Laurie Wayburn speaks on Forests, Carbon and Climate Change — April 23

The Dept. of Forest and Wildlife Ecology is sponsoring a lecture by Laurie Wayburn, Co-founder and President of The Pacific Forest Trust on April 23. The topic of her talk is “Forests, Carbon and Climate Change.” Wayburn co-founded and is president of the Pacific Forest Trust (PFT), a non-profit organization headquartered in California and dedicated to sustaining America’s working forests for all their public benefits — sustainable wood, water, wildlife, and a well-balanced climate. Ms. Wayburn has over 25 years of experience in the conservation and sustainability fields. She co-authored a book titled America’s Private Forests: Status and Stewardship. The media frequently calls on her to comment on U.S. forests and their climate benefits. Ms. Wayburn has been honored for her leadership to advance forests and their climate benefits by being selected for several prestigious awards: the 2008 James Irvine Foundation Leadership Award, the Land Trust Alliance’s 2008 Kingsbury Browne Conservation Leadership Award, and the 2007 Forest Leadership Award. Please pass the word by downloading and posting the attached flyer.