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Group Photo of Field Trip Participants
Group photo - taken on field trip.
A brief overview of the meeting
Full agenda with speaker names
Registration Information and costs
Steering Committee

Brief Overview
The 2001 NCFPW was held October 1 thru 4, 2001 at the Bay Cliff Health Camp - Big Bay, Michigan. Big Bay is about 20 miles northwest of Marquette in the Michigan Upper Peninsula.
The theme of the workshop was "Celebrating 50 years of NCFPW memories."

Oct 1: Fungal Foray in afternoon (3-5pm), with social in the evening (6-10pm).
Oct 2: All day indoor sessions, including update on exotic pests and classic research; dinner and slide contest in pm.
Oct 3: Field trips in the Upper Peninsula, banquet in pm.
Oct 4: Indoor morning session (more updates, plus regional reports), ending at noon with provided lunch.

A full agenda with the speakers is available:
Detailed Agenda Printable Version - pdf logo.

Photos from the field trip can be viewed here. Camera Icon.

  • There were 72 registered attendees.
  • Custom mugs and shirts with the 2001 NCFPW logo were distributed to all attendees.
  • The camp staff provided outstanding hospitality, with excellent home cooked meals, good meeting facilities, and a warm "camp" atmosphere.
  • The participants in the traditional fungal foray successfully collected a wide variety of mushrooms.
Fungal Foray.

  • The weather partially cooperated for the field trip. We enjoyed peak autumn colors as we traveled across the UP of Michigan. There was a good opportunity to view and discuss symptoms and management of beech bark disease in Luce County. We stopped at an 1800's logging site in Schoolcraft County, complete with residual stumps from the original forest, to discuss reforestation problems such as soil infertility, lichen cover, white grubs, mycorrhizae, and Scleroderris canker. It was a bit chilly and windy for the picnic lunch and discussion of management at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Our final stops were on the Munising Ranger District of the Hiawatha National Forest to view and discuss ongoing studies on white pine blister rust and shoot blights of red pine.
  • (Photos from the field trip can be viewed here. Camera Icon.)
  • There was good participation in the poster session, with __ posters on a wide range of topics.
  • This year we had no slide contest, but individuals shared slides of forest health activities and people from past years. Some of us haven't changed a bit, but then there are others….
  • In a special evening session, Fred Rydholm provided a lively and entertaining historic look at forestry and logging in Michigan.
Fred R. shares logging history.

  • On Thursday morning we convened a brief meeting to discuss current oak wilt research and activities in the North Central region.
  • (Click here for notes from Oak Wilt meeting.)
  • Representatives from Missouri invited the group to come see Missouri for next year's NCFPW.
Note: Many thanks to Dana Richter and Mike Roling for providing photos.

Registration Information
The workshop cost was $130.00 US per person. This fee included all sessions, field trip, all meals, and 3 nights bunkhouse lodging. Special student rate, spouse/guest rate and off site lodging rates were also offered.

The Organizing Committee
Bob Heyd
Roger Mech
Deb McCullough
Dana Richter
John Witter

Aeriel View of Big Bay Camp
Aerial View of Big Bay Camp

A NCFPW e-mail network has been established for forest pathologists and entomologists located in the north central region. The address of this group is: ncfpw@nature.snr.uvm.edu. To add yourself to the list, send a message saying you want to be added to the NCFPW e-mail list to Dale Bergdahl at dbergdah@nature.snr.uvm.edu. Include your name, e-mail address, address, and telephone number in the message. Any future updates or reminders about upcoming NCFPW's will be sent out via the e-mail list, so make sure you add your name.

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