Check-in & Late Registration 1:00-6:00 PM

Fungal Foray 2:00-6:00 PM  Field guides: Gerry Adams, Mich. State Univ., and Dana Richter, Mich. Tech. Univ.

Dinner 6:00-7:00 PM

Poster Set-Up in the Library 7:00-10:00 PM

Check-in & Late Registration  7:30-8:30 PM

Pest-&-Pathogen Party 8:00-10:00 PM



Breakfast 7:00-8:00 AM

Opening Session 8:00-9:30 AM

1) Welcome and announcements 8:00-8:15 AM  John Witter, Univ.Mich.
2) Highlights of 2006 North American Forest Pest Conference, Asheville, NC
    8:15-9:00 AM  Robert Coulson, Texas A & M Univ.
3) New Technology Development for the Detection of Invasive Species
    9:00-9:30 AM  Frank Sapio, U. S. Forest Service, Fort Collins, CO

Break and Posters 9:30-10:15 AM

Workshop on Ash Decline 10:15-12:00 noon

1) Ash Decline in Eastern North America 10:15-11:15 AM  Wayne Sinclair,
2) Ash Decline Project in Michigan 11:15-11:45 AM  GerardAdams, Mich.
3) Discussion 11:45-12:00 noon

Lunch 12:00-1:00 PM

Workshop on Beech Bark Disease in Michigan 1:00-3:00 PM
    Moderator: Roger Mech,
Mich. DNR

1) Introduction 1:00-1:10 PM Roger Mech, Mich. DNR
2) Michigan Beech Bark Disease Monitoring and Impact Analysis System
    1:10-1:30 PM John Witter, Univ.Mich.
3) All Downed Wood is Not Created Equal: Importance of Wood Quality and
    Decay Stage for Carabid Beetles 1:30-1:50 PM Holly Petrillo, Univ.
    Wisc.-Stevens Point
4) Potential Effects of Beech Bark Disease and Decline in Beech on Birds
    and Small Mammals 1:50-2:10 PM   J.N. Rosemier and Andrew Storer,
    Mich. Tech. Univ.
5) Managing Beech Bark Disease in Michigan 2:10-2:30 PM Robert Heyd,
    Mich. DNR
6) Impact of Beech Bark Disease on Insect Biodiversity 2:30-2:55 PM Brian
    Beachy and Andrew Storer,
Mich. Tech. Univ.
7) Summary and discussion 2:55-3:00 PM

Break and Posters 3:00-3:30 PM

Workshop on Firewood and its Implications for Transporting Invasive Forest Pests 3:30-5:30 PM 
    Moderator: Linda Haugen, U. S.Forest Service

  1. Understanding the Problem—The Connection Between Firewood and Forest Health.  Linda Haugen, USDAForest Service
  2. Roles, Responsibilities, and Regulation: The Three R’s of Invasives.  Craig Kellogg, USDA APHIS
  3. Michigan’s Firewood Efforts.  GaryKing, Michigan Dept. of Agric.
  4. Wisconsin’s Proactive Approach—Preparing for the Next Pest.  Andrea Diss-Torrance, Wisconsin DNR

Fun Run/Walk 5:45-6:30 PM

Dinner 6:30-7:30 PM

Bonfire 8:00-???



Breakfast 7:00-8:00 AM

Poster Session and Discussions 8:00-8:45 AM Poster presenters, please be at
your posters at this time to answer questions and interact with viewers.

Business Meeting  8:45-9:20 AM

Field trip through northern Lower Michigan emphasizing pest and management issues in northern hardwood forests, including beech bark disease, emerald ash borer, ash decline, and fungal diseases.  9:30 AM-5:15 PM Field guides include: Roger Mech, Mich. DNR, Robert Heyd, Mich. DNR, and John Witter, Univ.Mich.

9:30  Leave Biological Station
10:00 EAB Inspection Site, north side of MackinacBridge
10:20-11:20 Scenic drive through CrossVillage to State Compartment 101; stop along the way for morning break at Lake Michigan
11:20-1:00 Ash decline; beech bark disease; lunch
2:00-2:30 Chestnut plantation
3:00-4:30BurtLakeState Park; EAB; tree peeling
5:15 Arrive back at Biological Station

Dinner 6:15-7:15 PM



Breakfast 7:00-8:00 AM

Workshop on Emerald Ash Borer 8:00-10:00 AM  Moderator: Therese Poland

1) Update on Infestations.  Ivich Fraser, USDA APHIS
2) Patterns of Emeral Ash Borer Induced Ash Decline and Mortality in the Forests of the Huron River.  Kamal J.K. Gandhi, Annemarie Smith, Robert P. Long, and Daniel A. Herms, Ohio State Univ.
3) Emeral Ash Borer Field Trapping Experiments Using Ash Leaf and Bark Volatiles.  Therese M. Poland, Deepa S. Pureswaran, Gary Grant, Peter de Groot, and Deborah G. McCullough.
4) Survival of EAB in Stumps, Firewood, Chips, and Bark: A Collage of Results.  Toby R. Petrice, Robert A. Haack, Therese M. Poland, Deborah G. McCullough, and David Cappaert.
5) Research Update on Biological and Microbial Control of Emerald Ash Borer.  Leah S. Bauer, Houping Liu, and Deborah L. Miller, USDAForest Service.

Break and Posters 10:00-10:30 AM

Submitted Presentations 10:30-11:45 AM

1) Wood Packing Material; ISPM-15, and Borers: Results of the 2006 National Survey.  Robert Haack and Toby Petrice, USDAForest Service.
2) Multistate Comparison of Emerald Ash Borer Trapping an Survey Tools.  J.A. Metzger, A.J. Storer, I. Fraser, D.J. Croc, and J. A. Francese, MI TechUniv.
3) Proactive Management of Emerald Ash Borer. James Buck, Univ.Mich.
4) Discovery and Eradication of Hemlock Woolly Adelgid in Michigan.  John Hill, MI Dept of Ag.

Short Reports (Agency, Province, State, etc.), Awards Presentations, and Closing  11:45-12:30 PM

Lunch 12:30-1:30 PM