2022 SFI/PLT ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Every year, the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) connects leaders from the forest sector including conservation, community, and educational professionals to discuss the power of our forests in addressing global sustainability challenges.

 

Project Learning Tree (PLT)—SFI’s award-winning environmental education program—also hosts its annual Coordinators’ Conference, gathering PLT coordinators and educators to share best practices on delivering environmental education and growing PLT.

CONFERENCE TAKEAWAYS

  • Best practices on climate smart forestry and fire resiliency
  • Knowledge and tools to meet and report on Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) targets
  • Key initiatives for your organization to be a forest sector leader on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)
  • Pathways to grow your organization’s commitment to the next generation of forest sector leaders through Project Learning Tree (PLT)
  • Increased opportunities to advance sustainability through forest-focused collaborations
  • And much more!

PAST ATTENDEES

  • CEOs of Fortune 500 companies
  • conservation and community leaders,
  • Indigenous representatives,
  • forest managers,
  • university faculty and students, and
  • government officials.

WE HAVE A GREAT LINE-UP OF SPEAKERS!

Kathy Abusow

President and CEO
Sustainable Forestry Initiative

Heather Berklund

Chief State Forester
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Nadia Bishai

CDP Forest Team — Associate Director and Jurisdictional Approaches Manager (aka Project JAAM)
CDP (North America), Inc.

Jasmine Brown

PhD Candidate
Michigan State University

Mike Doss

President and CEO
Graphic Packaging International
and SFI Board Vice-Chair

Asia Dowtin

Assistant Professor of Urban and Community Forestry
Michigan State University

Laura Duffey

Minnesota PLT Coordinator
MN Department of Natural Resources – Forestry

Deb Fillis Ryba

Global Director of CSR and Sustainability
Nice-Pak and PDI

Dr. Healy Hamilton

Chief Scientist
NatureServe

Kirsten Held

Forestry Outreach Specialist
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Dan Lambe

President
Arbor Day Foundation, and
SFI Board Member

Dr. Darren Miller

Vice President Forestry Programs
NCASI

Randy Moore

Chief
USDA Forest Service

Steve Rigdon

General Manager
Yakama Forest Products

Matt Schnabel

Environmental Education Coordinator
SC Forestry Commission

Sean Steuart

Managing Director, Equity Research
TD Securities

Kari Stuart-Smith

Manager, Biodiversity and Wildlife
Canfor

Betsy Ukeritis

New York PLT State Coordinator
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Bureau of Environmental Education

Beattra Wilson

Assistant Director, Urban and Community Forestry
USDA Forest Service

WE HAVE A JAM PACKED SCHEDULE!

General Info, Registration, and Sponsorships:
Amy Doty
SFI Program Questions:
Nadine Block

Senior VP, Community and Government Relations
Tel: 202-596-3456
PLT Program Questions:
Kate Nagle

Director, Education and PLT Network
Tel: 202-984-9571
Are you a student or young professional?
SFI is sponsoring a small delegation of students and young professionals (aged 18–30) to attend the SFI/PLT Annual Conference and participate in a four-month mentorship program. This all-expenses-paid opportunity will cover conference registration, travel, food, and hotel costs. There are limited spots available in the program, so interested individuals should understand that there is no guarantee they will be accepted into the program if they apply.
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