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Wood at work: Elegant strategies for architecture, city building, and forest conservation

October 25, 2015

Max Pulsinelli - 718-220-5182;
John Delaney - 718-220-3275;

Wood at Work: Elegant Strategies for Architecture, City Building, and Forest Conservation

WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) will host "Wood at Work: Elegant Strategies for Architecture, City Building, and Forest Conservation," an event focusing on the links between sustainably harvested wood and global efforts to conserve forests.

The event will convene at WCS's Bronx Zoo and provide a forum for urban planners, ecologists, foresters, policy makers and architects. The 120 conference attendees will also

Participate in panel discussions, lectures, and break-out sessions geared for promoting dialogue, inspiration, and networking. Participants will include city officials, scientists, writers, researchers, artists, and leaders in conservation and industry, all focusing on wood as a source of building material, ecological services, and cultural inspiration.

What: Wood at Work: Elegant Strategies for Architecture, City Building, and Forest Conservation

Date: Friday, Oct. 30

Time: Media check-in: Oct 30, 9 a.m.

Where: Schiff Family Great Hall
Bronx Zoo
2300 Southern Boulevard

Who: Kenneth Frampton, Keynote speaker, Columbia University
John F. Calvelli, Executive VP for Public Affairs, WCS
Eric Sanderson, Director of the Mannahatta Project, WCS
Lars Laestadius, World Resources Institute
Robin Chazdon, celebrated forest ecologist
Doug Boucher, Tropical Forests & Climate Initiative
Scott Francisco, Founder and Director, Pilot Projects
Michelle Roelofs, Senior Structure Engineer, Arup
John Vaillant, nature and science journalist

For the full list of speakers, go to:
EDITOR'S NOTE: Members of the media who would like to cover this event must RSVP to Max Pulsinelli ( at 718-220-5182, or John Delaney ( at 718-220-3275.

WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society)

MISSION: WCS saves wildlife and wild places worldwide through science, conservation action, education, and inspiring people to value nature. To achieve our mission, WCS, based at the Bronx Zoo, harnesses the power of its Global Conservation Program in nearly 60 nations and in all the world's oceans and its five wildlife parks in New York City, visited by 4 million people annually. WCS combines its expertise in the field, zoos, and aquarium to achieve its conservation mission. Visit: Follow: @WCSNewsroom. For more information: 347-840-1242.

Wildlife Conservation Society

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