Denman Forestry Issues Series presents:

Role of Forests and Forest Products in Carbon Mitigation and Energy Independence

Spring 2012

Printed Program

May 15, 2012, 1-5:30 p.m., NHS Hall at CUH, UW Botanic Gardens
School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, University of Washington, College of the Environment

Agenda

Introduction - Tom Hinckley, Professor and Interim Director, School of Environmental and Forest Sciences PDF

Session 1: Forests, Forest Products, and the C Cycle Video
Tom Gower, "Can We Have Our Forest Carbon and Use It Too?" PDF

Elaine Oneil, "The Two-Way Flow of Wood Carbon vs. the One-Way Flow of Fossil Emissions"PDF

Mark Harmon, "Is the Credibility of the Carbon Sector at Risk?" PDF


Session 2: Carbon Mitigation and Energy Independence Video
Rick Gustafson, "Sustainable Production of Biofuels" PDF

Shi-Ling Hsu, "The Ever-evolving Case for a Carbon Tax" PDF

Kate Simonen, "Zero Carbon Buildings? Opportunities and Challenges" PDF


Session 3: Successful Examples and Concerns Video
Craig Partridge, "Pursuing Carbon and Forest Sustainability in Forest Biomass Energy Production" PDF

Patrick Mazza, "The Northwest Biocarbon Initiative: The role of forests in climate stabilization" PDF

Steve Rigdon, "Northwest Tribes' Biomass Energy Development: Issues and challenges" PDF

Mike Jostrom, "Plum Creek: Vested in Carbon" PDF

Edie Sonne, "Reducing Carbon Emissions in the Real World" PDF


Panel Discussion

Transcript of Panel Discussion

Speakers

Tom Gower is Professor in the Department of Forest Ecology and Management, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Rick Gustafson is Professor of Bioresource Science and Engineering in the UW School of Environmental and Forest Sciences

Mark Harmon is Professor in the Department of Forest Science, Oregon State University

Shi-Ling Hsu is Professor in the Faculty of Law, University of British Columbia

Mike Jostrom is Director of Renewable Resources, Plum Creek Timber Company

Patrick Mazza is Research Director, Climate Solutions

Elaine Oneil is Research Scientist in the UW School of Environmental and Forest Sciences

Craig Partridge is Director of Policy and Government Relations, WA Department of Natural Resources

Steve Rigdon is Generation Manager, Yakama Power

Kate Simonen is Assistant Professor in the UW Department of Architecture

Edie Sonne is Manager, Sustainable Forests and Products, Weyerhaeuser Company


Moderators

Bob Edmonds is Professor of Forest Pathology and Soil Microbiology, UW School of Environmental and Forest Sciences

Ellen Matheny is Director, Education and Outreach, Olympic Natural Resources Center in the UW School of Environmental and Forest Sciences

Co-organized by:
School of Environmental and Forest Sciences Educational Outreach
Olympic Natural Resources Center
The Denman Programs and made possible through support provided by the Denman Endowment for Student Excellence in Forest Resources