UW News

January 12, 2006

Forestry seminar series begins

The College of Forest Resources kicks off its Distinguished Alumni Seminar Series today with presentations by Court Stanley, senior vice president and chief forester at Port Blakely Tree Farms; and Sue Joerger, executive director of Puget Soundkeepers alliance. The topics are “Not your Father’s Forestry” and “Serving a Higher Purpose.”

The seminar series provides a “welcome home” to distinguished alumni of forest resources and an opportunity to introduce them to the UW community. It also showcases alumni who during their careers have been leaders in the private, public, and non-governmental sectors in the U.S. and abroad. Their personal hands-on experience and contributions to solving complex and sometimes contentious issues provides students with a critical appreciation of the kind of real-world work and possible roles they can assume after graduation.

The seminars will be be held from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in 207 Anderson. All are open to the public, but advance registration is requested. To RSVP, visit http://www.cfr.washington.edu/People/Alumni/distalumseminarseries.htm.

Other seminars in the series are:

February 24: “The World as a Stage,” by Kenton Miller, former director, World Conservation Union, and former vice president for conservation, World Resources Institute

April 6: “Law and (dis) Order,” by Ann Forest Burns, attorney, Burns & Williams, president, College of Forest Resources Alumni Association

May 19: “Growing the Green in the Big Apple,” by Scot Medbury, president and CEO, Brooklyn Botanic Garden