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Conferences & Symposiums

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.  

Cal-IPC Symposium

Land managers, researchers, and conservationists will gather for the 26th annual Cal-IPC Symposium in Palm Springs.

Student Water Field Conference

 The Hutchins Water Center and the One World, One Water Center at Metropolitan State University of Denver take turns hosting this field conference that is open to all Colorado college students. This year, OWOW is hosting in Keystone! 
Contact OWOW to apply. 

Northwest Colorado Outdoor Stewardship Summit

Calling all Colorado-based outdoor stewardship organizations and land managers!  On July 19th from 1pm-4pm, join Tamarisk Coalition and the Colorado Outdoor Stewardship Coalition, for a local summit on the Colorado Outdoor Stewardship Coalition’s new Statewide Stewardship Initiative.

Stormwater Control Measure Operation and Maintenance Conference

The conference dates are November 6-9 in downtown Denver, and the request for abstracts is out—abstracts are requested by April 6.

Topics include everything from asset management and life cycle cost analysis to maintenance-informed designs and lessons learned.

The conference comes out of the successful series of EWRI international low impact development conferences, and we expect good attendance, with a mix of stormwater consultants, municipal staff, academics, and regulators.

More info here.

Natural Areas Conference

The 44th annual Conference will be held October 10-12, 2017, at the Hilton Fort Collins. The theme this year is Working Beyond Boundaries: Collaboration as a Key to Natural Areas Management.   Call for papers ends May 12th. 

Click here for more information.  

North American Invasive Species Forum - Building Cooperation Across Borders

Registration for NAISF (formerly Weeds Across Borders) is open! Registration is $200 and includes 3 lunches and 2 dinners. Early Registration and Hotel Block is available until March 31, 2017. Optional Field Trips are available on Thursday Afternoon, May 11 – Saturday, May 13. Space is limited for some trips.

14th World Congress on Parasitic Plants

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 latest findings in parasitic plant biology. Topics to be discussed this year include parasitic plant genes and genomes, ecology and evolution, and the biochemistry and physiology of host plant-parasitic plant interactions.

14th Annual AREDAY Summit

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 AREDAY theme is: "Making America Greater: The Business of Innovation, Climate Leadership and Resilient Communities."

EPA Region 8 Wetlands Conference

EPA Region 8 is hosting a Wetlands Conference to convene NGOs and federal, state, tribal, and local groups to share information and best practices related to wetlands management. The 2017 conference will include sessions on:
  • Incorporating Climate Change into Restoration and Protection
  • 404/Regulatory Issues
  • Monitoring and Assessment/Mapping
  • Mitigation
  • Local Land-Use Decision Making


Friday, April 26, 2019

Organizer: Trout Unlimited



Friday, June 21, 2019

Organizer: River Network

Cleveland, OH

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,...

Monday, September 9, 2019
Flagstaff, AZ
15th Biennial Conference of Science & Management on the Colorado Plateau & Southwest Region
High Country Conference Center
Northern Arizona University
Please plan to join us...
Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Organizer: Society for Ecological Restoration (SER) and the South African Water Research Commission

Cape Town,
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...
Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Organizer: Natural Areas Association

Sheraton Station Square
300 W Station Square Dr
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
At The Water's Edge:Managing Our Land And Water In A Changing Landscape
Mark your calendar for the 2019 Natural Areas...
Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Organizer: Water Education Colorado, Colorado Riparian Association and the Colorado Watershed Assembly

Avon, CO
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...
Friday, November 8, 2019

Organizer: Society for Ecological Restoration

Tucson, AZ
Learn from practitioners and researchers in the ecological restoration community

The SER Southwest (SW) Chapter was formed in 2011 to facilitate communication and encourage coordination amongst...

Friday, November 8, 2019

Organizer: Texas Society for Ecological Restoration

Galveston, TX
The Texas Society for Ecological Restoration 24th Annual Conference will take place November 8-10, 2019 at Sea Star Base Galveston, located at 7509...
Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Organizer: Quivira Coalition, Holistic Management International, and the American Grassfed Association 

Albuquerque, NM
The ...
Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Organizer: The Middle Rio Grande Endangered Species Collaborative Program

Albuquerque, NM

Join this two-day event to discover more about projects and programs related to species conservation and management in the Middle Rio Grande!

Registration is FREE but space is limited!...

Friday, January 24, 2020

Organizer: Western Colorado Food & Farm Forum

Montrose Pavilion Event Center
1800 E. Pavilion Place
Montrose, CO 81401
8th Annual Western Food & Farm Forum
Synergy of the Soil: Growing Healthy Food
Friday, Jan 24th and Saturday Jan 25th, 2020
The Montrose Pavillion Event Center, 1800 E. Pavilion Place,...


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