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2018 Meeting Agenda

September 19, 20, and 21, Mammoth Lakes, California

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018*

Location - Juniper Springs Resort, Sherwin Room, Mammoth Lakes


11:30 am                    Registration

12:30 pm                   President's Opening Remarks

12:45 pm - 4 pm     APB Meeting Presentations

8:00 pm                     APB Opening Night Bowling at Mammoth Rock and Bowl (3029 Chateau Rd, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546)


Thursday, September 20, 2018

APB Meeting Tour: Mammoth Lakes and Eastern Sierras Area


8 am - 4 pm             Mammoth Geothermal Plant Tour, Lunch, Valentine Ecological Reserve Hike, Hot Creek Geologic Site, Hot Creek Fish Hatchery

5 - 10 pm                  APB Social Banquet at the Mammoth Brewing Company, Beer Cellar room (18 Lake Mary Road, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546). Beer Cellar closes at 10pm, can stay for drinks upstairs until the brewery closes.


Friday, September 21, 2018*

Location - Juniper Springs Resort, Sherwin Room, Mammoth Lakes 2018 APB Business Meeting


9:00 am                     Bowling Results

9:15 - 10:30 am       APB Meeting Presentations

10:30 am                   Business Meeting

11:15 am                     President-s Closing Remarks and Adjourn


*Coffee, beverages, snacks, and fruit provided in meeting room. See lodging section of agenda for hotel amenities. Members should plan accordingly for lunch on Day 1 and breakfast/lunch on Day 2. 


Meeting Fee

The Edison Electric Institute has once again offered to provide financial support to our organization.  With their support, the annual meeting fee will be $85.  Please visit the APB website Annual Meeting page to register with PayPal online. Contact Rachael Poston (, 626-260-5024) with any questions.



APB members represent a diverse range of specialties which have their own challenges, successes, and failures and we would love to hear about your experiences. Prospective new members are also encouraged to present!

If you are interested in presenting, please contact Rachael Poston and provide the presenters name, employer, and title of the presentation. Presentations should last no longer than 20 minutes with a recommendation of 15 minutes to present and five minutes for Q&A.


New Membership   

New members are encouraged to apply and are welcome to attend the 2018 APB Annual Meeting. Download and fill out the new member application from the APB website Members page. New applications can be emailed as PDFs to Rachael Poston, APB Secretary ( or mailed to Rachael Poston, Southern California Edison, 2244 Walnut Grove Avenue, GO1-Quad 2C, Rosemead, CA 91770. You-re also welcome to just bring a copy of the your membership application to the meeting.



There are several airport options. Note that there are no direct flights to Mammoth Yosemite Airport (MMH). The two closest major airports are Reno-Tahoe International (RNO) and Fresno-Yosemite Airport (FAT). The drive from Reno to Mammoth Lakes is along US-395 which parallels the east side of the Sierra Nevadas - which is absolutely beautiful by the way - and takes approximately 3 hours. If anyone wants to fly into Fresno and travel through Yosemite National Park and then head down to Mammoth Lakes, that would take approximately 4.5-5 hours. The views you-ll have on this route through Yosemite are incredible!








Juniper Springs Resort, 4000 Meridian Blvd, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

Juniper Springs Resort has provided a discounted rate for APB Annual Meeting attendees. Please see the information below to reserve your room either online or calling. Check in at 4pm, check out at 11am. Rooms are a mini-condo with sitting area, kitchenette, coffee maker (with complimentary coffee), refrigerator, small balcony, and separate sleeping area. There is no breakfast in the resort and plan accordingly. There is a small kiosk that is open in the morning to provide lattes, drinks, snacks, and sundries. The town of Mammoth Lakes does have several grocery store options including a natural/organic food store.

-      Book Online: Individuals may book online until the room block cutoff date, Friday, September 07, 2018 by accessing our online website, and using the Group ID 26103.


-      Book by Phone: Please call 800-MAMMOTH (1-800-626-6684) before Friday, September 07, 2018 for reservations by referencing the group name Association of Power Biologists or Booking ID: 26103. Reservations are subject to the deposit and cancellation policies quoted online or by the vacation specialist. Please note applicable taxes and fees are subject to change at the time of your stay.


There are also other resort and hotel options in Mammoth Lakes.


In-Town Transportation

Juniper Springs Resort and many other resorts/hotels offer complementary town shuttle service to many areas within Mammoth Lakes, including the bowling alley and brewery.

There is also the Mammoth Lakes Town Trolley. Click here for trolley schedule. There is a stop at Juniper Springs Resort, the brewery (Stop #17/Main Street east of Minaret, last stop is at 9:36 pm), and the bowling alley (Stop #6/Chateau, last stop is at 9:41 pm).

Lyft and Uber are also available in Mammoth Lakes.

There are two cab companies, Mammoth Taxi (760-934-8294) and Mammoth Cabs (760-924-2227).



Bowling - Wednesday, September 19th

The Annual Bowling Tournament will be held at Mammoth Rock and Bowl. APB will be providing some beer and appetizers to get things started!


Meeting Tour - Thursday, September 20th

Continental breakfast, snacks, and lunch (deli sandwich box) will be provided. Bring your own coffee (rooms in Juniper Springs have a coffeemaker) as we will not have the meeting room available.

Carpool/caravan to each site.

First tour at the Mammoth Geothermal Complex will start at 9am until 11am. Break for lunch. Then an afternoon hike of the Valentine Eastern Sierra Reserve. Time permitting after the hike, we can visit the Hot Creek Geologic Site and the Hot Creek Trout Hatchery.


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Mammoth Geothermal Complex


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Valentine Eastern Sierra Reserve


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Hot Creek Geologic Site


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Hot Creek Trout Hatchery

We look forward to seeing you in September!


Chris Karchesky



105 Merwin Village Court

Ariel, WA 98603

(360) 225-4432


Matt Bleich

Vice President

Tacoma Power

3628 South 35th Street

Tacoma, WA 98409

(253) 502-8794

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Rachael Poston


Southern California Edison
2244 Walnut Grove Avenue GO1-Quad 2C
Rosemead, CA 91770










Pre- or Post-Meeting Fun Stuff to Do in the Eastern Sierras

Inyo National Forest website and visitor's guide


In/Near Mammoth:


Inyo Craters


Devil's Postpile National Monument


Rainbow Falls Hike from Devil-s Postpile


Mammoth Lakes Trail System


North of Mammoth:


Panum Crater and Long Valley Caldera


Mono Lake Tufa State National Reserve and Mono Basin National Forest Scenic Area Visitor's Center


Tuolumne Meadows (Eastern Side of Yosemite National Park)


Yosemite National Park


Bodie Ghost Town - INCREDIBLE!


South of Mammoth:

Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest


Mount Whitney and Alabama Hills in Lone Pine, CA


Fall Leaf Colors:

Eastern Sierra Fall Colors Guide

Mono County Fall Color Guide and Color Report

California Fall Color Report



Interactive fishing map


Eastern Sierra Fish Reports


Eastern Sierra Back Country Fishing Guide



Thank you to our 2018 Annual Meeting Sponsor....

Edison Electric Institute