2017 Annual Meeting Handouts

Thursday, April 27

California Tree Farm System (CTFS) Inspector Training
Lois Kaufman, RPF, California Tree Farm System
*Note: This session is open to any attendee of the Annual Meeting.

FLC Board of Directors Meeting (Lunch Provided)
Board Spousal and Early Arrival Activity

Night Owl Session – Introduction to the American Tree Farm System
Lois Kaufman, RPF, California Tree Farm System
*Note: This session is open to any attendee of the Annual Meeting.

Friday, April 28 – Annual Meeting Program & Banquet

Registration and Breakfast
(Breakfast included in your registration fee.)

Early Bird Session
(pre Annual Meeting workshop)*
Taxation 101: An Introduction to Federal Taxation of Timber and Timberland with an Emphasis on Insect and Casualty Loss
Larry Camp, RPF, U.S. Treasury (retired)

Welcome and Opening Remarks
Charll Stoneman, RPF, FLC President

Challenges: Climate Change and Fire Climate Change, Drought Patterns and Their Impacts on Fire Return Intervals
Hugh Safford, PhD, UC Davis and U.S. Forest Service, Regional Ecologist

Fire and Water: Why Private Forest Landowners Are Critical to Protecting the West’s Water Supply
Tom Fry, PhD, Director, Western Forest Conservation, American Forest Foundation


King Fire Impacts at Landscape Scale: Watershed and Soils Impacts
Marie Davis, PG, Consultant to Placer County Water District


Friday, April 28 – Annual Meeting Program & Banquet (continued)

Accessing Governmental Funding for Your Forest Management: Panel of Experts from Key Agencies
CAL FIRE CFIP (California Forest Improvement Program) Funding Opportunities (Panel Presentations)
Stewart McMorrow, RPF, CAL FIRE, Regional Forestry Assistance Specialist

EQIP (Environmental Quality Incentives Program) and Support for Non-Industrial Forest Landowners NRCS (Natural Resources Conservation Services),
Chris Zimny, NRCS State Forester

Non-Point Source Grant Program and [New!] Timber Reform and Forest Restoration Fund
Jeanie Mascia, State Water Resources Control Board, Nonpoint Source Implementation and Enforcement Unit

Watershed Restoration Grants Program/Partners Program
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Conservation Partners Program, Reyn Akiona, Private Lands Biologist Q&A session with the panel of experts.

Facilitated Discussions with Attendees by Region: What Are Your Most Pressing Concerns?

Protecting Forest Health Managing for Resilience: Forest Health, Fire and Insect Disturbances
Jodi N. Axelson, PhD, Assistant Cooperative Extension Specialist in Forest Health, University of California, Berkeley

3:15pm- 3:35pm

Board of Forestry Update

Legislative Report
Brian White, FLC Legislative Advocate

Annual Business Meeting/Member Forum
Charll Stoneman, RPF, FLC President


Annual Meeting Banquet and Award Presentations

  • 2017 CTFS Tree Farmer of the Year: Fort Mountain Ranch (Steve McLeod Family)
  • 2017 CTFS Inspector of the Year: Bob Rogers
  • Speaker: Randy Hanvelt, Supervisor, District 1, Tuolumne County Board of Supervisors
  • Silent Auction and Raffle

Saturday, April 29 – Annual Meeting Field Day

Registration and Breakfast

Transition to bus departure location at the
Black Oak Hotel & Casino

Field Day Schedule
We will depart the Black Oak Casino and Hotel promptly at 8:00am. The first stop will be in Twain Harte to view PG&E’s mandates and efforts to protect their power lines and other infrastructure and then travel to Sonora to view its salvage wood yard to reduce surface fuels resulting from the drought.

From the salvage yard, we will travel to SPI property to view and discuss salvage activities associated with insect attacks and fire damage. After the SPI lands, we will travel south to Greeley Hill Community Center in Mariposa County for lunch.

After lunch, we will view the area around Greeley Hill devastated by the bark beetles. Following this portion of the Field Day tour, we will head back to the Black Oak Casino and Hotel with opportunities to see more examples of the effects of the drought and severe insect attacks during the last few years. We expect to arrive at the hotel by 4:00pm.