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“Efficient and on point.“ Jesse Bloomfield, Forest Management Solutions


“I enjoyed the panel layout, many great questions were asked amongst the panel."  Garrett Yarbrough, Giustina Land & Timber

“I was able to broadcast the presentation on a big screen so that 15 of our employees could watch it.”  Bill Marshall, Cascade Timber Consulting, Inc.

“Well run, efficient, densely packed, participatory”  Walt Shields, Hancock Forest Management

“The facilitated information sharing between different presenters and the audience really added to the depth and value to each presenter.”  Adam Stinnett, Seneca Jones Timber

“I did not have to travel.”  Mike Emmons, Seneca Jones Timber Company

“Great in depth detail. This should be a must see program for all new and newer foresters dealing with aerial activities.”  Jeremy Norby, Giustina Resourses, LLC

“Anyone that works on or runs a spray project could use this information as a good refresher for applications.”  Walt Shields, Hancock Forest Management

“Why we spray” gave a clear, concise, and repeatable message about why we do what we do and why other methods are not as effective.  Jennifer Beathe, Starker Forests

“Practical advice from experienced practitioners.”  Bonnie Covell, Weyerhaeuser

“This presentation filled a real need to bring experts to share their experience with all of us. I am glad that Oregon Forest Resources Institute stepped up and did it.”  Dan Newton, Weyerhaeuser



“You covered so much in so short a time. Excellent job by all on a complex topic. Many thanks.“  Jennifer Gorski, Oregon State University, Forestry Extension Services


“It was great having good panel members that actively engaged in the discussion with the each of the main speakers.”  Trever Madison, Oregon Department of Forestry

“The format is very good. Efficient use of time. Planning for a helicopter spray unit has a lot of comparable concepts that I can use to plan smaller spray operations by hand.”  Chris Rudd, Oregon Department of Forestry

“A good consensus that we are generally working the same types of projects and timelines, encountering the same problems and issues and making things work.” Charley Moyer, Oregon Department of Forestry

“Excellent, highly professional. Wonderful effort!”  Jennifer Ward, Oregon Department of Forestry

Program Type - Generational Knowledge Capture & Transfer

Collaborators - Oregon Forest Resources Institute, Oregonians for Food & Shelter, Oregon Department of Forestry, Oregon DNR.

Circumstance - Protecting seedlings until they're taller than grass is essential for forest health and to the forest economy.  (Protected seedlings are 2.5 times bigger at maturity.) The master foresters who have developed the best practices that deliver safe and effective spray programs, year after year, are themselves reaching retirement age.  Their success methods are not written in books or taught in university forestry programs.  And, the next generation of forest professionals cannot watch and learn because the success practices happen “on the fly” by master foresters who spend much of their working lives alone in a pickup truck.    

Objective - Help the master foresters organize their bodies of knowledge, and rehearse them to become entertaining and effective presenters and panelists.  Assemble hundreds of forest professionals in small teams to attend, discuss, and apply learnings.

Lasting Value – This 2016 program is standard viewing for newly arriving forest professionals in state, and industrial forests.

Generational Knowledge Capture & Transfer


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