The urgency of the climate crisis requires us to imagine new ways forward in forest stewardship. The Pacific Northwest’s forests, if managed intentionally with this new reality in mind, can be powerful tools for carbon storage, ecosystem services, community resilience, and environmental justice.

We hope to encourage management that looks beyond a single objective, and recognizes the complexity and interconnectedness of forest ecosystems and our relationships with them. As the climate crisis intensifies, 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.

The registration cost for virtual conference access is $65. Given the circumstances of this year, this rate has been reduced from the previous $165 amount of our in-person conference. The fee supports our speakers with a small honorarium and covers the cost of the online platform. We acknowledge that in these challenging times some be unable to pay any fee. If this applies to you, please email sally@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 and add the address webinar.host@bigmarker.com to your safe-senders list. Otherwise, you may not see your registration confirmation and access links for the webinars.