OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Lecture Series:

Over the past several years, there has been an increase in the number and severity of wildfires in Oregon State.  This trend is expected to continue as the Pacific Northwest become increasingly vulnerable to the effects of a changing climate including, decreased snowpack, higher temperatures and drought, and declining forest health.  These environmental changes increase the risk of catastrophic wildfire impacting communities living in the wildland-urban interface. Wildfire was once considered to be a risk only for people living in rural areas; however it is quickly becoming a reality for urban neighborhoods.  Recent fires in Corvallis and Portland illustrate the need for rural and urban communities alike to adapt to the changing conditions of their environment in which they live. The 2016 Starker Lecture will address the “new normal” of living with fire, and will offer individuals, neighborhoods, and communities useful information and strategies for living in a changing environment.

 

Please note that the Starker Lecture Series will be held at La Sells Stewart Center this year. Parking on campus is not free, please see visitor parking information for details on purchasing a visitor parking permit.

Thursday, January 28, 2016
Film: Legacy of Fire and Speaker Doug Decker, State Forester
7:00 pm
Whiteside Theatre, 361 Madison Ave, Corvallis

Doug Decker
State Forester

Oregon Department of Forestry



Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Related Event: Forest Health in Oregon
7:30 am
La Sells Stewart Center





Thursday, February 18, 2016
Fire Ecology, Management, and Policy in the Western US: Challenges But With Great Possibilities
3:30 pm
La Sells Stewart Center, C&E Hall

Scott Stephens
Professor of Forest Science

UC Berkeley



Thursday, March 3, 2016
Exposure of Buildings to Wildfire: Vulnerabilities and Mitigation Strategies
3:30 pm
The Riverhouse, BEND, OR

Steve Quarles
Senior Scientist

Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety



Thursday, March 3, 2016
Public Provider Fair-Bend
5:00 pm
The Riverhouse, Bend OR





Thursday, April 7, 2016
Living With Fire
3:30 pm
La Sells Stewart Center, C&E Hall

Ed Smith
Natural Resource Specialist

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension



Thursday, April 7, 2016
Public Provider Fair-Corvallis
5:00 pm
La Sells Stewart Center





Friday, April 8, 2016
Living With Fire Workshop
10:00 am to 1:00 pm
La Sell Stewart Center, Ag Production Room

Ed Smith
Natural Resource Specialist

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension