RM-CESU Calendar of Events

November 15-16, 2016, RM-CESU Fall Executive Committee Meeting and Campus Vist to Boisie State, Boise, ID.

June 14-16, 2016 CESU Network National Meeting, National Conservation Training Center, Shepherdstown, West Virginia  The 2016 CESU Network National Meeting brings together the CESU Network Council, the CESU Directors, and partners from across the nation. This year's sessions include discussions about partnerships that cross international and agency boundaries, presentations about successful CESU projects conducted at multiple geographic scales, and meetings focused on programmatic needs and future strategic directions of the CESU Network. Meeting Link.

Partner Calendar of Events

January 8-11, 2018: Pathways Africa, Windhoek, Namibia, Colorado State University and The Cheetah Conservation Fund are co-hosting the 2018 Pathways Africa Conference and Training (Namibia) in partnership with the Large Carnivore Management Association of Namibia and the Namibia Nature Foundation. 

September 17-20, 2017: Pathways 2007, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO.  Pathways is a conference and training program designed to address the myriad of issues that arise as people and wildlife struggle to coexist in a sustainable and healthy manner. We invite you to join us in this critical wildlife conservation effort. Our mission is to increase professionalism and effectiveness in the human dimensions of fisheries and wildlife management field. Conference is hosted by Colorado State University, in partnership with the US Fish and Wildlife Service in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. 

September 17-20, 2017: 14th Biennial Conference of Science & Management on the  Colorado Plateau & Southwest Region, Flagstaff, AZ. his year’s conference will continue to be a forum that brings together resource managers and research scientists to discuss the new findings, information needs, and possible solutions to the challenges confronting the lands, resources, and cultures of the Southwest. Global change, energy development, and human population growth in the Southwest affect water availability, natural systems, and the social character of the region. 

April 2-7, 2017: The 19th George Wright Society Conference on Parks, Protected Areas, and Cultural Sites, Norfolk, VA

March 28, 2017: Why Public Lands Matter, Boise State University, Boise, ID.  This Conference is designed to look at current public lands management practices, the various voices in support and dissent, and potential stakeholder collaboration toward forward-looking best practices designed to manage, protect, and preserve our public lands for the generations to follow. 

March 1‒3, 2017:  Rocky Mountain National Park Biennial Science Conference, “People and Stewardship: Using Research for Management.” Estes Park, CO. The purpose of the conference is to highlight recent research and education activities conducted within the Park and/or projects outside the Park that are relevant to park management. This event will provide a forum for the NPS and associated researchers to share their discoveries with the staff, interested public, and other researchers. It will highlight stories relevant to present and future issues, such as visitor use and climate change, while creating opportunities for young professionals and scientists to engage researchers and NPS staff. The target audiences for this conference are land stewards, planners, natural and cultural resource specialists, science partners, conservation practitioners, student professionals, general park visitors, educators, and the interested public. Researchers may choose a 20 minute presentation or poster. Abstract(s) are due no later than November 27, 2016. Please see 2017 Call for Abstracts Conference Information.

November 7-10, 2016: National Wilderness Workshop, University of Montana, Missoula, MT.  The focus of this year's workshop will be on carrying out the Implementation Plan for the 2020 Vision. Areas of focus will be as follows: Communications, Wilderness Character, Partnerships for the Future, Training Models, and Building Capacity for Stewardship through Fundraising.  To see agenda and register, visit the Wilderness Workshop webpage.

October 31-November 4,2016, 2016 Annual Science Meeting of the National Atmospheric DepositionSanta Fe ,NM. The theme of the 39th annual meeting is “Deposition: What Does the Future Hold?”. Highlights of this meeting include 2.5 days of oral presentations, a keynote address from Dr. Daniel Wildcat, a Native American faculty member at Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, KS, a poster session and reception on Wednesday evening, and an optional field trip on Friday afternoon to an NADP, IMPROVE, and State of New Mexico monitoring sites at Bandelier National Monument. A number of the session chairs and presenters are involved with the Rocky Mountains CESU, including scientists from the National Park Service, the USFS, the USGS, and Colorado State University.

October 20-21, 2016: River Restoration Course, Big Sky, MT. Montana Water Center is teaming up with the Gallatin River Task Force to provide a workshop on river restoration techniques. This will be a hands-on, two-day classroom and field course. We will examine the science and application of dynamic river restoration concepts and techniques with an emphasis on willow identification, harvest, and storage. We will also specifically address the use of willow lifts in restoration and bank stabilization projects. CEUs will be offered through MSU Extended University for those interested.  Registration and course details available Aug. 15th at: River Restoration Course