Forest Futures: Science, Politics, and Policy for the Next Century
The 2002 Dempsey Environmental Lecture was presented by Mr. Bruce Babbitt. Mr. Babbitt was appointed by President Bill Clinton to be the US Secretary of the Interior in 1993, he is also the former governor of the state of Arizona and the former Attorney General for that state as well.
The 2002 Dempsey Environmental Conference focused on "Forest Futures: Science, Politics, and Policy for the Next Century." Governor John Kitzhaber opened the conference and provided the keynote address. Panel discussions included: Sustainable Forestry, Science and Policymaking, Endangered Species and The Future and Challenges of the Northwest Forest Plan. The success of and continued interest in this conference prompted the creation of the Forest Futures Roundtable, which meets informally twice a year to further discuss the ideas generated at the conference and other related topics.