Conference on Coast Redwood Forest Ecology and Management June 18-20, 1996

John W. LeBlanc jleblanc at nature.berkeley.edu
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                         Conference on Coast Redwood 
                        Forest Ecology and Management

                              June 18-20, 1996
                          Humboldt State University

                                                                                

                                                                               


The coast redwood forest type is unique to northern California and southwest
Oregon.  Society values the broad spectrum of natural resources inherent in the
coast redwood forest including: natural history, wood products,
aesthetics, and a
rich diversity of plants and animals.  The amount of published work on coast
redwood forests, however, has not matched the interest of this unique resource. 
The conference on Coast Redwood Forest Ecology and Management is the first
of its
kind for the region.  The plenary sessions will summarize existing knowledge
about the coast redwood forest ecosystem, review social and human perspectives,
and examine past and current forest management.  Technical papers and posters
will present the latest research on watershed processes, forest ecology and
management, silvicultural systems, terrestrial and aquatic wildlife, and coast
redwood biology.

SPONSORED BY (as of December 15, 1995)
    California Dept. of Forestry and Fire Protection
    Save-the-Redwoods League
    Georgia-Pacific Corporation
    Humboldt State University, College of Natural Resources and Sciences
    Humboldt State University, Department of Forestry
    Louisiana-Pacific Corporation
    Redwood National and State Parks
    The Pacific Lumber Company
    Simpson Timber Company

COOPERATING ORGANIZATIONS
    American Fisheries Society, Humboldt Chapter
    California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
    City of Arcata
    National Biological Service
    Society of American Foresters
    University of California Cooperative Extension Forestry
    University of California Berkeley, ESPM 
    The Wildlife Society
      
PROGRAM COMMITTEE
    Bill Baxter, Calif. Dept. of Forestry and Fire Protection, JDSF 
    Dr. Marty Berbach, Calif. Dept. of Forestry and Fire Protection
    Jay Harris, Calif. Dept. of Forestry and Fire Protection
    Bill Houston, Simpson Timber Company
    John LeBlanc, Univ. of Calif. Cooperative Extension Forestry
    Vicki Ozaki, Redwood National and State Parks
    Dr. Douglas Piirto, Cal Poly State University, SLO
    Kim Rodriques, Univ. of Calif. Cooperative Extension, Humboldt Co. 
    Dr. John Stuart, Humboldt State University
    Dr. Dale Thornburg, Humboldt State University 
    Stephen Veirs, Jr., National Biological Service 
    Dr. Lee Wensel, University of California Berkeley 


GENERAL INFORMATION

Schedule of Events - Registration begins at 6:00 pm on Monday June 17 and
will be
on-going until the morning of June 19.  The first two days of the conference,
June 18 and 19, will include plenary sessions in the morning and two concurrent
technical sessions in the afternoon.  A poster session is scheduled on the
evening of June 18 and will include a no-host bar.  The third and fourth days of
the conference, June 20 and 21, will include optional concurrent field trips. 
Field trips on June 20 will cover topics including second-growth management,
forestry at the rural/urban interface, wildlife and fishery issues,
non-industrial forest land management, old-growth issues, and park management. 
Additional field trips on June 21 will be available to those who are interested
in traveling to the Jackson Demonstration State Forest in Mendocino County or to
the Cal Poly State University forest in Santa Cruz.

Conference Fees -  A $50 conference fee includes the meeting registration,
proceedings, and lunches for both days of the conference.  Student registration
will be $35 with a current student identification.  One day registration will be
available for $35.  Registration for the conference is Due on May 3, 1996.  Late
registration after May 3 will be an additional $30.  

Lodging - Single occupancy accommodations are available June 18 and 19 at
Humboldt State University for $100.  Price includes breakfast and dinner
for both
days.  Lodging on June 17 or 20 will be an additional $20 per day (meals not
included).  

Mixer - Come meet other conference participants.  A mixer will be held Monday
evening June 17.  A no-host bar will feature our local Humboldt County wines,
beer, and food.  Registration will also be available.

Mixer/Poster Session - A poster session is scheduled at 4:45 - 6:45 pm June 18. 
Presenters will be present to discuss their posters.  Enjoy a no-host bar that
will feature local Humboldt County beer and wine.

Banquet - A dinner banquet on June 18 will feature guest speaker Mary Franzini
from the Save-the-Redwoods League.  The banquet will cost $20.

Continuing Education Hours
The Society of American Foresters 12.5 CFE
The Wildlife Society - 14 Hours

                            AGENDA (Day 1)
                            June 18, 1996

 7:30             Registration

OPENING REMARKS
 8:15 -  8:30     Welcome:         Dr. Alistair McCrone, 
                                   President Humboldt State University
                 Introduction:     Bill Baxter, 
                                   California Dept. Forestry and Fire
Protection,
                                   Jackson Demonstration State Forest

 8:30 -  9:00     Keynote Address: Ecology and Management of Coast Redwoods, 
                                   Dr. William J. Libby, Professor Emeritus, 
                                   University of California Berkeley

                            PLENARY SESSION I 
                            
 9:00 -  9:30     Stratigraphic and Geographic Distribution of Coast Redwoods,
                  Dr. Jack A. Wolfe, University of Arizona
 9:30 - 10:00     Ecology of the Coast Redwood, Stephen D. Veirs, National
                  Biological Service
10:00 - 10:30     Break
10:30 - 11:00     Past and Present Uses of Redwoods from a Yurok Perspective,
                  Roland Raymond and Village Elder, Yurok Tribe
11:00 - 11:30     Silviculture in the Redwood Region - An Historical
Perspective,
                  Tharon O'Dell, Simpson Timber Company
11:30 - 12:00     Current Status and Distribution of Coast Redwood, Dr.
Larry Fox
                  and Dr. John Stuart, Humboldt State University
12:00 -  1:30     Lunch (provided on-site)

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                         CONCURRENT TECHNICAL SESSIONS 

I. SILVICULTURE
II. ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT

 1:30 - 1:50
I. SILVICULTURE
   Seventy-Two Years' Growth on a Redwood Sample Plot: The Wonder Plot
Revisited   
   Gerald Allen, Humboldt State University; James L. Lindquist, Consulting
Forester;
   Jere Melo, Georgia Pacific Corp.; and John Stuart, Humboldt State University

II. ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT
   Park Management Enriched by Cultural Diversity  Fredrica Bowcutt,
University of
   California, Davis 

 1:50 - 2:10
I. SILVICULTURE
   Young-Growth Coast Redwood Stands Respond Well to Various Thinning
Intensities  
   William W. Oliver, USFS; James L. Linquist, Consulting Forester;  Rudolph O.
   Strothmann, Redwood Sciences Lab, USFS 

II. ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT
   Conservation Easements for Productive Forestlands: Financial Incentives for
   Forest Production  Laurie A. Wayburn and Constance L. Best, The Pacific
Forest
   Trust 

 2:10 - 2:30
I. SILVICULTURE
   Impact of Silvicultural Systems on Redwood Regeneration   James Lindquist,
   Consulting Forester

II. ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT
   The Use of Fog Precipitation by Plants in Coast Redwood Forests   
   Todd Dawson, Cornell University 

 2:30 - 2:50
I. SILVICULTURE
   Seed Germinative Capacity and Seedling Survival of the Coast Redwood 'Sequoia
   Sempervirens'   Dr. Rudolf W. Becking, Forest Research Consultant

II. ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT
   The Dynamics of Treefall Gaps in Alluvial Flat Coast Redwood Forests  
Neil G.
   Sugihara, USFS

 2:50 - 3:20
   Break

 3:20 - 3:40
I. SILVICULTURE
   Comparison between growth of Douglas-Fir and Redwood Regeneration in Uniform
   Selection and Group Selection Silvicultural Systems   
   Dale A. Thornburgh, Humboldt State University

II. ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT
   The Development of Fire Scar Cavities on Old- Growth Coast Redwood Trees   
   Mark A. Finney, Systems for Environmental Management

 3:40 - 4:00
I. SILVICULTURE
   Growth of Coast Redwood Under Alternative Uneven-Aged Silvicultural
Systems   
   John A. Helms, Univ. of Calif. Berkeley

II. ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT
   Spatial Analysis of Gall Occurrence and Severity in Coast Redwood
Populations of
   Northern California   Stanley Scher, University of California Berkeley

 4:00 - 4:20
I. SILVICULTURE
   Practical Implications of Implementing Uneven-Aged Coast Redwood
Management at
   Cal Poly's School Forest  Douglas D. Piirto, Richard P. Thompson, Kevin
L. Piper,
   Cal Poly State University, SLO.

II. ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT
   The Role of Exposure in Old-Growth Redwood Tree Top Die-Back  Stephen
D. Veirs,
   Jr., National Biological Service 

 4:20 - 4:40
 I. SILVICULTURE
   Forest Practice Regulation in the Redwood Region - A Case Study of
Sonoma County,
   Fred Euphrat, Forest, Soil and Water, Inc.  

II. ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT
   Modeling Carbon Storage in Redwood Forests with Different Management
Scenarios
   Mark A. White, Laurie A. Wayburn, Connie Best, The Pacific Forest Trust 

4:45
   POSTER SESSION  No-host bar featuring local Humboldt County wines and beers. 


7:00
   BANQUET  Guest Speaker Mary Franzini from Save-the-Redwoods League

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                             AGENDA (Day 2)
                            June 19, 1996

 7:30        Registration

PLENARY SESSION II
 7:45 -   8:00    Welcome and Introduction, Dr. Douglas Piirto, Cal Poly State
                  University, SLO
 8:00 -   8:30    Pattern and Process Relating Vegetation and Soil in Redwood
                  Forests, Dr. Paul Zinke, Professor Emeritus, 
                  University of California Berkeley
 8:30 -   9:00    Time, Space, and Redwood Trees, Dr. Leslie Reid, 
                  Redwood Sciences Lab, USFS 
 9:00 -   9:30    Break
 9:30 -  10:00    Wildlife of the Redwood Region, Dr. Lowell Diller, 
                  Simpson Timber Co.
10:00 -  10:30    Coast Redwood  as a Future Supplier of Wood Products, 
                  Wayne Wilcox, University of California Forest Products
Laboratory 
10:30 -  11:00    Aquatic Life and Fisheries in the Redwood Region, 
                  Dr. Terry Roeloffs, Humboldt State University 
11:00 -  11:30    Conflict Management Issues and Techniques Related to
Management
                  of Coast Redwood, Kim Rodriques, University of California 
                  Cooperative Extension
11:30 -  12:00    Redwood as an Exotic Species, Dr. John Kuser, Rutgers
University
12:00 -   1:30    Lunch (provided on-site)

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                         CONCURRENT TECHNICAL SESSIONS
 
II. WILDLIFE 
IV. WATERSHED AND RESTORATION
    
 1:30 - 1:50
II. WILDLIFE 
    Growth and Development of Tailed Frogs in Coastal Streams of the
Redwood Region  
    Richard D. Wallace, University of Idaho; Lowell Diller, Simpson Timber Co.
 
IV. WATERSHED AND RESTORATION
    Hydrologic Consequences of Logging Second-growth Redwood Watersheds  
Robert R.
    Ziemer, Jack Lewis, and Elizabeth T. Keppler, Redwood Sciences Lab, USFS 

 1:50 - 2:10
II. WILDLIFE 
    Abundance of Dusky-Footed Woodrats in Four Age Classes of Coastal
Redwood Forest 
    Keith A. Hamm, Eel River Saw Mills 
 
IV. WATERSHED AND RESTORATION
    Effects of Forest Harvesting on Large Organic Debris in Coastal Streams  
    Christopher G. Surfleet and Robert R. Ziemer, Redwood Sciences Lab, USFS 

 2:10 - 2:30
II. WILDLIFE 
    Pacific Fisher Occurrence in the Redwood Zone, Richard R. Klug,
Simpson Timber Co.
 
IV. WATERSHED AND RESTORATION
    Long-Term Channel Response to Large Floods and Sedimentation  Mary Ann
Madej,
    National Biological Service; Vicki L. Ozaki, Redwood National Park 

 2:30 - 2:50
II. WILDLIFE 
    The Status of Marten in Redwoods: Is the Humboldt Marten Extinct?  
William J.
    Zielinski, Redwood Sciences Lab, USFS; Richard T. Golightly Jr.,
Humboldt State
    University 
 
IV. WATERSHED AND RESTORATION
    Watershed Restoration in Redwood National Park  Terry Spreiter, 
    Redwood National Park

 2:50 - 3:20
Break



III. WILDLIFE
     
V. GENETICS and PHYSIOLOGY
     
 3:20 - 3:40
III. WILDLIFE
     Factors Influencing the Breeding Distribution of Birds in Redwood Forest
     Fragments   T. Luke George and Mollie Hunt, Humboldt State University
     
V. GENETICS and PHYSIOLOGY
     The Genetic Architecture of Coast Redwood  William J. Libby, University of
     California Berkeley; Thimmapps S. Anekonda, University of California
Davis; and
     John E. Kuser, Rutgers University

 3:40 - 4:00
III. WILDLIFE
     Monitoring Populations and Demography of Landbirds in Riparian Corridors of
     Redwood National and State Park  C.J. Ralph, Redwood Sciences Lab,
USFS;  Howard
     F. Sakai, Redwood National Park
     
V. GENETICS and PHYSIOLOGY
     Respiration Parameters Determine Redwood Growth Rates and Responses
to Climate   
     Richard S. Criddle; Thimmapps S. Anekonda, Univ. of Calif. Davis; and
William J.
     Libby, University of California Berkeley


 4:00 - 4:20
III. WILDLIFE
     Marbled Murrelet Habitat Relationships in Redwood Forests   Sherri L.
Miller and
     C. John Ralph, Redwood Sciences Lab, USFS
     
V. GENETICS and PHYSIOLOGY
     Micropropagation and Field Testing of Frost-Tolerant Sequoia Sempervirens
     Genotype M. Raj Ahuja, Institute of Forest Genetics, Germany 

 4:20 - 4:40    
III. WILDLIFE
     To Be Announced    
     
V. GENETICS and PHYSIOLOGY
     To Be Announced

 4:45 
CLOSING REMARKS   Dr. William J. Libby, 
                  Professor Emeritus, University of California Berkeley    



    FIELD TRIPS

Eight optional field trips are offered in conjunction with the conference.  Six
local field trips will be hosted by representatives from industrial timber
companies, local non-industrial forest landowners, Redwood National and State
Parks, Humboldt State University, and the City of Arcata.  Two additional field
trips will be offered south of Humboldt County and will be hosted by the
California Dept. of Forestry and Fire Protection, and Cal Poly State
University. 
Space is limited and available on a first come first serve basis.

FIELD TRIPS JUNE 20, 1996 - With the exception of the Arcata City Forest Tour,
field trips will cost $15 and include transportation and lunch.

1. Simpson Timber Company Tour - Features second growth redwood management
with a
particular focus on integrating management of sensitive species.  The field trip
will emphasize elements of the Habitat Conservation Plan for the Northern
Spotted
Owl and highlight plans for multiple species management.  

2. Pacific Lumber Company Tour - Tour one of the few remaining old-growth lumber
mills on the north coast and visit a nearby young growth redwood
plantation.  The
tour will also focus on fishery restoration projects.  The fisheries program has
been recognized both locally and nationally.

3. Non-Industrial Forest Lands Tour - Tour and discuss silvicultural approaches
to meet landowner objectives.  The current Forest Practice Rules related to
forest management on private lands will be discussed on a variety of forest
sites.  Several local landowners and their consulting foresters will be
available
to discuss the regulatory process and associated costs with each of the forest
management plans.

4. Redwood National and State Parks - One day tour to observe ecosystem
management of the park's natural resources.  Tour a second-growth forest being
managed to promote and restore old-growth characteristics, visit oak woodlands
and prairies, and discuss management of these areas as a component of the
Redwood
ecosystem.  Hike to the Tall Trees Grove to discuss old- growth ecology and
discuss channel response following large floods on Redwood Creek.  The
field trip
will involve moderate to strenuous hiking on trails and cross country.  Hiking
boots are recommended.

5. Fern Canyon Aesthetic/Ecological Tour - All-day hiking tour of Prairie Creek
State Park.  This is a moderate to moderately strenuous 9 mile round trip hike. 
Hike over an old-growth forested ridge, across a coastal prairie, down along the
Gold Bluffs Beach into a fern draped canyon.  Enjoy lunch on the beach.  Return
along creeks transiting Sitka spruce and redwood forests.

6. Arcata City Forest Tour - A five hour walking tour through a 100-year-old
second-growth redwood-mixed conifer forest.  This trip focuses on historic
logging, natural recovery of the forest ecosystem, nature trail and recreation
management, community forest goals, and forest management at the rural urban
interface.  The walking tour will be on trails and roads and include a 1200 ft
gain in elevation.  There is no cost for this field trip.  Please bring your own
lunch.


ADDITIONAL FIELD TRIPS JUNE 21, 1996

Additional field trips will be offered to those interested in traveling to areas
south of Humboldt County.  Lunch and transportation will not be provided.  There
is no cost for these field trips.

7. Jackson Demonstration State Forest (Mendocino County) - Spend a half-day
exploring the various silvicultural treatments used on the State Forest, and
reviewing the Caspar Creek Watershed Study.  Lunch will be available at a local
conservation camp for $1.00.

8. Cal Poly State University School Forest (Santa Cruz County) - Spend a
half-day
examining an integrated ranch management operation run by Cal Poly State
University.  This field trip will focus on uneven-aged forest management.



REGISTRATION FORM
Conference on Coast Redwood
Forest Ecology and Management
June 18-20, 1996


Name  
                                                                           
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REGISTRATION: DUE Friday, May 3, 1996
    -    Includes registration, proceedings, and lunch for both days of the
         conference.
    -    Late registration at the door will be an additional $30 and may not
         include proceedings.
    -    Acknowledgement of pre-registration will be sent out a month prior to
         the conference and include a campus map and other materials.

(Check ONE)
Regular   ___ $50    Student ___ $35    1 DAY ___ $35   REGISTRATION 
$_________                    (send copy of ID)
 
ACCOMMODATIONS (Single bed, apartment style occupancy; 
                  includes breakfast, lunch and dinner for both days; 
                  Dinner Banquet is extra)
                  
    June 18 & 19 # of People  _____   x $100 =       $ ________
                    

    Rooms are also available for June 17 and 20 (meals not included).
            June 17    # of People ______  x  $20 =  $ ________
            
            June 20    # of People ______  x  $20 =  $ ________ 
            
                                                       TOTAL LODGING  $
________ 
                                                       
                                                             
          Check here for information on the local area.  ________

DINNER BANQUET

            Number of Vegetarian Dinners  ________ x $20 = $ ________
                             
            Number of Chicken Dinners     ________ x $20 = $ ________      
            (Guests are welcome at the banquet)
                                                     TOTAL BANQUET    $ ________

FIELD TRIPS  
    - Space is limited and available on first come first serve basis.
    - For field trips on June 20, please indicate your 1st, 2nd and 3rd choice. 
    - Pay for only ONE field trip.  Lunches included on June 20 field trips.
    
    
                                       List Order of    
  JUNE 20, 1995                        Preference
    1. Simpson Timber Company               ________   $15
    2. Pacific Lumber Company               ________   $15
    3. Non-Industrial Forestlands Tour      ________   $15
    4. Redwood National and State Parks     ________   $15
    5. Fern Canyon Aesthetic/Ecosystem Hike ________   $15
    6. Arcata City Forest Tour (No Lunch)   ________   No Fee
  JUNE 21, 1995
    7. Jackson Demonstration State Forest   ________   No Fee
        (Mendocino County, CA)
    8. Cal Poly State University Forest     ________   No Fee            
        (Santa Cruz County, CA)    
                                                        FIELD TRIP    $ ________
                                                                        
                                                  
                                                        TOTAL COST    $ 
________
                                    
MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO:LUMBERJACK ENTERPRISES (No PO's or Credit Cards)
  
CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS:
            The Society of American Foresters (12.5 CFE)           
            The Wildlife Society (14 Hours)                
            
            MAIL TO:                Redwood Forestry Conference
                                        Redwood Coast Conference Center
                                        Jolly Giant Commons, Arcata, CA 95521 
                                        
                                         
                                        Questions?  Call (707) 826-5312

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