2024 Conference Save the Date wide
Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction, CO

Restoration for the Future: Promoting resilience in our rivers and communities

Save the Date for RiversEdge West's Biennial Conference March 5-7, 2024!

Building upon our 2023 Workshop Series which included our Planting for the Future and Habitat for the Future workshops, the theme for our 2024 Riparian Restoration Conference is, Restoration for the Future: Promoting resilience in our rivers and communities. The emphasis at this conference will be on building resilience in our rivers and riparian ecosystems, as well as the surrounding human communities. How can we support climate resilience in riparian restoration work? How can we ensure that restoration work has lasting impacts that benefit both ecological and human communities? 

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!


Share your work at our 21st Riparian Restoration Conference!

View the Call for Abstracts for information about oral and poster presentations.

Email your abstract(s) in a Word Document to Ncook@Riversedgewest.org following the abstract template provided above.

Oral Presentation Abstracts and Symposia Sessions due October 1, 2023

Poster Presentation Abstracts due January 1, 2024.

  • Our poster boards can accommodate posters that are 47"x40" or smaller. 

Presenters must register for the conference by February 1, 2024.




(before 1/12/2024)


(after 1/12/2024)







One Day



Exhibitor - Business



Exhibitor - Nonprofit



Registrants must register on or before January 12, 2024 (11:59 pm MT) to receive Early Registration pricing. If you have any questions about pricing, require special documentation, or pricing adjustments, please contact Nicole at Ncook@riversedgewest.org.


RiversEdge West fosters collaboration across diverse groups to ensure inclusive and engaged riverside communities and stewards. These entities include governments, industries, and water user groups that are comprised of a wide array of socioeconomic backgrounds, ages, and cultures. To that end, we are offering a limited number of scholarships to those lacking financial resources. Scholarship recipients are required to volunteer a portion of their time during the conference to assist with a variety of conference-related tasks. 

Applicants should describe why they would like to attend the 2024 Riparian Restoration Conference and what they hope to do with the experience and knowledge gained through this conference.

To apply, view and complete the scholarship application and submit via email to John Leary at Jleary@riversedgewest.org before December 29, 2023.


Walking Distance to Venue

Hotel Maverick
840 Kennedy Ave
Grand Junction, CO 81501
Phone:  970-822-4888

Reserve your room in the RiversEdge West Conference room block at the Hotel Maverick online or over the phone. Hotel Maverick is less than 1/4 mile from the conference venue! Make your reservation before January 4, 2024 to receive the block rate.

Make your reservation before January 4th to receive the block rate. Block rate only applies to reservation dates March 4-8, any additional days will be at the Hotel Maverick's standard rates.

Downtown Hotels

Reserve your room in the RiversEdge West room block at TRU by Hilton or SpringHill Suites online or over the phone. These hotels are about 1.6 miles from the conference venue, but are walking distance to many downtown restaurants, shops, and bars! Make your reservation before February 4, 2024 to receive the block rate.

TRU by Hilton
243 Colorado Ave
Grand Junction, CO 81501
Phone:  970-256-1000

  • Block rate: $107 per night for a one king or two queen room.
  • To book your stay online, use the following link: https://www.hilton.com/en/hotels/gjtruru-tru-grand-junction-downtown/
    • Use the following code to receive the block rate: RIV
  • To make your reservation over the phone, make sure to ask for the RiversEdge West room block to ensure you receive the block rate.
  • Dates: March 4-8

SpringHill Suites by Marriott
236 Main Street
Grand Junction, CO 81501
Phone:  970-424-5777

Make your reservation before February 4th to receive the block rate.


Learn more about our biennial conferences here.