Join USGBC Redwood Empire for the first in a two-part series about Sustainable Wood!
When Euro-Americans arrived in northern California during and after the Gold Rush in the mid 1800s, they marveled at the immensity and grandeur of the region's virgin redwood forest — and began logging it.
Today, around 4 percent of the original old growth remains and is virtually all protected in parks. Much of the remainder is second-growth forest where logging continues; but in recent decades there has been a remarkable transition across much of the redwood region from forest mining toward relatively enlightened forest management.
Presenters Jason Grant and Deanne Clough use vivid imagery and piquant detail to trace the arc of this extraordinary evolution, exploring both hopeful developments and continuing tensions between forest advocates and timber companies.
This event has been approved for 1.5 GBCI Continuing Education hours.
Save the date for part two of our Sustainable Wood series, "A Walk in the Woods Tour: Forest Stewardship in Action," which is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 23.