Forestry 101 (for Designers and Other Non-Foresters)

Critical Mass (Timber) Meetup Group
Critical Mass (Timber) Meetup Group
Public group

World Forestry Center

4033 SW CANYON RD · Portland , OR

How to find us

Room: Cheatham Hall. Metered parking available on site (may not be required after 5).

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What does "sustainable forest management" entail? Does wood need to be FSC certified in order to be considered sustainable? How do Oregon's laws compare to nearby states such as Washington and California, and to laws internationally?

Join the Critical Mass (Timber) meetup group and forestry experts on October 17th at the World Forestry Center in Portland, OR, to learn about and discuss different forest management practices and how they relate to the specification of wood products in building design.

As usual, the evening will begin with light refreshments and a cash bar, and will be followed by several short panel presentations (see panelists below), and an open discussion with questions from the audience. Note that our plan is to limit the scope of this event to a discussion of forestry itself. Life cycle analysis (LCA) of mass timber products and buildings is a large subject that will be covered in a later meetup event.

We hope to see you there!

Our panelists:

JERRY ANDERSON, Forester at Hancock Forest Management

Jerry is a Forester in the State of Oregon, and will discuss what forestry entails, and how forestry plans are designed and enacted.

MIKE CLOUGHESY, Director of Forestry, Oregon Forest Resources Institute

Mike will draw some comparisons between Oregon’s forest practices
and land use laws and those of Washington and California

ERIC WHITE, Research Scientist, USDA Forest Service

Eric will discuss a survey of forest management certification standards
that he conducted in 2014 in which he compared various forest
certification system criteria in different regions with one another and
with the Oregon Forest Practices Act.