CONFERENCE: "The Future of California Forests"
holsten at nature.berkeley.edu
Fri Sep 1 09:28:20 EST 1995
The Forest Products Laboratory and the College of Natural Resources,
University of California, Berkeley announce a conference:
"The Future of California Forests -- Perceptions, Expectations, and
Forest Products Laboratory, University of California
College of Natural Resources, University of California, Berkeley
For further information about the conference, posters and registration,
Janice Montano at UC FPL; phone: (510) 215-4222; E-mail:
montano at nature.Berkeley.edu
October 15 - 17, 1995
Holiday Inn Capitol Plaza, Sacramento
Already in excess of 30 million people, California's population will
continue to undergo rapid growth in the coming decades. Rates of population
increase in the urban-rural interface, a region in close proximity to major
forest areas, are likely to exceed statewide rates. Higher population
levels, increases in incomes and leisure time, and changing social
preferences and values, will lead to ever-increasing demands on our forests
in terms of recreational benefits, environmental benefits, and commodity
benefits such as timber production. These collective demands and
expectations of our forests portend unprecedented pressures and dilemmas.
Development of viable strategies for accommodating multi-faceted human
demands requires early and insightful recognition of emerging trends and
The purpose of this conference is to provide a forum for the presentation
and exchange of different and potentially conflicting perspectives on key
demographic, economic, ecological, and managerial trends and issues, and
their implications for the future of California's forests. !!PRELIMINARY
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15
7:30 PM Registration and Informal Reception
MONDAY, OCTOBER 16
7:00 - 8:00 Registration
8:00 - 8:30 Welcome; Announcements; Conference Objectives
"FORCES AND TRENDS SHAPING THE FUTURE OF CALIFORNIA FORESTS"
8:30 - 8:55 Speaker 1: Forces Influencing the California Forest Situation
Jeff Romm, University of California
What factors presently influence forest policy formation, what new forces
are likely to shape policy in the future (e.g.: sustainability, "new
forestry, "--what's next ... )?
What participants and institutions presently influence the condition of our
forests and the formation of forest policy?
What forces and participants have been overlooked to date or will appear in
9:00 - 12:00 Stakeholders of Today and Some Emerging Players in
9:00 - 10:15 Panel 1: Current Stakeholders
_ Moderator: (invitation pending)
Kathy Bailey, Sierra Club
Dan Tomascheski, Sierra Pacific Industries, Anderson
Cecilia Lanman, EPIC, (invited)
Robert Meacher, Plumas County Board of Supervisors
Groups currently or traditionally recognized as stakeholders. Reaction and
questions for Speaker 1; short written comments from the audience.
10:15 - 10:45 Coffee Break
10:45 - 12:00
Panel 2: Emerging Players
_ Moderator: Robert Hrubes, Robert Hrubes and Assoc., Pt. Richmond
_ Panelists: ( invitations pending )
Casualty Insurance industry rep. (fire ins. for homes)
Lucy Blake, Sierra Business Council
representative from Sierra Communities Council
EBMUD /Water agency representative
Brooktrails (Homeowners Association )
Players presently missing and/or likely to emerge in the coming years.
Reaction and questions for Speaker 1; short written comments and questions
from the audience (Potential new stakeholders: water agencies, casualty
insurance industry, recreation and tourism industry, rural economic
development agencies, others).
12:00 - 1:30 Lunch: Futurist. What Megatrends Will Influence
California's Future ?
Jeremy Rifkin, Foundation for Economic Trends, Washington, D. C.
Part 1: Key Dynamics of California
Forests of the Future
The presentations are to be technically based, but speakers should be
iconoclastic and willing to lay bare various official positions and
received wisdom about these issues.
1:30 - 1:55 Speaker 1: Biology/Ecology
Barry Noon, USFS, PSW, Redwood Sciences Lab, Arcata
Ecological issues and studies, their implications for public and private
. . .1:55 - 2:20 Speaker 2: Social
Tim Duane, University of California
Population growth; continuing ex-urban population expansion, human values, . . .
2:20 - 3:05 Speakers 3 and 4: Two Perspectives On Economics
William McKillop, University of California
William Stewart, Pacific Institute For Studies In Development,
Environment, and Security, Oakland
3:05- 3:35 Coffee Break
3:35 - 4:00 Speaker 4: Politics
Sally Fairfax, University of California
Local, state, national and global issues, . . .
Budget priorities, public trust doctrine, property rights, home rule, . . .
Part 2: Stakeholders Reactions to
Dynamics Affecting Forests
4:00 - 5:00 Panel Discussion of Megatrends and Key Elements Affecting
Moderator: Fritts Golden, CH2M Hill, Inc., Oakland
Panel will consist of the five above speakers and four members of the
earlier panels, plus a moderator. Responding to short written comments and
questions from the audience.
6:00 - 7:00 No Host Mixer
7:00 - 8:30 Dinner - : The Changing Climate for Forest Policy Decisions.
Speakers to be confirmed
Two views of the political landscape.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17
"ALTERNATIVE APPROACHES TO LAND-USE
7:00 - 8:00 Continental Breakfast
8:00 - 9:15 Panel A: Federal Lands
Moderator: Mark Nechodem, University of California (invited)
1) Louis Blumberg, The Wilderness Society
2) Lynn Sprague, USFS (invitation pending )
3) Mark Killian, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Arizona, (invited)
National Vs local control
9:15 - 10:30 Panel B: Private Lands
( 4 Panelists)
Each gets 10 minutes for initial statement then 5 minutes after
other has spoken. 20 minutes for responses to written questions and
comments from audience.
Moderator: Bob Heald, Blodgett Forest, and State Board of Forestry (to be
1) Neal Ewald, Simpson Timber Co.
2) Laurie Wayburn, Pacific Forest Trust
3) Craig Blencowe, Forest Land Owners of California
4) rep. from BOF/Wildlife Science Committee (GG contact; pending )
Market and regulatory approaches.
10:30 -11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:00 Panel C: Integrative Planning
Cathy Bleier, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection,
Strategic Planning Program
*After this presentation, the participants of the earlier two preceding
panels will join in for a general discussion, with participation from the
12:00 - 1:15 Lunch
Report from the Bioregional Gathering: Mary Schroeder, Wheelabrator-Shasta,
Energy Group ; plus special guests
1:15 - 3:00 Panel of Moderators
Moderator : Don Erman, University of California (to be confirmed)
Moderators from previous panels to address issues from the entire conference.
3:00 - 3:30 Audience Response
Written questions from the audience on the conference issues.
3:30 - 4:00 Speaker: What We Have
Learned and Where We Go
Robert Ewing, Weyerhaeuser Co.
Synthesis and conclusion, including a summary of points of consensus or
Conclusion of Conference!
Conference on the Future of California Forests: Perceptions, Expectations,
andRealities, October 15-17, 1995, Holiday Inn Capitol Plaza, Sacramento,
Registration fee: $195
Late registration (after 10/9): $235
Make checks payable to Regents, University
of California and send to Attn: Dolores Triplett, UCFPL., 1301 So. 46th St.,
Richmond, CA 94804, 510/215-4200; fax 510/215-4299.
(A limited number of reduced registrations are
available to students and those from private
Please check if you have special needs or diet. Attach a written
Last Name First
Please make room reservations directly with the Holiday Inn Capitol Plaza,
300 J Street.,Sacramento, 916/446-0100. A block of rooms (CA Future
Forests) have been set aside until10/1/95. $78 single/double. !
Voice Mail: 510/215-4222
E-mail:montano at nature.berkeley.edu
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