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Call for Papers: 2018 Tamarisk Coalition Conference

August 17th, 2017

Abstracts submisions are due October 13, 2017.

Share your work at Tamairsk Coalition's 16th annual research and management conference - February 6-8, 2018 in Grand Junction, CO.
Despite the name, Tamarisk Coalition’s conference is not just about tamarisk; attendees and presentations cover the gamut of all things riparian!  Connection, collaboration, and innovation abound at this yearly gathering. Network with your peers and learn about the latest advancements in riparian restoration, ranging from local to regional initiatives as highlighted in case studies and success stories addressing the challenges of funding, planning, and implementation. Novel tools, techniques, and research will be also be discussed.

Abstract Details:

New topics or updates discussing case studies, lessons learned, research presentations (please make sure you translate your findings to land managers), practical applications, or riparian restoration-related projects are encouraged.  Abstracts that specifically address the topic areas listed below will be given special consideration: 
· Restoration resources and challenges (e.g. post-fire resources in tamarisk and Russian olive, working with challenging soils)
· Adaptation (e.g. responses to changing climate and ecosystems)
· Revegetation techniques (e.g. cottonwood and willow survival, strategies for successful reseeding of native grasses)
· Riparian grazing management (e.g. best practices and challenges with grazing in riparian areas)
· Russian olive management and other invasives
· Technology (e.g. databases, mapping, using drones)
· Private lands (e.g. fee for service, engagement)
· Community (e.g. stewardship, urban restoration, diversifying volunteer groups, changing volunteer patterns, citizen science projects and engagement strategies)
· Biocontrol
· Permitting (e.g. endangered species, status updates)
· Restoring for wildlife (e.g. tools to prioritize restoration for wildlife, long-term monitoring/evaluation efforts)
· Funding (e.g. capacity building, new funding initiatives, donor development)
· Partnerships (e.g. addressing staff turnover, defining goals, creating project synergy between state/local agencies and federal agencies)
· River and stream aspects (e.g. flow regime, channel dynamics, native and invasive vegetation, geomorphology, sedimentation and water quality)

Abstract Template

Title of Conference Presentation or Poster  
(Title:  Bold, centered, Calibri font, title case (capitalize first letter of each word), size 12 font)
First Last Name1*, First Last Name 2, and First Last Name 3
(Author names: Size 11 Font, presenting author(s) have asterisk, all authors should be accompanied with a superscript linking to their contact information in the subsequent line, centered on page, Calibri font)
1 Organization/Company Name, City/Town, State/Province, Country; Email Address   (Size 10 Font)
2 Organization/Company Name, City/Town, State/Province, Country; Email Address
3 Organization/Company Name, City/Town, State/Province, Country; Email Address
This is where you state your abstract.  Please begin with a concise statement of the topic or issue and end with a substantive conclusion. The body text of your abstract should be under 300 words or less, justified left. Please italicize Latin species names. Do not include figures, tables or photographs.  For multi-author abstracts, place an asterisk next to the person who will be presenting. You are also encouraged to recommend a session topic that best suits your presentation.
(Content: Size 11 Font, Calibri Font, please indicate whether you would like to present an oral or poster presentation)


Click here for more details.  Please email your abstracts to Cara at by October 13, 2017, following the abstract template provided.  


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