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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    Click here for the conference program booklet

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    Tuesday, October 18, 2011
    Plenary Session

    Click on the links below to view PowerPoint presentations with audio


    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
    YouTube Version
    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
    YouTube Version
    Daniel R. Simon
    Energy Regulatory Policies Encouraging Biomass Power in the West
    Daniel R. Simon, Partner, Ballard Spahr, Washington D.C.
    YouTube Version
    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
    YouTube Version

    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
    YouTube Version
    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
    YouTube Version
    Douglas Page
    Silviculture for Pinyon Juniper Ecosystems
    Douglas H. Page
    , Southwest Utah Zone Forester, BLM, Cedar City, Utah
    YouTube Version

    Woody Biomass Utilization Break-out Session


    Jared Abodeely
    The Economics of Biomass
    Jared Abodeely
    , Research Engineer, Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Falls, Idaho
    YouTube Version
    Gilbert Miller
    Biomass Business Principles of Success
    Gil Miller
    , Economic Associates of Utah, Board Member Rural Life Foundation, Corinne, Utah
    YouTube Version
    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
    YouTube Version
    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
    YouTube Version

    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
    YouTube Version
    Lance Lindbloom
    What Works for Biomass Harvesting in Pinyon Juniper
    Lance Lindbloom, Owner, Bloomin Ranch Services, Beaver, Utah
    YouTube Version
    Jeremy Drew
    The Need for PJ Restoration in Eastern Nevada
    Jeremy Drew
    , Resource Specialist, Resource Concepts Inc., Carson City, Nevada
    YouTube Version

    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
    YouTube Version
    Steve Larson
    Native Utah Grasses for Biomass
    Steve Larson
    , Research Geneticist, Forage and Range Research Laboratory, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Logan, Utah
    YouTube Version
    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
    YouTube Version

    Bioenergy Break-out Session
    Anthony Turhollow
    Billion Ton Report
    Anthony Turhollow, Economist, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Logan, Utah

    YouTube Version
    Dallas Hanks
    Bioenergy 101
    Dallas Hanks
    ,Director, Center for Agronomic and Woody Biomass, Utah State University Extension, Salt Lake City, Utah
    YouTube Version
    Mark Knaebe
    Viable Bioenergy Options
    Mark Knaebe
    , Natural Resource Specialist, State and Private Forestry Technology Marketing Unit, USFS Forest Products Laboratory, Madison, Wisconsin
    YouTube Version

    Biochar Break-out Session
    David Shearer
    Biochar Basics
    David Shearer
    , CEO/Co-founder, Full Circle Solutions, San Francisco, California
    YouTube Version
    David Shearer
    Land Reclamation and Restoration
    David Shearer for John Gaunt
    , Director, Keysoil Ltd., Hertfordshire, UK
    YouTube Version
    Mark Coleman
    Biochar and Forest Ecology
    Mark Coleman
    , Associate Professor of Forest Resources, University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho
    YouTube Version

    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
    YouTube Version
    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
    YouTube Version
    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
    YouTube Version

    Bioenergy Break-out Session
    Angela Farr
    Fuels for Schools
    Angela Farr
    , Regional Biomass Utilization Coordinator, Regions 1 and 4, USDA Forest Service, Missoula, Montana
    YouTube Version
    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
    YouTube Version
    Jon Lear
    Sanpete Valley Clean Energy Project
    Jon Lear
    , Lear & Lear Law Offices, Salt Lake City, Utah
    YouTube Version

    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

    YouTube Version
     
    Jay O'Laughlin
    The Forestry/Bioenergy/Carbon Connection
    Jay O'Laughlin
    , Professor of Forestry and Policy Sciences, University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho
    YouTube Version

    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