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Forestry Stakeholders Gather in Lacey - 11/10/14
Lacey, WA- Stakeholders in Washington's forests will gather in Lacey on Wednesday, November 12, 2014, to address the topic of "Working Forests for the 21st Century." The meeting will be held at the Norman Worthington Conference Center at Saint Martin's University from 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Presented by the Washington State Society of American Foresters, the conference will focus on balancing social, ecological, and economic products and values from Working Forests.

Eleven speakers will examine 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.
Speakers include Tom DeLuca, director of the University of Washington School Environmental and Forest Sciences; Washington State Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark; Brad St. Clair, a research geneticist with the Forestry Sciences Laboratory in Corvallis, Ore.; and more. To view the full program, visit

About SAF: The Society of American Foresters (SAF) is the national scientific and educational organization representing the forestry profession in the United States. Founded in 1900 by Gifford Pinchot, it is the largest professional society of foresters in the world. Members of the Washington State SAF include over 500 field foresters, forest managers and engineers, administrators, researchers, and educators who manage and study the 22.9 million acres of public, private, and Tribal forests throughout Washington.