Forestry technical session planned for NCASI Western Regional Meeting

NCASI’s 2018 Western Regional Meeting will be held on September 24-26 at the Heathman Lodge in Vancouver, WA.

On Monday (September 24) evening, immediately following afternoon workshops on environmental regulations and NCASI resources, NCASI will host a reception to welcome all attendees to the Western Regional Meeting.

Tuesday (September 25) morning’s General Session will feature a keynote speech, provide summary perspectives on NCASI’s contributions over 75 years, and cover other topics of general interest. Tuesday afternoon will offer concurrent technical sessions covering Water Quality and Wood Products followed by a dinner cruise on the Portland Spirit in celebration of NCASI’s 75 years of service to the industry.

Technical sessions on Wednesday, September 26, will address Air Quality, Forestry, and Sustainable Manufacturing and Climate. The all-day Forestry Technical Session will feature presentations of research on the effects of contemporary forest practices on biodiversity, water, and wildlife. Topics will include terrestrial and aquatic biodiversity and fish responses to contemporary forest management practices, as well as habitat and diet for species of conservation concern.

The preliminary agenda follows.

eDNA as a Tool for Identifying Freshwater Species in Sustainable Forestry: A Critical Review and Potential Future Applications
Ashley Coble, NCASI 

Assessing Forest Carnivore Diet and Predation Risk using Scat-derived DNA
Katie Moriarty, U.S. Forest Service PNW Research Station 

Three-Dimensional Partitioning of Resources by Northern Spotted Owls and Barred Owls
Julie Jenkins, U.S. Forest Service PNW Research Station 

Understanding Dissolved Oxygen Concentrations in the Alsea Watershed Study Revisited: It’s a Gas
George Ice, NCASI (retired) 

Fish Community Response Following Timber Harvest at Mica Creek, Idaho
John Gravelle, University of Idaho 

Relating Salmonid Population Health to Natural Turbidity Regimes in Northwest Streams
Doug Martin, Martin Environmental 

Effects of Intensive Forest Management on Avian Abundance
Jake Verschuyl, NCASI 

Effects of Herbicides and Herbivory in Determining Early Seral Plant Communities
Thomas Stokely, Oregon State University 

Quantifying Tradeoffs between Intensive Forest Management and Biodiversity
Andrew J. Kroll, Weyerhaeuser 

Habitat-specific Response of Stream Invertebrates to Sand and Silt Cover on the Stream Benthos in the Coastal Ecoregion
Patrick Edwards, Portland State University 

How Creating Riparian Forest Canopy Gaps Affects Algae, Invertebrates and Fish in Headwater Streams
Dana Warren, Oregon State University 

Forest Carbon Dynamics in Oregon and Washington using Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA)
Steve Prisley, NCASI 

Additional information about registration, lodging reservations, the agenda, and other aspects of the Regional Meeting are available at the meeting website.