The 2022 Continental Dialogue on Non-native Forest Insects and Diseases will be held in two parts- one in person as a one day workshop, and the other a series of webinars similar to the 2021 Virtual Summit.
The in-person one day workshop was held on September 20th 2022, in association with the Entomological Society of America, hosted by the Society of American Foresters National Convention in Baltimore MD.
Separately, for the series of webinars, we will plan to structure 2 to 4 sessions in late November and/or early December 2022 that will cover different themes from the in-person workshop. For the webinar series, we will discuss concepts such as; early detection, rapid response, management, pathways mitigation, and forest resilience within North America. Dates, themes, and speakers for the webinar series will be determined in fall 2022 and posted here.
September 20, 2022 In-Person Workshop (Baltimore Convention Center, Room 329, 8:30 to 4:30)
8:30 – 9:00AM: Welcome Presentations
- Welcome to the Protecting Trees and Forests from Invasive Pests through Collaborative Solutions Workshop – Leigh Greenwood, The Nature Conservancy
- Grand Challenges Agenda for Entomology – Erin Cadwalader, Entomological Society of America
9:00 – 10:15AM: 2022 Framing Presentations
- Updates from National Invasive Species Council – Angela McMellen Brannigan, Technical Advisor, National Invasive Species Council
- Updates from USFS Forest Health Protection – Rick Cooksey, Director, Forest Health Protection, US Forest Service
- Private Forest Landowner Perspectives on Forest Pest Issues – Tom Fox, Vice President, Research, Productivity, Sustainability, Rayonier Inc.
- Updates from USDA APHIS PPQ – Dave Hanken, PPQ Plant Inspection Station National Policy Manager, USDA APHIS PPQ
10:30 – 11:30AM: International Approaching on Plants for Planting
- International Trade in Horticultural Plants: Trends and Observations – Craig Regelbrugge, Executive Vice President- Advocacy and Research, AmericanHort
- Updates on Risk Assessment and Economic Analysis – Rebecca Epanchin-Niell, Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Maryland
- USDA APHIS Plants for Planting and Propagation Program Updates – Dave Hanken, PPQ Plant
Inspection Station National Policy Manager, USDA APHIS PPQ
11:30 – 12:45PM: Lunch
12:45 – 2:30PM: International Approaches for Solid Wood Packaging Materials
- CBP’s Informed Compliance Approach along with Operational Updates – Samara Crenshaw-Nolen, Branch Chief, APTL Office of Field Operations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
- Upcoming Research Findings on Wood Borer Detection Rates in Wood Packaging Materials From 2003-2020 – Beth Lebow, Program Coordinator, International Programs, US Forest Service
- Updates from USDA APHIS Phytosanitary Issues Management – Tyrone Jones, Trade Director,
Forestry Products, USDA APHIS PPQ
- Pause – first grouping of Q&A
- Industry Perspective on Continuous Improvement of ISPM 15 – Brad Gething, Vice President of
Science & Technology, National Wood Pallet and Container Association
- Preventing pests in wood packaging with a new private sector initiative – Gary Lovett, Senior Scientist Emeritus, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
- Second grouping of Q&A
2:30 – 2:45PM: Coffee Break
2:45 – 3:45PM: International Research and Collaboration
- Sentinel Gardens are an effective tool but international research is facing emerging challenges –
Jiri Hulcr, Associate Professor, School of Forest, Fisheries and Geomatics Sciences, University of
- International Collaborations in Afforested Landscapes, Cities, and Botanical Collections around the world – Geoff Williams, International Sentinel Network Coordinator, International
Programs, US Forest Service
- New partnerships in USFS Forest Health Protection – Sky Stephens, Forest Health Specialist,
Forest Health Protection, US Forest Service
- International Research Opportunities and Challenges – Scott Miller, Director, Research
Management and Innovation, Smithsonian Institution
3:45 – 4:30PM: Synthesis and Networking Exercise
2022 Online Webinars
Dates, themes, and speakers for the webinar series will be determined in fall 2022 and posted here.