About the Lecture Series

A New Community Event

The Hagenstein Lectures is a new, exciting, high-profile public outreach initiative led by the World Forestry Center and the Society of American Foresters to honor the legacy and memory of professional forester William D. Hagenstein, who died in Portland at age 99 in 2014.

The Hagenstein Lectures brings together influential young urban professionals who are deeply concerned about the future of the world’s forests with fascinating, forward-thinking guest speakers (under the age 45) who are working on the ground in forests around the world. By combining their “Emerging Voices,” we intend to create a robust and ongoing local-global conversation about real opportunities to advance sustainable forestry in the 21st century. The Hagenstein Lectures are intended to be a catalyst for action.

Hagenstein Lectures Presented By

World Forestry Center

World Forestry Center

Founded in 1966, the World Forestry Center (WFC) is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to connecting people to the importance of sustainably managed forests. Based in Portland, Oregon, the WFC provides critical programs in convening and professional development of global leaders and practitioners in forestry and related fields. Through its World Forest Institute International Fellowship Program and International Educator’s Institute, the WFC has hosted public and private forest professionals from 40 countries on six continents to advance research, networking, and knowledge exchange. For more information, visit www.worldforestry.org.

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Society of American Foresters

The Society of American Foresters sets the standard in forest management, bringing science, best practice, and the best people together to actively shape the future of the profession. For more information, visit www.eforester.org.

Sponsors

The Hagenstein Lectures anchors a new era of convening, learning, thinking, listening, and  thoughtful exchange at the World Forestry Center and Society of American Foresters. A growing list of local, national, and international organizations, including many universities and community colleges are joining us as partners and sponsors. If your organization is interested in partnership or sponsorship, please contact World Forestry Center Senior Fellow Rick Zenn at rzenn@worldforestry.org.

2017 Hagenstein Sponsors

Friends of Trees

Friends of Trees

Friends of Trees inspires community stewardship of our urban forest by bringing people in the Pacific Northwest together to plant and care for city trees and urban natural areas.

Oregon Forest Resources Institute

Oregon Forest Resources Institute

The Oregon Forest Resources Institute (OFRI) is a commodity commission. It was created by the state legislature in 1991. OFRI’s mission is to advance public understanding of Oregon’s forest resources and to encourage environmentally sound forest management.

Hopworks Urban Brewery

Hopworks Urban Brewery

Hopworks Urban Brewery strives to create a world standard for sustainability in breweries and restaurants. It is family-owned and operated and a B Corp Certified Brewery. Its two eco brewpubs regularly receive family-friendly awards and are fun for people of all ages.

2016 Hagenstein Sponsors

Oregon Forest Resources Institute

Oregon Forest Resources Institute

The Oregon Forest Resources Institute (OFRI) is a commodity commission. It was created by the state legislature in 1991. OFRI’s mission is to advance public understanding of Oregon’s forest resources and to encourage environmentally sound forest management.

Oregon Department of Forestry

The Oregon Department of Forestry’s mission is to serve the people of Oregon by protecting, managing, and promoting stewardship of Oregon’s forests to enhance environmental, economic, and community sustainability.

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USFS Pacific Northwest Research Station

The Pacific Northwest Research Station is a leader in the scientific study of natural resources. The Station generates and communicates impartial knowledge to help people understand and make informed choices about natural resource management and sustainability.

Friends of Trees

Friends of Trees

Friends of Trees inspires community stewardship of our urban forest by bringing people in the Pacific Northwest together to plant and care for city trees and urban natural areas.

OPB

OPB

OPB is a premier provider of news and intelligent entertainment across the Northwest region. Delivering in-depth arts, culture, and environment content, OPB connects communities and reaches more than 1.5 million people each week through television, radio, the Internet, and mobile devices. OPB is one of the most supported public media organizations in the country, with members across Oregon and southern Washington.

Hopworks Urban Brewery

Hopworks Urban Brewery

Hopworks Urban Brewery strives to create a world standard for sustainability in breweries and restaurants. It is family-owned and operated and a B Corp Certified Brewery. Its two eco brewpubs regularly receive family-friendly awards and are fun for people of all ages.

The Benson, a Coast Hotel

The Benson, a Coast Hotel

The Benson, a Coast Hotel, offers 287 elegantly appointed guest rooms; The Palm Court restaurant and bar with nightly happy hour; El Gaucho steakhouse; in-room dining; Gold Key Concierge; 24-hour fitness room and business center; and a great downtown location.