FFII Conference History
Two years ago a related conference titled Future Forests on the North Coast, sponsored by the Institute for Sustainable Forestry, was attended by a diverse set of forestland stakeholders ranging from members of the board of forestry to environmental advocates, conservation groups, non-industrial landowners, industry representatives and registered professional foresters. Historically many of these participants have sat in opposition to each other. Yet all these stakeholders found one goal they shared in common: To maintain healthy and productive working forests on the North Coast. This conference built upon this goal and worked to identify opportunities to sustain forestlands, essential infrastructure and open space. Additionally, FFII followed the work of the Buckeye Forest Project and their efforts to bring educational opportunities to the region.