The North Central Forest Pest Workshop (NCFPW) is an annual gathering of persons interested in forest health issues facing the North Central portion of North America. This region encompasses Manitoba and Ontario, Canada; and Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin, USA. The NCFPW attracts plant pathologists, forest entomologists, foresters, researchers, students, and more.
To facilitate thorough exchange of forest pest knowledge, the workshop alternates its location among participating host States and Provinces. Local forest health specialists form an organizing committee and develop an agenda that usually includes a day and a half of indoor presentations and a full-day field trip. Other activities have included a fungal foray, poster session, slide contest, fun run and/or ice cream social (depending on the health consciousness of the organizing committee), banquet and lots of interesting informal discussions.
NCFPW 2019 - Lisle, Illinois
The 68th annual NCFPW will be held September 23-26, 2019 at the Morton Arboretum, in Lisle, Illinois (located just outside of Chicago). The theme for this year's meeting will center on “Protecting Our Trees”. The
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Directions to the Arboretum and other helpful information can be found here.
Several hotels are available within 5 miles of the meeting location. We have reserved a block of rooms for a reduced rate at the Hyatt Regency, Lisle which is less than a mile from the Arboretum. Room rate is $114/night including a full hot breakfast buffet. Rooms are being held under North Central Forest Pest Workshop. A list of local hotel names, locations, and price ranges is forthcoming. Please note that only light breakfast items will be available at the meeting, so plan to enjoy your hotel’s continental breakfast before arriving each morning.
History of Past North Central Forest Pest Workshops
|1994||Sault Ste Marie, Ontario||-|
|1995||Green Bay, Wisconsin||-|
|1997||Grand Rapids, Minnesota||-|
|2001||Big Bay, Michigan||website|
|2004||Niagara Falls, Ontario||website|
|2007||Shoreview, Minnesota||Meeting details|
|2008||Indianapolis, Indiana||Meeting details|
|2009||Winnipeg, Manitoba||Meeting details|
|2010||Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin||Meeting details|
|2011||Hartland, Michigan||Meeting details|
|2012||Sault Ste Marie, Ontario||Meeting details|
|2013||Frontenac, Minnesota||Meeting details|
|2014||Chariton, Iowa||Meeting details|
|2015||Keshena, Wisconsin||Meeting details|
|2016||Gaylord, Michigan||Meeting details|
|2017||Rolla, Missouri||Meeting details|
|2018||Winnipeg, Manitoba||Meeting details|
About the NCFPW
Notes from first CIFIDC Meeting (1953) This is a very interesting historical document. 36 pages.
If you have questions about the NCFPW or want to be included on the mailing list, please contact Andrea Diss-Torrance at [email protected]
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