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2022 Starker Lecture Series

“Women of Forestry: inspiring leadership,” focuses on women who act as agents of change within the forestry and forest products sector as well as within their communities. The College of Forestry graduated its first woman student, Pauline Barto Sandoz over 75 years ago. Today, the college celebrates the accomplishments of all women who are students, faculty, and alumni in our community as it strives to become a more inclusive space for all. This series will educate explore the triumphs of women as well as the myriad of challenges they face in forests, mills, research labs and beyond.

The Starker Lectures Series is sponsored by the Starker Family in honor of TJ and Bruce Starker, the Oregon Forest Resources Institute and the Oregon State University College of Forestry.

Please note: To reduce the risk or spread of COVID-19, you will need to provide proof of COVID vaccination or a negative test result within the previous three days of the event to attend. An OSU representative will check your vaccination status or review your negative test result upon your arrival at the event. Further information can be accessed online.


  • Jan. 26, 7 p.m.: Lecture, "Women as change agents in forestry," with speaker Robin Wall Kimmerer, Plant Ecology, Ethnobotany, Traditional Indigenous Knowledge at the La Sells Stewart Center in the Austin Auditorium.
  • Feb. 16, 3:30 p.m.: Lecture, "Beyond the Land Ethic: Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Forest Management and Conservation, A Native American Perspective," with speaker Cristina Eisenberg, Graduate Faculty, College of Forestry, OSU, at 117 Peavy Forest Science Center.
  • March 9, 3:30 p.m.: Lecture, "Pyrocultural Forestry: Connecting People and Nature Through Fire," with speaker Amanda Rau, Regional Wildland Fire Specialist, OSU Extension, at 117 Peavy Forest Science Center.
  • April 20, 3:30 p.m.: Lecture, "The Road Less Traveled: How women in forestry can save the world," with speaker Edie Sonne Hall, Founder and Principal, Three Trees Consulting, at 117 Peavy Forest Science Center.
  • May 10, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.: Capstone Workshop at the CH2M Hill Alumni Center.

For complete information and to register for events, visit

Fire Mosiac, Oregon State University, 2021 Starker Lecture Series - Looking out across green mountains spotted with areas of recently burned and healing forest
Starts: January 26, 2022

Ends: May 10, 2022

Time: 2pm

Admission: Free

Location: Location Varies
Corvallis, OR 97330

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