About the conference
The 16th 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 biological resources.
- Regional 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.
- Conservation 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.