Forestry Tour (Separate Registration Fee Required)
8:30 AM Depart hotel
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM Public Lands vs. Private Forestland Management Practices and Challenges: Speakers: Staff of California Forestry Association, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and Chantz Joyce, American Forest Foundation
– Fire Fuel Practices and Widelife/Urban Interface
– Cap and Trade Program and landowner incentive funding
10:45 AM – 12:00 PM Loyalton Biomass Power Plant Tour (approx. 1 hr from Squaw Creek) Speakers: Jim Turner – Facility Operations near Lake Tahoe Basin (Markets)
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Lunch (The Full Belly Deli – Truckee, CA) Speaker: Tahoe Sierra Central Initiative, Steve Brink with CA Forestry Association and a member of the Initiative’s Steering Committee.
1:30 PM Return to hotel.