Lecture Series:

Water is an Essential Resource

In the coming year, both ongoing and new concerns about forest and water interactions are expected to generate increased interest among forest owners, managers, and the academic community. Questions and controversies concerning water protection policies and legal issues, coupled with emerging new information from paired watershed studies, provide a rich array of topics for this year's 2012 Starker Lecture Series.

The 2012 Starker Lecture Series will kick-off with a tie-in to the February 28 Oregon Forests and Water Symposium, sponsored by the Oregon Forest Resources Institute (OFRI).  This all day symposium will provide updates on current issues, including paired watershed studies, herbicides, and point source vs. non-point source pollution. The three Starker Lectures that follow will explore selected forest and water issues more deeply, focusing on policy, the science of watersheds, and a global connections perspective.  The Capstone Field Trip will offer a tour of the "Alsea Revisited"  Watershed Study area.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Oregon Forests and Water Symposium
8:00 am to 4:30 pm
OSU CH2M HILL Alumni Center

Thursday, March 8, 2012
The Clean Water Act: Fundamentals and Effects on Forestry
3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
107 Richardson Hall

Jay O'Laughlin
Professor of Forestry & Policy Sciences and Director, Policy Analysis Group

College of Natural Resources, University of Idaho

Thursday, April 5, 2012
Forest Watershed Research: Management Under the Microscope
3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
107 Richardson Hall

George Brown / George Ice
Dean and Director Emeritus / Fellow

OSU College of Forestry and Oregon Forest Research Laboratory / National Council for Air and Stream Improvement (NCASI)

Thursday, May 10, 2012
Land Use, Climate Change, Water, and Other Ecosystem Services: Connecting Science to Users, Policies, and Programs
3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
107 Richardson Hall

Kathleen Farley
Assistant Professor of Geography

San Diego State University, San Diego, CA