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Outlook Session 2006: Trends Influencing the Future of Sustainable Forest Management

Our 2006 Outlook Session was the first in an annual series of discussions examining the ecological, economic and social trends likely to affect the future of forests and forestry. Our goal for the sessions is to catalyze discussion among different forest stakeholders about important trends, and stimulate strategic thinking about how the forestry community can best approach emerging issues and future challenges.

Attendee list (pdf)

Discussion summary (pdf)


  • Global economic "drivers" of sustainable forest management in the US: implications for conservation of private forest lands. Scott Wallinger, National Commission on Science for Sustainable Forestry, with Al Sample. (pdf) (Powerpoint)
  • Sustaining forests and communities: adapting strategy to changing circumstances for rural economic development and poverty alleviation. Jeff Campbell, Ford Foundation. (Please see discussion summary.)
  • New challenges in managing the nation's largest private system of conservation forests. Bill Ginn, The Nature Conservancy. (pdf)
  • Changing strategies for sustaining the nation's forests: reflections from Oaxaca. Sally Collins, USDA Forest Service. (pdf)
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