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