IUWC Portland 2018

Conference Organizers

Urban Wildlife Working Group

The Urban Wildlife Working Group was officially recognized in March 1999 as a working group of The Wildlife Society. As professional urban wildlife researchers and managers, we engaged with our respective local wildlife management agencies and research institutes focused on critical urban wildlife issues. As working group members, we also exchange of information among the broader membership of The Wildlife Society, interested in urban wildlife management, to enhance knowledge and technical capabilities of wildlife professionals in the area of urban wildlife management.

Urban Wildlife Working Group

Samara Group

Samara Group is an innovative, creative and cross-disciplinary environmental consulting firm. Originating from an understanding that complex environmental projects are best addressed through collaborative means, Samara’s model is based on an inclusive, open process to lay the foundation of transparency, collaboration and stakeholder participation. Our team has developed and implemented multiple diverse stakeholder engagement and partner involvement processes to set the stage for successful long-term partnerships between agencies, NGOs, and the public.

Samara Group

Portland State University

We are Oregon's most affordable public research university, located in the heart of one of America's most dynamic cities. Our mission to "let knowledge serve the city" reflects our dedication to turning ideas into action — in Portland and around the world. The city is our campus, giving students unmatched access to career connections, a vibrant cultural scene and hands-on learning experiences with hundreds of community partners. More than 27,000 students from all backgrounds bring diverse perspectives to our classrooms and campus life, from the tree-lined Park Blocks to the bustling Urban Plaza and state-of-the-art science labs. We are proud of our world-class faculty, groundbreaking research and international reputation for excellence in sustainability, community engagement and innovation. For three years in a row, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Portland State among the nation's top 10 "most innovative" colleges in recognition of our leadership in finding new ways to help students succeed. We are the only Oregon university offering a four-year degree guarantee, a joint School of Public Health with Oregon Health & Science University and four years of free tuition to eligible students. Our graduates go on to invent for Intel, design for Nike, save lives at OHSU, run international corporations and make hit Hollywood movies. See for yourself.

Portland State University

Previous IUWC Conferences

San Diego 2017

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Chicago 2015

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