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'Emerging Voices in Forestry' Returns to Portland Free Tickets Available for the October 15 Community Event

The Hagenstein Lectures, a new community event presented by the World Forestry Center and the Society of American Foresters, will return to Portland on Sunday afternoon, October 15. Continuing the “Emerging Voices in Forestry” series started in 2016, ten young foresters under the age 45 who are working at the forefront of social, economic, and environmental change will be featured.

The event will be held from 1:00-5:00 PM in Cheatham Hall on the World Forestry Center campus in Washington Park. Doors open at Noon. Admission is free, but advance tickets are required.

Green professionals, college students, and others interested in creative solutions to advance sustainable forestry in the 21st century should attend. Sara Wu, Interim Executive Director of the World Forestry Center, will welcome guests at 1:00 PM and Meghan Tuttle will moderate the afternoon event. Three sessions featuring a dozen speakers and special guests will cover a broad range of current issues and topics:

Act 1: Green Wood/Green Buildings hosted by Eric Farm and featuring foresters Nicole Strong, Edie Sonne Hall and architect Kristin Slavin of the Carbon12 project.

Act 2: Foresters in the City hosted by Abe Wheeler and featuring foresters Michael Ahr, Angie DiSalvo and Ciara McCarthy.

Act 3: WOW – Women Owning Woodlands hosted by Fran Cafferata Coe and featuring special guests from around the Pacific Northwest.

Two breaks will allow time between presentations to meet the speakers, network and exchange ideas on forest topics both locally and globally. Complimentary snacks, soft drinks, wine, and local craft beers will be available for ticketed participants. A brief reception will follow.

Seating is limited and guests are urged to reserve seats early. For the latest information and to reserve free tickets, visit Hagensteinlectures.org