Portland Speaker Series

RRNW Portland Speaker Series December 10th: Bruce Roll, Director of Watershed Management for Clean Water Services (CWS)

Join us December10th for the next installment of the Portland RRNW Speaker Series!

Speaker: Bruce Roll, Director of Watershed Management for Clean Water Services (CWS)

Title:Rethinking Landscape Conservation Implementation

Where: NW Lucky Lab  1945 NW Quimby St, Portland, OR 97209

When: Tuesday, December 10th, 5:30 pm Networking, 6:00 pm Presentation

Join Bruce Roll as he presents on his work on transforming landscape conservation.

We are witnessing a historic moment in landscape conservation as we identify the actions needed to create healthy and resilience watersheds.  However our success will require that we rethink how we bring these actions to the scale needed to address climate change and rapid urbanization. Clearly we must find new ways to plan and deliver landscape conservation if we hope to create healthy and resilient watershed.

The Tualatin River Watershed in northwestern Oregon is home to one of the USA’s largest and most successful landscape conservation programs (www.jointreeforall.org). Since 2005 this program has developed innovative strategies that have allowed this program to finance and implement landscape conservation at scale. To date more than 700 restoration projects have been placed on the ground in the Tualatin Watershed and along the way we have had to rethink all aspects of project planning and implementation. This presentation will highlight the innovative landscape conservation strategies needed to go to scale and offer lessons learned over the past dozen plus years.

Bruce Roll, Ph.D. M.P.H., is the Director of Watershed Management for Clean Water Services (CWS) and the nonprofit Clean Water Institute (CWI) in Hillsboro, Oregon. He is also a founding member of the Intertwine Alliance (www.theintertwine.org) and key developer of the Tree For All Landscape Conservation Program (www.jointreeforall.org). For more than 30 years, Bruce has worked with public utilities and local governments interested in the conservation of natural resources. Since 2007, Bruce has managed one of the United States’ largest and most successful landscape conservation programs in the Tualatin Watershed of northwest Oregon. During his tenure at CWS, more than 700 restoration projects have been placed on the ground in the Tualatin River Watershed.

There is no charge for the event and you do not need to be an RRNW member to attend; however, we encourage you to join RRNW.  The current membership year is from February 9, 2019 through February 9, 2020, so don’t forget to renew your membership. By becoming a RRNW member you will receive a discount on registration fees for the annual River Restoration Symposium the first week in February and other benefits, connect to a network of restoration professionals, and help support future speaker events! Annual membership is only $50 ($25 students).

This event is made possible due to our sponsors if you would like to sponsor this or future events contact Alex at amorton@geoengineers.com.

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Past Speakers

  • Gabe Sheoships – May 2019
  • Randy Reeve – March 2019
  • Leslie Bach – December 2018
  • Matthew Johnson – September 2018
  • Daniel Newberry – May 2018
  • Esther Lev – December 2017
  • Rose Wallick – March 2017
  • Desiree Tullos – December 2016
  • Janine Castro – October 2016
  • Gordon Grant – May 2016
  • Matt Van Ess – March 2016
  • Mike Houck – November 2015
  • Celeste Searles Mazzacano – October 2015
  • Dan Bottom – June 2015
  • Bob Beschta – April 2015
  • Michael Pollock – December 2014
  • Laura Brophy – October 2014
  • Colin Thorne – June 2014
  • Bill Bradbury – April 2014
  • Stan Gregory – December 2013
  • Ken Bierly – October 2013
  • Janine Castro – October 2013