Join Dovetail at the 2015 Northwest Wood Solutions Fair

Session to address forests and forest products


(Seattle, WA) - Join Dovetail Partners, a Minneapolis-based environmental think-tank, on November 19th at the 2015 Northwest Wood Solutions Fair in Seattle, Washington. Wood Solutions Fairs are hosted by WoodWorks across various regions of the U.S. to provide information and insights on the use of wood in non-residential and multi-family buildings. There is no registration fee for the one-day event, walk-ins are welcome, and continuing education credits are available.
Kathryn Fernholz, Dovetail's Executive Director, will present a seminar titled "Forests and Forest Products". This presentation will answer many questions about forests and forest products, such as: 'Where do our trees and forests grow?', 'How have forests changed over time?', 'What is the relationship between people and forests - now and in the past?', 'How are forests managed - and are they being managed responsibly?', 'Are our forests and forest products sustainable?' and 'Why is wood an environmental-friendly choice?'.


The seminar will be presented twice, during morning and afternoon sessions. The Fair is free to attend and geared towards architects, engineers, developers, code officials and anyone with an interest in design possibilities for wood in the built environment.


Fernholz is a forester by training and has worked on development and forest management issues in a wide range of roles. With a consulting firm, her work included natural resource inventories, comprehensive planning, environmental impact assessments and the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). While working for the Community Forestry Resource Center, she developed and managed a group certification project for family forests and worked to increase local capacity to provide forest management and marketing services that are compatible with certification standards. She is also an experienced Forest Management Certification Lead Auditor and has a BS in Forest Resources from the University of Minnesota, College of Natural Resources.


The Northwest Wood Solutions Fair will take place in Seattle, WA at the Washington State Convention Center on November 19th, 2015 from 8:00am - 5:00pm (UTC). For registration and agenda, visit:


About WoodWorks

WoodWorks is an initiative of the Wood Products Council, a cooperative venture of major North American wood associations, as well as research organizations, government agencies and other funding partners. WoodWorks was established to provide free technical support as well as education and resources related to the design of non-residential and multi-family wood buildings. WoodWorks seek to make it easier to design, engineer and construct wood buildings at less cost.