Brown Bag Talks

  • Tree for All: One Million. One Year. One Water.

    Date: 
    Friday, September 5, 2014
    Time: 
    12:15 to 1:00 pm
    Location: 
    Metro, Room 370 A/B, 600 NE Grand Ave, Portland, OR
    Speaker: 
    Bruce Roll, Ph.D., M.P.H
    Affilitation: 
    Clean Water Services

    As local and federal restoration funding sources dry up we are challenged to find new ways to leverage existing dollars to restore and steward large-scale restoration projects. Since 2004, many community groups within the Tualatin basin have worked together to restore watershed health on over 15,000 acres. The success of these projects is a reflection of a series of innovative approaches that weave community values and existing funding sources together in a manner that maximizes ecological uplift and supports long term stewardship. During this presentation, we will describe the mechanics of this program and the factors that need to be considered for success. In addition, the audience will be challenge to consider new opportunities to expand funding streams for natural areas restoration in the greater Portland Area.

    About the Speaker: 
    Bruce joined Clean Water Services in 2007 as the Watershed Management Department Director. Prior to joining Clean Water Services, Bruce served as the Assistant Director for Whatcom County Public Works in Washington State for eight years where he oversaw Watershed Management, Salmon Recovery, Marine Resource, River and Flood and Solid Waste Programs. In addition, Bruce also worked for the Portland Water District in Portland Maine for 5 years where he was the Director of Water Resources and Laboratory Services. Bruce attended Colorado State University where he received a BS in Environmental Microbiology. In addition, Bruce received a MS and PhD from the Water Resources Research Center at the University of Hawaii and a MPH in Management from the School of Public Health. Bruce has served as a peer reviewer and technical consultant for the American Water Works Association Standard Methods Committee and the American Water Works Research Foundation. Bruce was actively involved in the development of the Puget Sound Salmon Recovery Plan where he was appointed to the Shared Strategy Steering and Oversight Committee. In his spare time Bruce continues to have unrealized athletic aspirations and struggles to race his bicycle on Alpenrose Velodrome.
  • Carnage and Mayhem on the Urban Landscape Part 2: Analysis of Urban Wildlife Phone Data from Audubon's Wildlife Care Center

    Date: 
    Friday, October 3, 2014
    Time: 
    12:15 to 1:00 pm
    Location: 
    Metro, Room 370 A/B, 600 NE Grand Ave, Portland, OR
    Speaker: 
    Bob Sallinger
    Affilitation: 
    Audubon Society of Portland
  • SERVE - Students Engaged in Restoring Vital Ecosystems

    Date: 
    Friday, November 7, 2014
    Time: 
    12:15 to 1:00 pm
    Location: 
    Metro, Room 370 A/B, 600 NE Grand Ave, Portland, OR
    Speaker: 
    Sheilagh Diez
    Affilitation: 
    Columbia Slough Watershed Council