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Sierra Club Webinar: Forests and Climate

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Sierra Club Webinar - Forests & Climate

Date and Time:
Thu, Sep 26, 2019 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Pacific Time

Event Organizer:
Jason Grant
(707) 536-5983

To Register:

This program explains the vital role that forest protection and climate-friendlier forestry can play in combating the climate crisis, by safeguarding and increasing stores of forest carbon while safely removing some of the excess of CO2 in the atmosphere.  It also puts forth a bold new vision for a Sierra Club Forests & Climate campaign that will pursue these goals.

Topics include:

  • Forests' role in climate safety

  • Is wood use beneficial or detrimental?

  • Is burning wood for energy a climate solution?

  • Forest carbon: what it is and how it works

  • Climate-friendlier forestry and how to promote it

  • Forest wildfire and climate

  • The Forest Carbon Trust: protecting carbon-dense forests on federal public lands

Signup Instructions: To join the meeting: is a Zoom meeting. You will need to download and run the application if you don't have it already.

About the Presenters:

For 25 years, Jason Grant has been a leader in the sustainable forestry and green building movements. He is the principal of Jason Grant Consulting and works with companies and NGOs on policy, advocacy, marketing, training and compliance. A LEED AP BD+C, Jason is recognized as an expert in ecological forest products and their role in green building. Early in his career, he co-founded EcoTimber, one of the first companies in the world to bring to market products from forests certified to the stringent environmental and social standards of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). For the last three years, he has worked for a large wood flooring importer and distributor to manage a due diligence system for avoiding illegal wood. He is a longstanding member and co-chair of the Sierra Club’s Forests & Climate Team and helps lead the Club’s efforts to promote leadership and challenge greenwashing in the forest products and building sectors. He also represents the Club on the board of the US office of the FSC.

Dr. Dominick A. DellaSala is President and Chief Scientist of the Geos Institute in Ashland, Oregon and former President of the Society for Conservation Biology, North America Section. He is an internationally renowned author of over 200 science papers on forest and fire ecology, conservation biology, endangered species management, and landscape ecology. Dominick has given plenary and keynote talks ranging from academic conferences to the United Nations Earth Summit. He has appeared in National Geographic, Science Digest, Science Magazine, Scientific American, Time Magazine, Audubon Magazine, National Wildlife Magazine, High Country News, Terrain Magazine, NY Times, LA Times, USA Today, Jim Lehrer News Hour, CNN, MSNBC, “Living on Earth (NPR),” several PBS documentaries and even Fox News! Dominick is currently on Oregon’s Global Warming Commission Subcommittee on Forest Carbon and is Editor of numerous scientific journals and publications. His book “Temperate and Boreal Rainforests of the World: Ecology and Conservation” received an academic excellence award from Choice magazine, one of the nation's top book review journals.