Jim White, retired Silviculturist or “forester”, takes us on a whirlwind tour through the treetops of the Columbia Gorge, focusing on common conifer species for a more in-depth understanding of these trees and their effects on our lives.
The Suksdorfia Chapter of the Washington Native Plant Society (WNPS) is hosting this free webinar. Sign up at the WNPS website link.
Jim is a US Forest Service retiree, having worked as a silviculturist on the Gifford Pinchot and other national forests. Following his Forest Service career, Jim was director of the Underwood Conservation District in Klickitat and Skamania Counties. Jim still works for the District part-time, and helps local landowners with forestry. He is on the Board of the Mt. Adams Resource Stewards, a forestry non-profit headquartered Glenwood, Washington, on the Board of the Trout Lake Community Foundation, raising funds for scholarships for Trout Lake students, heads the local chapter of the Washington Farm Forestry Association, participates in a collaborative group helping the Gifford Pinchot NF, and is an avid amateur astronomer.
Jim was raised in Michigan, and attended the University of Michigan, earning degrees in wildlife management and forestry. After moving to the west, he earned a Master of Science in forestry at Washington State University. Jim and his wife Kathy have lived in Trout Lake for 40 years.