About the Conference
14th Biennial Conference of Science & Management on the Colorado Plateau & Southwest Region
Approaches & Solutions for Conserving the Southwest’s Land, Water,
Biodiversity & Cultures
The 14th Biennial Conference of Science & Management on the Colorado Plateau & Southwest Region will continue to be a forum that brings together resource managers and research scientists to discuss findings and management needs associated with the lands, resources, and cultures of the Colorado Plateau and the larger southwestern United States. Climate change, energy development, invasive species, human population growth, and other challenges affect water availability, natural systems, biodiversity and communities throughout the Southwest. The conference will focus on multi-disciplinary approaches to assess and respond to these agents of change and others to ameliorate or reduce negative impacts to the region’s natural and cultural landscape. The conference will include plenary speakers, invited and contributed oral sessions, and a poster session.
- Management of natural
and cultural resources: Management efforts by federal, tribal, and state agencies and private
landowners to restore and protect the region's physical, cultural, and
research: Research by management
agencies, academic institutions, non-profit organizations, and private
firms related to the region's physical, cultural, and biological resources
that may be used to inform and improve management outcomes.
- Policy: Policy proposals and decisions that were informed and
improved by incorporating scientific information, analysis, and
recommendations to advance the conservation of natural and cultural
resources and biological diversity.
- Education: Education, training, and capacity-building programs
that inform the public, decision makers, and current and future resource
managers and conservation scientists and practitioners.
Science and Management: More
broadly applicable scientific research that may be used to understand and
conserve natural and cultural resources and biological diversity,
including its identification, funding, dissemination, and application to
research, management, and policy.