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Agenda and Presentations Given at FFII

Future Forests II:
Maintaining Healthy and Productive
Working Forests on the North Coast
February 11-12, 2009
Art Building, Ferndale Fairgrounds


*Note: Click on presenters names that are underlined to view a PDF of their presentation.

Wednesday February 11th

8:00-8:30              Registration
9:30-9:00              Welcome (with Buckeye, Institute for Sustainable Forestry, UC Cooperative Extension)
9:00-10:15            Global, National and Regional Outlook for the Timber Industry
                     Trends in the Forest Products Industry - Russ Forsburg -1.54MB (American AgCredit)
                             Searching for hidden opportunities in a depressed market? - 
Bill Stewart -539KB (UC Berkeley)
10:15-10:30          Break
10:30-12:00          Traditional Log Market Assessment and Opportunities witH Mike Atkins (Able Forestry) moderator
                             Round table discussion of current operations, view of the next 10-20 years, advice for timberland 
                             owners with Bob Britt (Mad River Lumber), Jim Able (Able Forestry), Gary Rynearson 
(Green Diamond), Bob Marino (DG Power), Eric Almquist (ERA Wood Products)
12:00-12:30         Small table discussion
12:30-1:30           Lunch
1:30-4:00             Emerging Markets Assessment and Opportunities with John Rogers (Institute for Sustainable Forestry) 

                            Environmental Values and Ecosystem Services - Kim Bonine -1.2MB (Conservation Strategies Fund)
                            Meeting Conservation Goals: Cost and Benefits to Northcoast Landowners - Greg Blomstrom -6.12KB 
(Institute for Sustainable Forestry, President)
                           CA Climate Action Registry - Forestry Protocols Update - John Nickerson -223KB
                           (CA Climate Action Registry and Dogwood Springs Foresry)
2:30-2:45             Break 
                           Forest Carbon Offsets on the Garcia River Forest – Chris Kelley -2.01MB (The Conservation Fund)
                           Working Forest Easements – Tim Metz -737KB (Restoration Forestry Inc.)
                           Biomass Energy Opportunities and Our Local Forests Biomass Energy markets – Jim Zoelick -606KB 
(Schatz Energy Research Center)
4:00-4:45             Small table discussion about what was learned/ observed today
4:45-5:00             Closing: Next Steps, How Day Two will work...   
5:00                      Informal Reception, Discussion, Evaluation
6:00                     Dinner and Evening speaker
                            Collaborative Community Processes - Art Harwood -755KB (Redwood Forest Foundation Inc.)

Thursday February 12th

8:00-8:30              Check-in, Refreshments
8:30-8:40              Welcome, review of first day, how today will work.        
8:45-10:15           Resources and strategies for landowners to maintain working forest in today’s markets 
                            with Ruthann Schulte - (Buckeye Conservancy) moderator
                            Success through ranchland business planning – Alan Bower -1.95MB (UC Cooperative Extension)
                            Improving wood quality – James Robbins -1.86MB (CAL FIRE)
                           Tools for getting the most value for your logs – Jim Able (Able Forestry)
                            Integrated Ranch Approach: Non-industrial landowner perspective on getting income in 
                           innovative ways and keeping costs low – George Brightman (Rancher)
                           State and Federal landowner assistance programs – Yana Valachovic -1.02MB (UC Cooperative Extension)
                           The other 92 percent: forest restoration and community engagement in the Mattole- 
                           Seth Zuckerman -1.47MB (Mattole Restoration Council)
10:15-10:30         Break
10:30-12:00         Resources and strategies for the region with Kathy Moxon (Humboldt Area Foundation and 
                           Redwood Coast Rural Action) moderator
                           If you Log it – Will they buy it? – Jim Little (Humboldt Redwood Company)
                           Future of wood products in LEED construction – Steve Salzman -473KB (Plan It Green)
                           Using Headwaters loan program to fund NTMPs and THPs – Dawn Elsbree(Headwaters Fund)
                            New ownership models- RFFI a community working forest approach – Art Harwood -275KB 
                            (Redwood Forest Foundation Inc.)
                            Transfer of Development Rights: Another tool for maintaining functional forestlands?– 
                            Shane Green -72.5KB (Northcoast Regional Land Trust )
                            Ag, nature, and heritage tourism – Deborah Giraud -3.98MB (UC Cooperative Extension)
12:00-1:00           Lunch
1:00-1:15             Organize small group discussion topics- Under the themes of actions and strategies
1:15-2:15             Small Group Discussions
                            Break outs: Strategies to keep open space and working forests in the north coast
2:15-3:00             Report back from each group                                                    
3:00-3:30             Large Group Discussion: Where do we go from here?                  
3:30                     Closing comments, evaluations