Sessions (Forestry)

The Focus on Forestry sessions and topics are shown below.

 Time  Session / Topics
10:30 a.m.           Existing Opportunities in Forestry
  • Why Practice Active Forestry - Presenter: Duane Weston, Former Mgr., Pilchuck Tree Farm
  • Existing Product Markets - Presenter: Wally Michalec, Michalec & Associates Consulting Forestry
  • Mushrooms as Alternative Products - Presenter: Zsofia Pasztor, LID Designer & Horticulturist
  • Agroforestry Opportunities - Presenter: Matt Van Boven, Owner of Feral Farm & Raven Star Farm
  • Forest Harvesting Options - Presenter: Gordon Iverson, Thinning Manager, Timber Tec, Inc.
11:30 a.m.      Future Job & Market Opportunities
  • Forest Operations and Labor Opportunities - Presenter: Gordon Iverson, Timber Tec, Inc. 
  • Professional & Technical Labor Opportunities - Presenters: Michelle Trudeau, U. of WA, and Oak Rankin, WSU Extension
  • Future Forest Market Possibilities - Presenter: Skip Swenson, Forterra, VP of Policy & Green Cities
3:00 p.m.      Westside Forest Health
  • Entomology Issues - Presenter: Glenn Kohler, WA DNR Forest Entomologist
  • Forest Pathology Issues - Presenter: Robert L. Edmonds, Prof. Emeritus, Univ. of WA
  • Tree Spacing Issues - Presenter: Peter Hurt, WA DNR, NW Silviculturalist
4:00 p.m.      Forestry Needs Discussion
  • Darrington Collaborative - Presenter: Paul Wagner - Atterbury Consultants, Inc., Forester
  • Building a Successful Future Together (Facilitated) - Presenter: Gene Duvernoy, Pres., FORTERRA