IFG Distinguished Speaker Series
The Idaho Forest Group Distinguished Speaker Series highlights innovation and advancement in natural resources. All the presentations in this two-year long series are complimentary and open to the general public.
Our next speaker is Dr. Jerry Franklin, a world-renowned forest ecologist who has been called "the father of new forestry". He is a leading authority on sustainable forest management and the maintenance of healthy forest ecosystems - and was responsible for integrating ecological and economic values into harvest strategies. Dr. Franklin has won numerous awards, and served on and led many scientific panels that have advised state and federal land management agencies, Tribal Nations, U.S. Congress, and the White House.
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
5:00 - 7:00 PM
Best Western University Inn - University Room
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The first lecture featured Dr. Alan Potter, senior advisor and former executive vice president of FPInnovations. Dr. Potter discussed "Forestry 4.0 and other Research Initiatives in the Canadian Bioeconomy". You can listen to Dr. Potter's talk and read more about Dr. Potter and the Forestry 4.0 initiative here.
ABOUT THE IFG SPEAKER SERIES
Based in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho Forest Group (IFG) is one of America’s largest lumber producers, serving a wide variety of customers locally, nationally, and across the globe. This growing, family-owned business prides itself on observing stewardship and land management practices that ensure sustainable, resilient, productive forests. With a demonstrated commitment to lifelong learning and a firm belief in supporting philanthropy in local communities, the company has sponsored an eight-part distinguished speaker series, which will take place over two years in locations across Idaho.
“The speaker series will provide a forum to discuss ideas, develop relationships, and create shared meaning from multiple perspectives," said Tom Schultz, IFG's vice president of government affairs. "We are very pleased to have selected the College of Natural Resources as a strategic partner in educating students to become contributing members of society and our industry.”