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Urban Ecology and Conservation (UERC) Symposium

UERC Symposium is virtual again this year (and will be held over two consecutive days):
March 7 @ 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. / March 8 @ 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

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. www.uercportland.org


Registration rates:
General: $45   Student: $15

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


David G. Lewis, PhD Associate Professor of Anthropology and Ethnic Studies, Oregon State University
David G. Lewis is a member of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, of Oregon. He has a PhD from the University of Oregon (2009) and is assistant professor of Anthropology and Ethnic Studies at Oregon State University. David served as Cultural Manager of the Grand Ronde Tribe, and Tribal museum designer, and Exhibits Curation manager. David has conducted research on Oregon tribal history for some 25 years and has numerous publications in journals, and chapters in books. He is currently engaged in two publication projects, Tribal Stories of Western Oregon, and lead editor of Kalapuyans of Western Oregon, a collaborative project with eighteen contributors. Additionally, David has researched and written over 470 essays for his blog, the Quartux Journal, ndnhistoryresearch.com. David conducts numerous presentations annually with community groups, at conferences, and at universities educating about tribes in the region, consults with local governments, and organizations on diversity, place naming, and land acknowledgements, and curates museum exhibits at local historical societies and museums. David lives in Salem, OR with his wife Donna, and sons Saghaley and Inatye.

Alan Yeakley, PhD Professor and Chair, Department of Geography & Environmental Systems, University Of Maryland Baltimore County
Alan is a founding member of the Urban Ecology Research Consortium (UERC) here in Portland and was a professor at PSU for 22 years.  For the past 5 years Alan has been with the University of Maryland. His keynote will cover the beginning 15 years of the UERC and how his over 25 years of urban research has informed urban conservation in Portland and beyond.

Plus an assortment of short talks highlighting many of the ecology and conservation projects in the Portland Metro region.


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


March 7, 2022
March 8, 2022
Accessibility Information

This event is online.


$15 – $45


$15 – $45


Joe Liebezeit