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Forestry center's new director looks to find common ground

Sep 26, 2018 - Portland Business Journal (Oregon)
Board and Executive Moves

The World Forestry Center in Portland has a new executive director who's eager for the half-century-old nonprofit to step up its role in a divided arena.

"What's necessary to improve forest management is a focused, sustained effort in which you convene the key players involved in that world," Joseph Furia said. "We've done some of that past, but we can do a lot more in the future, and we will."

Furia, 41, comes to the Washington Park sustainable forestry educational center with a mix...