The North Central Forest Pest Workshop (NCFPW) is an annual gathering of persons interested in forest health issues facing the North Central portion of North America. This region encompasses Manitoba and Ontario, Canada; and Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin, USA. The NCFPW attracts plant pathologists, forest entomologists, foresters, researchers, students, and more.
To facilitate thorough exchange of forest pest knowledge, the workshop alternates its location among participating host States and Provinces. Local forest health specialists form an organizing committee and develop an agenda that usually includes a day and a half of indoor presentations and a full-day field trip. Other activities have included a fungal foray, poster session, slide contest, fun run and/or ice cream social (depending on the health consciousness of the organizing committee), banquet and lots of interesting informal discussions.
Cancellation of NCFPW 2020
Due to COVID virus concerns and current travel restrictions for many potential attendees, the Minnesota organizing committee and NCFPW Board have cancelled the annual NCFPW meeting this fall. In order to take advantage of the great speakers, field trips and networking opportunities that an in-person NCFPW in Minnesota would provide, NCFPW 2021 will be held in Minnesota.
In lieu of an in-person meeting, the group is currently looking into hosting a short webinar for discussion of state updates and accomplishments.
History of Past North Central Forest Pest Workshops
|1994||Sault Ste Marie, Ontario||-|
|1995||Green Bay, Wisconsin||-|
|1997||Grand Rapids, Minnesota||-|
|2001||Big Bay, Michigan||website|
|2004||Niagara Falls, Ontario||website|
|2007||Shoreview, Minnesota||Meeting details|
|2008||Indianapolis, Indiana||Meeting details|
|2009||Winnipeg, Manitoba||Meeting details|
|2010||Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin||Meeting details|
|2011||Hartland, Michigan||Meeting details|
|2012||Sault Ste Marie, Ontario||Meeting details|
|2013||Frontenac, Minnesota||Meeting details|
|2014||Chariton, Iowa||Meeting details|
|2015||Keshena, Wisconsin||Meeting details|
|2016||Gaylord, Michigan||Meeting details|
|2017||Rolla, Missouri||Meeting details|
|2018||Winnipeg, Manitoba||Meeting details|
|2019||Lisle, Illinois||Meeting details|
About the NCFPW
Notes from first CIFIDC Meeting (1953) This is a very interesting historical document. 36 pages.
If you have questions about the NCFPW or want to be included on the mailing list, please contact Andrea Diss-Torrance at Andrea.DissTorrance@wisconsin.gov
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