May 16, 2013: RM-CESU Spring Conference Call
February 25, 2013: RM-CESU Gets the Montana parks together for a webinar on research and technical assistance needs The RM-CESU, Kathy Tonnessen and Pei-Lin Yu (National Park Service) and Lisa Gerloff (University of Montana), convened a webinar to talk with our resource managers in Glacier NP, Little Bighorn Battlefield NM, and Grant-Kohrs Ranch NHS.
During the webinar, which included resource management and science staff from the NPS- IMR and the Rocky Mountain I&M Network, we asked a representative from each park to present the “Big Issues” in Resource management for their park, and their “Needs for Research, Technical Assistance and Education”.
Among the three Montana parks there was a varied menu of Natural and Cultural Resource needs, including how to control invasive weeds, how to get archives assistance, and how to deal with livestock grazing in riparian areas. The RM-CESU representatives looked back at accomplishments in FY12, and then made recommendations on how the parks might use the RM-CESU agreement to get their needs met in FY13. The park representatives agreed that the research and technical assistance “needs list” are valuable to inform the academic community about how to get involved with parks. The three Montana parks will be working with Lisa Gerloff to update these lists.
We hope to do a series of these park webinars, to allow parks to exchange information on their resource management issues, and to get those needs for research, technical assistance and education communicated to the RM-CESU partners.
October 8-10, 2012: 11th Biennial Scientific Conference on the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park, WY. Theme: Greater Yellowstone in Transition: Linking Science and Decision Making. The conference will bring together scientists, managers, and other decision makers to examine resource challenges in Greater Yellowstone from a variety of perspectives. The goals are to exchange science-based information relevant to management and to identify resource challenges that demand new research. Call for Abstracts: March 1- May 15, 2012 Early Bird Registration (discounted): June 1-September 14, 2012 Regular Registration: September 14, 2012 conference. Proceedings from the 10th Biennial Scientific Conference on the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, “Questioning Greater Yellowstone’s Future: Climate, Land Use, and Invasive Species,” are available here.
October 4-5, 2012: Rocky Mountains CESU Fall Meeting, Metropolitan State University of Denver, Denver, CO. The schedule includes:
AM - Metro State Outreach Visit: Jim Burchfield (UM), Kathy Tonnessen (NPS), Pei-lin Yu (NPS), and Lisa Gerloff (UM) will be touring the campus and visiting with Metro State administration and faculty. All Executive committee members are welcome to participate.
PM – Managers Meeting: We will engage with local federal managers on their current and upcoming research, technical assistance and education needs. We will also be having research presentations by the three RM-CESU 2012 award winners. Agenda
RM-CESU Executive Committee Meeting Agenda
Partner Calendar of Events
June 4-8, 2013: International Symposium on Society & Resource Management, Estes Park, CO. ISSRM is the premier scientific meeting for academic and government researchers, students, agency scientists, land managers, NGO representatives, and other individuals who are broadly interested in the human dimensions of natural resource management issues. Meeting sponsored by Colorado State University.
July 7-9, 2013: Council on Forest Engineering Annual Meeting, Missoula MT. Sponsors include University of Montana’s College of Forest and Conservation and Montana State University Extension Forestry.
August 15-16, 2013: Clyde Martz Summer Conference - Arizona v. California at 50: The Legacy and Future of Governance, Reserved Rights, and Water Transfers, University of Colorado School of Law, Boulder, CO. The 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court's historic decision in Arizona v. California arrives next summer. While the case was an important landmark in the still-evolving relationship between these two Lower Basin states, it remains most salient today by the way it codified federal rights and responsibilities, especially in the areas of federal (including tribal) reserved rights, the role of the Interior Secretary in Lower Basin water management, and the ability of Congress to allocate/reallocate water. It also modified the Upper Basin/Lower Basin relationship in important ways, especially regarding the treatment of Lower Basin tributaries. Moving forward, several types of potential management innovations in areas such as governance and water transfers will hinge on the framework outlined, in part, by this decision.
September 20, 2013: 2013 Annual Science Meeting of the Whitebark Pine Ecosystem Foundation: “The challenges of whitebark pine restoration,” Bozeman, MT. Fieldtrips will be held on September 21 and 22.
Meetings of Interest
June 16-20, 2013: 9th North American Forest Ecology Workshop, Bloomington, IN. The conference will allow forest ecologists, silviculturists, wildlife biologists, and other forest researchers and managers from Canada, Mexico, Central America and the United States to gather and exchange current research and management approaches within the backdrop of the US central hardwood forests.
September 16-19, 2013: 12th Biennial Conference of Research on the Colorado Plateau, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ. Resource managers, scientists, citizens, and students are invited to attend and participate in this solution‐oriented conference that addresses some of the most pressing natural and cultural resource management issues facing the Southwest and virtually every other region in North America.
October 5-10, 2013: The Wildlife Society Annual Conference, Milwaukee, WI.
October 6-11, 2013: The SER2013 World Conference on Ecological Restoration: Reflections on the Past, Directions for the Future, Madison, WI. The conference will bring together more than 1,200 delegates from around the world interested in the science and practice of ecological restoration as it relates to natural resource management, climate change responses, biodiversity conservation, local and indigenous communities, environmental policy and sustainable livelihoods.
October 27-30, 2013: Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Denver, CO