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Postcards From the Frontlines of International Forestry

July 18, 2018 @ 8:30 am11:30 am

Join us for a morning event exploring natural resource management issues from around the world featuring the 2018 World Forest Institute International Fellows with keynote speaker Dr. Bruce Marcot from the U.S. Forest Service. Hear their stories, share yours, and leave inspired by these stories of sustainable global solutions in an ever-changing field.



Wednesday, July 18

Registration at 8:00 am. Program 8:30 – 11:30 am.

$5 registration fee



8:00 – 8:30 am Registration

8:30 – 8:35 am Welcome and Introduction from Sara Wu, Interim Executive Director of the World Forestry Center

8:35 – 8:40 am Opening Remarks

8:40 – 9:15 am Keynote Speaker: Dr. Bruce Marcot, U.S. Forest Service

Bruce Marcot realized after his field visits and living in Bantu villages in Africa to view the forest as a whole ecosystem where needs for and interests in forestry, nutrition, health, forest biodiversity, and ecosystem sustainability all converge.  He was sent to these villages to evaluate the potential for expanding forestry operations, but he came to the conclusion that it made no sense to separate that goal from other dimensions of local community needs.

Moderator for both sessions: Ben Hayes, sixth-generation forest landowner, Hyla Woods, Springboard Forestry

9:15 – 10:15 am Session 1: How Science is Informing Forest Management Decisions

  • Meei-ru Jeng: Increasing Data Accessibility in Taiwan
  • Tuan Phan: Using Payments for Forest Ecosystem Services to Combat Sea Level Rise in Vietnam
  • Xuejiao Li: Creating a National Parks System to Protect Biodiversity in China

10:15 – 10:35 am Morning Break

10:35 – 11:15 am Session 2: Family-Run Businesses: The Next Generation

  • Thammarat Mettanurak: KL Timber, a Second-Generation Business in Thailand
  • Jeen Bunnik: Bunnik Forest Products, a Fifth-Generation Business in the Netherlands

11:15 – 11:30 am Closing Remarks

Download the event flyer here.



The World Forest Institute International Fellowship Program is sponsored by the Harry A. Merlo Foundation.

Questions? Email Vivian Bui at vbui@worldforestry.org.


World Forestry Center
Mt. Hood Room, Discovery Museum
4033 SW Canyon Rd., Portland, OR 97221


July 18, 2018
8:30 am11:30 am


World Forestry Center


Mt. Hood Room, Discovery Museum at the World Forestry Center
4033 SW Canyon Road
Portland, OR 97221 United States
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