A history of forestry in the United States and the UW’s College of Forest Resources role during the last 100 years is the topic of a talk Feb. 8 that kicks off the college’s centennial lecture series.
The college, established in 1907, is one of the oldest units on the UW campus and one of the original natural resource programs in the nation.
An alumnus who earned his master’s degree in forest resources is the first of three speakers in the lecture series. Steven Anderson, president and CEO of the Forest History Society in Durham, N.C., will speak at 7 p.m., Feb. 8, in 110 Kane. He will provide a historical perspective on the forest challenges being faced today and explore how history can help us ask better questions when making decisions. He also will describe the origins of the College of Forest Resources and how forestry and forest resources contribute to Washington state and the country.
Commissioner of Public Lands Doug Sutherland, who manages the Washington Department of Natural Resources, will speak Feb. 22 about the current state of Washington’s forests and the importance of natural resources to the state’s future.
The final speaker will be Bruce Bare, dean of the College of Forest Resources, who will speak March 8 about the next century’s challenges for sustaining natural resources for future generations.
Sutherland and Bare’s talks also will be at 7 p.m. in Kane 110. All lectures will be followed by a reception in the Walker-Ames Room.
The series, co-sponsored by the college and UW Alumni Association, is free and open to the public but advance registration is required by going to https://go.washington.edu/uwaa/events/2007cfr_lectures/details.tcl or by calling 206-543-0540.
The lecture is funded in part by funds from the Rachel A. Woods Professorship in Reforestation in the college.