Announcements Early April

 Red Fox Pup in Fresh Snow. Division of Wildlife. David Hannigan. Date taken: 5/12/2012.

Red Fox Pup in Fresh Snow. Division of Wildlife. David Hannigan. Date taken: 5/12/2012.

River Network requests qualifications from individuals or organizations to support its work to enlarge the pipeline of local coalitions that are interested, ready and capable of undertaking stream management plans. The selected contractor will work with River Network staff to monitor the status and activities of all ongoing Stream Management Plans in Colorado to compile best practices and lessons learned; conceptualize, write and (with IT support) design an on-line resource library that houses guidance, examples and best practices; assisting with communications tasks such as writing email newsletters, blogs and print articles; and assisting with logistics and planning for workshops and webinars. The deadline for responding to this Request for Qualifications is Friday, April 13, 2018.  For more information click HERE.

Colorado Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (COPARC) is calling for abstracts! COPARC seeks oral and poster presenters at the annual meeting of Colorado Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation to be held May 4th - 6th, 2018 at Lake Pueblo State Park. Presentations by students (undergraduate, graduate) are strongly encouraged. Oral presentations will be 15-20 minutes.  A poster session and social will be held to facilitate the sharing of ideas and interactions among attendees and presenters. DEADLINE for submission of abstracts to be considered for oral presentations and poster abstract: Tuesday March 27, 2018. For details visit HERE.

Call for Abstracts! The Watershed Summit is looking for a select number of individuals who are engaged in innovative projects throughout the water field and would be interested in sharing their work. These creative, compelling presentations will be interspersed throughout the agenda.

Topic areas include:

  • Responsible Growth (Agriculture and Urban Water)
  • Resilience (Fire, Flood, and Drought Recovery and Preparedness)
  • Navigating Public Perception/Behavior Change
  • Technology Innovation into Action

Presentations will range from 5-20 minutes depending on capacity. Abstracts are due by April 1st and notifications will go out by the end of April. Actual event is June 28th, 2018 at the Denver Botanical Gardens. Save the date! Click HERE for pertinent details.

The Boulder Reservoir Birds of Special Concern/Raptor Monitoring Program is RECRUITING volunteers.Training is scheduled from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 14th, 2018. Responsibilities for this volunteer position include monitoring and reporting animal presence, bird behavior, nest locations, fledgling success and wildlife closure violations, and assisting with educating the public. The minimum volunteer commitment for this program is to monitor your chosen site at least once monthly April – July for a total of at least 4 times. The days are flexible. Each session will be about 1.5 hours. Monitoring is most effective at dawn or dusk. The all-day training for this program includes a slideshow presentation held in the morning followed by an easy walk of the monitor locations. Monitors should be able to work independently and have their own binoculars. Skilled birders with the ability to identify osprey, American bittern, northern harrier and burrowing owl are preferred, but some identification training will be provided for beginners. The training will cover targeted birds and field protocols, visits to monitoring locations, signups for locations, field trainings, and meeting your fellow program participants. For more information contact Mary Malley, volunteer services coordinator, at 303-413-7245 or malleym@bouldercolorado.gov.

Call for Papers!! You are cordially invited to submit ideas for presentations at the 13th Annual Sustaining Colorado Watersheds Conference. This highly popular event expands cooperation and collaboration throughout our state for natural resource conservation, protection, and enhancement by informing citizen groups, agencies, consultants, and legislators about current issues and through networking opportunities. In 2018, our conference will focus on The Color of Water: Exploring the Spectrum. Our theme this year intends to tap into the creativity of our community and investigate how diverse watershed interests interact. Water touches us all from forests to farms. We’ve branched out this year to delve into water for environment, agriculture, recreation, mining, energy, forest health, city water, rural water, source water, recycled and reuse water. We even have an acronym, ROYGBIV:

  • Red Tape – Improving policy/permitting processes locally or nationally to get good projects on the ground
  • Opportunities –  Finding the funding and identifying new collaborators that can make projects possible
  • Yielding Results – Innovative design in watershed restoration that's proving effective on the ground 
  • Green vs Gray – Advances in stormwater management practices that utilize natural infrastructure 
  • Barrier Busting – Going beyond philosophical divides and building political will for good solutions
  • Industry Voices – Forest, agriculture, mining, and energy practices to meet multiple stakeholder priorities 
  • Vulnerability – Addressing drought, floods, fire and climate change uncertainties to better inform planning

We are requesting your submission by Friday, April 20th, 2018.  You can submit a short abstract via THIS LINK

Colorado Open Space Alliance is seeking presentations for the 2018 COSA conference, which is themed “Ripple by Ripple, Water is the Driving Force in Nature.”  This year’s conference will be held in Grand Junction at Two Rivers Convention Center, 159 Main Street, Grand Junction, CO 81501 on September 10-12, 2018. Do you have open space, natural resource management, or conservation expertise that you’d like to share?  The deadline to submit your proposal is Friday, April 20th 2018. Read more about this HERE.

Volunteer to help Clean up the Eleven Mile Canyon! Join them on Saturday April 21st at the pull out just before the toll booth and car pool into the canyon. Bring your fishing gear and wet a line at the end of the task. Please plan on bringing a lunch!!! Click HERE to register!

The Society of Wetland Scientists’ 2018 Annual Meeting will be held at the Hilton Denver City Center in Denver, Colorado, May 29th-June 1st. This unique meeting is themed “Wetland Science: Integrating Research, Practice, and Policy – An Exchange of Expertise.” Reserve your spot to network and build professional connections with the highest level of wetland professionals at the 2018 Annual Meeting. Simply complete and return the Exhibitor Agreement to reserve your booth today! Agreements must be received by April 30, 2018. Click HERE for more information.

Are you interested in speaking at the South Platte Forum this year? The South Platte Forum is accepting speaker applications! If you have a topic that you would like to present at the conference, please submit an application for the Committee to review by May 1st, 2018. The 29th Annual South Platte Forum on October 24th and 25th at the Embassy Suites in Loveland, CO.  Submit your application HERE, and learn more about the conference HERE.