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King County Sustainable Cities Roundtable: People, Forests, and Change
Tuesday, July 17, 2018, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM PDT
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Sustainable Cities Roundtable: People, Forests, and Change
Tuesday, July 17th, 12 - 1:30PM
Snoqualmie City Hall 38624 SE River St., Snoqualmie, WA

Join us for a discussion with Island Press authors Deanna Olson and Beatrice Van Horne about their new book, People, Forests, and Change.

We owe much of our economic prosperity to the vast forested landscapes that cover the earth. The timber we use to build our homes, the water we drink, and the oxygen in the air we breathe come from the complex forested ecosystem that many of us take for granted. As urban boundaries expand and rural landscapes are developed, forests are under more pressure than ever. It is time to forgo the thinking that forests can be managed outside of human influence, and shift instead to management strategies that consider humans to be part of the forest ecosystem. Only then can we realistically plan for coexisting and sustainable forests and human communities in the future.

In People, Forests, and Change: Lessons from the Pacific Northwest, editors Deanna H. Olson and Beatrice Van Horne have assembled an expert panel of social and forest scientists to consider the nature of forests in flux and how to best balance the needs of forests and rural communities closely tied to them. People, Forests, and Change brings together ideas grounded in science for policy makers, forest and natural resource managers, students, and conservationists who wish to understand how to manage forests conscientiously to assure their long-term viability and that of human communities who depend on them.


Deanna Olson is a research ecologist with the USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station in Corvallis, Oregon. Dede's work as an ecologist is devoted to sustainability of our natural heritage. Her work has encompassed every vertebrate class (fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals), with a focus on amphibians. Her bachelor's degree at University of California, San Diego intersected with the first Conservation Biology Conference there in 1978, helping to build the foundation for her passion for biodiversity conservation. In 1981, her PhD from the Department of Zoology at Oregon State University brought her to the Pacific Northwest, with its natural grandeur from the sea to the forests, mountains and high deserts. In addition to her duties with the PNWRS, she also serves as courtesy faculty at Oregon State University, and associate editor for Herpetological Review, and is past president of the Society for Northwestern Vertebrate Biology and past co-chair of Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation.

Beatrice Van Horne is director of the USDA Pacific Northwest Climate Hub in Corvallis, Oregon. Bea has an interest in the processes within and among species that manifest as visible ecological communities. Beginning with PhD research on the effects of clear-cut logging on small mammal populations in southeast Alaska, her work has sought to untangle the factors driving small mammal, ground squirrel and bird populations. After 17 years as a professor of biology at Colorado State University, she spent 10 years in Washington, D.C. area serving in research program leadership with the US Forest Service and the US Geological Survey. For the past five years, she has lived in Corvallis, where she had been a research manager for the USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station.

Spots are limited, please register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sustainable-cities-july-roundtable-people-forests-and-change-tickets-46721006789

Date/Time: Tuesday, July 17th 12:00 - 1:30PM
Location/Address: Council Chambers, Snoqualmie City Hall, 38624 SE River St. Snoqualmie, WA
Lunch & Learn: As a lunchtime event, you are welcome to bring lunch to enjoy during the Roundtable.

• By Bike: Find your most convenient route here.
• By Bus: Route 554 from Seattle to Issaquah, transfer at the Issaquah TC to 208 toward North Bend, Snoqualmie Ridge - See Metro's Trip Planner to map out your transit options.
• By Car:
Eastbound on I-90:
-Take exit 27 from I-90 E.
-Turn left on Winery Rd.
-Turn right at the 1st cross street onto SE North Bend Way
-Turn left onto Meadowbrook Way SE.
-Turn left onto 384th Ave. SE
-Keep right to continue onto SE River St. Snoqualmie City Hall will be on the left.