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Road Ecology Wildlife Talk


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Okay everyone, get ready for our first 2018 event!

This February we are hosting a Wildlife Talk on Road Ecology. Our presenter, wildlife ecologist Leslie Bliss-Ketchum, will be dissecting the relationship between our man-made roads and the natural paths that our wildlife take. You'll be able to see examples of strategies from around the world, the U.S., and right here in Oregon! Finally we will discuss the major conclusions resulting from the study of these mitigation features.

Leslie Bliss-Ketchum is a wildlife ecologist who has been actively monitoring and researching the impacts of the built environment on habitat connectivity, assessing the success of mitigation efforts and developing connectivity assessments. She provides rigorous scientific results, recognizing that environmental issues are complex and require effective communication.

We are excited to be partnering with Columbia Sportswear once again, for event venue, as well as local food and drink makers for free beer/wine and small bites.

See you there!

Wednesday, February 28

5:30pm Doors/6:30pm Event

Columbia Sportswear: 911 SW Broadway St. Portland, OR

Presenter Bio:

Leslie is currently completing her Ph.D. in Environmental Science from Portland State University where her research has focused primarily on issues of urban wildlife and roads as barriers to wildlife movement. Leslie is a past-president of the Oregon Chapter of The Wildlife Society, current board member of the Urban Wildlife Working Group and former Conservation Affairs Representative for the Northwest Section of The Wildlife Society. She is currently co-principal investigator of the Metro Habitat Connectivity Project in Portland Oregon and was the principal investigator for the first phase of the Lava Butte wildlife crossings monitoring project on US HWY 97.Presenter

Image is a digital mock-up of for Blue Valley Ranch, CO., exhibiting what a typical highway x wildlife underpass looks like.


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