11th Annual Western Forest Activist Conference
February 1-3, Ashland, Oregon
Headwaters is excited to once again organize the
annual western forest activist conference with co-host the Ecology Center of the Siskiyous, a student group at Southern Oregon University. The conference theme is "Moving the Movement - Connecting People and the Planet," and will focus on answering tough questions about how to move forest
protection efforts forward in times of international turmoil, heightened ecological degradation and apparent public apathy.
This powerful event is sure to stimulate both new and
seasoned activists, providing both background and technical
details about forest protection issues. Forest activists will come from across the region to Ashland to reflect on the past year's efforts, discuss current issues and strategize to confront future threats to Northwest forests.
A Friday evening keynote address will be delivered by
nationally acclaimed environmental activist and Native American leader, Winona LaDuke. A Saturday lunch keynote address will be delivered by Paul Ray, co-author of Cultural Creatives - How 50 Million People are Changing the World.
Sunday will be devoted to "Skills Workshops," where
activists will have in-depth training to equip them to tackle the most critical forest protection issues of our time. Workshops include: Restoration Know How, Media Skills, Adopt-a-Wilderness, Non-violent Direct Action, Backcountry Skills, GIS Introduction, NEPA Process & Timber SaleTracking, and last, but not least, Outreach to "Cultural Creatives" with Paul Ray. With over 50 breakout topics and skills sessions, there will be something for everyone.
Conference fees are on a sliding scale of $75-150,
which includes 3 days of breakfast and lunch. Students are welcome for $50, and work trades are available to offset all but $20 of the attendance costs. Registration forms are due by January 25th, and are available on our website http://www.headwaters.org
Please join Headwaters and the Ecology Center of the
Siskiyous for an inspiring weekend of education and rejuvenation.
For more information please contact Darcy Davis at