SEVENTH AMERICAN FOREST CONGRESS
Portland (Oregon) Metropolitan Area Pilot Roundtable
Location: Lewis and Clark College, Portland, Oregon
Date of roundtable: 19 July 1995
Public Administration Program
Graduate School of Professional Studies
Lewis and Clark College
0615 SW Palatine Hill Road
Portland, Oregon 97219
Director: Douglas Morgan Associate Dean: Jay Casbon
Convener and Contact:
Craig W. Shinn, Assistant Professor
Phone: 503-768-7751 Fax: 503-768-7736
Roundtable Organizing Committee members:
Frank Gladdice, Vice President, Independent Forest Products Association
John Henshaw, US Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station
Rick Brown, National Wildlife Federation
Chris West, Northwest Forestry Association
Peter Paquet, Northwest Power Planning Council
Vision for America's forests in a generation or two:
- Forests are part of who we are. They are a part of our past which we respect, and
will be part of our future: a legacy we value, a trust we carry.
- Forests today reflect natural events and bear the handprint of past human choice.
Our actions today shape our forests of tomorrow and will be evaluated by future
- America's forests of the 21st century will be biologically, socially, and
economically sustainable; diverse in ownership, outputs and conditions; and
productive in values which enhance the quality of life for all Americans.
Principles we believe should guide us toward achieving this vision are:
- Informed public that involves all constituencies in the decision making
- A base of good science and research.
- Resource policy should be based on collaborative efforts and partnerships.
- Recognize our national policy or policies have local, regional, and global
- Balance incentives and regulations with an eye to the interests and needs
of future generations.
- Maintain a management approach that is adaptive to changing
- Integrate economic, social, biological and political knowledge in
developing forest management and policy.
- Remove institutional barriers and foster innovative institutional processes.
- Manage forests and develop policies with the goal of economic, biological,
political and social sustainability.
- Forest policy should strive to integrate as many values as possible on each
- Promote opportunities for educating the public about forests, forestry and
For further information concerning the Portland (Oregon) Metropolitan Area Roundtable please
Department of Public Administration
Lewis & Clark College
615 S.W. Palentine Hill Road
Portland, OR 97208
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