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Advancing the restoration of riparian lands through collaboration, education, and technical assistance.

Tamarisk Coalition's Conference: Riparian Restoration in the Western U.S.

  • 18 Feb 2014
  • 8:00 AM
  • 20 Feb 2014
  • 12:30 PM
  • Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction, CO


  • Members of Tamarisk Coalition receive $25 off registration
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  • Member discounts do not apply
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Join us for Tamarisk Coalition's 12th Annual Conference!

Riparian Restoration in the Western U.S. 

February 18 - 20, 2014

The University Center at Colorado Mesa University

Grand Junction, CO

TO REGISTER:  please scroll down to the bottom of the left hand green side bar and click 'Register.'  

PLEASE NOTE:  American Express cards not accepted.

Tamarisk Coalition will be teaming up with The Water Center at Colorado Mesa University to host two days of presentations and workshops highlighting recent advancements and emerging issues in riparian invasive plant management and restoration on February 18 & 19, 2014.  There will also be a half day field trip on February 20, 2014. 

This is a great opportunity for land and resource managers, private land owners, researchers, students, and others to convene in a collaborative venue to learn about and discuss the latest trends in riparian restoration and ecology.  

In the past, Tamarisk Coalition's conferences have alternated years between presentations with an academic focus and those with an on-the-ground emphasis. This year, we are combining the best of both worlds to bring you a mixture of both research and management.  

Click here to view the Draft Agenda.

Important Reminders:

  • Exhibit space and sponsorship opportunities are also still available.  Don't miss this opportunity to showcase your organization, agency, or company!  
    • A booth space is included with sponsorship at the Gold and Platinum level.  
    • Please choose your level of sponsorship or exhibitor status when registering.  
    • For more information on sponsorship levels or to mail in your application, refer to our exhibitor/sponsor application.

Conference Highlights
  • Bridging the Gap Between Land Manager Needs and Scientific Research Workshop:  
    • Tamarisk Coalition will be partnering with the Southern Rockies Landscape Conservation Cooperative (SRLCC) to hold a half-day workshop devoted to connecting land managers with scientists to help get your key natural resource management questions answered! 
    • The workshop will cover current research topics of LCC-funded scientists, land manager presentations on current challenges they face, funding opportunities for research scientists, and interactive discussion between scientists and land managers to help improve the communication gap! 
    • Please see the attached workshop flyer for more information and take our survey!
  • Cross-Watershed Network Workshop
    • The Cross-Watershed Network’s (XWN) mission is to connect practitioners through information sharing, collective capacity building, and collaboration across watersheds. 
    • Join the XWN team on February 19 at 10:45 am for a peer-to-peer learning workshop on restoration topics most important to you and your watershed.
    • To learn more about XWN, visit http://crosswatershed.net/.
  • Half day field trip:
    • Join us for a tour of a local restoration site at Riverbend Park, meet your favorite biological control agents at the Palisade Insectary, and end your trip with a tour of the Palisade Brewery!  
    • Learn more about the field trip here.
    • Please note: The field trip is limited to the first 50 participants.  A sign up sheet will be provided at the Registration Table. 
  • Gardening for Insects – or Not! 
    • Tuesday February 18, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    • Join the Tri River Area Extension and the Tamarisk Coalition for a presentation by Colorado State University Extension's Entomologist, Dr. Whitney Cranshaw
    • Discover the various ways that gardening practices can encourage or discourage certain kinds of insects, and about one of the many insects making news in the state: the emerald ash borer. There will be plenty of time for questions and answers.
    • Please see the presentation flyer for more details
  • Conference presentations will cover the following themes:
    • Secondary Weeds and Monitoring
    • Threatened and Endangered Species Considerations in Restoration
    • Biological Control
    • Partnerships and Community
    • Community and Restoration Ecology
    • Restoration Planning
    • Technology
    • Wildlife
    • Water Availability and Challenges

Continuing Education Credits:

  • Attendees of the 2014 Conference qualify for 16 Continuing Education Units with the Society of Range Management. 
  • Certain portions of the Conference have also been approved by the Colorado Department of Agriculture for licensed Colorado qualified supervisors, certified operators, and private applicators. 
  • Contact Cara at Ckukuraitis@tamariskcoalition.org for more details.

Please see the draft agenda for more details and reserve your spot today!  

    You can also mail your payment to:

     Tamarisk Coalition
     PO Box 1907 
    Grand Junction, CO 81502

    For more information please visit our website or contact Cara at Ckukuraitis@tamariskcoalition.org with questions.  

    Need your registration code to register? Email Cara at Ckukuraitis@tamariskcoalition.org.  

    Contact us

    P.O. Box 1907

    Grand Junction, CO 81502

    Phone: (970) 256-7400

    Email: ckukuraitis@tamariskcoalition.org

    Tamarisk Coalition is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.  

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