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DRAFT AGENDA Mountain Pine Beetle Information Exchange Forum

Day 1: Wednesday, April 23, 2104 Maple Leaf Room, Lister Conference Centre, UofA Mountain Pine Beetle Status Reports and Research Updates Time 08:00

Presentation Co n t in en t a l B r e ak fa st

08:45 – 09:00

Welcome / Introductions and Objectives

09:00 09:00 – 09:30 09:30 – 10:00

Sta tu s Rep o r t s British Columbia Alberta

10:00 – 10:30

Saskatchewan

10:30 – 11:00

B r eak

11:00 – 11:30

US – Colorado to Montana

11:30 – 12:00

Mountain pine beetle invasive rate of spread: what can we predict?

12:00 – 12:45

Speaker Dr. Keith McClain, Program Lead, fRI – MPBEP TBA Erica Samis, Senior Health Officer Forest Health and Adaptation Section, Environment and Sustainable Resource Development, Edmonton, Alberta Dr. Rory McIntosh, Provincial Forest Entomologist and Pathologist, Government of Saskatchewan, Ministry of Environment, Forest Service Branch. Dr. Chuck Rhoades, Research Biogeochemist, USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA Dr. Barry Cooke, Research Scientist, Spatial Dynamics of Insect Populations, Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Northern Forestry Centre, Edmonton, Alberta

LU NC H Co n c lu d in g M PB Re se ar ch

12:45 – 1:05

Mountain pine beetles in post burn lodgepole pine forests

1:05 – 1:25

Experts judgment and media framing of MPB in Alberta

Crisia Tabacaru, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Renewable Resources, University of Alberta Dr. Bonita McFarlane, Senior Human Dimensions Specialist, Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Northern Forestry Centre, Edmonton, Alberta

New MPB Research 1:25 – 1:55

Tria Network / Dynamics of MPB populations in novel pine habitats

Dr. Janice Cooke, Assoc. Professor, Molecular Physiology and Genomics, Biological Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta


1:55 – 2:15

Cold tolerance of MPB: implications for population dynamics and spread in Canada

2:15 – 2:30

Development of monitoring tools to detect MPB at low densities

2:30 – 2:45

Impacts of MPB on hydrology and vegetative development: Phase II

2:45 – 3:00

Stand dynamics after MPB attack

3:00 – 3:15

B r eak

3:15 – 3:30

3:30 – 4:00

Assessing the effectiveness of Alberta’s forest management strategies against the MPB FRIAA Project: Innovative stand establishment and regeneration systems to rehabilitate MPB affected stands on Boreal Sites north of Grande Prairie

4:00 – 4:30

D isc u s si o n

Dr. Katherine Bleiker, Research Scientist, Bark Beetle Ecology, Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Pacific Forestry Centre, Victoria, BC Jennifer Klutsch, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Renewable Resources, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta Dr. Uldis Silins, Professor, Dept. of Renewable Resources, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta Sharon Meredith, Operations Director, Foothills Growth and Yield Association, Alberta Dr. Harry Nelson, Assist. Professor, Forest Economics and Policy, Dept. Forest Resource Management, Faculty of Forestry, UBC Jim Stephenson, Chief Forester, Canadian Forest Products Ltd., Alberta Operations, and Derek Sidders, Regional Coordinator, Canadian Wood Fibre Centre, NRCan, Edmonton, Alberta

Fo llo w in g th e d a y ’s d i sc u ss ion th er e w il l b e a R ecep t ion an d C a sh B ar

Day 2: April 24, 2014 Maple Leaf Room, Lister Conference Centre, UofA

Essential Information for Successful Rehabilitation Time

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Presentation

7:30 – 8:15

Co n t in en t a l B r e ak fa st

8:15 – 8:30

Opening Comments – “The Day Ahead”

8:30 – 9:30

Pine Beetle Effects on Colorado Lodgepole Pine Ecosystems: A Decade of Watershed 1 and Management Research

9:30 – 10:30

Understory stand conditions following MPB and strategies for rehabilitation

Speaker Dr. Keith McClain, Program Lead, fRI – MPBEP Dr. Chuck Rhoades, Research Biogeochemist, USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA Dr. Dave Coates, Research Silviculturist, Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, Research Section, Smithers, BC

Pine Beetle effects on Lodgepole pine Ecosystems of Northern Colorado: 10 Years of Watershed and Management Research. Research Team: Chuck Rhoades, Rob Hubbard, Kelly Elder, Mike Battaglia, Kristen Pelz, Byron Collins, Paula Fornwalt. US Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fort Collins, CO

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10:30 – 11:00

B r eak

11:00 – 12:00

The keys to successful natural regeneration of serotinous pine

12:00 – 12:15

D isc u s si o n

12:15 – 1:00

LU NC H

1:00 – 2:00

What we need to know about ecophysiology & species’ silvics for successful rehabilitation?

2:00 – 2:30

Defining success – What does it look like?

2:30 – 3:00

B r eak

3:00 – 3:30 3:30 – 4:00 4:00 – 4:30

Achieving success on post beetle landscapes in Alberta Alternative perspectives on rehabilitating post beetle landscapes

Dr. Vic Lieffers, Professor and Chair, Department of Renewable Resources, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta

Dr. Steve Grossnickle, Forest Ecophysiologist, NurseryToForest Solutions, Sidney, Vancouver Island, BC Darren Tapp, Executive Director, Forest Management Branch, Environment and Sustainable Resource Development, Edmonton, Alberta

Brooks Horne: ESRD Rehabilitation Specialist Dr. Dave Andison, Program Lead, fRI – Healthy Landscapes Program

D isc u s si o n an d C lo sin g R em ar k s

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