Carbon Friendly Forestry Conference

The world continues to experience the frightening reality of the climate crisis: wildfire, smoke, hurricanes, historic flood events, drought, and the devastating effects of environmental racism. The urgency of this moment requires us to imagine new ways forward. The Pacific Northwest’s forests, if managed intentionally with this reality in mind, can be powerful tools for carbon storage, ecosystem services, community resilience, and environmental justice. At WEC, we continue to explore and support both innovative and traditional approaches to ecological forestry, learning from the lived experiences of all of Washington’s communities

While we are still finalizing the agenda, this year’s conference includes presentations and conversations on topics like: community forestry, climate-smart wood supply chains, wildfire, carbon offsets, connections between forestry and water flows, state lands, and forest carbon science. With this breadth of topics, we hope to encourage forest management that looks beyond a single objective, and recognizes the complexity and interconnectedness of forest ecosystems and our relationships with them.

The sessions will not take up entire days but will instead be spaced out over two days to reduce time demands and video–call fatigue for participants. We recommend marking these dates on your calendar as we work out further scheduling details.

Who should plan to attend? 

We hope to welcome practitioners, policymakers, decision-makers, landowners, civil society, wood supply chain companies, and community members whose work connects to forest management or carbon sequestration.  

Event Registration Costs:

  • Business and Industry Representatives: $150 
  • Nonprofit, Public Sector, and Tribal Government or Employees: $75 
  • Students and Community Members: $35

We are committed to keeping our event financially accessible and this rate has been reduced from the previous in-person conference rate of $165. This year’s fee supports our speakers with a small honorarium and covers the cost of the online platform and conference production.

We acknowledge that some be unable to pay. If this applies to you, please email r.baker@wecprotects.org before registering for accommodation.

Since time immemorial, Indigenous peoples have been the stewards and caretakers of the lands that we live and work on. Learn and reflect on whose homelands you are attending from, here: https://native-land.ca/

When you register, please make sure to check your email’s Spam/Junk folder. Otherwise, you may not see your registration confirmation and access links for the webinars.

Questions? Contact Rachel Baker, Forest Program Director at r.baker@wecprotects.org