Lecture Series:

The Starker Lecture Series is sponsored by the Starker Family in Honor of T.J. and Bruce Starker and is supported by the OSU College of Forestry and the Oregon Forest Resources Institute.

The OSU College of Forestry’s Starker Lecture series for 2010 will feature "Ecosystems Services from Forests and Farms”. Ecosystems Services will be examined from philosophical as well as practical perspectives. Lecturers will discuss the justification for paying landowners for a range of outputs ranging from carbon to water. Markets for ecosystem services, as well as ecosystem services that might be measured and valued will also be examined. The lecture series will conclude on May 7th with a field tour of field sites where ecosystem services are being measured and marketed.

Thursday, March 4, 2010
Ecosystem Service Markets: Potential and Pitfalls
3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
OSU, College of Forestry, RH 107, Corvallis, OR

Sara Vickerman
Senior Director, Biodiversity Partnerships

Defenders of Wildlife, West Linn, OR

Thursday, March 4, 2010
Crossing Jurisdictional Boundaries: An Integrated Ecosystem Credit Accounting System and a Standard Credit Issuance Process
3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
OSU, College of Forestry, RH 107, Corvallis, OR

David Primozich
Executive Director

Willamette Partnership, Salem, OR

Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Markets for Ecosystems Services
3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
OSU, College of Forestry, RH 107, Corvallis, OR

Bettina von Hagen

Ecotrust Forest Management, Inc., Portland, OR

Thursday, April 22, 2010
Ecosystems Services from Forest Lands - The Oregon Approach
3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
OSU, College of Forestry, RH 107, Corvallis, OR

Ted Lorensen

former Assistant State Forester, Salem, OR

Thursday, May 6, 2010
Next Generation Conservation - Investing in Ecosystem Services
3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
OSU, LaSells Stewart Center Construction & Engineering Auditorium

Sally Collins
Director, Office of Environmental Markets

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC

Friday, May 7, 2010
Capstone Field Trip - RSVP by April 30 - Registration Closed - 3.0 Continuing Education Credit, Category 1
9:00 am to 4:15 pm
OSU, College of Forestry, Richardson Hall/Hatfield Courtyard,Corvallis, OR