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Who Will Own the Forest? 13 Conference

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The Who Will Own the Forest? conferences offer a wide range of perspectives on institutional timberland investing, both domestically and overseas.  We invite you to join our discussions as we address this maturing and evolving asset class, and examine the issues that will impact the demand for commercial timber, diversify values from forestland, and maximize returns to investors. Join us on September 12-14, 2017.

all images by emily g photography

50th Anniversary Gala Video and Photos


The 50th Anniversary Gala took place in Miller Hall on February 6, 2016.  It was a magical evening that celebrated the World Forestry Center’s past and toasted to the future.  Enjoy the video and photos from the evening.


Photo Slideshow

Photos: emily g photography


Our 50th Anniversary Gala February 6, 2016


50th Anniversary Gala: Eat Dessert First

Gala-Promo_one_pagerYou’re invited to attend the 50th Anniversary Gala by Prue Miller, Joanne Lilley & Bobsy Graham.

Dessert, dinner by ChefStable
ChefStable partners with chefs that they believe in, chefs who have shown a commitment to their craft and whose food reflects their passion and talent.

Music by The Brothers Jam
Music by the Brothers Jam blend rootsy rock and deep rhythmic grooves. These musicians take their audience on an entertaining sonic journey every time they

Special performance by BodyVox
BodyVox is known for its visual virtuosity, distinctive wit and unique ability to combine dance, athleticism and film into breathtaking performance art.

World Forestry Center
February 6, 2016

Ticket Prices

  • $5,000 Sponsor 10 tickets
  • $10,000 Sponsor 10 tickets
  • $20,000 Sponsor 10 tickets
  • $250 Individual 1 ticket
  • $3,000 Table of 10 tickets
Purchase Tickets Today!

 With Special Thanks To

Frice PastryPeter Corvallis ProductionsRestaurant St. Jack

Emily G PhotographyQuality Printing ServiceBodyVox


January 22-24, 2016


Sample, savor and delight in some of the best chocolate, wine, and spirits from the Northwest and beyond.

Oregon Convention Center, Portland, OR

2016 Dates & Times:
Friday, January 22, 4 – 9pm (21+ only) Ticket booth opens at 3pm.
Saturday, January 23, 11am – 6pm Open to all ages. Ticket booth opens at 10:30am.
Sunday, January 24, 11am – 5pm Open to all ages. Ticket booth opens at 10:30am.

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Internatinal Fellow from Malaysia 2016 (Samantha Kwan)

Samantha Kwan, Malaysia

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Samantha completed her Fellowship in 2016. Her aim is to improve urban forest park services in Salawak, Malaysia. While at WFI, Samantha learned about urban forest management and habitat restoration practices in the Pacific Northwest. (video)

Samantha returned to work for the Sarawak Forestry Corporation at Piasau Nature Reserves (PNR) managing an urban forest in the city of Miri. She has been increasing public involvement in PNR and presenting on PNR’s successes at conferences. The connections that she made during her fellowship followed her to Malaysia. She organized a public seminar on urban forestry with guest speaker Dr. Cecil Konijnendijk, a renowned professor from the University of British Columbia. She collaborated with Brian French, a well-known Portland arborist, on an inset cavity nesting project for the Oriental Pied Hornbill in PNR. In 2018, she will be setting up a nature classroom (inspired by attending the International Educators Institute at WFI) for urban areas in PNR. And recently, she was accepted as an active member for the IUCN Hornbill Specialist Group

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Weds. Dec. 9: Climate Change Lecture by Dr. Steven Running,
Lead Author of the Nobel Peace Prize Winning Report


Wednesday, December 9

4:00 – 6:00 pm

World Forestry Center

4033 SW Canyon Rd., Portland, OR 97221

Tickets: $5 Student; $10 General

Register Here by December 5

The World Forestry Center, The Nature Conservancy, and the Pinchot Institute invite you to a public lecture reporting on the UN Climate Change Conference being held in Paris, France from November 30 – December 11.  Dr. Steven Running was a chapter Lead Author for the 4th Assessment of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that shared the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007.

Dr. Running will be “on the ground” at the World Forestry Center while the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change is taking place in Paris.  He will talk about the latest climate negotiations and the specific role global forests have in the Earth’s climate system.

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