The Hagenstein Lectures

The Hagenstein Lectures connect foresters to the public, identifying and amplifying the work of emerging leaders in forestry.

Led by the World Forestry Center and the Society of American Foresters, the Hagenstein Lectures is an event series created in honor of professional forester William D. Hagenstein, who died in Portland at age 99 in 2014.

“We are wise enough to see a different future based on our mutual desire to find new ground and new trust.”

W.D. Hagenstein

Emerging Voices in Forestry

Sunday, October 25, 2020

Hagenstein Lecture Panel

World Forestry Center and Society of American Foresters invite you to join us for the feature public event in the Hagenstein Lectures series. This lecture and meet-and-greet introduces attendees to our Emerging Voices in Forestry, a group of new and up-and-coming industry leaders – all under the age of 45.

The gathering highlights these young professionals, their fresh perspectives, and the evolving vision of sustainable forestry.

Meet new friends and colleagues, enjoy craft beer and wine, and join the discussion. Save the date now!

Panel of speakers presents on a stage

Interested in Partnering
with Us?

A growing list of local, national, and international organizations, including many universities and community colleges are joining us as partners and sponsors.

If your organization is interested in partnership or sponsorship, please contact Sara Wu, Director of Professional Programs at

Questions? View our FAQs page here.

Special & Pop Up Events

“I am absolutely passionate about the forest.” – W.D. Hagenstein

Not your usual lecture. Our occasional pop-up events will feature special guests and lively discussions on important issues of the day related to forests and forestry here and around the world.

SAF Policy Conversations

The discussion about the future of forests in the United States continues at this annual event in Washington, D.C. hosted by the Society of American Foresters. Distinguished guests, policy makers, stakeholders, and a broad cross-section of forestry professionals discuss the future of forests in the United States.