The Urban Ecology and Conservation symposium held on February 11, 2013 was a great success! Thanks to all who participated and attended. The proceedings are available at: http://www.fws.gov/oregonfwo/ToolsForLandowners/UrbanConservation/default.asp#UERC
On an approximately monthly basis, UERC hosts brown bag talks. The speakers and topics are selections from the symposium that occurred at the beginning of the year. Most topics were identified by symposium attendees as being of great interest for the more in-depth format that is possible in the brown bag series. All talks are free of charge.
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The UERC is a consortium of people from various 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 of people that collect and use ecological data in the Portland/Vancouver area.
The mission of the UERC is to advance the state of the science of urban ecosystems and improve our understanding of them, with a focus on the Portland/Vancouver metropolitan region, by fostering communication and collaboration among researchers, managers and citizens at academic institutions, public agencies, local governments, non-profit organizations, and other interested groups.
The role of the UERC is not to provide a political or advocacy platform, but rather to offer a forum for professionals to exchange and discuss information regarding urban ecology and its application to relevant fields.