Announcements for Late November

  The Endovalley picnic area along Fall River

The Endovalley picnic area along Fall River

The Colorado State Forest Service is now accepting orders on a first-come, first-serve basis for low-cost seedling trees, shrubs and perennials grown at its Fort Collins nursery. More than 100 species/size options are available, with seedlings ordered now to be distributed statewide next spring. Coloradans interested in conservation goals such as creating natural windbreaks, improving wildlife habitat or reforesting properties impacted by wildfire or floods are eligible to purchase the seedlings. CSFS Nursery Manager Josh Stolz says Colorado-grown species are adaptable and ideal for a variety of conservation uses, and that the nursery’s selection has increased over the past few years. For more information about the CSFS seedling tree program, contact a local CSFS district office (locations can be found at www.csfs.colostate.edu/districts), or call the nursery directly at 970-491-8429.

Colorado Coalition of Land Trusts (CCLT) is seeking session proposals for the 26th anniversary event, Conservation Excellence 2017.The deadline to submit session proposals is Monday, November 21, 2016. CCLT's Annual Conservation Excellence Conference is the place for the land conservation community across the Rocky Mountain region to share knowledge and network. With more than 250 attendees annually, CCLT's conference helps define and influence the future of land conservation in the Intermountain West. Please download the RFP guidelines. Registration will open in January. If you are interested in sponsoring, please email them at info@cclt.org.

The Central Rockies Chapter of the Society for Ecological Restoration and the High Altitude Revegetation Workshop are calling for ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS for the March 7-9, 2017 joint conference to be held in Fort Collins, Colorado. Deadline for submission is November 21, 2016. They are seeking high quality oral presentations and posters by practitioners, scientists, land managers, students and policymakers to enhance our understanding of restoration and revegetation in diverse ecosystems using a variety of methods. For more information, see the conference web page chapter.ser.org. Please email, harcerser@gmail.com, with any questions.

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.