It’s a pleasure to be here tonight. Thank you for inviting me!
I’ve been asked to talk about sustainable forestry in relation to the sustainability of society as a whole. As environmental journalists, I am sure you understand the connection. You have probably heard numerous times about the important role forests play in providing clean, abundant water; high-quality, productive soils; clean air; energy; nontimber forest products; medicines; and economic activity that sustains communities.