Conferences & Events for Early December

Clear Creek Watershed Festival 2016

Clear Creek Watershed Festival 2016

DECEMBER 2nd, 2016: Colorado WaterWise 8th Annual Water Conservation Summit at Metropolitan State University – Auraria Campus, St. Cajetan’s Church, Lawrence Way, Denver, CO 80204. Come on out and hear the latest on water education on topics such as Children's Water Festivals; Project Wet; Edible Aquifers; Colorado Water: Live Like You Love It Testimonials; Colorado Collaboratory: A Living Laboratory Campus Experience; Brewery's Matter and much. Space is limited so register now!

DECEMBER 2nd & 3rd, 2016: The Wild & Scenic Film Festival, one of the largest conservation film festivals in North America, is coming back to Carbondale’s Crystal Theatre. Wild and Scenic will feature conservation and adventure films that illustrate the Earth’s beauty, the challenges facing our planet, and the work communities around the world are doing to protect the areas they cherish. Last year's festival SOLD OUT BOTH NIGHTS in just a few days, so get your tickets before they are gone.

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DECEMBER 7th, 2016: Southern Rockies Seed Network Annual Conference. This event will be held at the Ranch Events Complex, Loveland, CO from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. Join the partners, stakeholders, industry reps, and the technical advisory committee of the Southern Rockies Seed Network to explore key issues in the development of ecotypic plant materials. Hear from regional and national experts on policy, practice, and science featuring Peggy Olwell National Seed Strategy: The Power of Partnering.  Help grow the ecotypic plant materials industry for the Southern Rockies. For more info go to To register go to

DECEMBER 14th, 2016: Happy Hour with Groundwork Denver from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm. This event will be held at Berkeley Untapped, 4267 Tennyson St, Denver, CO. $0.25 from every drink purchased goes to Groundwork Denver!

FEBRUARY 3rd, 2016: 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. 

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.

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, 2016: 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