The Agenda

Day 1

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

1:00 – 5:00 PM (registration throughout the day)

Future of Forestry: Then and Now

1:00 pm – Welcome Address and Introduction by Mark Corrao and Peter Stegner

1:15 pm – History of US Forestry through the 90’s – history of forestry, endangered species, practices, collaboration, governance, and policy: Jim Riley speaker

1:45 pm – Evolution of Forestry since 2000 – forestry investments, carbon, fire, and wood: Vincent Corrao speaker

2:15 pm – Forestry in the Future – future foresters and future markets: Dennis Becker speaker

2:45 - 3:00 PM Break

3:00 pm – Panel Discussion on Forestry, Then and Now Nick Smith, Vincent Corrao, Jim Riley, Charles Goebel

Focus: What Challenges do we face and how do we overcome them? Current strengths as an industry that will assure our continued success?

4:00 – 4:30 pmGovernor

4:30 pm – Wrap up and additional Q&A

Opening Social

Casco, Kidd Island, North Cape Bays
Free beer (2 kegs); red & white wine; tacos, chips and dip

5:00 – 7:00 PM

Let's hear it for our Platinum Sponsors!

Day 2

Thursday, February 3 , 2022 - IPL Credits / CFE Credits

Registration Open 7:00 - 7:45 AM

8:00 am – Welcome Address, Mark Corrao, Northwest Management, Inc.; Peter Stegner, Riley, Stegner and Associates; Craig Foss, Idaho State Forester, opening remarks

8:15 – 9:10 amKeynote Speaker & Address – Dr. Harold Burkhart – Global Growth and Yield

9:10 - 9:30 AM Break

Block I: 9:30 - 10:25 AM

(sessions below are simultaneous)

Milling and Wood Products Technology: Idaho Forest Group Speaker

Forest Health and Fire: John Bailey speaker

Next Generation of Foresters: Dennis Becker speaker

Forester Liability and Legal Issues: Perkins Coie speaker

Block II 10:30 - 11:25 AM

Logging Safety & Workforce Issues

Idaho Loggers & Wildland Forest Fires: What training is required for loggers who help fight fires.

Industry Outreach and Public Relations – Idaho Forest Products Commission: Jennifer Okerlund speaker

What is on the Radar in Forest Policy and Legislation?: Peter Stegner speaker

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM - Buffet Lunch

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM – Vendor and Sponsor Spotlight

12:00 – 1:00 PMKeynote Speaker & Address – Matt Donegan – From the Eyes of a Forester on the Past & Present

Let's hear it for our Gold Sponsors!

Day 2 continues

Thursday, February 3, 2022, 1:00 - 1:30 PM: Networking Break

Block III: 1:30 - 2:25 PM

ESG: What is it and Where to next?  Julia Grant speaker, from Green Diamond Resource Company

Forest Harvesting Technology: Rob Keefe speaker

American Wood Council, Building Code Update/Impacts: Heather Stegner speaker

Changing Face of Family Forest Ownership: Tom Moore speaker

2:30 - 2:45 PM Cookie Break

Block IV: 2:45 - 3:40 PM

History of the Intermountain Forestry Cooperative – A legacy of improving forest management across the Inland Northwest: Mark Kimsey speaker

Forest Inventory Technology & Operational Applications: Mark Corrao speaker and demonstration

Arson: Why Idaho Department of Lands investigates fire and its process: Archie Gray speaker

Inland West Wood Products Markets – The future and its increasing volatility: David New speaker

3:45 - 5:00 PM Closing Session

3:45 – 4:15 pm Keynote Speaker: Carlton Owen – It’s a Great Day to be a Forester

4:15 – 5:00 pm Tribute to Dr. Jim Arney – Richard Zabel (Mark Corrao, Dennis Becker)

5:00 pm Closing Remarks- Mark Corrao and Peter Stegner – will reintro Dennis Becker for evening social and U of I promotion

Evening Social

20th Annual Foresters Forum Celebration

5:00 – 7:00 PM

Silver Sponsors!

Bronze Sponsors!

Day 3

Friday, February 4, 2022 SFI/FSC Certification Session

8:00 AM – 12:15 PM

Breakfast 7:00 - 8:00 AM

Introduction to the Certification Session: Vincent P. Corrao, EMS Certified Lead Auditor

8:10 – 10:15 am – Annual SFI Update; New Standard Revisions: Nadine Block & colleague, speakers;
List of auditing findings: speaker TBD

10:15 - 10:30 AM Coffee Break

10:30 am – Impact of wildfires on wildlife: Micheal Schroeder, Biologist, speaker

11:30 am – Discussion on carbon sequestration/credits and certification: Matt Smith speaker

12:15 pm – Wrap up Session Closing Comments: Mark Corrao, Greg Howisey