Illahee Lecture Series
Free for Portland State University Students
All lectures begin at 7:30pm and will be held at Pacific Northwest College of Art's Swigert Commons, 1241 NW Johnson St, Portland, OR.
The Future of Oregon's Forests
Oregon’s forests are in a state of flux – biologically, economically and politically. Admittedly this has always been the case, but Oregon’s citizens and forest managers face new challenges: changing climate and wildfire regimes, radically decreased harvests on federal lands, consequent industrial and community disruption, and new proposals for forestland management. For this session, we’ll look at future scenarios for Oregon’s forests through the lens of visioning projects from other regions, with colleagues from federal, state and private sectors. Who will manage Oregon’s forests in the 21st century, and what role will these iconic landscapes play in providing ecosystem services and economic prosperity?