PORTLAND, Ore. February 18, 2004. The Pacific
Northwest (PNW) Research Station, in collaboration with the Western
Forestry and Conservation Association, is presenting an Innovation
Fair. The fair highlights new concepts, practices, and technologies
generated by PNW Research Station scientists and their collaborators
with application to forests in the Pacific Northwest.
As our first innovation fair,” said Cynthia Miner, the Station’s
communications and applications director, “we’re looking
forward to sharing information and technologies generated to benefit
understanding and management of forests.”
The fair is scheduled
for February 25, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the World Forestry
Center’s Miller Hall located at 4033
S.W. Canyon Road in Portland, Ore. It is expected to attract resource
managers and specialists from public, private, and nongovernmental
organizations. Admission is $45.00 and is open to the public.
Whether a natural resource specialist or someone with a keen interest
in forests,” says Miner, “attendees will have a chance
to talk with scientists, developers, and users of state-of-the
More than 30 exhibits will be featured with
topics ranging from wildfire risk to noxious weed invasion. Scientists
information, tools and techniques to attendees by using computer
simulations or photographic or video descriptions or by interacting
with an innovation itself.
Scientists and developers are available
to discuss their innovations and offer free publications, guides
For more information
on the 2004 Innovation Fair, visit http://www.fs.fed.us/pnw/calendar/innovation-fair.shtml.
Pacific Northwest Research Station is headquartered in Portland,
Ore. It has 10 laboratories located in Alaska, Oregon and
Washington and about 500 employees.