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Western Forest Insect Work Conference

Next meeting:

65th Western Forest Insect Work Conference

March 31 - April 3, 2014

Sacramento, CA

Meeting Details

Program Committee: Don Owen, Cyndi Snyder, and Chris Fettig
Local Arrangements: Beverly Bulaon

The 2013 Western Forest Insect Work Conference was a great success! View the 2013 meeting website for additional information.

New feature!    View a video of the Founders Award Address by Ken Gibson. Thanks to Joel Egan for produdcing this excellent video!

2013 Award Recipients

Mike Wagner is the recipient of the 2013 Founders Award, which is given to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to forest entomology in the West. Mike will give his Founders Address following the banquet at the 2014 WFIWC.

The 2013 Memorial Scholarship recipient is Stacy Hishinuma, a graduate student at the University of California, Davis. Stacy will present an overview of her research during a plenary session at the 2014 WFIWC.

Congratulations to both Mike and Stacy!

Job Announcements

Forest Entomologist (GS-0414-13), USFS - Blue Mountains Service Center in La Grande, OR. Both announcements (for the same position) close on June 3, 2013:

Forest Entomologist (GS-0414-9/11/12), USFS - Lakewood Service Center in Lakewood, CO. Two separate announcements (one for federal government employees and certain veterans, the other for all US citizens) are open through June 3, 2013.

Forestry Officer (Forest Protection & Health) - United Nations, Food & Agriculture Organization. June 6, 2013, is the deadline for applications.

Forest Entomologist - Coordinator of the Forest Pest Management Cooperative
Texas A&M Forest Service (re-advertisement)

Ph.D Graduate Fellowship at Dartmouth College

2011 Proceedings Available

The Proceedingsfor the 2011 North American Forest Insect Work Conference are now available as either a relatively small 1.4MB pdf file or larger 6.6MB pdf file (best for printing or viewing group photos).

2011 Work Conference website: North American Forest Insect Work Conference

The 2010 WFIWC Proceedings have also been posted (a 5.4 MB pdf file). If there are any glaring errors or you would like to add your abstract if it was never sent in, please do so soon. We can add an addendum to the end of the document with any additions. Please send any changes to Thank you, Rich Hofstetter.

History Committee

View photos and vignettes pertaining to historic people, places, and events that have shaped western forest entomology. Learn about the History Committee or WFIWC history. For more information, contact Co-Chairs Mal Furniss, Sandy Kegley, or Boyd Wickman.

Common Names Committee

A revitalized Common Names Committee is seeking help with proposed new common names for western forest insects. View this committee's rules of order, past submitted common names, or current proposed common names. Contact Co-Chairs Brytten Steed or Bill Ciesla for more information.

Western Forest Insect Collection

Learn more about this valuable insect collection.

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