2019 Annual Meeting and Tour, October 16-18, Pendleton OR

Bird’s Eye View of the Blue Mountains: An Exploration of Forestry, Range, First Foods, and Wildlife

Featuring a joint tour of PNW Section Society for Range Management (SRM), Oregon Small Woodland Association (OSWA), Society of American Foresters (SAF), Umatilla County Cattlemans Association (UCCA), Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR).  

2019 Annual Meeting and Tour: Headquarters Red Lion Hotel, Pendleton, OR

Wednesday, October 16Red Lion Hotel, Pendleton
12:00 - 4:30SRM Annual General Meeting (agenda)

OSWA Board and Committee Meetings
4:30 - 9:00Registration

Social and no-host bar. Connect with SRM members and guests from Alaska, British Columbia, Washington and Oregon.

Poster Session: Student and Young Professionals

7:00 - 8:00Holistic Management Upper Dry Creek Ranch, Cheryl and Robert Cosner
Thursday, October 17 Bus tour departs Red Lion Hotel, Pendleton: See a region of the Northwest rich in culture and natural resources beginning at Pendleton Unmanned Aerial Systems Test Site with demonstrations of drone use. In the afternoon, we tour Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR) and private landowner forestry, range, first foods and wildlife management in the Emigrant Springs area.

Please bring your own reusable water bottle. We will have refill jugs.
7:00 - 7:30Registration
8:00 Depart Red Lion Hotel, Pendleton
8:30 - 11:00Pendleton Unmanned Aerial Systems Test Site, Tour and Demonstrations, Daryl Abling UAS Range Manager, Steve Lawn UAS Chief Engineer;

Drone Demonstrations, Steven Kega and JT Muffurd MSc Env Sciences, Thompson River U Kamloops, BC;

Sheep drone use in livestock management, Bob Levy Cunningham
11:00 - 12:00Travel to Deadman’s Pass and First Foods Site
12:00 - 1:00Lunch at Deadman’s Pass Rest Area

Benefits of Pre-commercial Thinning to Reduce Fire and Insect Damage, Hans Rudolf, ODF Forester, Small Woodland Owners Association
1:00 - 5:00Forest Range Wildlife Management on CTUIR and Private Ownership:

  • Andrew Addessi, CTUIR Forester

  • Elk Damage, Dick Levy Gurdane

  • Elk Damage, Terry Anderson Meacham
  • 5:30 - 6:30Social and no-host bar. Red Lion Hotel, Pendleton
    6:30 - 9:00Buffet dinner, awards, silent auction, business meeting, Installation of New Officers
    Friday, October 18Red Lion Hotel, Pendleton
    8:00 - 1:00Biochar Black Gold of Forest Products, Stephen Machado, OSU

    Jeff Blackwood, EOC3, Pendleton Climate Change (non-profit)

    Young Professionals Conclave:

  • Habitat differences for native ground-nesting bees between seeded old-fields and native prairie, Littlefield, K., L.R. Morris, S.B. Lukas, S.J. DeBano, H. Schmalz, and S. Mitchell

    Student Posters:

  • The effects of prescribed fire on forb cover in the Pacific Northwest Bunchgrass Prairie, Rygg, M.H., B.L.Watson, L.R. Morris, S.B. Lukas, S.J. DeBano and H. Schmalz


  • Management impacts on dynamic soil properties of a Pacific Northwest Bunchgrass Prairie, Emerson, K., S.B. Lukas, S.J. DeBano, S. Mitchell, H. Schmalz and L.R. Morris


  • Topoedaphic effects on Ventenata dubia production in the Pacific Northwest Bunchgrass Prairie, Manderback, M.Z., L.W. Ridder, L.R. Morris, H.J. Schmalz and B.K. Kerns


  • Toxic beauty: Viper’s bugloss (Echium vlugare), Littlefield, K., R. Arellanes, C. Shippentower, G. Schumacher and L.R. Morris
  • 5.5 CEU’s offered for participants

    Lodging: Red Lion Hotel, Pendleton has provided a block of rooms at $89 plus taxes until October 1. Your reservation includes the “Roaring Start Breakfast” each morning. Call 541-276-6111 and mention PNW-SRM Tour for the rate.

    Airports: Pendleton, Pasco, Walla Walla

    Silent Auction
    Remember your Silent Auction items! PNW SRM holds a silent auction at our meetings to raise funds for student travel (80%) to international meetings, and the Endowment fund (20%). Acceptable items include field guides, clothing, artwork, memorabilia, pies or any item which honors the mission of SRM, its members, and tour partners. Please deliver your donation to the Banquet location by the start of the Thursday evening Social.

    Questions: please contact Andrea Mann, 509-670-7743.

    Online Registration

    Snail Mail Registration and Printable Flier and Agenda (updated 10/7/19)