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Harm Reduction for the Homeless
Sharon Meieran

Homelessness is a major issue facing communities across the country. It constitutes a crisis in public health and public safety. Dr. Sharon Meieran describes the root causes of homelessness; she discusses the concept of harm reduction as applied to homelessness, and how supportive housing can improve retention and overall wellness in the long term. Dr. Meieran serves as a Commissioner for Multnomah County. She is a former lawyer, and she practices emergency medicine in the Portland area.

Ecosystem Restoration in the Lower Columbia River
Matt Cox

Presentation by Matt Cox about restoration of tidal ecosystems in the lower Columbia River. This requires both ecological and engineering considerations. Even adjacent locations can have very different opportunities and limitations. Matt Cox is a senior water resources engineer. He has worked with Inter-Fluve since 2013.

Four and Ninety Blackbirds
Gordon Orians


Presentation by evolutionary biologist Gordon Orians. Details forthcoming. Orians is Professor Emeritus of Biology, University of Washington. He has served as its Director of Environmental Studies. His most intensive research area has been behavioral ecology.

Senior Advocates for Generational Equity
Steve Higgs

Presentation by Steve Higgs. Senior Advocates for Generational Equality (SAGE) raises awareness about educational, environmental, and economic challenges facing future generations, and inspires older adults to work across generations to address those challenges. Prior to joining SAGE, Mr. Higgs  practiced environmental law, studied collaborative problem serving as a Fulbright Fellow. He holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree, and a judicial doctorate.