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Monday, February 5th
9:10 AM

Opening Keynote Address: Urban Biodiversity, Everyday Nature, and Environmental Justice

Charles Nilon, University of Missouri

9:10 AM - 9:50 AM

9:50 AM

Can Equity Metrics Help Achieve Equity Goals?

Jennifer Karps, City of Portland Environmental Services

9:50 AM - 10:00 AM

10:00 AM

Using Data and Stories to Understand Personal Connections to Nature and Attachment to Place

Nicole K. Lewis, Metro
Olena Turula, Metro

10:00 AM - 10:10 AM

10:10 AM

A Unique Role for Citizen Science in Stream Restoration

Gail Shaloum, Clackamas County Water Environment Services
Daniel Bedell, Portland State University

10:10 AM - 10:20 AM

10:20 AM

Pollinator Monitoring with Community Scientists in West Multnomah County

Laura Taylor, West Multnomah SWCD

10:20 AM - 10:30 AM

11:00 AM

Screening Native PNW wildflowers for Attractiveness to Pollinators and Natural Enemies

Aaron Anderson, Oregon State University
Lucas Costner, Oregon State University
Gail Langellotto, Oregon State University

11:00 AM - 11:10 AM

11:10 AM

Elk Rock Cliff: Vegetation Surveys on a Vertical Cliff Face

Laura Guderyahn, Portland Parks and Recreation

11:10 AM - 11:20 AM

11:20 AM

Oak Historical Abundance and Distribution Using U.S. General Land Office Surveys in Portland, OR

Georgia Sinimbu, Portland Parks & Recreation

11:20 AM - 11:30 AM

11:30 AM

Mapping Oak within the RCS Bundary

Lori Hennings, Metro

11:30 AM - 11:40 AM

11:40 AM

Metro Habitat Connectivity Toolkit: Bringing Connectivity to an Actionable Scale

Leslie L. Bliss-Ketchum, Portland State University
Martin Lafrenz, Portland State University
Catherine de Rivera, Portland State University
Lori Hennings, Metro

11:40 AM - 11:50 AM

1:00 PM

Afternoon Keynote Address: Reclaiming the Urban Forest for Food, Medicine and Ceremony: An Overview of Indigenous Cultural Collaborative Projects in the Portland Metro Area

Judy BlueHorse Skelton, Portland State University

1:00 PM - 1:40 PM

1:40 PM

Bird Response to Habitat Restoration at Fernhill Wetlands

Joe Liebezeit, Audubon Society of Portland
Carol Murdock, Clean Water Services
Candace Larson, Audubon Society of Portland
Jay Withgott, Audubon Society of Portland
Jonathan Plissner, Community Member

1:40 PM - 1:50 PM

1:50 PM

Restoring Portland Harbor

Lauren Senkyr

1:50 PM - 2:00 PM

2:00 PM

So Many Weeds, So Little Time: Prioritizing Use of Limited Resources

Elaine Stewart, Metro - Conservation Program

2:00 PM - 2:10 PM

2:10 PM

Habitat Value of Ecoroofs - Phase 2

Desirae Wood, Dobro Design

2:10 PM - 2:20 PM

2:50 PM

Air Pollution Exposure and Mitigation Potential in Portland, OR

Meenakshi Rao, Portland State University
Linda A. George, Portland State University
Vivek Shandas, Portland State University

2:50 PM - 3:00 PM

3:00 PM

Monitoring ESA-protected species in the City using eDNA

Melissa Brown, City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services

3:00 PM - 3:10 PM

3:10 PM

Effects of Beaver Dams on Surface Water Flow During Storm Events in an Urban Landscape

Erin K. Poor

3:10 PM - 3:20 PM

3:20 PM

Pavement that Can Clean Water

Katie A. Holzer, City of Gresham
Torrey Lindbo, City of Gresham

3:20 PM - 3:30 PM

3:30 PM

Annual Precipitation Influences Denitrification Potential in Portland’s Urban Green Stormwater Infrastructure

Erin N. Rivers, Portland State University
Jennifer L. Morse, Portland State University

3:30 PM - 3:40 PM