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Urban forestry, Sustainability, Land use -- Planning, Urban runoff -- Management -- Oregon -- Portland


Interview of Jim Labbe by Tony Smith on March 11th, 2011.

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Conservationist Jim Labbe worked as the Watershed Council Coordinator before joining the Portland Audubon Society. He represents Audubon, advocating for local and regional natural resource policies throughout the Portland-Metro area. He has also served on the advisory board of and the Johnson Creek Watershed Council. He earned a BA in History from Reed College, and a MS in Physical Geography from Portland State University. In March of 2005 he was awarded the Coalition for a Livable Future's Robert L. Liberty Regional Leadership Award.


Jim Labbe is an urban conservationist who works for the autobahn society. He has spent most of his life residing in the city of Portland. He works in land use planning advocating for a place for nature to coexist with our modern environment. With the autobahn society he strives to raise awareness of the public and prevent the environment from being neglected in our society that we may live a more sustainable lifestyle in the Portland area.

This interview is part of “The Sustainability History Project: Documenting Sustainable Development and Practice in the Pacific Northwest” at Portland State University.


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