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Presentations

The Policy Analysis Group is often invited to give presentations of its work to various groups. Following is a selected list of recent presentations, many of them available as PDF downloads. For copies of presentations currently not available as downloads, please contact PAG Director Dennis Becker.

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Sustainable Forestry Economics
Sustainable Forestry Economics, Sustainable Forestry Tour, Idaho Forest Products Commission, Post Falls, Idaho (June 2015). >> Download PDF

Forest Economics and Sustainability
Sustainable Forestry Tour for Educators, Idaho Forest Products Commission, Post Falls, Idaho (June 2014). >> Download PDF

Framework for Economic Analysis of Proposed Transfer of Federal Lands to the State of Idaho
Western Forest Economists 49th Annual Meeting, Missoula, Montana (May 2014). >> Download PDF

Can dead wood be used to make carbon-negative fuel? Research supporting the conversion of insect-killed timber to liquid biofuels and biochar.
League of Women Voters of Moscow, Moscow, Idaho (April 2014). >> Download PDF

Idaho Forests by the Numbers
Presentation by Jay O’Laughlin, “Miracle at Work” Forest Tour for Opinion Leaders, Idaho Forest Products Commission, Post Falls, Idaho (September 2013). >> Download PDF

History and Analysis of Federally Administered Lands in Idaho
Part 1 of presentation to the Federal Lands Interim Committee of the Idaho legislature by Jay O’Laughlin (August 2013). >> Download PDF

Keeping the Commitment to Rural Communities
Part 2 of presentation to the Federal Lands Interim Committee of the Idaho Legislature by Jay O’Laughlin (August 2013). >> Download PDF

Forestry Response to EPA’s Proposed Biogenic Carbon Emissions Accounting Framework
Presentation by Jay O’Laughlin, International Biomass Conference & Exposition, Minneapolis, Minnesota (April 2013). >> Download PDF

Keeping the Commitment to Rural Communities
Testimony to U.S. Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources, Washington, D.C. (March 2013). Watch video presentation (slide timeline button to 2:15:00 after video is loaded). >> Download PDF (Prepared Statement, Oral Statement, and Questions for the Record)

Forest Biomass Business Opportunities and Challenges
Presentation by Jay O’Laughlin, Small Log Conference, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, (March 2013). >> Download PDF

Towards a Cohesive Federal Policy on Wood Bioenergy
Presentation by Jay O’Laughlin, Society of American Foresters National Convention, Spokane, Washington (October 2012). >> Download PDF (with speaker notes)

Wood Bioenergy & Carbon Emissions
Presentation by Jay O’Laughlin, Avista Corp. Carbon Policy Council, Spokane, Washington (September 2012). >> Download PDF

A Rancher, a Logger, and Economic Fate in Rural Idaho
State Impact Idaho interview with Jay O’Laughlin, Boise State Public Radio and National Public Radio (July 2012). Read the storyListen to NPR broadcast (5 minutes)

Alternative Governance Approaches to Federal Land Management
Presentation by Jay O’Laughlin at Trust Management: A Viable Option for Public Forest Lands? First Biennial Pacific Northwest Forest Policy Conference, Western Forestry and Conservation Association, Tigard, Oregon (June 2012). >> Download PDF

Forests and Air Quality
Presentation by Philip Cook at Leadership CDA Environment and Resource Day, Couer d’Alene, Idaho (June 2012). >> Download PDF

Economic Importance of the Forest Products
Industry in Idaho Presentation by Philip Cook at Sustainable Forestry Tour for Teachers, Idaho Forest Products Commission, Post Falls, Idaho (June 2012). >> Download PDF

Towards a Cohesive Federal Policy on Wood Bioenergy
Presentation by Jay O’Laughlin at International Biomass Conference and Exposition, Denver, Colorado (April 2012). >> Download PDF (Includes speaker notes)

Forest Biomass Resources, Bioenergy Markets, and Policy Approaches Across the Western Region
Presentation by Jay O’Laughlin at Rocky Mountain Forest Restoration and Biomass Summit, Denver, Colorado (April 2012). >> Download PDF (Includes speaker notes)

Forest Biomass Residues: Opportunities and Challenges in Idaho
Presentation by Jay O’Laughlin at LEAP workshops (Logger Education to Advance Professionalism), Idaho Extension Forestry, Post Falls, Moscow, St. Maries, Orofino, and Bonners Ferry, Idaho (March 2012). >> Download PDF • Watch narrated video of PowerPoint presentation (54 minutes)

Clean Water Act: Fundamentals and Effects on Forestry Starker
Lecture by Jay O’Laughlin at College of Forestry, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon (March 2012). >> Download PDFWatch narrated video of PowerPoint presentation (65 minutes)

Financial Analysis Applied to Forestry
Workshop conducted by Jay O’Laughlin for the 11th Annual Foresters’ Forum, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho (February 2012). >> Download PDF

Restoring and Maintaining Resilient Landscapes via Active Vegetation Management at Large Scales Helps Create Fire-adapted Communities and Improve Responses to Wildfires
Presentation by Jay O’Laughlin of Society of American Foresters’ Regional Position Statement to the Wildland Fire Leadership Council, Denver, Colorado (November 2011).

The Forestry/Bioenergy/Carbon Connection
Keynote presentation by Jay O’Laughlin at 2011 Restoring the West Conference: Sustaining Forests, Woodlands, and Communities Through Biomass Use, and Natural Resources Week 2011 lecture, Utah State University, Logan, Utah (October 2011). >> Download PDFWatch narrated video of PowerPoint presentation (40 minutes)

Towards a Cohesive Federal Policy on Wood Bioenergy
Plenary session presentation by Jay O’Laughlin at 2011 Restoring the West Conference: Sustaining Forests, Woodlands, and Communities Through Biomass Use, Logan, Utah (October 2011). >> Download PDFWatch narrated video of PowerPoint presentation (45 minutes)

Secure Rural Schools Program Reauthorization, U.S. Forest Service Timber Sale Program, and Trust Land Management
Presentation by Jay O’Laughlin (with Rep. Raúl Labrador) of PAG Issue Brief No. 14, Idaho Association of Counties annual meeting, Moscow, Idaho (September 2011).

Idaho’s Endowment Lands: A Matter of Sacred Trust
Presentation by Jay O’Laughlin of PAG Report No. 1, 2nd Edition, to Natural Resources Interim Committee, Idaho Legislature, Boise, Idaho (August 2011).

Policy Developments Supporting Western Forest-based Economies in Idaho and the Interior West
Presentation by Jay O’Laughlin at Western Forest Economists 46th Annual Meeting, Welches, Oregon (May 2011). >> Download PDF

Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) and Bioenergy Policy Analyses
Presentation by Jay O’Laughlin at FIA National User Group Meeting, Sacramento, California (March 2011). >> Download PDF

Idaho Forest Products Industry, Current Conditions and 2011 Forecast
Presentation by Jay O’Laughlin at Eye on the Economy: Industry Perspectives and Regional Impacts Workshop, Inland Northwest Partners Spring Meeting, Spokane, Washington (March 2011). >> Download PDF

Carbon Neutrality & Biomass Emissions
Presentation by Jay O’Laughlin at Inland Empire Forest Engineers Conference, Moscow, Idaho (March 2011). >> Download PDF

Carbon Emissions Accounting & Manomet Carbon Policy Study Review
Presentation by Jay O’Laughlin at Woody Biomass Power Meeting sponsored by The Energy Foundation, St. Paul, Minnesota (February 2011). >> Download PDF

Carbon in Forestry
Presentation by Jay O’Laughlin at 10th Annual Inland Northwest Foresters’ Forum, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho (February 2011). >> Download PDF

Wildfire Risk Reduction, Fuels Treatment, and Federal Land Management Planning: Incorporating Risk Analysis into Landscape- and Project-level Planning
Presentation by Jay O’Laughlin of PAG Issue Brief No. 13 to the Wildland Fire Leadership Council • Reno, Nevada (July 2010).

Economic Feasibility of Forest Biomass Use
Presentation by Jay O’Laughlin at Pacific Northwest Regional Economics Conference, Missoula, Montana (May 2010). >> Download PDF

Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP) Payment Options, Analysis & Key Program Updates
Presentation by Jay O’Laughlin for an Audio Conference, Biowood Energy (ThermQuest LLC), Hatfield, Massachusetts (May 2010 and subsequent repeats).

Carbon Credits & Cap-and-Trade Policy
Presentation by Jay O’Laughlin at Understanding Carbon Markets Workshop, Washington State University Extension, Malo, Washington (April 2010).

Carbon and Your Forest
Presentation by Jay O’Laughlin at Understanding Carbon Markets Workshop, Washington State University Extension, Malo, Washington (April 2010).

Boards and Bioenergy: A Back-to-the-future Solution for Modern Problems
Presentation by Jay O’Laughlin at Bioenergy Day, Washington State University Extension, Omak, Washington (April 2010).

Biomass Supply Opportunities and Economic Challenges
Presentation by Jay O’Laughlin at Climate Change, Bioenergy and Sustaining the Forests of Idaho and Montana Conference, Boise, Idaho (March 2010). >> Download PDF

Policy Analysis Group Update
Report by Jay O’Laughlin to the House Resources and Conservation Committee, Idaho Legislature, Boise, Idaho (March 2010).

Ethical Issues in Carbon Trading
Presentation by Jay O’Laughlin at Southeast Section Society of American Foresters annual meeting, Auburn, Alabama (February 2010).

Is there an opportunity to rebuild forest industry infrastructure with biomass?
Presentation by Jay O’Laughlin at Inland Northwest Foresters’ Forum, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho (February 2010). >> Download PDF

Carbon Cap-and-Trade Policy: Current Status and Outlook
Presentation by Jay O’Laughlin at Family Foresters’ Workshop, Spokane, Washington (January 2010).

Wood Bioenergy: Homegrown Baseload Energy for Idaho Report of the Forestry Task Force, Idaho Strategic Energy Alliance.
By Jay O’Laughlin to the Energy, Environment and Technology Interim Committee, Idaho Legislature, Boise, Idaho (October 2009). >> Download PDF

Policy Analysis Group Update
Report by Jay O’Laughlin to the Senate Resources and Environment Committee, Idaho Legislature, Boise, Idaho (February 2009).

Terrestrial Carbon Sequestration
Presentation by Jay O’Laughlin at Big Sky Carbon Sequestration Partnership annual meeting, Spokane, Washington (October 2008).

Fire, Smoke and Forest Fuel Management
Presentation by Jay O’Laughlin at North Idaho Airshed Unit annual meeting, Couer d’Alene, Idaho (February 2008). >> Download PDF

Fire, Smoke and Forest Fuel Management
Presentation by Jay O’Laughlin to Senate Resources and Environment Committee, Idaho Legislature, Boise, Idaho (January 2008). >> Download PDF

Planning Approach for Reducing Wildfire Risks on Federal Lands
Presentation by Jay O’Laughlin at Wildland Fire Leadership Council meeting, Red Lodge, Montana (June 2007). >> Download updated PDF

Idaho State Lands: Establishing an Asset Value
Presentation by Jay O’Laughlin at the Western Forest Economists 42nd annual meeting, Welches, Oregon (May 2007). >> Download PDF

Contact Us

Physical Address:
675 W. 6th Street
CNR 19E
Moscow, ID
83844-1139

Phone: (208) 885-5776
drbecker@uidaho.edu

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Dr.
MS 1139
Moscow, ID
83844-1139

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