Mapping The Course: Timberland, Forest Products Processing, And Fiber Issues For 2020
Location: Vancouver, WA
7:00 Networking buffet style breakfast
8:30 Opportunities and Stressors for the North American Forest Industry in 2020 – Hamir Patel, CIBC World Markets
9:00 Outlook for Sawlog and Pulpwood Prices in Western US and Western Canada – Hakan Ekstrom, Wood Resources International
9:30 Federal Forest Lands Issues in 2020 – Tom Schultz, Idaho Forest Group
10:30 Strategic Issues for US PNW Timberlands in 2020 – Speaker TBA
11:00 US PNW Sawmill Sector – Steve Courtney, Roseburg Forest Products Co.
11:30 US PNW Pulp Mill Sector – Jeff Walton, Cascade Pacific
1:00 BC Interior Log Supply Issues – Brad Bennett, Interfor
1:30 BC Coastal Log Supply Issues – Albert Nussbaum, Forest Analysis and Inventory Department, BC Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural, Resource Operations
2:00 Biomass Availability in 2020 – Greg Frohn, Avista
3:00 BC, PNW and Idaho Transportation Issues – Dale Lemmons, Signature Transport
3:30 Why and Where to Invest in Timberlands in North America – A Focus on the US Northwest – Brooks Mendell, Forisk Consulting
We encourage you to arrive the evening before to network with others. Many will already be at the venue and you can arrange to meet other attendees ahead of time. We are providing a buffet-style sit down breakfast prior to Thursday’s Mapping the Course conference as another opportunity to network.
The conference will be held at the Heathman Lodge in Vancouver, WA. The Heathman is located at 7801 NE Greenwood Dr. The Heathman can be viewed at: www.heathmanlodge.com. The Lodge is 20 minutes from the Portland Airport.
The registration fee for January 23 is $595 if received by January 6, 2020 or $695 if received after January 6, 2020. The registration fee includes a book of speaker materials, lunch and reception.
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.
Cancellations received on or before 1/6/20 are subject to a 15% service charge. Cancellations after 1/6/20 will be charged the entire registration fee, but substitutions are always welcome.
Register 3 or more people from your organization and get 10% off each person’s registration fee. To redeem the discount, call Melinda at 503-226-4562 or use the contact form below.
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 $148 plus tax. After 12/30/19, reduced rate rooms will be subject to availability.
Society of American Foresters CFE Credits:
Attendees will be eligible for 5 CFE Cat 1 hours through the Society of American Foresters.