Meadows Home-Owners Association
Preparation of a management plan to reduce tree mortality and tree-failures
in a mixed-conifer forest in the Lake Tahoe basin in a home development
area leading to a ski resort.
• University of Oregon Law Center
Expert testimony at trial in Federal Court, Eugene, OR. to prevent aerial
application of a pesticide to eradicate the gypsy moth which had recently
been discovered in coastal areas in Oregon.
• Federal Court, San Francisco
Expert testimony at trial in Federal Court,San Francisco, CA. on insect-caused
deterioration of redwood logs and trees lying on the ground for long
periods in the Expanded Redwood National Park.
• Oversight Hearings, Subcommittee on Public Lands, Committee
on Interior and Insular Affairs, House of Representatives
Expert testimony before this committee on control methods for the southern
pine beetle in wilderness areas that resulted in a revision of the EIR
for control of this species on Federal lands.
• Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund
Expert testimony on control methods for the southern pine beetle on
national forests where habitat had been set aside to protect the endangered
red cockaded woodpecker.
• Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance
Expert testimony at trial in Federal Court, Salt Lake City, UT. to prevent
logging in high elevation forests adjacent to wilderness areas to reduce
bark beetle-caused tree mortality.
• Southern Oregon timber and mill company
Evaluation of logs cut from trees in a northeastern California summer
home development to determine if they were alive when cut or had been
killed by bark beetles. He provided expert testimony at trial in Federal
Court, Eugene, OR. Later, was retained by the US Federal Public Defenders
Office in Eugene, OR. to conduct research on the status of trees cut
from this area.
• Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Preparation of expert testimony to be given at trial in litigation by
the California Public Utilities Commission on drought-induced tree mortality
caused by bark beetles in west side Sierra Nevada forests.
• CN Utility Consulting, LLC
A member of the team that investigated the August 14, 2003 Northeast
Blackout funded by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
• Arizona Public Service
Retained by a consulting firm to estimate the number of dead trees along
300 miles of utility lines. These trees were killed during a drought-induced
epidemic of bark beetles in 2002.
• Santa Clara Municipal Water District
Consultation with the Santa Clara Municipal Water District on the decline
of redwoods planted in various settings such as schools, shopping centers,
industrial parks, etc. and are irrigated with reclaimed water.