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Upper Colorado River Basin Water Forum

Save the Date for the 8th Annual Forum!
Planning for the Forum will begin in January of 2018; if you would like to participate in that process, email

Annual Advancing Environmental Education Conference

About the Annual Colorado’s Advancing Environmental Education Conference:

Partners in the Outdoors Conference

The Partners in the Outdoors Conference brings together stakeholders engaged in the future of Colorado's conservation and recreational opportunities.  The conference provides a platform to network, collaborate, and create initiatives that connect coalitions of organizations, agencies, schools, businesses, and communities. At this one-of-a-kind conference, you'll work together to advance outdoor recreation, education, and conservation.

Upper Colorado River Basin Water Forum: Stories from the Field

The 2017 Forum will showcase stories that illuminate the challenges and complexities involved in trying to understand Upper Colorado River Basin water issues and manage water in new ways, as well as the insights that result from this work.

DRAFT PROGRAM: print-friendly versionversion with abstracts and bios linked (in progress)

2017 Quivira Conference: Ranching and Farming at the Radical Center

The Quivira Coalition invites you and your members to the 2017 Quivira Conference: Ranching and Farming at the Radical Center, November 15-17, at the Embassy Suites in Albuquerque, NM.
The conference is internationally renowned for bringing together thought leaders, agrarian innovators, and land stewards—from across the Southwest and around the world—for three days of provocative plenary presentations, networking, and special events focused on the intersection of agriculture and conservation.

Kansas Natural Resource Conference

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The theme for the 2018  conference is “Conservation Delivery in Changing Times.” This is a joint meeting of natural resource professionals, researchers, students, and managers representing more than seven professional societies and organizations to discuss research and management surrounding the field of natural resources.  This conference also serves as an excellent venue to network with other natural resource minded professionals.



SER-SW Annual Conference

The Society for Ecological Restoration, Southwest Chapter (SER-SW) was formed in 2011 to facilitate communication and encourage coordination among land managers, researchers, and restorationists working in the southwestern United States, where minimal and variable precipitation presents unique challenges for the restoration of degraded ecosystems.  

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The Economics of our Water

The Economics of our Water:

A Colorado River Business Tour

Learn how the Grand Valley’s economy depends on our rivers for its growth and vitality.


State of the Watershed

The first annual State of the Watershed public forum will be held on September 22 at Eastern Arizona College in Thatcher, AZ. Local and state experts will share the most current information about natural and water resources in the Upper Gila Watershed. Fire, flood, and the arrival of tamarisk leaf beetle are highlighted topics at this event.  Other topics include: snowpack, climate forecasts, mining, local water supplies, and river channelization.  All are welcome, and questions from the audience are encouraged.  

Riparian Restoration Conference

Over 200 people joined the Tamarisk Coalition and the Water Center at Colorado Mesa University for a sold-out Riparian Restoration Conference in Grand Junction, Colorado, February 6-8, 2018.  


Saturday, February 11, 2017

Organizer: Landscaping with CO Native Plants Conference Committee

Loveland, CO

The Landscaping with Colorado Native Plants Conference promotes the inclusion of native plants in our landscaping to benefit pollinators and songbirds, save water, and restore the beauty and...

Monday, February 13, 2017

Organizer: Native Seed Network

Washington D.C.,

The National Native Seed Conference connects Research, Industry, Land Management, and Restoration professionals, providing the premier opportunity to develop relationships and share information...

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Organizer: Ditch & Reservoir Company (DARCA)

Ignacio, CO
DARCA is holding its 15th Annual Convention on the Southern Ute Indian Reservation in Ignacio, Colorado. Ignacio is located twenty-four miles southeast of the City of Durango. The event will take...
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Organizer: Colorado State University Extension

Two Rivers Convention Center
Grand Junction, CO
Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Organizer: Central Rockies Chapter of the Society for Ecological Restoration

Fort Collins, CO
The Central Rockies Chapter of the Society for Ecological Restoration and the High Altitude Revegetation Workshop for the 2017 HAR-CeRSER conference.  The goal of the conference is to enhance...
Thursday, March 16, 2017

Organizer: Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute

Denver, CO

Western Places/Western Spaces Conference: Creating Inclusive Communities. Join the Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute's 26th annual land use conference at the University of Denver campus. The theme...

Friday, March 31, 2017

Organizer: Carpe Diem West’s Healthy Headwaters Alliance

Aurora, CO

Healthy Headwaters 12th Leadership Convening: Smart Partnerships for Fast Times starting at 8:30 am – 4:30 pm Aurora Municipal Center, Aurora, CO. ...

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Pueblo, CO

The Colorado Wildland Fire Conference will take place at the Pueblo Convention Center in Pueblo, CO. This year’s conference will expand on the Fire Adapted Communities concept, providing the...

Monday, May 8, 2017

Organizer: River Network

Grand Rapids, MI

River Rally, hosted annually by River Network, is a national conference that focuses on education, inspiration, and celebration with the river and water community. Unique in its focus on...

Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Savannah, GA

Registration for NAISF (formerly Weeds Across Borders) is open! Registration is $200 and includes 3 lunches and 2 dinners. Early...

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Organizer: Verde Watershed Restoration Coalition

Clarkdale, AZ

Through field trips, panel discussions, and a keynote speaker, VWRC will bring its audience into the folds of the state of the Verde River Watershed, as it sustains flows, restores habitat, and...

Monday, June 19, 2017

Organizer: AREDAY (American Renewable Energy Day)

Viceroy Snowmass Hotel
Snowmass Village, CO

AREDAY, America’s premier renewable energy summit, offers a deep immersion into topics designed to precipitate a historic and necessary transition to an environmentally sound future.  The 2017...

Sunday, June 25, 2017
Pacific Grove, CA
You are warmly invited to the 14th World Congress on Parasitic Plants.
This congress, first convened in 1973 in Malta, brings together researchers from all parts of the world to discuss their...
Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Organizer: Colorado Outdoor Stewardship Coalition and Tamarisk Coalition

2815 H Road
BLM Grand Junction Field Office
Grand Junction, CO
Calling all Colorado-based outdoor stewardship organizations and land managers!  On July 19th from 1pm-4pm, join Tamarisk Coalition and the...


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