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Workgroup: Woody Biomass Utilization

Focus on the urgent need to find viable methods to utilize the excess woody biomass that creates a high fuel hazard in the forests and urban/wildland regions of California.

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Workgroup Chair Information

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John Shelly, Ph.D.
Title: CE Advisor - Forest Products and Biomass Utilization, Emeritus
Specialty: Forest Products, Wood manufacturing methods, biomass utilization,physical properties of wood
UC Berkeley, Richmond Field Station
1301 South 46th Street, Bldg 478
Richmond, CA 94804
Phone: (510) 665-3491
Fax: 510-665-3427
Email: jshelly@berkeley.edu

Member Information

Allen, Bob
Burney Forest Products
Barbour, Jamie
USFS PNW Research Station
Berton, Fernando
California Integrated Waste Management Board
Blonski, Ken
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Michael De Lasaux
Title: Natural Resources Advisor
Specialty: Forestry, Community Fuel Reduction and Watershed Management
208 Fairground Road
Quincy, CA 95971
Phone: (530) 283-6125
Email: mjdelasaux@ucanr.edu
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Carol J Fall
Title: Trinity County Master Gardener Instructor
none, CA 96093
Email: cfall@shastacollege.edu
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William E Frost
Title: CE Advisor, Emeritus
UC Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
2801 Second Street
Davis, CA 95618-7774
Phone: (530) 750-1312
Fax: (530) 756-1092
Email: wefrost@ucanr.edu
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Gregory A Giusti
Title: Forests & Wildland Ecology Advisor- Emeritus
Specialty: Forest management, wildlife management, vertebrate pest management, wetlands, watersheds, fisheries and freshwater ecology
UC Cooperative Extension
883 Lakeport Boulevard
Lakeport, CA 95453
Phone: (707) 263-6838
Email: gagiusti@ucanr.edu
Goines, Bruce
USDA Forest Service
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Bruce R Hartsough
Title: Professor and Associate Dean (College of Engineering)
Specialty: Harvesting short rotation plantations; handling small trees on steep terrain; mechanics and dynamics of forestry equipment, modeling and systems analysis of forest operations; forest biomass for energy.
One Shields Avenue
3052 Bainer Hall
Davis, CA 95616
Phone: (530) 752-5714
Fax: 530-752-2640
Email: brhartsough@ucdavis.edu
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Bryan M Jenkins
Title: Professor
Specialty: Energy systems in agriculture; biomass fuel production, thermal conversion, and environmental impacts; combustion and gasification of biomass fuels; properties of fuels; system models.
One Shields Avenue
3038 Bainer Hall
Davis, CA 95616-5294
Phone: (530) 304-1108
Fax: (530) 752-2640
Email: bmjenkins@ucdavis.edu
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Susie Kocher
Title: Forestry/ Natural Resources Advisor
Specialty: Forestry, fire and water quality, facilitation, public participation
1061 3rd Street
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Phone: (530) 542-2571
Email: sdkocher@ucanr.edu
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Gareth J Mayhead
Title: Academic Coordinator - Forest Products
Specialty: Woody biomass technology and markets, forest products, business development, forest certification, community forestry
University of California Richmond Field Station
Building 478, 1301 South 46th Street
Richmond, CA 94804
Phone: (510) 665-3662
Fax: 510-665-3427
Email: gmayhead@berkeley.edu
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Karl McArthur
Title: Desert Natural Resource Advisor
Specialty: Policy Issues/Desert Regions of Tri-County area, San Bernardino, Riverside, Imperial
Notes: Cross-county for Riverside and Imperial Counties
Cooperative Extension San Bernardino County
7863 Central Avenue
Highland, CA 92436
Phone: (909) 387-2242
Email: kamcarthur@ucdavis.edu
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Glenn A Nader
Title: Farm Advisor   Livestock and Natural Resources, Emeritus
Specialty: Livestock, forage crops, range and natural resources
Cooperative Extension Sutter-Yuba Counties
142A Garden Highway
Yuba City, CA 95991-5512
Email: ganader@ucanr.edu
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Stephen L Quarles
Title: CE Advisor  Emeritus
Specialty: Performance of materials in wood-frame buildings; wildfire; moisture; physical properties of wood
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Email: steve.quarles@berkeley.edu
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Richard B Standiford Ph.D.
Title: Cooperative Extension Forest Management Specialist, Emeritus
Specialty: Resource economics; forest management; hardwood rangelands; silviculture
130 Mulford Hall, #3114
Room 162
Berkeley, CA 94720-3114
Email: standifo@berkeley.edu
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William C Stewart
Title: Specialist
Specialty: forest management, climate impacts of forest management and forest product substitution benefits, vegetation management and fire/smoke impacts.
137 Mulford Hall MC 3114
211 Mulford
Berkeley, CA 94720-5438
Phone: (510) 643-3130
Email: wcstewart@ucdavis.edu
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Yana Valachovic
Title: Forest Advisor and Humboldt - Del Norte County Director
Specialty: Forest management and ecology
5630 South Broadway
Eureka, CA 95503-6998
Phone: (707) 445-7351
Email: yvala@ucanr.edu
Wickizer, Doug
CA Dept. of Forestry & Fire Protection
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Robert Williams
Title: Development Engineer
Email: rbwilliams@ucdavis.edu