Continental Dialogue Meeting November 2017

2017 Meeting Information


Thursday, November 9th

Rapid Identification of Disease Resistant Trees via FT-IR Spectroscopy – Caterina Villari, Assistant Professor, Forest Pathology, University of Georgia

It Starts with Bark and Ends with Beetle: Other Forest Pest Issues in the Southeast – David Coyle, Forest Health and Invasive Species Program, University of Georgia

Climatic Trends Point to Increasingly Severe Forest Tent Caterpillar Outbreaks in Central Canada: Tree-ring Data – Kyle Haynes, University of Georgia

Three Hundred Million Dead Trees and Counting: Worsening Impact of Laurel Wilt on Redbay – Frank Koch, Research Ecologist, USFS

USFS Forest Health Protection Program Updates – Rick Cooksey, Acting Director, USFS Forest Health Protection

Farm Bill and Forest Pests Update – Rick Otis, President, Reduce Risks from Invasive Species Coalition

National and Regional Port of Entry Detections – John Sagle, Director of Agriculture Safeguarding, US Customs and Border Protection

Engaging Warehouses and Distribution Centers – Terry Morris, Director of Quarantine Policy, Analysis and Support, USDA APHIS

Forest Service International Programs Engagement on Solid Wood Packaging and Horticultural Imports – Beth Lebow, Asia-Pacific Program Specialist, USFS International Programs

Briefing on the National Wood Pallet & Container Association (NWPCA) – Brad Gething, Director of Science & Technology Integration, NWPCA

Healthy Trees App Rollout – Chuck Bargeron, Associate Director of Invasive Species and Information Technology, University of Georgia

Moving Industry As Allies in Outreach – Abbey Powell, Public Affairs Specialist, USDA APHIS Hungry Pests

Junior Invasives Inspector Program – Sherry Aultman, Invasive Species Program Manager, Clemson University

National Plant Board Update – Piera Siegert, State Entomologist, NH Dept. Agriculture, Markets & Food

National Association of State Foresters and Coalition Against Forest Pests Updates – Robert Simpson, President, National Association of State Foresters

Role of North American Invasive Species Management Association and PlayCleanGo – Belle Bergner, Executive Director, North American Invasive Species Management Association

AmericanHort Updates – Craig Regelbrugge, Senior Vice President, AmericanHort

Managing California’s Invasive Beetles without Regulations – Katie Harrell, Chair, California Firewood Task Force

Don’t Move Firewood Updates, with Lessons from Political Protest and Solar Eclipse – Leigh Greenwood, Outreach Programs Manager, The Nature Conservancy

A State’s Perspective on Deregulation of the Emerald Ash Borer – Piera Siegert, State Entomologist, New Hampshire Department of Agriculture, Markets & Food

USDA APHIS PPQ Forest Pest Program Highlights – Scott Pfister, Lab Director, USDA APHIS CPHST

Friday, November 10th

Threats to Oak Trees in the Eastern US – David Coyle, Forest Health and Invasive Species Program, University of Georgia

Urban Trees and The Nature Conservancy’s Shared Conservation Agenda – Rachel Holmes, Urban Forestry Lead, The Nature Conservancy

Asian Longhorned Beetle Eradication Horizons – Paul Chaloux, National Policy Manager, USDA APHIS

Spotted Lanternfly Regional Update – John Baker, Spotted Lanternfly Program Coordinator, Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture

Framing Presentation: How Americans think about trees from 2005 to 2017 – Faith Campbell, Vice President, Center for Invasive Species Management Association