Absolute Passion for the Forest
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Forestry?
The science or practice of planting, managing, and caring for forests.
— Oxford English Dictionaries
The profession embracing the science, art, and practice of creating, managing, using, and conserving forests and associated resources for human benefit and in a sustainable manner to meet desired goals, needs, and values —note the broad field of forestry consists of those biological, quantitative, managerial, and social sciences that are applied to forest management and conservation; it includes specialized fields such as agroforestry, urban forestry, industrial forestry, nonindustrial forestry, and wilderness and recreation forestry.
—Dictionary of Forestry
Society of American Foresters (SAF)
How was The Hagenstein Lectures logo developed?
The central element of The Hagenstein Lectures logo is Bill Hagenstein’s iconic Pacific Coast forester’s “cruise trademark” from 1965 featuring the “H” for Hagenstein with, as he said, ”a bark beetle hole underneath. I figured it was damn clever.”
Who should attend?
How do I get to the World Forestry Center?
Bike: Portland is one of the bike-friendliest cities in the United States. If you bike to the World Forestry Center, you’ll find challenging and scenic hills along the way. You can avoid the hills: bike to a MAX station or a bus stop, load your bike on, and hop off at the World Forestry Center. If you’re heading back to downtown Portland or points east, you’ll have a great downhill ride home, passing Washington Park’s beautiful Portland Japanese Garden and world-famous International Rose Test Garden. No matter which direction you’re coming from, Metro’s Bike There! map can help you craft a route to the World Forestry Center on low-traffic streets and multi-use paths. Bike racks are located in front of the World Forestry Center Discovery Museum.
Walk: The World Forestry Center is adjacent to the 30-mile-long Wildwood Trail and the 7-mile-long Marquam Trail, with connections to other urban nature trails and multi-use paths. Metro’s Walk There! book and online guide can take you on a spectacular route that combines forested trails, and beautiful neighborhood streets.
Drive: From Highway 26 East or West, take exit 72 for Zoo/Forestry Center and follow the signs.