Please note we are at capacity for the 6pm reception, however we are welcoming walk-ins for the talk at 7pm. Please arrive a few minutes early and feel free to order refreshments with the Fort George servers.
Community Forest Forum: Workshops and Presentations
May 10th 8:30am-5pm
If you are interested in registering last minute, feel free to sign in at the front of the room. However, we will be unable to provide lunch for walk-in attendees.
Field Tour: Cannon Beach and Arch Cape
Meet in Cannon Beach, OR
May 11th 9:15am-2pm
What to expect
The 4th biennial Community Forest Forum and Field Tour brings together over 100 community-based organizations, land trusts, private landowners, local government officials, and other important community forest players to learn and network. Community-owned forests are an innovative governance model that enables forestland to be managed for both conservation and economic development values.
The keynote address by Dr. Bob McKane (US EPA) describes How Visualizing Ecosystem Land Management Assessments (VELMA) modeling quantifies co-benefits and tradeoffs in Community Forest management and will be followed by three moderated panel sessions and breakout discussions designed to maximize attendee engagement and relationships.
Topics explored will include issues integral to a successful community forest: planning and governance that empowers community engagement and benefit-sharing, acquiring forestland and overcoming financing challenges, managing forests and implementing healthy forestry practices.
Who should attend
Your participation in the Forum means that together we can offer community leaders the opportunity to equip themselves with the skills and knowledge they need to attain this shared vision, while bringing you exposure to a diverse and influential audience across Oregon and Washington.
The Forum is an opportunity to connect with a diverse network of people who seek to create healthy, prosperous and low-carbon communities in the Northwest.