"What it will take to make a healthy forest?: The Nature Conservancy's vision for the East Cascades"
Board member Washington State Chapter, Nature Conservancy
Introduced by: Bob Holert
The forests of the East Cascades are very sick, and one symptom is that the forest has too many trees. The Nature Conservancy’s recent acquisition of 48,000 acres in Kittitas County creates an opportunity to change the way the forest is managed, but there are significant challenges to overcome. John will share those challenges and possible solutions during his presentation.
About the Speaker
John has had a long career in public finance, including serving as President and CEO of Seattle-Northwest Securities where his clients included the City of Yakima. John currently serves as a member of the Legislature’s Expert Review Panel on the Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Program, more commonly known as Bertha.
John has been on the Board of the Washington chapter of the Nature Conservancy since 2000. In recent years he and his wife have focused their efforts on the health of the Forest of the East Cascades.
John and his wife Patty are lifelong residents of Washington and currently reside in Seattle.