The 9th Annual URBAN ECOLOGY & CONSERVATION SYMPOSIUM will be held on Monday January 24, 2011 from 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. at Portland State University, in the Smith Center Ballroom
The symposium will focus on urban environmental issues and the practical application of related ecological and social sciences in the greater Portland, Oregon / Vancouver, Washington region. The focus will be on networking, building partnerships, and exchanging information. Planned events include a series of oral presentations, a poster session, two keynote speakers, raffles, and a post-symposium social.
For more details about the symposium, including the program agenda, information about the keynote speakers and a link to the registration page, visit www.uercportland.org.
Early Registration Deadline: January 7, 2011. The fee includes lunch for those who pay by the early deadline.
Registration standard rate: $30;
Student rate: $15.
On-line Registration Deadline: January 18, 2011.
Registration at door: $35 (check or cash only, no credit cards) as
space is available, does not include lunch.
The Colorado Natural Heritage Program (CNHP) at Colorado State University (CSU) seeks experienced GIS Analysts to work on wetland mapping in Colorado. The successful candidates will use automated and manual computer processing, including eCognition Developer image recognition software, to convert existing hard-copy National Wetland Inventory (NWI) maps to digital spatial data. Additionally, a subset of the NWI maps will be updated using color infrared and true color aerial imagery and verified through field visits to selected sites. All positions require a Bachelors Degree in information science, computer science, remote sensing, cartography, geography, ecology, natural resources, or related field, OR two (2) years of equivalent GIS experience required. Demonstrated knowledge of principles of geography and cartography is required. One year experience with ArcGIS geodatabases and familiarity with on-screen digitizing in GIS is preferred. Salary range: $2000-2400/month.
To apply and view a complete position description, please visit:
http://warnercnr.colostate.edu/employment-opportunities.html. First consideration of applicants will begin January 7, 2011. Applications will be accepted for future consideration through June 30, 2011.
CSU is an EO/AA employer and conducts background checks on all final candidates.
City of Portland's Office of Healthy Working Rivers presents -
River-in-Focus Brownbag: Reclaiming the Willamette: Designing A River City
Portland’s frequently called the “City of Roses,” but only sometimes “River City”—which is interesting, given our location at the confluence of the 13th and 3rd largest rivers in the continental U.S., and that there’s a “port” embedded in our name. Just what is our relationship with the river that runs through us? Is it something we embrace—or merely cope with by building bridges to cross it and sea-walls to keep it out?
A focal point of the Central City 2035 Plan – the update of the 1988 Central City Plan – will be the most urban portion of the Willamette River, the segment roughly bounded by the Broadway Bridge and Ross Island. Troy Doss, Sallie Edmunds and Mark Raggett from the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability take a look at how Portland and the Willamette fit together, examining the river threads in our historic fabric, offering observations on other cities and their rivers, and calling out opportunities for shaping a new river relationship over the next 20 years.
Monday, December 13, 2010
Noon to 1 pm
Portland Building Auditorium, 2nd Floor
City of Portland, 1120 SW 5th Ave
Free lunchtime presentation, open to the public, please bring your own lunch.
For information on Portland’s rivers, visit www.portlandonline.com/river
There is a post-master's research training opportunity that might be of interest to folks on your listserv. The position is at the U.S. EPA Global Change Research Program in the Washington, D.C. area, and is seeking a GIS programmer/analyst to work on a variety of current and future projects which generally involve climate and land use change. Somebody with a strong interest or background in GIS programming would be ideal. Full details available here:
The Geological Society of America has a number of positions open for Summer 2011. These are short-term, paid geoscience positions in some of the most beautiful natural areas of the world.
For full descriptions, visit: http://rock.geosociety.org/g_corps/2010/allJobDescriptions.asp
For now, please visit the EventBrite site (http://www.esri.com/events/
dev-meetup/index.html) to officially sign up for this event.
5:00-5:45 PM Registration and Social
6:00 - 6:30 PM Keynote speaker Shane Hanselman
6:30 - 8:00 PM Lightning talks
Al Pascual: Consuming OSM with ArcGIS
Dorothy Mortesnon: Interactive Water Resource Maps
Jess Borrevik: Mashups with ArcGIS API for Google Maps
Brian Sullivan: What would Dieter do? (geo design principles)
8:00 - 9:00 PM Social and Raffle
* Please contact us with a title and description if you would like to
present a topic! Learn more about lightning talks here.
Visit the Esri Dev Meet Up Group - Oregon on ArcGIS.com (http://bit.ly/f49HCA)
to share maps, data and services