Friday PM - April 17, 2009
5:00 pm -
5:15 pm
Opening Comments
5:30 pm -
7:30 pm
Impact and Import of United States v. Union Pacific Railroad (U.S. District Ct - Sacramento) Specifically Including "Environmental Equivalency Damages." (The Storrie Fire Case)

Ken Newman, Deputy US Attorney and Counsel in U.S. v. U.P., U.S. Attorneys Office, Sacramento, CA

David Bona, defense lawyer who tracked and analyzed U.S. v. U.P. for his firm, Carlson, Calladine, Peterson, San Francisco, CA

Neal Brody, one of the defense expert witnesses in U.S. v U.P. , V.P. and Technical Director, Entrix, Inc., Ventura, CA

Robert E. Unsworth, one of the expert witnesses for the government, President, Industrial Economics, Cambridge, MA

Moderator: Kenneth P. Roye, Esq., Chico, CA


Post Presentation Panel Discussion
("Whither We Goest?")

Garry Hubert, Esq., Hubert and Yasutake, Concord, CA

Alan J. Jang. Esq., Buresh, Kaplan, Jang & Feller, Berkeley, CA

Richard S. Linkert of Matheny Sears Linkert & Jaime LLP, Sacramento, CA
Saturday AM - April 18, 2009
9:00 am - 10:00 am Forensic Photography in Wildland Fire Investigations
Gary L. White, White & Associates, Bend, OR
10:00 am -
11:00 am
Using Second Opinions in Cause and Origin Investigations Paul Steensland, Grants Pass, OR
11:00 am -
12:00 pm
Mapping Tools Darren Inks, Chico, CA
Randy Lyle, Retired, Cal Fire, San Diego, CA
Appraising Properties Subject to Environmental Easements and Restrictions Tony Correia, ARA, Santa Rosa, CA

12:00 to 1:00 Lunch Break

1:00 pm -
2:00 pm
Using Lidar Technology in Wildland Fire Investigations
Christopher Curtis, Sacramento, CA
2:00 pm -
3:00 pm
Post-Fire Cleanup and Mitigation and the
Law of Damages
William Apger, Esq. (RPF) Chico, CA
Bonnie Burchill RPF Santa Rosa, CA
Bob Tate, Chico, CA
Preserving The Evidence at Origin, a
Defense Perspective
Randy W. Gimple, Esq. of Carlson, Calladine and Peterson, San Francisco, CA

Walt Wruble of Wruble Wildland Service, Spokane, WA
3:00 pm -
4:00 pm
Post Fire Tree Mortality Dr. Don Owen, Redding, CA
Creative Approaches to Binding Arbitration in Wildland Fire Cases Honorable Scott Snowden, Judge of the Superior Court (Napa County – Retired)
4:00 pm -
5:00 pm
A Judges Report Card for Lay and Expert Witnesses, Parties and Lawyers Honorable Scott Snowden, Judge of the Superior Court (Napa County - Retired)
5:00 pm Cocktail Reception at Rum Bullion’s Bar  
Sunday - April 19, 2009
9:00 am -
10:00 am
Fire Behavior and Interactions With Weather: Basics, Knowns, and Unknowns

Dr. Janice Coen, Boulder, CO

Mass Tort and Class Action settlement Approaches in Wildland Fire Cases Darrell W. Scott, Esq., Spokane, WA

10:00 am -
11:00 am

Proving Your Case With Computer Animation

Barbara Worsham, Rimkus Consulting, Concord, CA

11:00 am -
12:00 am
Incident Command System Orientation
for Non-Fire Fighters
Jim Butler, Baldwin & Butler, llc, Kenai, Alaska

12:00 am -
12:15 pm

Closing Comments and Adjournment

Kenneth P. Roye, Esq., Chico, CA