September 22, 2004


    WALLA WALLA, Wash.-- “Communities, Conservation and Congress” will be discussed on the Whitman College campus when activist Lynn Jungwirth visits here Thursday, Oct. 7.

    Jungwirth, executive director of the Watershed Research and Training Center, Hayfork, California, will speak at 7 p.m. in Olin 157. Her lecture is free and open to the public.

    Jungwirth was born and raised in a milling and logging family in a small timber town in Oregon. She received a BA from the University of Oregon in 1971 and has been a social issues activist in forest towns for 20 years. She worked with various community groups interested in rebuilding forest-dependent communities in northern California before taking her current position with WRTC in Hayfork. WRTC, a community-based organization, promotes sustainable ecosystems and sustainable communities through research, training, education and economic development. Jungwirth served on Forest Service Chief Mike Dombeck’s Collaborative Stewardship Taskforce and on the board of directors for the National Network of Forest Practitioners. She also chaired the Communities Committee of the 7th American Forest Congress from 1996 to 2000.

CONTACT: Lenel Parish, Whitman College News Service, (509) 527-5156