COVID-19 CONFERENCE UPDATE

We’re working with the venue and our partners to reschedule for fall. Registrations and hotel reservations for current attendees and sponsors will automatically be transferred and applied to the future date. We appreciate your patience as we work out the details.  Please wait to make any adjustments to your registration and hotel reservation until we have confirmed and announced the new date (hopefully in the next week).

Keynote – Joanne Marchetta

The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency: Where a 50-Year Legacy Guides
Environmentalism in the 21st Century for Lake Tahoe

MarchettaJoanne Marchetta is the Executive Director of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, a bi-state compact agency whose mission is to cooperatively lead the work to preserve, restore, and enhance the natural and human environment of the Lake Tahoe Region. Since 2009, she has led the agency and basin
through transformational changes to strengthen the environment, economy, and communities of Lake Tahoe. She came to Tahoe in 2009 to serve as TRPA’s General Counsel before taking on the leadership role as Director. Ms. Marchetta has always had a passion for combining environmental protection, land use planning, and real estate development in unique and responsible ways. Following graduation from the University of Michigan with a forestry degree and Catholic University with a law degree, she started her professional career in Washington DC as a litigator for the Department of Justice. She led environmental enforcement cases under many of the federal environmental statutes — clean air, clean water, and hazardous waste cleanup actions. She worked for US EPA during the Bush and Clinton
administrations where she negotiated some of the largest hazardous waste cleanup agreements in the state of California. Later at the Presidio Trust in San Francisco, she helped to transform the Presidio from an Army base to a financially self-sustaining national park. Joanne serves on the Board and Executive Committee of the Tahoe Prosperity Center. And she enjoys spending time with her partner, walks with her dog, martial arts, hiking, cycling, reading and experiencing all the best of Tahoe’s out of doors.

2020 Fun Fact

Image result for lake tahoe"Why is Tahoe so clear? One reason Lake Tahoe is so clear is that 40 percent of the precipitation falling onto the Lake’s watershed falls directly upon the Lake. The remaining precipitation drains through marshes and meadows, which are a good filtering system for water.

Full conference details are in the works – check back soon for the lastest from the Conference Committee.

2020 WCISA Annual Conference: Call for Presentations!

ABOUT: Thank you for considering a presentation proposal for the 2020 WCISA Annual Conference. The conference will be held April 27 – 30, 2020 at the Resort at Squaw Call for PresentationsCreek, Olympic Valley, CA.

Our conference theme, “Reach Your Highest Peak”, a challenge to all of us to become the best we can be. This year’s conference will include a wide variety of topics that embrace the many facets of our arboriculture industry: utility, municipal, commercial, as well as the climbing arborist and consulting arborist. Also included will be personal improvement as a goal with health and financial management topics.

Additional topics will include expertise with:
Insects, Diseases & Abiotic; issues, diagnostics, management / controls Safe Work Practices, climbing techniques

ISA Credentials; expert knowledge, professional skills, credentials in public and private sectors, including training, academia and government organizations

Tree Care / Preservation; pruning techniques, preservation techniques, tree risk

Plant Health Care, tree diagnostics, integrated pest management, abiotic disorder management

The conference committee invites you to share your experience, expertise, and professional knowledge by submitting a presentation proposal. More information about the proposal process and the format for submitting presentation proposals is online. Deadline for submitting proposals is 4:00 pm, Thursday October 10, 2019.

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS:
– The preferred proposal format is online. Please continue to the next section to submit your proposal online.
– Proposals may also be emailed to Rose Epperson (repperson@wcisa.net)
– If necessary, proposals may be mailed to 31910 Country Club Dr. Porterville, CA 93257 Attention: Rose Epperson. Form is available at www.wcisaconnect.com.
– If you have any questions, please contact: Program Chair, Dennis Swartzell (arbor-1@cox.net)
Rose Epperson (repperson@wcisa.net)

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