Event Details


Here in the Pacific Northwest, we are fortunate to be surrounded by a wealth of natural spaces from beautiful city parks to wilderness forests and rivers. As our regional population inevitably increases, we will continue to construct the necessary buildings and infrastructure, but will commit to doing so while sustaining our natural landscape for future generations.

Most of us understand how improper logging practices can result in erosion and polluted rivers, but may be unaware that current laws governing forestry on private lands in Oregon are not protective of environmental values or human health. One must also consider the environmental impact of manufacturing building materials needed for our expanding cities. Did you know that sustainably harvested timber is currently being manufactured into engineered structural wood products with a net zero carbon impact?

You are invited to join us for an interesting event that will not only highlight how current logging practices are harming our environment, but also explore the latest innovations in timber products now available for environmentally sustainable construction.

Two of our professional Cornellians have offered to lead a panel discussion on this important subject. Greg Haller ‘99 works with the Pacific Rivers Organization and will present a short film addressing forest management practices on private land in Oregon. Ethan Martin ‘95 is Northwest Director of the Wood Products Council for the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture. He will discuss the utilization of innovative timber products to construct carbon neutral institutional and commercial buildings.

Be among the first 30 folks to register by 1 April 2016 and join us:

Thursday, 7 April at 6:30 pm
Green Dragon Bistro and Pub, in the Barrel Room
928 SE 9th Ave., Portland, OR  97214

The cost is $15 per person for an appetizer buffet; drinks are available for purchase.

Since this event is taking place in a private event space, current students and minors are welcome!

If there are any event questions, please contact Ray Lange at rayelange@gmail.com.

For event registration questions, please contact Donna Carl at dc37@cornell.edu.