Options for San Juans Forest Owners
Woody biomass in densely stocked San Juan forests may present an opportunity to support local energy needs. This workshop will discuss examples of community-based energy projects from throughout the Pacific Northwest. Learn about the cost-effective methods for converting biomass into energy to heat and power our houses, businesses, and communities.
- Energy uses for woody biomass
- Comparing woody biomass to conventional fuels
- Different forms of woody biomass: firewood to pellets to chips
- Community cooperative business models for woody biomass energy
- Heating public facilities with woody biomass
- Emissions and clean air concerns
- Sustainable supply of woody biomass in the San Juans
- Current energy market
- Meagan Nuss | Wisewood Energy
- Meagan has a background in forest collaboratives, industrial agroforestry, non-industrial private forest management, public lands, and the social sciences. Meagan holds a master’s degree in forest ecosystems and society from Oregon State University, and a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon.
- Kirk Hanson | Northwest Natural Resource Group
- Kirk has worked on behalf of small woodland owners for more than 20 years – he has a Bachelor’s degree in sustainable resource management from Evergreen State College and worked for six years with the Washington DNR’s Small Forest Landowner Office before joining NNRG in 2006.
Details and registration:
WHEN: Saturday, June 24, 2017, 12pm-3pm
WHERE: San Juan Island Grange
152 1st St, Friday Harbor, WA 98250
All woodland owners are encouraged to attend!
For more information, go to: www.nnrg.org/sanjuans
Funding and support for this workshop is provided by: