In May, InvestigateWest and the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication held a pair of special events with more than a dozen experts on the challenges and opportunities posed by Oregon’s forests.

Watch video clips from the Portland symposium below.

Video Introduction: Rep. Peter DeFazio, U.S. Representative from Oregon’s 4th District

The Missing Middle: Toward a Model of Sustainable Forestry for Oregon’s Private and Public Forestlands

Moderator:

Robert McClure, Executive Director, InvestigateWest

Panelists:

Brent Davies, Director of Forestry, Ecotrust

Peter Hayes, Co-owner, Hyla Woods and former Oregon Board of Forestry member

George McKinley, Executive Director, Southern Oregon Forest Restoration Collaborative

Forests on Fire: The Rising Costs of Action (and Inaction) Against Wildfire

Moderator:

Dave Miller, Host of Oregon Public Broadcasting’s Think Out Loud

Panelists:

Timothy Ingalsbee, Executive Director, Firefighters United for Safety, Ethics, and Ecology

Cassandra Moseley, Director, Ecosystem Workforce Program, University of Oregon

Craig Letz, independent fire management consultant

Keynote Interview: Rep. Kurt Schrader, U.S. Representative from Oregon’s 5th District

Lessons From John Day: The Pay-off and Promise of Collaborative Restoration Projects

Moderator:

Ben DeJarnette, University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication and contributor at InvestigateWest

Panelists:

Susan Jane Brown, Attorney, Western Environmental Law Center

Bruce Daucsavage, President, Ochoco Lumber Company

Patrick Shannon, Director, Forest Program for Sustainable Northwest

Jason Alcorn

Jason Alcorn

Jason is InvestigateWest's associate director. A veteran of technology projects and online strategy for the nonprofit sector, he is a graduate of Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and Graduate School of Journalism.