Conferences & Events for Late December

 Conference session at the Sustaining Colorado Watersheds Conference, Avon, CO

Conference session at the Sustaining Colorado Watersheds Conference, Avon, CO

JANUARY 25th - 27th, 2017: The Colorado Water Congress Annual Convention in Denver, Colorado. The 2017 convention will take place at the Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center. The Colorado Water Congress Annual Convention is a water industry event attracting 500+ attendees that convene for networking and collaboration on the important water issues of the day. For more information visit their website at

FEBRUARY 3rd, 2017: Fourth Annual Poudre River Forum: As the River Flows — Forest to Plains from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm at the Greeley - Island Grove Event Center, Conference Rooms, 501 N 14th Ave. Greeley, CO. Program topics include the connection between forest health and water diverted on the plains; how variability and uncertainty affect agricultural, urban, and environmental sectors alike; and how much the Poudre has changed since the 1960's. Check the Poudre River Forum webpage for more details.

FEBRUARY 7th - 9th, 2017: Tamarisk Coalition Conference - The Future is Now:  Forward-Thinking Restoration Planning and Adaptation at the Hilton, 425 West Prospect Road, Fort Collins, CO 80526. Featuring a keynote presentation from Clint Evans, State Conservationist with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. Early Bird Registration is open.

FEBRUARY 11th, 2017: Landscaping with Colorado Native Plants Conference from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm at The Ranch Events Center in Loveland (There is a beginner friendly 1/2 day option). Includes keynote and combined breakout sessions 1 and 2 with Anne Clark (lunch not included). The Landscaping with Colorado Native Plants Conference promotes the inclusion of native plants in our landscaping to benefit pollinators and songbirds, save water, and restore the beauty and health of nature in the places we live, work and play. Visit landscapingwithcoloradonativeplants to register. 

FEBRUARY 15th - 17th, 2017: The Ditch and Reservoir Company Alliance (DARCA) is holding its 15th Annual Convention on the Southern Ute Indian Reservation in Ignacio, Colorado. Ignacio is located twenty-four miles southeast of the City of Durango. The event will take place at the Sky Ute Casino Resort in the town of Ignacio. During the two-and-a-half-day conference, a wide variety of speakers will discuss their views on timely subjects facing ditch and reservoir companies. It will be a great opportunity to expand everybody’s horizons by interacting with mutual ditch and reservoir companies, irrigation districts, laterals, and private ditches from around the state. Click HERE for more information.

MARCH 9th, 2017: Colorado Trout Unlimited 2017 River Stewardship Gala at the Mile High Station in Denver, CO. The Gala is Colorado TU’s biggest fundraising event of the year and the largest fishing-oriented auction in Colorado. The funds raised will go towards CTU’s work in youth education, protecting stream flows and temperature across the state, reintroducing and protecting native fish, and preserving and restoring fisheries and their watersheds. They will be honoring the Colorado Water Conservation Board for their work in developing Colorado’s first ever state water plan. This plan will guide water decisions made in the state and lead water conserving initiatives. Prizes will be available ranging from fishing trips, fishing gear, nights out on the town, art, and much more! There will even be great trips around the state and even a trip to fish in Argentina! For more information about the Gala including tickets, donations, or sponsorships visit

MARCH 16th & 17th, 2017: Western Places/Western Spaces Conference: Creating Inclusive Communities. Jointhe Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute's 26th annual land use conference at the University of Denver campus. The theme for the 2017 Western Places/Western Spaces conference, Creating Inclusive Communities, focuses on the challenges and strategies available to cities—large and small—to plan for and build communities in which everyone can thrive. They will explore options for conserving and protecting our lands and natural resources. Water and energy development—whether from fossil fuels like oil, gas, and coal or renewable sources like wind and solar—remain inextricably linked with the West. And as our metropolitan areas grow, it becomes increasingly important to preserve the character of our rural and agricultural communities, as well. Click Here to Register for this Event.

MARCH 31st, 2017: Save the Date - Healthy Headwaters 12th Leadership Convening: Smart Partnerships for Fast Times starting at 8:30 am – 4:30 pm Aurora Municipal Center, Aurora, CO. Carpe Diem West’s Healthy Headwaters Alliance pioneers innovative, scalable policies and actions to protect and restore the forested headwaters - the major source of our water supply in the American West. Each Healthy Headwaters convening highlights the work of key western communities that are catalyzing innovation in the region and beyond.

APRIL 4th, 2017: National Watershed & Stormwater Conference, Online and Remote Hub Locations. Mark your calendar for the second year of this unique conference.  This 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 may include: IDDE, Public Education, National Certification, Monitoring, Drinking Water 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 at

APRIL 19th - 21st, 2017: The Colorado Wildland Fire Conference will take place at the Pueblo Convention Center in Pueblo, CO. 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 conference is a great opportunity to share your knowledge and expertise about reducing communities’ vulnerability to wildfire.Watch for more details about the 2017 Colorado Wildland Fire Conference soon at