The 2014 Working Forests Conference was held on November 12 at Saint Martin's University, Lacey, Washington. Presented by the Washington State Society of American Foresters, the one-day conference focused on balancing social, ecological, and economic products from working forests.
Speakers examined topics on forest science for the future, climate change adaptation, forest infrastructure and markets, innovations in wood architecture, early successional habitat, carbon sequestration, and examples of managing Tribal, community, and family working forests. In attendance were policy makers, owners of working forests, and those who influence working forests.
PDF copies of the speakers' presentations are now available for download! Please see the below list of presentations.
Introduction and Overview of Working Forests - Dr. Elaine Oneil, senior director of Forest and Environmental Policy, Washington Forest Protection Association, Olympia, WA
- Dr. Tom DeLuca, director, University of Washington
School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, Seattle, WA
- Dr. Brad St. Clair, research geneticist, Corvallis Forestry Sciences Laboratory, Corvallis, OR
- Dr. Jerry Franklin, professor of Ecosystem Analysis,
University of Washington School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, Seattle, WA
- Loren Hiner, city forester, City of Montesano, Montesano, WA
- Nancy Eldridge, forest manager, Quinault Indian Nation, Taholah, WA
- Tom Westergreen, Westergreen Family Tree Farms, Sumas, WA
- Dr. Peter Goldmark, Washington State Commissioner of Public Lands, Olympia, WA
- Joseph Mayo, Mahlum Architects, Seattle, WA
Forestry in a Climate of Change: The Importance of Infrastructure and Markets to
- Larry Mason, research forester, Alternate Dimensions Inc., Seattle, WA
- Dr. Elaine Oneil, executive director, Washington Farm Forestry Association,
and executive director, Consortium for Research on Renewable Industrial