rynearson
22nd 2001 Randy McDaniel David Bakke Keith Greenwood Mike Rutty
Scott Johnson
Bob Rynearson
23rd 2002 David Bakke Keith Greenwood Lee Hazeltine Randy McDaniel
Scott Johnson
Phil McDonald
24th 2003 Keith Greenwood Lee Hazeltine Paul Ederer David Bakke
Scott Johnson
Phil McDonald
25th 2004 Lee Hazeltine Paul Ederer Danielle Lindler Keith Greenwood
David Bakke
Scott Johnson
26th 2005 Paul Ederer Danielle Lindler Kelly Fredrickson Lee Hazeltine
David Bakke
Scott Johnson
27th 2006 Danielle Lindler Kelly Fredrickson Jason Warshawer Paul Ederer
Scott Johnson
Duane Nelson
28th 2007 Kelly Fredrickson Jason Warshawer Dan Blessing Danielle Lindler
Duane Nelson
Scott Johnson
29th 2008 Jason Warshawer Dan Blessing Dave Gallagher Kelly Fredrickson
Scott Johnson
Duane Nelson
30th 2009 Dan Blessing Dave Gallagher Tom Young Jason Warshawer
Duane Nelson
Jerry Gallagher
31st 2010 Dave Gallagher Tom Young Ken Fleming Dan Blessing
Jerry Gallagher
Steve Weaver
32nd 2011 Tom Young Ken Fleming Bruce Barr Dan Blessing
Steve Weaver
Jerry Gallagher
33rd 2012 Ken Fleming Bruce Barr Bryan Taylor

Jerry Gallagher
Steve Weaver
Tom Young

34th 2013 Bruce Barr Bryan Taylor Scott Carnegie Ken Fleming
Jeff Webster
Gary Cline
35th 2014 Bryan Taylor Scott Carnegie Mark Pritchard Bruce Barr
Jerry Gallagher
Gary Cline
36th 2015 Scott Carnegie Mark Pritchard Scott Worden Brian Taylor
Jeff Webster
Gary Cline
37th 2016 Mark Pritchard Scott Worden Matt Brown Scott Carnegie
Jeff Webster
Gary Cline 
38th 2017 Scott Worden Matt Brown Brian Lindstrand Mark Pritchard
Jeff Webster
Gary Cline
39th 2018 Matt Brown Brian Lindstrand Jeff Webster Mark Pritchard
Jeff Webster
Gary Cline
40th 2019 Brian Lindstrand Jeff Webster Dana Walsh Matt Brown
Gary Cline

Historical Data


January 16, 2003

Requesting Modification of the Waiver of Waste Discharge Requirements Related to Timber Harvest Activities

February 16, 2014

Establishment of the Dr. Robert F. Powers Memorial Scholarship.

January 14, 2015

Established the Reforestation Legacy Committee to oversee the effort to update the "Reforestation Practices for Conifers in California".
View PDF here.

Lifetime Achievement Award

Established in 1999, the recipient receives a plaque and complimentary attendance at all conferences.

Jim McHenry, UC Davis emeritus

Awarded at the 21st Annual Conference, January 2000

Jim McHenry is retired from the University of California Cooperative Extension Office, where he worked for many years at the UC Davis campus. During his long career in the UC system, he developed many of the weed management principles still used for the control of problematic vegetation in forest plantations. Among his many accomplishments, Jim has published papers on poison oak and blackberry control and identification, and the earliest published work on the control of perennial pepperweed. He also developed management practices for the control of noxious weeds. Jim has also been involved with non-crop lands and aquatic environments.

Mike Newton, Oregon State University

Awarded at the 21st Annual Conference, January 2000

Michael Newton is a professor and researcher at Oregon State University, where he has worked for the past forty years. During his career he has conducted research that has contributed to the understanding of the environmental fate of pesticides in forests. He has conducted studies on the effects of herbicides and tree harvesting on small forest vertebrates, and methods to protect water quality and stream habitat through design of stream protection zones. Michael has been influential in the development of forest pesticide-use policies. Michael has authored more than 270 publications, with research extending throughout the United States and Canada, and into Vietnam, Panama, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, and China.

Phil McDonald, USDA FS PSW, retired

Awarded at the 25th Annual Conference, January 2004

Dr. McDonald is retired from the United States Forest Service, where he worked close to 40 years in Forest Service Research. During his long career, his research increased our understanding of native California hardwood ecology and silviculture. His research in vegetation management, including numerous head-to-head comparisons of different management methods, is a valuable resource for current and future land managers. He is the author or coauthor of more than 145 publications.

Robert F. Powers, Ph.D, USDA FS PSW

Awarded posthumously at the 35th Annual Conference, January 2014

Dr. Robert F. Powers - Tribute (click to view as PDF)

PhotoJeff Webster, Jefferson Resource Company

Awarded at the 38th Annual Conference, January 2017

Jeff Webster is a retiring registered professional forester whose career spanned over four decades.  Jeff has worked as an RPF and regeneration forester for the Jefferson Resources Company, independently as an RPF, President of Total Forestry Inc., Chief Forester for Roseburg Resources Company in California, and as a forester for Fruit Growers Supply Company.  Jeff’s influence in the forestry community has been immense.  His tireless support of research, education, and intensive forest management has been unparalleled.  Jeff’s career highlights include being responsible for reforesting the 1992 Fountain Fire, which was the largest loss of timberland to a single private forestry company in any individual fire.  Jeff was also a key catalyst in starting the Sierra Cascade Intensive Forest Management Research Cooperative.  He was also a progressive influence in promoting, implementing, and emphasizing the need for forestry research with private, state, and federal research institutions. In the forestry community, Jeff has served as a leader and mentor to many who will follow, although his passion for reforestation and forestry will be hard to match.

Gary Fiddler, Ph.D, USDA FS PSW

Awarded at the 39th Annual Conference, January 2018





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