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Collaborative Conservation in Rapidly Changing Landscapes

10th Biennial Conference for Research on the Colorado Plateau

A collaboration of USGS-Southwest Biological Science Center
& the Society for Conservation Biology, North America Section

October 5-8, 2009

High Country Conference Center, Flagstaff, Arizona
Plenary speaker: Paul Ehrlich

This is an invitation to all resource managers, scientists, citizens, Society for Conservation Biology chapters and students of North American conservation!  Come take part in a grounded, solution-oriented conference that addresses some of the most pressing conservation issues facing not only the Southwest and West, but also virtually every other region in North America:

  • Adapting regional natural resource management and conservation efforts to climate change
  • Protecting biodiversity through re-structured energy policies
  • Adapting to water scarcity at the landscape scale
  • Ensuring wildlife habitat connectivity across borders and barriers-a conservation science agenda for the U.S./Mexico border wall
  • Building effective collaborative conservation networks
  • Drafting a unified biodiversity conservation blueprint for North America
  • New opportunities/challenges for education and leadership in conservation science
    Call for Proposals

Proposals for symposia, workshops, discussion groups, and short courses will be welcome beginning March, 9 2009, on the conference's theme for 2009:
"Collaborative Conservation in Rapidly Changing Landscapes."
The deadline for submitting a proposal is April 15, 2009.
Submit proposals to David Mattson.
Decisions will be made by May 1, 2009.
Go to the conference website for more details at: http://sbsc.wr.usgs.gov/cprs/news_info/meetings/biennial/2009/index.asp