Trail & Award
- Hesthavn Work Party March 1st. First work party of 2014!
- Opposition to O&C Land Grant Act of 2013 - The ASC has joined up with a coalition of more than 20 Oregon conservation organizations to protest the O&C Land Grant Act of 2013. We have signed on to the following petitions to Senator Ron Wyden and Senator Jeff Merkley. Please take the time to read them so we can all be up on the issue.
- ASC Position on the O&C Lands Issue
- 2014 Field Trip Schedule Is Up!! Everything you need to know is on the Field Trip page.
- Birds Dying in Vertical Pipes If you have any old vertical pipes on your property, you may want to either clean them or take them down. Read more here.
March 20 Program: J. Boone Kaufman
The program speaker at our March 20 chapter meeting will be J. Boone Kaufman, of the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at OSU. Dr. Kauffman is a Professor of Ecosystems Ecology and a Senior Associate with the Center for International Forestry Research in Bogor, Indonesia.
Dr. Kauffman's research focuses on the ecology and dynamics of wetlands, particularly mangroves, tropical freshwater wetlands, and riparian zones. The mangrove work, which will be to focus of his ASC talk, includes dynamics of land use and the influence of climate change on ecosystem services, especially carbon dynamics. He has conducted research and technical transfer activities in more than a dozen countries, as well as Guam, Oregon, Idaho, California, and Hawaii. He currently contributes to the international Blue Carbon Working Group on climate change and mitigation (UNESCO-IUCN-CI).
Dr. Kauffman received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. He served on the OSU faculty from 1986 until 2003, when he moved to Hawaii as Director of the Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry with the U.S. Forest Service. He returned to OSU in 2011.
For those with access to recent copies of the Daily Barometer at OSU, the February 27 issue had a nice front-page article about Dr. Kauffman and his research—“Mucking Around for Answers to Climate Change.” Come to the March 20 ASC meeting and hear the story from the source.
Monthly Meeting Info:
Tropical Wetlands of Borneo and Beyond
Join us the third Thursday of every month, September through May, at the meeting hall of the First Presbyterian Church, 114 SW Eighth Street. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for refreshments and visiting. Chapter Meeting commences at 7:00 p.m. followed by the guest lecture at 7:30 p.m. Questions about the series can be directed to Chris Matthews
Open Meetings of the Board of Directors
ASC board meetings are open to all ASC members, and the board encourages you to come and see what we do. Our monthly board meeting is on Thursday one week before the General Meeting. See the calendar on the last page of The Chat for the meeting location.
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