2006 SOUTHWIDE & NORTHEAST FOREST DISEASE WORKSHOPS

Canaan Valley

Davis, West Virginia

June 20 - 22, 2006

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It is that time again! The next Southwide Forest Disease Workshop is scheduled for June 20-22, 2006 in conjunction with the Northeast Forest Disease Workshop in Davis West Virginia at the Canaan Valley Resort in the beautiful Potomac Highlands of West Virginia.   We are working on what promises to be an informative collaboration between the two working groups.  Plans are to have research abstracts, station reports, a pathology field trip, student competition, and a slide contest.   

The meeting will take place at the Canaan Valley Resort and Lodge.  The Canaan Valley is touted as the highest elevation valley in the eastern United States.  Rooms have been set aside for the meeting with special rates. Please utilize the following information for the meeting.  Adhering to the deadlines makes the Steering Committee Members task easier.  If you have any questions feel free to contact either Scott Enebak (334.844.1028) or Bill MacDonald (304.293.8818).

Meeting Registration Form

 

SWFDW Bylaws

Canaan Valley Visitors' Site

 

Previous SWFDW Meetings and Abstracts


Hotel Accommodations

The meeting will be held at the Canaan Valley Resort and Conference Center near Davis, WV.  A block of 45 rooms has been reserved for the meeting until May 30, 2006.   Standard rate for the meeting is $60/$70/$80 for single/double/triple, respectively.   Meeting attendees need to make their own hotel reservations at the numbers below.  Rooms will begin to be released by mid-May, so do not delay too long.  When making your reservations be sure to inform them that you are with the WVU meeting.

Canaan Valley Resort & Conference Center West Virginia Map
800.622.4121
304.866.4121
Hotel Web Site
Directions to the Resort

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS 

Tentative Schedule of Events
 

MONDAY, JUNE 19 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM  Social & Registration
   
TUESDAY, JUNE 20 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM Registration
  8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Welcome & Opening remarks
  9:00 AM - 10:30 AM  Discussion/Panel Session
  10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Cookie and Pop Break
  11:00 AM - 12:00 noon Paper Session I
  12:00 noon - 1:00 PM Lunch
  2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Paper Session II
  4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Student Paper Presentations
  6:00 PM - 7:30 PM  BBQ Dinner
   
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM  Paper Session III
  10:00 AM -10:15 AM Coffee & Donut Break
  10:15 AM -12:00 Noon Station Reports
  1:00 PM - 5:00 PM  Field Trip**
  6:00 PM -8:00 PM Awards Banquet
   
THURSDAY, JUNE 22 8:00 AM- 8:30 AM Business Meeting
  8:30 AM - 9:45 AM Paper Session V
  9:45 AM - 10:00 AM  Coffee & Donut Break
  10:00 AM - 12:00 noon Paper Session VI
  ADJOURN MEETING
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REGISTRATION FEES

Registration include costs for the meeting room, social on Monday evening, breaks, meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) on Tuesday and Wednesday.  Deadline for registration is May 30, 2006.  A late fee of $25 will be added after this date.

Professional = 150
Student = $125
 

RETURN COMPLETED REGISTRATION FORM AND FEE TO:

Mrs. Elizabeth Bowersock - SWFDW
School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences Building
602 Duncan Drive / Suite 3305
Auburn University, AL 36849-5418

Make checks payable to:  Southwide Forest Disease Workshop

Meeting Registration Document

Tax ID Number for SWFDW: 75-3111547.


PROJECT REVIEWS  / STATION REPORTS

Each participating agency or institution (e.g., University Department, Company, State Agency, USDA, Forest Service Unit) is invited to submit a brief summary of its projects, progress, personnel, etc. This summary should not be elaborate, but should provide participants with an overview of what is happening and who is doing it in each particular organization.  Project Reviews should not exceed two sides (front/back) of an 8 � X 11 sheet of paper (minimum 1" margins for collating purposes).

Mail 100 clean copies of your review to be received no later than May 30, 2006 to:

Mrs. Elizabeth Bowersock - SWFDW
School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences Building
602 Duncan Drive / Suite 3305
Auburn University, AL 36849-5418

 

Please use the following heading and format:

Southwide & Northeast Forest Disease Workshops

PROJECT REVIEW
UNIT/INSTITUTION
Address
Project Title
Project Staff

Summary


ABSTRACTS FOR PAPER PRESENTATION

Individual Papers:

Participants are invited to make 15-minute paper presentations and additional presentations will be accommodated on a time-available basis.

Student Research Papers Award:

Students (current, and those completing their studies during calendar year 2005) are encouraged to present papers on their student research.  Presentations should be limited to 10 minutes so as to allow five minutes for discussion. Student papers will be judged by not less than three practicing professionals with a plaque and $100 cash award given to the author of the best paper.

Abstracts of presentations (both professional and student) are requested for collating in the workshop proceedings and should be limited to one side of an 8 � X 11 sheet of paper with 1" margins.

Mail 100 clean copies of your abstract no later than May 30, 2006 to:

Mrs. Elizabeth Bowersock - SWFDW
School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences Building
602 Duncan Drive / Suite 3305
Auburn University, AL 36849-5418

 

Please use the following heading and format:

TITLE
AUTHOR
INSTITUTION
ADDRESS 

Southwide & Northeast Forest Disease Workshops

June 20-22, 2006


AWARDS

Forest Pathology Slide Contest:

A $20 cash prize will be offered for first place in each of 5 categories.  The categories are 1) Symptoms, 2) Signs, 3) Comedy (submit a caption with your slide unless it speaks for itself), 4) Pathologist at work and 5) Slide Series (maximum of 5 slides per series).  You may enter any or all categories but limit your submissions to 2 entries per category so that we might encourage competition.  Bring your slides, or your images with you and we will put together an ad hoc judging panel.  Participation is crucial to a good contest.


2006 Steering Committee Members:

Scott Enebak -  Chair, Secretary & Web Master; Auburn University, School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, Auburn, AL
Joe Pase - State Representative; Texas Forest Service, Lufkin, TX
Scott Cameron -  Industry Representative: International Paper, Savannah, GA
Bill Jones - Forest Health Protection, USDA, Forest Service, Asheville, NC
Paula Spaine- FS Representative; USDA, Forest Service, Southern Research Station, Athens, GA
Steve Oak - Treasurer; USDA Forest Service, Forest Health Protection, Asheville, NC
Michelle Cram - Historian; USDA Forest Service, Forest Health Protection, Athens, GA

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