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15th Annual Banquet & Silent Auction
Our Forest, Our Legacy

Sat. February 12th, 2011
5pm Social Hour - 6:30pm Dinner

Umpqua Community College
Campus Center

Keynote Speaker: Chris Maser
Author - Scientist - Philosopher

$25 in advance
$30 at the door
Locally: While Away Books, New Day Grocery, Harvest Store in Winston, Promise in Canyonville
or stop by the Umpqua Watersheds office: 539 SE Main St. Downtown Roseburg

Umpqua Watersheds, Inc. will host its 15th annual winter banquet and silent auction on February 12 at the Umpqua Community College Campus Center. The social hour, with beer and wine, begins at 5 pm and dinner is served at 6:30 pm. The banquet theme is “Our Forest, Our Legacy” and features keynote speaker Chris Maser; author, ecologist, and philosopher. He has over 40 years experience in ecological research world-wide and has authored 34 books. He has spent many years developing new ways of understanding how ecosystems are structured and function, as well as new ways of understanding social-environmental sustainability. In addition to this amazing speaker, the banquet will feature a silent auction of terrific items donated by area businesses and artists. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door.

Keynote Speakers

Chris MaserChris Maser
Chris Maser has over 40 years of experience in ecological research, including broad international experience in agricultural, alpine, coastal, desert, forest, marsh, valley grassland, riverine, shrub steppe, and subarctic settings. He has lived, worked, consulted, and/or lectured in: Austria, Canada, Chile, Egypt, France, Germany, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Nepal, Slovakia, Switzerland, and various parts of the United States. He has spent many years developing new ways of understanding how ecosystems are structured and function, as well as new ways of understanding social-environmental sustainability. Further, he has over 284 publications (mostly in scientific journals), including 34 books dealing with various aspects of social-environmental sustainability.

A few of the 34 books by Chris Maser  
The World is in My Garden Earth in Our Care Teaching Kids to Change the World Our Forest Legacy

"Maser makes a compelling case for the importance of maintaining Nature's processes, which ultimately sustain the quality of our life."
  --R.S. Whaley, Ph. D., President
College of Environmental Science and Forestry
State University of New York
"I am very impressed by the contribution you have made to Oregon's natural environment and our collective quality of life."
  --John A. Kitzhaber, M.D.
Governor, State of Oregon
"As you state 'there is a need for integrating science and social values in a way that can bring humanity closer to the prospect of social-environmental sustainability.' In 1953, I did field work with Margaret Mead in Papua New Guinea. She stated that it should never be said that one person cannot make an important difference. It was something like that. I feel your work will make a profound difference. You integrate the need to hear the voices of children. As a mother and grandmother, I am particularly sensitive to the needs of children. Chris you are doing wonderful work."
  -- Lenora Foerstel
Emeritus Professor of Art and Anthropology
Maryland Institute College of Art

Dominick DellaSala, PhD
He is an internationally renowned author of over 150 technical papers, co-author of four books on biodiversity and sustainable forest management, subject editor for the Natural Areas Journal, guest editor for Conservation Biology, author of Temperate and Boreal Rainforests of the World – Ecology and Conservation, and serves as the President of the North American Section of the Society for Conservation Biology. He has offered plenary and keynote addresses at academic conferences, workshops, and the United Nations (Earth Summit II) and has appeared in National Geographic, Science Digest, Science Magazine, Time Magazine, High Country News, Terrain Magazine, NY Times, LA Times, CNN, MSNBC, “Living on Earth (NPR),” Jim Lehrer News Hour, and Public Radio and TV (including several conservation films). Dominick received WWF’s President’s Award in 2000 and 2004 and the Wilburforce Foundation Conservation Leadership Award in 2005. He holds a B.S. in Biology from Adelphi University, a M.S. in Ecology from Wayne State University, and a Ph.D. in Natural Resources from University of Michigan.