Wood Bioenergy, Forest Supplies, and Timberland Ownership: What We Got Right (and Wrong) webinar

July 22, 2021 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Forest History Society

The Forest History Society will hold a Wood Bioenergy, Forest Supplies, and Timberland Ownership: What We Got Right (and Wrong) webinar on July 22nd from 2 to 3 pm. EDT

In 2012, the Forest History Society published Wood for Bioenergy: Forests as a Resource for Biomass and Biofuels, coauthored by Brooks Mendell and Amanda Lang. In this presentation, Brooks Mendell will revisit the book and examine the historical context and assumptions associated with wood bioenergy projects and policies, forest supplies, and timberland ownership in the United States over the past several decades.

His analysis will address our general ability in forestry to assess future conditions by comparing what we thought would happen in forest industry markets with respect to wood use for energy as compared to the current reality. In addition, he draws on examples for the evolution of forest supplies and timberland ownership in the U.S. over the past 50 years.

Dr. Brooks Mendell, President and CEO of Forisk, has three decades of consulting, operating, and research experience in the forest, wood bioenergy and timber industries. This includes roles in operations with Weyerhaeuser, in management consulting with Accenture, and as a faculty member in forestry and finance at the University of Georgia. His forestry-related books include Loving Trees is Not Enough, Forest Finance Simplified, and Aunt Fanny Learns Forestry. In addition to publishing Wood for Bioenergy for the Forest History Society, he published the article “From Cigar Tax to Timberland Trusts: A Short History of Timber REITs and TIMOs” in Forest History Today.

To take part in this webinar, register at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_51iYlU2VRgGTtyNYM_x34g