River Crossings Conference and Workshop at CMU March 11-15

Mar 5th @ 7:12 am in News by Scott Staley

River Mgmnt Society

The Water Center at Colorado Mesa University is pleased host the River Crossings Research Conference and Workshop at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction, CO March 11-15, in the University Center Ballroom.  The Tamarisk Coalition, River Management Society, Bureau of Land Management and International Submerged Lands Conference are working together to organize this event.

The River Crossings Conference and Workshop will include presentations, panels and field trips highlighting recent advances and emerging issues in riparian restoration and river management practices.  Field trip options include a float trip down the Ruby-Horsethief Canyon on the Colorado River, a tour of the Colorado Riverfront, a tour to the Palisade Insectary and a tour of restoration projects along the Dolores River near Gateway.

This event will provide a unique interdisciplinary training opportunity where researchers, students, agency managers and practitioners will present and discuss scientific advances and program learning. Attendees will be able to network with agency and other professionals, and bridge the gap between research and land management.

Local presenters will share the spotlight with researchers and agency personnel from around the West.  Projects presented will include work by Colorado Mesa University students and faculty on local experiences with wetland restoration; the Colorado Riverfront trail system; and Cottonwood restoration in the McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area.  A special session will focus on the nuances of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act.

Where:

University Center Ballroom

Colorado Mesa University

1491 North 12th Street

Grand Junction, Colorado 81501

When:   March 11-15, 2013

For more information and to register visit: http://www.coloradomesa.edu/watercenter