Mapping the Course

Start Date: December 24, 2013
Location: Heathman Lodge in Vancouver, WA

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Tuesday September 24th, 2013 •

8:30 A.M.

Conference Welcome


Global Drivers Affecting the Douglas-fir Region – Hakan Ekstrom, Wood Resources International, Bothell, WA


2014 Strategic Issues for Douglas-fir Timberland – Bruce Glass, The Campbell Group, Portland, OR


Where Will the Wood Come From? Douglas-fir Region Timber Supply – Rocky Goodnow, Forest Economic Analysts, Westford, MA




2014 Issues for Douglas-fir Region Processors: Paper Perspectives – Dave West, Kapstone Paper, Longview, WA


2014 Issues for Douglas-fir Region Processors: Sawmill Perspectives – Scott Atkinson, Idaho Forest Group, Coeur d’Alene, ID


Networking and Lunch


2014 Issues for Douglas-fir Region Biomass Energy – Tad Mason, TSS Consultants, Rancho Cordova, CA


Evolving Lumber Economics and Quality: 2014 Issues for British Columbia – David Elstone, Equity Research Associates, Vancouver, BC


Looking Ahead: 2014 Issues in the Pellet Sector – Grant Watkins, Consultant,  Vancouver, BC




Navigating the Export Landscape: China in 2014 and Beyond – Bob Flynn, RISI, Tacoma, WA


Follow the Money: Investor Strategies in the Timber- lands, Processing and Energy Sectors – Brooks Mendell, Forisk, Athens, GA


Adjourn  and Reception

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For sponsorship opportunities, contact Richard Zabel, 503-226-4562,

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[WFCASidebar Location:]The workshop will be held at the Heathman Lodge in Vancouver, WA. The Heathman is located at 7801 NE Greenwood Dr. Take SR-500 East off I-5 in Vancouver. Exit at NE Thurston Way and go north to NE Parkway DR. Turn left on Parkway and the Lodge is on the left. The Heathman can be viewed at:[/WFCASidebar]

[WFCASidebar Lodging information:]Reduced rate lodging is available at the Heathman by calling 888-475-3100 or 360-254-3100 and by mentioning Western Forestry and Conservation. The rate for a single or double room is $108 plus tax. After January 10, 2014, reduced rate rooms will be subject to availability.[/WFCASidebar]

[WFCASidebar Registration:] The registration fee is $450 if received by January 3, 2014 and $550 if received after January 3, 2014. The registration fee includes a book of speaker materials, lunch and refreshments. Checks should be made payable to Western Forestry and Conservation Association. Purchase orders, VISA/MasterCard, and American Express are accepted. Tax id # 930-331-712. No refunds for cancellations after January 15, 2014, but substitutions are always welcome. Registration is available on line at[/WFCASidebar]

[WFCASidebar Society of American Foresters CFE credits:]CFE credits will be available at the workshop.[/WFCASidebar]

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