Genetic Monitoring of Tamarisk Biocontrol Agents (Diorhabda spp.) Along the Gila River Using Mitochondrial CO1 Barcoding 

The Wandering Willow: Coyote Willow Growth Along the Dolores River, CO   

Balancing Act: Examining Mosquito Control’s Hidden Ecological Costs on Macroinvertebrate Populations   

Working Collaboratively For A Healthy, Flowing River System   Hudson Keffer1*, Elaine Nichols2, Tracy Stephens3 

Grand Valley River Corridor's Fluvial Opportunity Zone  Joel Sholtes1*, Molly Guiney2

Strength of Top-Down Forces on the Establishment of Diorhabda spp. on Tamarix spp. in the Southwestern U.S. 

The Tamarisk Takeover: Tamarisk Invasion Along the Canyon Corridors of the San Juan River, SE Utah.  Kennedy A. Perry1*, Cynthia E. Dott2

Field Tech Takeaways: Lessons From a Summer of Land Management 

Becca Black1*, Lauryn Dupaix2*, Melissa Stamp3, Paula Trater4

Building and Utilizing a Skilled Volunteer Stewardship Corps

Libby Collins1*, Briana Board2 

Pinus edulis Growth Using Common Gardens in Varying Arid Environments 

Mallory Decker1*, Hannah Kantoris2 

Novel Biochar Injection Concept – Water Conservation and the Impacts on Soil Health and Crop Yield in a Western Colorado Hay Field

Integrating behavioral ecology and conservation science: Implications for southwestern T&E species 


Sean M. Mahoney1* and Matthew J. Johnson2 

Planning an Aquatic Habitat Enhancement Project on the Lower Diamond Fork River in Utah County, Utah

Conceptual Sector Partnership for Outdoor Regeneration

Wano Urbonas1*

Monitoring Important Aspects of Beaver and Wetland Restoration: A Case Study

Benjamin Jackson1* and Mark Beardsley2

Rapid spontaneous restoration of Glen Canyon ecosystems as Lake Powell dries

Seth Arens1*

Adopting a Process-Oriented Perspective to Appreciate Natural Riverscapes

Jessica Doran1

Employing the Principle of Charity to Understand Water-related Concerns with Wetland Restoration in Colorado

The Original Ecological Engineer: How Can Beavers Help with Restoration and Resiliency of Streams and Riparian Areas

Michael Lighthiser, PE1 and Sydney Salzwedel, EIT, CFM2* 


1Biohabitats, Denver, CO, USA

Restoration of the Colorado Watershed, from the headwaters to the delta

Fred Phillips

Fred Phillips Consulting


The impaired headwaters of the Uncompaghre river and the parched floodplain of the Colorado Delta present unique restoration design challenges. Guided by three decades of lessons learned, the creation of diverse project teams, and the wisdom of our Elders (and water), two visionary stakeholder groups voluntarily take action to restore the river.