Announcements for Late October

Sunset over the Rio Grande Near Monte Vista, Colorado

Sunset over the Rio Grande Near Monte Vista, Colorado

The U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Reclamation is requesting comment on the Draft Eligible Project Types and Evaluation Criteria for the WaterSMART Cooperative Watershed Management Program. Reclamation invites other Federal agencies, the public, not-for-profit organizations, for-profit companies, academic institutions, States, Tribes and local governments, and the public to comment on the draft eligible project types and evaluation criteria by October 28, 2016. Questions, comments on the draft eligible project types and evaluation criteria may be sent to Ms. Avra Morgan at or this address:
Bureau of Reclamation Attention: Avra Morgan 84-51000 PO Box 25007 Denver, CO 80225-0007

The Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education is requesting session proposals for their 16th annual Colorado's Advancing Environmental Education Conference. The 2017 conference theme is "Inspiring Connections and Expanding Reach." CAEE seeks session proposals that highlight environmental education approaches from a variety of backgrounds, sectors, focus areas, and experience levels, and in particular the connections between environmental education research, practices and collaborations that offer tangible takeaways for participants. Session Proposals Due Monday, October 31, 2016. Submit your 2017 conference session proposal here (CAEE).

The “Collaborative Watershed Assessment: A Profile of the Upper South Platte Partnership” report is posted on the Watershed Wildfire Protection Group (WWPG) webpage. This paper represents one of the deliverables from the 2014 US Forest Service State & Private Forestry Western Competitive Resource Allocation “Watersheds” Landscape Scale Restoration grant awarded to the Colorado State Forest Service. Click on the web link to view the final report,

Request For Proposals, City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks Funded Research Program. The Open Space and Mountain Parks Department (OSMP) of the City of Boulder has funding available through its funded research program for scientific inquiry on OSMP lands. Proposal deadline is Jan 13, 2017. Full details are available HERE.

Mark your calendar for the 2017 National Watershed & Stormwater Conference on Tuesday, April 4, 2017. The conference is designed to allow both in-person discussion at multiple locations and online attendance.  Participants can learn about local and national stormwater and watershed issues while networking at their preferred attendance location. Major conference topics include: IDDE, Public Education, National Certification, Monitoring, and Stream Restoration. Learn about exciting research, case studies, innovative technology, and special regional considerations from experts around the country. Registration will open soon. Stay tuned for more information on registration and sponsorship! For more information visit

The Colorado Wildland Fire Conference is accepting presentation proposals. The conference will be held April 19 – 21, 2017 at the Pueblo Convention Center in Pueblo, CO. This conference will provide an atmosphere for professionals and landowners to have solutions-oriented discussions about creating communities in Colorado that are adapted to wildfire. This year’s conference will expand on the Fire Adapted Communities concept, providing the framework for moving from awareness to action, messaging to mitigation, and words to work. This is a great opportunity to share your knowledge and expertise about reducing communities’ vulnerability to wildfire. The conference planning committee is looking for presentations that focus on innovative research influencing policy changes; case studies of overcoming barriers to planning and implementation; and success stories of on the ground actions to create Fire Adapted Communities. Submit your presentation proposals online HEREPresentation proposals are due Friday, November 18, 2016 by 11:59 p.m.