2022 Conference

February 23rd, 2022 to February 25th, 2022
Grand Junction, CO


Join us for our 20th Anniversary Riparian Restoration Conference and help us celebrate 20 years of innovation, collaboration, and restoration!

Located at the Grand Junction Convention Center in Downtown Grand Junction, CO - February 23-25, 2022.
Connect with others in your field who are managing or studying riparian lands and stream environments and discover novel techniques, scientific findings, and lessons learned that make restoration successful.
Who attends the Riparian Restoration Conference?
Over 200 river restoration professionals, including but not limited to:
  • land managers
  • scientists
  • non-profit organizations,
  • watershed groups,
  • private landowners,
  • consultants,
  • students,
  • river enthusiasts,
  • biologists,
  • you!
 A Hybrid Conference:
This year's conference will take place in a hybrid format, with the option to attend in person or virtually. Whether you’ll join us in person or on-screen, we're excited to welcome you as we "Learn from the last 20 years and plan for the next".
COVID-19 Update:
Due to COVID-19, we are implementing changes to the in-person conference to provide for the safety of our participants, such as:
  • Masks will be required while indoors unless actively eating or drinking.
  • Spacing and location of seating, posters, sponsor tables, and evening events will accommodate current CDC, state, and local recommendations.
  • For those who are unable to travel, our conference will also be offered virtually.
Considering the occasion, we have worked hard to bring you an incredible lineup and a refreshed conference experience:

Get the early bird discount and register today:

Hear What Past Attendees Have to Say...
“RiversEdge West puts together a topnotch conference that attracts a wide range of relevant restoration presenters who are doing important work. Having the opportunity to not only hear from the experts but to actually interact with them between sessions is invaluable. If you are involved in riparian restoration in any capacity you need to clear your calendar to make room to attend this conference!"
“The Riparian Restoration Conference is one of the most informative and useful conferences I have ever attended in my career in that it brings together scientists, resource managers, and practitioners with ample opportunity to share and discuss information, goals, and methods across a broad range of relevant topics.” 
“It is just inspirational and invigorating being around so many people doing similar work.  It was especially helpful meeting people who work in similar organizations but in different places.”
“[The Conference] provides a broad range of information and new research that is applicable to a variety of audiences including private landowners.”


In-Person Ticket:

(before 1/23/2022)
(after 1/23/2022)


(15% discount for members
who give $120 and above)      









One Day



Exhibitor - Business



Exhibitor - Nonprofit




Virtual Ticket:
(before 1/23/2021)     
(after 1/23/2021)


(15% discount for members
who give $120 and above) 










Thanks to the generosity of conference sponsors, a limited number of scholarships are available to cover the cost of registration.
Preference will be given to students, private landowners, and employees of nonprofit organizations. Scholarship recipients are required to volunteer a portion of their time during the conference to assist with a variety of conference-related tasks. 
To apply, view and complete the scholarship application before December 17, 2021.


Share your work and present your poster at our 20th Annual Riparian Restoration Conference! Poster abstracts are due January 1, 2022.
Email your abstract(s) in a Word Document to Ckukuraitis@Riversedgewest.org by January 1st following the abstract template provided here.



Partner with us at the leading riparian restoration conference in the West by becoming a conference sponsor! 
Why Sponsor?  
Our attendees are taking a leading role in restoring riparian ecosystems and are an important audience for your organization’s message. Along with increased visibility, additional sponsor benefits include complimentary registration(s) and exhibit space. 
Ask us about additional benefits for title sponsors and refer to the sponsor packet for more information. 
Your contribution will directly support all aspects of the conference - from scholarships for students and networking events to the cost of facility rental and meals.
Or, mail in a check, or contact Cara Kukuraitis, Conference Coordinator, at (970) 256-7400 or Ckukuraitis@riversedgewest.org.
Mailing address:
P.O. Box 1907 
Grand Junction, CO 81502
Attn: Cara Kukuraitis
Join us as an exhibitor! Your presence as an exhibitor increases your visibility at the 2022 Conference and provides the opportunity to interact with 200+ restoration-minded professionals from across the West; from land managers and researchers, to landowners, non-profits, agencies, and private individuals.
Exhibit Hall Perks
One conference registration is included per exhibit table—Includes access to all food, presentations, and networking events 
One 6’ table with a tablecloth and two chairs  
Complimentary list of attendees (contact information excluded)
Recognition on RiversEdgeWest.org and via the conference app.
Promotion in REW social media postings before, during, and after the conference
See pricing above for exhibitor rates or learn more here.

A room block has been reserved at two hotels in Historic Downtown Grand Junction at the GSA rate of $96/night (pending any price changes in October). Breakfast buffet, internet access, exercise room, newspaper, pool/spa is complimentary at both hotels.
1) Springhill Suites by Marriott - use code REWREWA or REWREWB when booking
2) Hampton Inn - use code REW when booking
Booking information will be provided soon. Please ask for the RiversEdge West rate when making your reservation. 
The deadline to reserve your room in the discounted room block is January 22, 2022.
R I V E R    C H A M P I O N    S P O N S O R S   ///  $5,000 +
River Champion sponsors receive three conference registrations, a booth in the Exhibit Hall, and prominent recognition in conference materials and in the online conference app
C O T T O N W O O D    S P O N S O R S   ///  $2,500 +
Cottonwood sponsors receive two conference registrations, a booth in the Exhibit Hall, and prominent recognition in conference materials and in the online conference app
W I L L O W    S P O N S O R S  ///  $1,000+
Willow sponsors receive one conference registration and recognition in conference materials
S E E D L I N G   S P O N S O R  ///  $500+
Seedling sponsors receive recognition in conference materials
View from the Colorado National Monument in Grand Junction, CO


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mission is to advance the restoration of riparian lands through collaboration, education, and technical assistance.



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