The Old-Growth Forest Network will explore the status of old-growth in Michigan, discuss the importance of ancient forests for human health, biodiversity and combating climate change, and actions needed to protect and restore future old-growth and connect people to these forests.
Nick Sanchez is the Network Manager of the Old-Growth Forest Network. Nick cut his stewardship teeth cutting autumn olive with Ingham County Parks while working to obtain his bachelor's degree in Forestry from Michigan State University. After graduating Nick worked as a Conservation District Forester, and then with the Land Conservancy of West Michigan before starting with the Old-Growth Forest Network in 2021. Nick is a certified forester with the Society of American Foresters and is located in Chicago.
Sarah Adloo, Ph.D., is the Executive Director of the Old-Growth Forest Network, an organization creating a network of protected old-growth and future old-growth forests across the United States. Sarah has a background in conservation science with a B.S. from Georgia Tech and M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Georgia. She is located in her hometown of Atlanta, the "City in the Forest."