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Climate & Energy
Jun 16, 2017
Building Watershed Resiliency in the Upper Delaware River Region
Leaders from around the region recently gathered in New York’s Sullivan County to learn about the impacts of climate change on local water resources and communities and to discuss strategies for reducing vulnerability to these impacts. The workshop, “Building Watershed Resiliency in the Upper Delaware River Region,” was organized by the Pinchot Institute for Conservation and Friends of the Upper Delaware River and hosted by the Sullivan County Division of Planning & Environmental Management and The Nature Conservancy New York Chapter.
National Stewardship Contracting Virtual Meeting: Case Studies from Recent Stewardship Contracting Projects

Tuesday, May 2nd 1:00-2:30 EST

There is no cost to participate; Registration is required.

Why should you attend?
To learn more about how and why non-agency stakeholders engage the Forest Service in the design and implementation of stewardship projects on National Forests. This virtual meeting will review lessons learned from a sample of recently completed stewardship contracts and agreements from across the country; evaluating common challenges, strategies, and opportunities.

Topics we will discuss include:

  • How non-agency stakeholders engage in stewardship contracting projects and where their input is having the greatest impact;
  • Differences between projects with established collaborative groups and those that do not have established collaborative groups;
  • How the diversity of participants affects project success; and
  • How the scope and scale of stewardship projects are affected by public involvement.

How to join the meeting
A brief registration is required. To register now click here.

For background on Programmatic Monitoring of Stewardship Contracting:

This meeting is hosted by the Pinchot Institute for Conservation, Michigan State University, the Watershed Research and Training Center, and the USDA Forest Service.

Mar 14, 2017
Now enrolling: Assistance to forest landowners in Washington and Oregon for accessing carbon markets
Carbon markets can provide a new annual income stream to forest owners. This program provides technical and financial assistance to family forestland owners interested in either the voluntary or compliance carbon market.

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2017 Distinguished Lecture: Rev. Sally Bingham
2017 Distinguished Lecture Invitation
Dec 21, 2016
The Pinchot Wire: How a Growing Timber Business Revived a Forest
How a growing timber business revived a forest
By Nathanael Johnson

The settlement of Cristóbal Colón, like most tiny towns scraped into the backcountry, was rough. There were no jobs in the rural community in western Ecuador, so people were leaving to eek out a meager existence in the capital. Houses were empty and alcoholism was a serious problem, Maria Quezada, a longtime resident of Colón, told me. “For those that remained there was only one option: clear the forest and establish plantations,” she said.
Sep 29, 2016
New York Times: How Small Forests Can Help Save the Planet
More than half of the 751 million acres of forestland in the United States are privately owned, most by people like Ms. Lonnquist, with holdings of 1,000 acres or less. These family forests, environmental groups argue, represent a large, untapped resource for combating the effects of climate change.

Conserving the trees and profiting from them might seem incompatible. But Ms. Lonnquist is hoping to do both by capitalizing on the forest’s ability to clean the air, turning the carbon stored in the forest into credits that can then be sold to polluters who want or need to offset their carbon footprints.

Continue reading at NYTimes.com
Aug 29, 2016
The Pinchot Wire: Private Cash, Public Lands - Why the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument Matters
Here’s how President Obama celebrated the National Park Service’s 100th birthday: with the stroke of his pen, he established the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument in Maine, one of the most innovative initiatives in U.S. environmental history. That’s because the 87,500-acre park, which encompasses some of the Pine Tree State’s most remarkable forests and waterways, is a gift of the Quimby family and comes with a $40 million endowment, a private-public partnership without parallel.
Aug 26, 2016
New conservation project helps Northwest Oregon family forests unlock their potential
Small woodland owners in Northwest Oregon are unlocking their forest’s potential to sequester carbon, thanks to a new project with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF), and the Pinchot Institute.
Aug 24, 2016
Institute advises E.U. on sustainability of wood pellets from Southeast U.S.
Driven by climate and energy policies, European power plants are being fueled by wood pellets imported from the Coastal Plain of the Southeast U.S., a region known for its globally significant biodiversity, carbon storing capacity, and contributions to the international forest economy. The Pinchot Institute is the lead author of a new report tendered by the European Commission to evaluate the environmental effects of this increasing demand and inform the policy debate concerning the role of bioenergy in E.U. climate and energy policies.
Jul 19, 2016
New National Forests Book from Senior Fellow Char Miller
Pinchot Institute University Fellow Char Miller has recently completed a new illustrated celebration of our greatest National Forests, from Alaska to Florida.
Jan 22, 2016
Dr. Jerry F. Franklin to be awarded Pinchot Medallion
Dr. Jerry F. Franklin will deliver the 2016 Pinchot Distinguished Lecture and be awarded the Pinchot Medallion on Thursday, February 18th at 3pm at the Cosmos Club in Washington, DC.
2016 Pinchot Distinguished Lecture: Dr. Jerry F. Franklin
2016 Distringuished Lecture Invitation
Jan 11, 2016
Family-owned forest land may soon change hands
2016 may turn out to be a big year for real estate. In this case, it's forests that are for sale. Over a third of U.S. forest land is owned by private families. And many of those owners are now senior citizens, suggesting that their land may soon change hands.

Continue reading at Marketplace
UN Climate Change Conference Report
Dr. Steve Running
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Time: 4:00 - 6:00 pm
World Forestry Center, Miller Hall
4033 SW Canyon Rd., Portland, OR 97221
Tickets: $5 Student; $10 General
Register Here

The World Forestry Center, The Nature Conservancy, and the Pinchot Institute will hold a public lecture reporting on the UN Climate Change Conference being held in Paris, France. Dr. Steven Running was a chapter Lead Author for the 4th Assessment of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change which shared the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007. He received his M.S. in Forest Management at OSU and his Ph.D. in Forest Ecophysiology at CSU (Colorado). He is now a Regents Professor of Forest Ecology at the University of Montana, where he has been since 1979.

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

Contact Amber Morrison at amorrison@worldforestry.org or 503.488.2122 with questions.
Aug 11, 2015
Gifford Pinchot to be Inducted into World Forestry Center Leadership Hall
The World Forestry Center and the Pinchot Institute for Conservation are pleased to announce that the World Forestry Center will induct Gifford Pinchot into its Leadership Hall. Pinchot’s ethic of “the greatest good, for the greatest number, in the long run” still resonates today, the 150th anniversary of his birth.
Jul 31, 2015
25th Anniversary of the Grey Towers Protocol
This year will mark the 25th anniversary of the Grey Towers Protocol, which established a set of guiding principles for forest managers, based on the “moral imperative” of land stewardship. It also came to define in the minds of many the values, mission, and purposes of the Pinchot Institute. The Grey Towers Protocol was the outcome of a two-day symposium held at Grey Towers in November 1990, in conjunction with the centennial of the Forest Reserve Act of 1891.
Teacher Training Workshop: Grey Towers 101
In partnership with the Lacawac Sanctuary and US Forest Service, the Pinchot Institute for Conservation invites you to participate in a free workshop for K-12 teachers of all subject areas. This workshop will:
  • Introduce teachers across grade levels and disciplines to the educational opportunities at Grey Towers National Historic Site.
  • Increase teacher and student understanding of the importance of Grey Towers and the Pinchot family to social justice, civil rights and the American conservation movement.  Connect the Pinchot legacy to relevant current social and environmental issues.
  • Introduce the site's Forestry Trail ecosystem and activities that address various academic standards.
  • Highlight a variety of student community service opportunities at Grey Towers NHS.

2015 Pinchot Distinguished Lecture: Hon. Bill Ritter

Pinchot Distinguished Lecture Invitation

Jul 8, 2014
Kent Connaughton, Wade Mosby Elected to Pinchot Institute Board of Directors
The Pinchot Institute for Conservation has announced the election of Kent Connaughton and Wade Mosby to its board of directors. “Wade and Kent bring exceptional knowledge of forest conservation and management to the Institute, with broad experience in economics and policy matters on both public and private lands,” said board chair Nels Johnson.
Jun 12, 2014
Takeaways from the UC-Berkeley Summit on Forest Science Education
This year marks the 100-year anniversary of the Forestry Program in the College of Natural Resources at the University of California–Berkeley. As part of its centennial celebration, the college hosted the North American Summit on Forest Science Education May 7–9. The three-day event brought together employers, students, and university faculty from the United States, Canada, and across the globe to produce recommendations on eight themes in forest science and forestry education.

Ultimately, summit organizers hope the recommendations will provide input to the forestry accreditation process, help guide the development of university curriculum, and be used to critically evaluate the role of education in forestland stewardship.

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