Restoring the West Conference 2011

Restoring the West 2011

Web Archive – Restoring the West Conference 2011
Sustaining Forests, Woodlands, and Communities Through Biomass Use
Utah State University in Logan, Utah October 18 & 19, 2011

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Plenary Session

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Mike Dudley   Biomass Utilization: A Tool for Forest Restoration
Mike Dudley, Director of State and Private Forestry, Regions One and Four, USDA Forest Service, Ogden, Utah
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Craig Rawlings   The History of Biomass Utilization in the West: From Tee Pee Burners to Woody Biomass Derived Aviation Fuel
Craig Rawlings, Forest Business Network, Missoula, Montana
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Jay O'Laughlin   Towards a Cohesive Federal Policy on Wood Bioenergy
Jay O'Laughlin
, Professor of Forestry and Policy Sciences, University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho
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Daniel R. Simon  

Energy Regulatory Policies Encouraging Biomass Power in the West
Daniel R. Simon, Partner, Ballard Spahr, Washington D.C.
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Mark Knaebe   Woody Biomass Utilization Update for Natural Resource Managers
Mark Knaebe
, Natural Resource Specialist, State and Private Forestry Technology Marketing Unit, USFS Forest Products Laboratory, Madison, Wisconsin
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Ecological Considerations Break-out Session


Peter Weisberg Can Biomass Use in Pinyon Juniper Woodlands be Considered Ecological Restoration?
Peter Weisberg
, Associate Professor Landscape Ecology, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Science, University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada
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Douglas Shinneman Pinyon Juniper Restoration Ecology: Compatibilities and Incompatibilities of Biomass Harvesting in the Southwest
Douglas Shinneman
, Supervisory Research Fire Ecologist, Forest and Rangeland Ecosystems Science Center, USGS, Boise, Idaho
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Douglas Page Silviculture for Pinyon Juniper Ecosystems
Douglas H. Page
, Southwest Utah Zone Forester, BLM, Cedar City, Utah
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Robin Tausch Climate Change, Genetic Variability, and Associated Great Basin Woodland Dynamics: Implications for Long-Term Biomass Production
Robin Tausch
, Science Leader, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Reno, Nevada
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Ecology Panel Tuesday Afternoon Q&A for Ecological Considerations Speakers
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Woody Biomass Utilization Break-out Session


Jared Abodeely The Economics of Biomass
Jared Abodeely
, Research Engineer, Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Falls, Idaho
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Gilbert Miller Biomass Business Principles of Success
Gil Miller
, Economic Associates of Utah, Board Member Rural Life Foundation, Corinne, Utah
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Dusty Moller Marketing Strategies for Biomass Utilization
Dusty Moller
, Dusty Moller, Wood Utilization Manager, Business Environmental Program, Small Business Development Center, University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada
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Christopher Wright New Developments in the World of Biomass Utilization
Christopher Wright
, Senior Research Engineer, Biofuels and Renewable Energy, Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Falls, Idaho
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Utilization Panel Tuesday Afternoon Q&A with Woody Biomass Utilization Speakers
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Wednesday, October 19, 2011


Plenary Session

Mary Mitsos Collaboration Successes Around the West and Why Collaboration is Important
Mary Mitsos
, Vice President for Conservation Programs, National Forest Foundation, Missoula, Montana
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Lance Lindbloom What Works for Biomass Harvesting in Pinyon Juniper
Lance Lindbloom, Owner, Bloomin Ranch Services, Beaver, Utah
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Jeremy Drew The Need for PJ Restoration in Eastern Nevada
Jeremy Drew
, Resource Specialist, Resource Concepts Inc., Carson City, Nevada
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Ecological Considerations Break-out Session
Chad Davis Biomass Energy: Seeing the Forest Through the Trees
Chad Davis
, Forest Stewardship Program Director, Sustainable Northwest, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon
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Steve Larson Native Utah Grasses for Biomass
Steve Larson
, Research Geneticist, Forage and Range Research Laboratory, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Logan, Utah
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Brent Mitchell Modeling Biomass and Canopy Fuel Attributes Using LIDAR Technology
Brent Mitchell, Remote Sensing Analyst, USDA Forest Service, Remote Sensing Applications Center (RSAC), Salt Lake City, Utah
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Bioenergy Break-out Session
Anthony Turhollow Billion Ton Report
Anthony Turhollow, Economist, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Logan, Utah

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Dallas Hanks Bioenergy 101
Dallas Hanks
,Director, Center for Agronomic and Woody Biomass, Utah State University Extension, Salt Lake City, Utah
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Mark Knaebe Viable Bioenergy Options
Mark Knaebe
, Natural Resource Specialist, State and Private Forestry Technology Marketing Unit, USFS Forest Products Laboratory, Madison, Wisconsin
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Biochar Break-out Session
David Shearer Biochar Basics
David Shearer
, CEO/Co-founder, Full Circle Solutions, San Francisco, California
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David Shearer Land Reclamation and Restoration
David Shearer for John Gaunt
, Director, Keysoil Ltd., Hertfordshire, UK
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Mark Coleman Biochar and Forest Ecology
Mark Coleman
, Associate Professor of Forest Resources, University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho
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Ecology Break-out Session
Justin DeRose Exploring the Biomass Accumulation Possibilities from Active Forest Management in Utah Forest Types
Justin DeRose
, Research Ecologist, Rocky Mountain Research Station, USDA Forest Service, Ogden, UT
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Sara Goeking Regional Trends in Standing Forest Biomass in the Interior West
Sara Goeking
, Biological Scientist, Rocky Mountain Research Station, USDA Forest Service, Ogden, Utah
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Bob Zybach Restoring Fire and People to the Land: The 2010 South Umpqua Study
Bob Zybach
, Program Manager, Oregon Websites and Watersheds Project, Inc., Eugene, Oregon
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Bioenergy Break-out Session
Angela Farr Fuels for Schools
Angela Farr
, Regional Biomass Utilization Coordinator, Regions 1 and 4, USDA Forest Service, Missoula, Montana
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Nii Ofei Mante Thermochemical Conversion of Biomass to Fuels and Chemicals - Pyrolysis and Gasification
Nii Ofei Mante
, Visiting Research Scholar, Synthetic Bio-Manufacturing, Utah State University, Logan, Utah
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Jon Lear Sanpete Valley Clean Energy Project
Jon Lear
, Lear & Lear Law Offices, Salt Lake City, Utah
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Plenary Session

Collaboration Panel

 

Collaboration Panel
Moderator Ellen Drew
, Rural Community Assistance Corporation
Mary Mitsos, National Forest Foundation
Mary O'Brien, Grand Canyon Trust
Bob Swandby, Payette Forest Coalition and Wood Utilization Partnership
Doug Martin, Nevada Tahoe Conservation District

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Jay O'Laughlin

 

The Forestry/Bioenergy/Carbon Connection
Jay O'Laughlin
, Professor of Forestry and Policy Sciences, University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho
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Past Conferences
Click here for the 2010 Restoring the West Conference: Managing Plant and Animal Conflicts
Click here for the 2009 Restoring the West Conference: Peaks to Valleys - Innovative Land Management for the Great Basin
Click here for the 2008 Restoring the West Conference: Frontiers in Aspen Restoration
Click here for the 2007 Restoring the West Conference: Sagebrush Steppe Restoration
Click here for the 2006 Restoring the West Conference: Aspen Restoration
Click here for the 2004 Managing Aspen in Western Landscapes Conference

Conference Organizers
Darren McAvoy, USU Extension Forestry
Mike Kuhns, USU Extension Forestry
Scott Bell, USDA Forest Service
Foster Agblevor, USU Department of Biological Engineering
Dave Bailey, Utah Department of Agriculture and Food
Marcella Campione, USU National Institute of Food and Agriculture Fellow
Dave Conine, USDA Rural Development
Ellen Drew, Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC)
Chuck Gay, USU Extension
Dallas Hanks, USU Extension
Josh Leffler, USDA Agricultural Research Service
Jay Mashburn, Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC)
Geoff McNaughton, Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands
Gil Miller, Rural Life Stewardship Board
Paul Rogers, Western Aspen Alliance
Ron Ryel, USU Wildland Resources
Ken Sterling, USU National Institute of Food and Agriculture Fellow
Chris Tallackson, Utah Office of Energy Development
Anthony Turhollow, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Aaron Wilkerson, Bureau of Land Management
Angela Griffeth, USU Conference Services
Kyle Loosle, USU Extension Forestry

Conference Sponsors
USU Department of Wildland Resources
USU College of Natural Resources
USU Ecology Center
US Forest Service State & Private Forestry
USU Extension Forestry
Western Aspen Alliance
Utah Biomass Resources Group
USDA-ARS Forage and Range Research Lab
USDA Rural Development
Rural Community Assistance Corporation
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Utah Office of Energy Development
USDI Bureau of Land Management

Ecology Center Utah State University Utah State University Extension Western Aspen Alliance Utah State University College of Natural Resources
United States Forest Service State and Private Forestry Utah State University Wildland Resources USDA Rural Development USDA-ARS Forage and Range Research Lab
Rural Community Assistance Corporation Oak Ridge National Laboratroy. Managed by UT-Battelle for the Department of Energy.
State of Utah Office of Energy Development. National System of Public Lands. United States Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management. Utah Biomass Resources Group