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Conferences & Symposiums

Science and Management Conference

15th Biennial Conference of Science & Management on the Colorado Plateau & Southwest Region
High Country Conference Center
Northern Arizona University

Society for Range Management Annual Meeting, Technical Training & 2020 Healthy Grasslands Expo

A New Look:  Transformation & Translation

Regenerate: Health from the Soil Up

Sustaining Colorado Watersheds Conference

Each fall, Water Education Colorado partners with the Colorado Riparian Association and the Colorado Watershed Assembly to produce the Sustaining Colorado Watersheds conference. Intended to expand cooperation and collaboration throughout Colorado in natural resource conservation, protection and enhancement, this event engages participants through discussions on emerging water issues, innovative projects, and an invaluable networking setting.
Who should attend the conference?
  • Conservation and restoration practitioners

8th World Conference on Ecological Restoration

The conference theme for SER2019 is “Restoring Land, Water & Community Resilience”. Inspired in part by the South African experience with Working for Water and related initiatives – which are among the best examples anywhere in the world of integrating ecological, economic, and social goals under one framework – the theme is intended to help keep discussion about developments in restoration research, practice, and policy focused on the big picture.

2019 Annual Colorado TU Rendezvous

View the agenda here.

Colorado TU is proud to announce that our Rendezvous will be returning to the historic Hotel Colorado in Glenwood Springs, CO on April 26-28, 2019. Join fellow TU members (new and old), outdoor professionals, guides, educators, and conservation groups for a weekend not to be missed.

Partners in the Outdoors Conference


Based on the Colorado Outdoor Principles and after months of collaborative work across the state from hundreds of partners, stakeholders and citizens, Colorado has drafted one of the finest Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plans in the nation. Thus, the 2019 Partners in the Outdoors Conference poses the following questions: How do we continue to collaborate, shifting from successful planning to on-the-ground implementation? And how might we turn this plan into action that will make a difference for Colorado’s future? 

River Rally

River Rally provides an inspiring and energy-infused touchpoint for nonprofit groups from across the U.S. and beyond, as well as for agency and foundation representatives, industry innovators, philanthropists, academics, students, and community leaders. It includes over 70 learning opportunities, an awards ceremony, novel social events, and access to thought leaders and change agents.

Southwestern Tribal Climate Change Summit

The 2019 Southwestern Tribal Climate Change Summit (SWTCCS) provides an opportunity to come together, focus on climate strategies and solutions, and advance Tribal resilience efforts throughout the Southwest and North America. This 2019 Summit will be an interactive leadership-style retreat with small group breakout sessions, plenary style presentations on Tribal case studies, and a powerful climate training opportunity for student ambassadors. 

CMU Water Course Part III: Colorado River Drought Contingency Planning 

Join Colorado Mesa University for the last of this 3-evening seminar series on water in our region!


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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