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
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.