RM-CESU Calendar of Events

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.

October 5, 2015: Colorado Plateau/ Desert Southwest/Rocky Mountains Joint CESU Meeting, Flagstaff, AZ. CESU meeting is in conjunction with the 13th Biennial Conference of Science and Management on the Colorado Plateau & Southwest Region, October 5-8. The three CESUs are organizing the following science session: The Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Units: Their Impact on the Colorado Plateau and Beyond.

Partner Calendar of Events

October 4-6, 2016: 13th Biennial Scientific Conference on the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE), Building on the Past, Leading into the Future: Sustaining the GYE in the Coming Century,Jackson Lake Lodge in Grand Teton National Park.  The Biennial Scientific Conference series, now in its 25th year, is dedicated to highlighting the challenges and success stories within the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Since 1991, this conference has become the foremost scientific venue for researchers, conservation groups, and management partners with a shared interest in understanding the geologic, cultural, and biological resources of the region.

This year’s conference focus is on deriving management lessons and applications from previous practices, recognizing trends, and anticipating future conservation needs in our quest to achieve one greater Yellowstone ecosystem. Throughout our region and across the globe, social-ecological systems are undergoing rapid changes that threaten wildlands and the biota they sustain. The National Park Service Centennial is an opportune time to reflect on our past, as we envision the future for the GYE.  To learn more, visit the GYE Biennial Scientific Conference webpage.

September 16-18, 2016: 2016 Whitebark Pine Ecosystem Foundation Science and Management Workshop, Whitefish, MT.   This year's workshop theme is Whitebark Pine - Successes and Challenges in Managing the Jewel in the Crown of the Continent. Indoor presentations on Friday will be at the world-class O’Shaughnessy Center in downtown Whitefish. There will be field trips on Saturday and Sunday to Whitefish Mountain Resort and Glacier National Park.  A presentation on the “Whitebark Friendly” ski area certification process, a tree climbing/cone collection demonstration and opportunities to participate in planting 5-needle pine trees in the stunning setting of Glacier National Park. Get up to date information on the Whitebark Pine Ecosystem Foundation’s website.

Great Northern LCC Webinar: University of Montana’s Wildlife Biology Program: Advancing Wildlife and Landscape Conservation through Science Applications
Date and Time: June 8, 2016  12:00 pm Mountain / 11:00 am Pacific
Presenter: Chad Bishop, Director, Wildlife Biology Program, University of Montana
The Wildlife Biology Program at University of Montana has established itself as a leader in the integration of landscape connectivity, quantitative wildlife ecology, and conservation genetics. UM is strengthening its capacity to facilitate partner-driven, integrated analyses of wildlife, habitat, and other environmental data to inform landscape-level conservation strategies.  Register for Webinar

Meetings of Interest 

May 16-20, 2016: 2016 River Management Symposium, and National Outdoor Recreation Conference, Boise, ID.