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Urban Ecology and Conservation (UERC) Symposium

Don’t miss Portland’s very own annual symposium focusing on urban environmental issues and the practical application of related ecological and social science research in the Portland/Vancouver region. UERC is a consortium of people from educational institutions, state and federal agencies, local governments, non-profit organizations and businesses, as well as independent professionals and students, interested in supporting urban ecosystem research and creating an information sharing network to collect, share, and use ecological data in the Portland/Vancouver area. Download Flyer


Early registration rates through Jan 31, 2020 (includes lunch):
General: $45  Student: $15  Volunteer*: $10
*Limited number; register early and select the “volunteer” option.

Regular registration rates Feb 1-21, 2020 (includes lunch):
General: $60  Student: $15

Late registration (including at-the-door) (does not include lunch)
General: $60  Student: $15

A view of the Portland cityscape, showing buildings and trees from the western hills.
Portland Trees, photo by Bob Sallinger


Vivek Shandas – Portland State University professor Dr. Vivek Shandas aspires to understand how humans can manifest the foresight and tenacity to address the mounting challenges of climate change, and particularly its effects on those with the least access to financial and political resources. Dr. Shandas will talk about social construction of urban ecosystems in a time of rapid (climate) change.

Ana M. Alvarez – Dr. Ana M. Alvarez serves as the Deputy General Manager of the East Bay Regional Park District, the largest local park agency in the U.S. Dr. Alvarez promotes vibrant and healthy communities through proactive and meaningful civic engagement, community building based on trust, and sustainability planning based on science. She will talk about diversity, equity, and inclusion in the environmental movement.


Bullitt Foundation | City of Portland, Environmental Services | Clean Water Services | Metro | Portland State University Honors College | Portland State University Institute for Sustainable Solutions | Reed College | Urban Greenspaces Institute | U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service


March 2, 2020
8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Accessible by Public Transit, Minimal Walking Required, Wheelchair Accessible


Portland State University – Smith Center Ballroom
1825 SW Broadway
Portland, OR United States
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$10 – $45


Amy Chomowicz