The Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society in conjunction with Sandpoint Parks and Recreation have monthly presentations at the Sandpoint Community Hall, 204 S. First Avenue. The meetings are held from 9:45 - 11:30 AM.
Saturday, January 28 Tom Eckberg “What is killing the trees? Drought and recent insect activity in Idaho.
Tom earned a Masters in Entomology from Colorado State University in 1993. After graduation, he worked for a national landscape care company in Atlanta, Georgia developing insect and disease management programs for woody ornamentals and turfgrass. In 2002 he moved to Coeur d’Alene to be closer to family and worked for the U. S. Forest Service at the Coeur d’Alene tree nursery and in Forest Health Protection. In 2007 he began working for the Idaho Department of Lands where he is currently employed as the Forest Health Specialist and Program Manager. Tom’s job focuses on providing forest health training and technical assistance to private landowners, agency personnel, State foresters and industrial land managers. He also coordinates insect surveys on State and private forest land.