Forestry Summit Registration Now Open

Posted on January 24, 2017 in Events

Registration is now open for the 2017 West Central Mountains Forest Summit on Restoration, taking place on February 16th from 8a-3:45p at the Ashley Inn in Cascade. Join us for a day filled with great information about forestry, business opportunities and collaborative efforts taking place across our region.

The agenda includes panel discussions and presentations about Woody Biomass, mining, energy, forest coalitions and much more!

Forestry Summit Registration 2017

  • Price: $35.00
  • $0.00


8:00 A.M. Continental Breakfast

8:30 A.M. Welcome

  • Gordon Cruickshank – Chairman – Valley County Commissioner

8:35 A.M. Opening remarks- What Is Restoration?

  • Tyre Holfeltz – Idaho Department of Lands – Community Fire Program Manager

9:00 A.M. Panel on Forest Coalitions – Moderator Wendy Green

  • Big Creek/Yellow Pine Collaborative – Jocelyn Hatch – Nez Perce Tribe
  • Boise Forest Coalition – Rachel Vandenburg – Boise Cascade Wood Products
  • Payette Forest Coalition – John Robison – Idaho Conservation League

9:45 A.M. Questions for Coalition Panel

10:00 A.M. Break

10:10 A.M. National and State Forest Current and Future Management Goals – Moderator Wendy Green

  • Boise National Forest – Jake Strohmeyer Cascade District Ranger
  • Idaho Department of Lands – Chris Clark – Forester
  • Payette National Forest Steve Kimball – PNF – Natural Resource Staff Officer

10:55 A.M. Questions for Forest Panel

11:10 A.M. Valley County Firewise

  • Juan Bonilla Donnelly Fire Chief
  • Stephanie Nelson Wildfire Prevention Associates

11:45 A.M. Idaho Potato Bar Lunch on site – Network with folks during this time

1:00 P.M. Mining Landscape Restoration – Stibnite Mine

  • Midas Gold Idaho Inc. – Rocky Chase – VP Environmental and Permitting
  • Midas Gold Idaho Inc. – Alan Haslam – Director of Permitting

1:30 P.M. Current Facilities Processing the Wood Materials — Moderator Wendy Green

  • Evergreen Forest Products Tamarack Sawmill – Jim Wassmuth
  • Idaho Forest Group – Grangeville Sawmill – Mac Lefebvre
  • Wood Grain Millwork – Emmett Sawmill – Robert Shaw
  • Parma Post and Pole Parma Operations – Mike Sterling

2:10 Questions for Processors Panel

2:30 P.M. Break

2:40 P.M. Bio-Mass Campus report- Valley County Project

  • Benjamin R. Dair – Conservation Finance Director – Sustainable Northwest

3:10 P.M. Questions on Bio-Mass Campus report

3:25 P.M. Wrap up of today’s discussions

  • Tyre Holfeltz – Idaho Department of Lands – Community Fire Program Manager

3:45 P.M. End of Forest Restoration Summit