The Warner College of Natural Resources at Colorado State University will host Jim Furnish, author and former deputy director of the U.S. Forest Service, at Avogadro’s Number in Fort Collins on Tuesday, Sept. 13, at 5 p.m.
Furnish will show his film “Seeing the Forest” and will participate in a panel discussion around land management in a changing world. Panelists include CSU Forest and Rangeland Stewardship Department Head Linda Nagel and CSU wildlife Professor Barry Noon.
Furnish had a long career with the Forest Service that put him in the middle of some of the agency’s most controversial moments of the last century, including the infamous “spotted owl wars” of the early 1990s and the creation of the roadless areas rules. He was head of the Siuslaw National Forest following the adoption of the 1994 Northwest Forest Plan, which radically changed the management of the area following a long-standing conflict between environmentalists, the timber industry and the public.
The event is free and open to the public. Avogadro’s Number is located at 605 S. Mason St.