Annual Symposium: Friday, October 21, 2016

An All-Lands Vision:
Engaging Large Private Landowners in Landscape Conservation

Friday, October 21, 2016
Field Auditorium, Environment Hall 1112
7:30am – 5:00pm
RSVP Required

The Duke Society of American Foresters (SAF) Chapter is hosting its annual fall symposium focused on the “All Lands Vision” for landscape conservation, as laid out by USFS Chief Tom Tidwell. We have a lineup of speakers who have been involved in this movement that include leaders in conservation, ecology, forestry, and public lands management.

All are invited to attend, but RSVP is required by next Friday, October 14, 2016. Please fill out this survey if you are attending, even if for only part of the day. 

Check-in and breakfast will begin at 7:30am with talks beginning at 8:15am. Talks will end around 3:30pm, followed by an informal reception. Breakfast, lunch and refreshments will be provided to registered participants. This symposium has been approved by SAF for 5.0 Continuing Forestry Education credits.


Jeff Vincent | Professor and Dean, Nicholas School of the Environment
Dean Urban | Professor and Associate Dean, Nicholas School of the Environment
Paul Trianosky MEM ’93 | Chief Conservation Officer, Sustainable Forestry Initiative, Inc.
Brian Dangler| Director of the Working Forest Fund, The Conservation Fund
Cherie Kearney | Forest Conservation Director, Columbia Land Trust
Rolf Diamant | Retired Superintendent for the National Park Service, Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Vermont

Keynote Address

Laurie Wayburn | Co-founder, Co-CEO, and President, Pacific Forest Trust


                                07:30 - 08:15 am (CHECK-IN, COFFEE, LIGHT BREAKFAST)

                                Early Morning: A Primer on 'All-Lands'

                                08:15 - 08:30 am | Welcoming Remarks - JEFF VINCENT
                                08:30 - 09:00 am | Executive Summary and Introduction - PAUL TRIANOSKY
                                09:00 - 09:30 am | Landscape Ecology and Conservation - DEAN URBAN
                                09:30 - 10:00 am | The Role of Public Lands - ROLF DIAMANT

                                10:00 - 10:15 am (BREAK)

                                Late Morning: Engaging Large Landowners & Success Stories

                                10:15 - 11:15 am | The Importance of Engaging Large Landowners - CHERIE KEARNEY
                                11:15 - 12:15 pm | Success Stories in Public/Private Partnerships - BRIAN DANGLER

                                12:15 - 01:15pm (LUNCH)

                                Afternoon: Bringing It All Together — Keynote Address & Panel Discussion

                                01:15 - 02:30 pm | Capstone Presentation – LAURIE WAYBURN
                                02:30 - 03:30 pm | Next Steps and Solutions Panel - Moderated by PAUL TRIANOSKY

                                03:30 - 05:00 pm (RECEPTION)


Duke University Forest Finance Initiative
United States Forest Service
Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions
Nicholas School Office of Development and Alumni Relations
SAF Triangle Chapter

Landscape conservation is a topic that lies close to the hearts of many students at Nicholas, and SAF is excited to bring this panel of speakers into our community. Anyone interested in forests, conservation, landscape ecology, ecosystem services and private-public partnerships will benefit from these discussions. We hope to see many of you there. 


The Duke SAF Board

Harley Burton MF ‘17, John Burrows MEM/MF ‘17, Tim Hipp MEM ‘17, Ramsey Meigs MF/MBA ‘17