The Wood River Chapter of the Idaho Native Plant Society invites you to a talk by Paul Ries, retired Associate Deputy Chief with the US Forest Service and former Area Ranger on the Sawtooth NRA, on January 21 at 7pm. This presentation will take place via Zoom. Paul will talk about some of his experiences as a volunteer Forester in Mongolia. His talk will provide an overview of some of the more critical challenges facing Mongolia’s forests in the area around the capital city of Ulaanbaatar and he will highlight how climate change is affecting the forests, the people, and their interdependence.
Paul Ries retired in 2014 after a 40+ year career with the US Forest Service. Paul earned his degree in Forest Biology (Ecology) from Colorado State University and he worked many forestry jobs all over the west. In his final assignment before retiring, he served as an Associate Deputy Chief in the national office in Washington D.C. In retirement, Paul and his wife Linda (also a retired forester) enjoy the outdoor opportunities of our area, but they are also active volunteers. Paul has volunteered at the local, state and national level, and he recently became the Treasurer of the local chapter of the Idaho Native Plant Society. It is his volunteer work around forestry in Mongolia that he will address on January 21.
To receive a link to the Zoom presentation, please email Lisa at [email protected] Paul’s talk will be recorded and eventually available on the Idaho Native Plant Society’s YouTube Channel.