The Hagenstein Lectures, an exciting community event presented by the World Forestry Center and the Society of American Foresters, debuts Sunday, October 9 at the World Forestry Center in Portland under the theme of “Emerging Voices in Forestry.” The lectures will introduce five young foresters that are all working at the forefront of social, economic, and environmental change. Urban professionals, college students, and other adults interested in creative thinking to advance sustainable forestry in the 21st century should attend.
The event will be held from 1:00-5:00 p.m. in Miller Hall on the World Forestry Center campus in Washington Park in Portland. The event will include interactive and formal presentations, lively discussions, craft beer, wine, food, and exceptional networking opportunities to meet new people and exchange ideas on forest issues both locally and globally. Admission is free, but advance tickets are required.
For additional information and to reserve tickets, visit Hagensteinlectures.org. Video and podcasts of each of the presentations will be available soon after the event.
The Lecture Series has been developed to honor the legacy and memory of professional forester William D. Hagenstein, a tireless champion of long-view forest management to provide tangible environmental, social, and economic benefits. Recognized as the father of native tree reforestation in the Pacific Northwest, Hagenstein was an active, working forester for more than 75 years. He was national president of the Society of American Foresters and a founder of the World Forestry Center in 1966. Highly respected, brutally honest, a magnetic storyteller, and a shameless advocate, Hagenstein may have said it best himself: “I am opinionated, I swear a lot, and I am absolutely passionate about the forest.”