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Tuesday, July 24 • 9:15am - 11:30am

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The Forestry Working Group includes private forest managers and landholders, legislators and agency staff dedicated to healthy and sustainable forest management, as well as non-profit partners in conservancy and academics in forestry and wood product research.

Forest Restoration, Mass Timber, and Climate Change
Establishing the PNWER region as a climate change leader through forest health, renewable wood products, and mass timber manufacturing
  • Bryan Petit from Senator Cantwell’s office 

Building for Carbon Benefits: Best Practices, Future Opportunities, the Science 
Lessons Learned and Best Practices from the B.C. Government
  • Lynne Embury-Williams, Wood WORKS! BC 
The Future Potential of CLT And Mass Timber
  • Todd Beyreuther, Katerra 
Carbon Benefits of Building with Wood
  • Bruce Lippke, University of Washington 

Distinguished Guests invited to participate in the dialogue (1 hour)
Local/Regional obstacles and opportunities for mass timber; building with wood for the future; environmental and climate change benefits of sustainable forestry
  • David GroeschlActing Director, Idaho Department of Lands
  • Mike HannaRegional Director, U.S. Senator James E. Risch, Idaho State
  • Vicki ChristiansenInterim Chief of the US Forest Service (invited)
  • Jamie Connell, OR/WA BLM State Director (invited)
  • Hilary Franz, Washington Commissioner of Public Lands (invited)
  • Marie-Louise Smith, Director of Natural Resources for the Pacific Northwest Region, U.S. Forest Service (invited)

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Todd Beyreuther

Senior Director, Advanced Building Materials, KATERRA
Todd conducts built environment research in areas of integrated building and infrastructure systems design. Todd practiced as a structural engineer in Seattle, WA and taught at the University of Washington in the College of Built Environments. Todd is also Founder of Mass Timber Systems... Read More →
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Lynn Embury-Williams

BC Executive Director, Wood WORKS! BC
Lynn Embury-Williams, Executive Director for Wood WORKS!, BC joined the BC program in 2014.Previously the Director of Marketing and Business Development at Canfor, Lynn has brought a wealth of experience and expertise in the areas of marketing and business development to Wood WORKS... Read More →
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Travis Joseph

President; Working Group Co-chair, American Forest Resource Council
Travis was born and raised in Springfield, Oregon but spent eight years in Washington D.C. working for the U.S. House of Representatives. He was a senior legislative aide to an Oregon congressman, a senior policy advisor on the House Natural Resources Committee, and the Director of... Read More →
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Bruce Lippke

Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Environmental and Forest Science, University of Washington
Bruce Lippke is a Professor Emeritus at the School of Environmental and Forest Science at the University of Washington. President Emeritus CORRIM (The Consortium for Research on Renewable Industrial Materials), a 20 member not for profit research consortium analyzing every environmental... Read More →
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Mark Peck

Lincoln County Commissioner 1, Working Group Co-Chair, Montana
Mark Peck is a Libby native who currently works as the Libby Unit Manager for the Montana Department of Natural Resources. He is a retired active duty Air Force veteran with 20 years of service. Mark also served for four years as the Director of Emergency Services for Flathead County... Read More →

Bryan Petit

Senior Professional Staff Member, Senator Maria Cantwell's Office, US Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
Bryan oversees forestry and wildfire issues for the US Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources as a Senior Professional Staff Member. This standing Committee is responsible for oversight of the Forest Service and the various Department of the Interior agencies, and in 2015... Read More →

Tuesday July 24, 2018 9:15am - 11:30am AKDT
Meeting Room 2

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