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 16||Red Lion Hotel, Pendleton|
|12:00 - 4:30||Board and Committee Meetings, SRM and OSWA (members welcome)|
|7:00 - 8:00||Holistic Management Upper Dry Creek Ranch, Cheryl and Robert Cosner|
|4:30 - 9:00||Registration
Social and no-host bar. Connect with SRM members and guests from Alaska, British Columbia, Washington and Oregon.
Poster Session: Student and Young Professionals
|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 - 7:30||Registration|
|8:00||Depart Red Lion Hotel, Pendleton|
|8:30 - 11:00||Pendleton 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 - 12:00||Travel to Deadman’s Pass and First Foods Site|
|12:00 - 1:00||Lunch at Deadman’s Pass Rest Area
Hans Rudolf, ODF Forester, Small Woodland Owners Association
|1:00 - 5:00||Forest Range Wildlife Management on CTUIR and Private Ownership:
|5:30 - 6:30||Social and no-host bar. Red Lion Hotel, Pendleton|
|6:30 - 9:00||Buffet dinner, awards, silent auction, business meeting, Installation of New Officers|
|Friday, October 18||Red Lion Hotel, Pendleton|
|8:00 - 1:00||Biochar Black Gold of Forest Products, Stephen Machado, OSU
Jeff Blackwood, EOC3, Pendleton Climate Change (non-profit)
Young Professionals Conclave:
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
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.