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Monday, July 22 • 9:15am - 11:30am
Forestry

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The Forestry Working Group includes private forest managers and landholders, legislators and agency staff dedicated to healthy and sustainable forest management, as well as non-profit partners in conservancy and academics in forestry and wood product research.

Working Group Co-Chairs
Mark Peck, Libby County Commissioner, Montana
Travis Joseph, President, American Forest Resource Council

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"Fire and Smoke"

I. Welcome, Introductions, and Opening Remarks
Working Group Co-Chairs
Travis Joseph, President, American Forest Resource Council
Mark Peck, Libby County Commissioner, Montana

II. Wildfire Impacts on Tourism, Public Health, and Local Economies
What are the current impacts on tourism, public health, and local economies from wildfires in our region? What will be the long-term impacts on our region from evermore intense wildfire seasons?

Sara Morrissey, Public Affairs Manager, Travel Oregon
Dr. Christopher T. Migliaccio, Research Associate Professor, College of Health Professions & Biomedical Sciences, University of Montana

III. Mitigation Strategies- What Can We Do About It?
What mitigation strategies are being employed in our region? What are the challenges and successes? 

Larry Fremont, Education and Prevention Co-ordinator, Wildfire Management Branch of the Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment

Travis Joseph, President, American Forest Resource Council

Further Speakers TBA

IV. Action Items

Speakers
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Travis Joseph

President; Forestry Working Group Co-chair, American Forest Resource Council
Travis was born and raised in Springfield, Oregon but spent eight years in Washington D.C. working for the U.S. House of Representatives. He was a senior legislative aide to an Oregon congressman, a senior policy advisor on the House Natural Resources Committee, and the Director of... Read More →
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Mark Peck

Lincoln County District 1 Commissioner, Forestry Working Group Co-Chair, Lincoln Country Board of County Commissioners
Mark Peck is a Libby native who currently works as the Libby Unit Manager for the Montana Department of Natural Resources. He is a retired active duty Air Force veteran with 20 years of service. Mark also served for four years as the Director of Emergency Services for Flathead County... Read More →
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Sara Morrissey

Public Affairs Manager, Travel Oregon
Sara Morrissey is the Public Affairs Manager for Travel Oregon. She is the agency’s point person for the Oregon Governor’s Council on Wildfire Response which is tasked to review Oregon's current model for wildfire prevention, preparedness and response, analyzing whether or not... Read More →
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Dr. Christopher Migliaccio

Research Associate Professor, University of Montana
Christopher Migliaccio is a Research Associate Professor at the University of Montana. He earned his Ph.D. in Immunology at the University of California, Davis in 2000 and his Pharm.D. at the University of Montana in 2016. At the University of Montana, he received postdoctoral training... Read More →
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Larry Fremont

Education and Prevention Coordinator, Wildfire Management Branch, Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment
Larry Fremont has worked for the Ministry of Environment for 37 years.  He started his career working on a fire crew, moved on into a Conservation Officer role and then back into the wildfire program working first as a Forest Protection Officer before transitioning into his current... Read More →



Monday July 22, 2019 9:15am - 11:30am
Sheraton West Room