Oregon Logging Conference Announces Guest Speakers for 2019 Gathering

Tue January 15, 2019 - West Edition #2
Oregon Logging Conference

Erin Isselmann
Erin Isselmann
Erin Isselmann Anthony S. Davis

Anthony S. Davis and Erin Isselmann will speak at this year's 81st Annual Oregon Logging Conference, to be held Feb. 21 to 23 in Eugene, Ore. This year's theme is "Building Products for Building Futures."

Anthony S. Davis is the Interim Dean for the College of Forestry at Oregon State University, the nation's top ranked forestry research school, and a recognized leader in teaching and outreach.

Davis is recognized as a global leader in seedling production and landscape restoration, working with several research programs in the Pacific Northwest, Caribbean, Africa and the Middle East.

His address will speak to the interest in what he calls "forest to frame" similar to the farm to fork movement in agriculture.

"The construction, look and atmosphere of the Oregon Forest Science Complex will reinforce Oregon State University's international status as a premier institution devoted to improving the health of our forest landscapes and ecosystems," Davis said.

"Climate change is real and it is here now," he said. "Its effects are pervasive and affect everything and everyone, everywhere. It is our innovations that can bring some new thought and practice to addressing these challenges. Management, conservation and economic development require an informed society, and we are Oregon's leader in providing outreach and engagement programs that serve as the bridge between knowledge and practice."

Davis oversees academic programs delivered though the Wood Science and Engineering, Forest Ecosystems and Society and Forest Resources, Engineering and Management departments. His purview includes the Forest Research Laboratory and the Institute for Working Forest Landscapes.

Erin Isselmann is the executive director of the Oregon Forest Resources Institute. She has a marketing and communications executive background with more than two decades of experience in corporate communications, public relations and digital marketing.

She will focus her presentation on educational programs provided by the Oregon Forest Resources Institute (OFRI), which help shape the future of forestry.

"To help support forestry education in the field and the classroom, OFRI's K-12 education programs provide curriculum materials, teacher professional development and field trip opportunities," Isselmann said.

She also will mention a new educational program developed last year by OFRI, called Oregon Proud. Through this program, materials are available to employers, for sharing with employees, to reinforce key reasons to be proud of working in the forest sector.

Davis and Isselmann will address the membership on Feb. 21, 2019 in the Wheeler Pavilion, Lane Events Center and Fairgrounds, Eugene, Ore.

For more information, call 541/686-9191 or visit www.oregonloggingconference.com.

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