UW News

November 14, 2002

Denman Forestry Issues Series considers sustainability

Everybody from scientists to citizens is contemplating how to manage natural resources in a sustainable way. The question of sustainability is complex because land managers, members of the public and policy makers demand a host of values from such resources, some of which are in conflict with one another.

Furthermore, attaining some level of sustainability is difficult while we’re still learning how natural environments work. Yet, in Washington, as in other places in the world, decisions are being made that change the environment and subsequently affect future generations.

The next program in the Denman Forestry Issues Series, scheduled Monday, Nov. 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., brings together public and private land managers, academicians, and private landowners on the subject of sustainability. Each will interpret the concept of sustainability and how it is put into practice within their organization or discipline. The program, which is free and open to participants from both on and off campus, will be at the UW’s Center for Urban Horticulture. To reserve a place — seating is limited — call Patricia Gomez at 206-543-7183.

The Denman Forestry Issues Series, put on through the College of Forest Resources with support from the Denman Endowment, provides information and discussion on timely forestry and natural resources issues. See http://www.cfr.washington.edu/Outreach/Denman/Nov2002.htm