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Center for Colorado River Studies

Save the Date for Restoration Decisions Workshop

Priorities in Riparian Restoration Workshops

About the course:
Decades of restoration efforts in the Colorado River basin have had varying success. With conservation dollars stretched thin, prioritizing effective restoration projects is critical. Using a strategy (or a mix of approaches) and adapting it for specific conditions and restoration goals creates success. Come and discuss with us different analytical prioritization approaches specific to the unique climatic, geographic and biophysical characteristics of the Colorado River basin. A decision-support tool to implement the analytically based prioritization process will be introduced, and facilitators will present methods and results of this strategy. We’ll review and to refine a decision-support tool with considerations provided by workshop participants, including benefit, cost, certainty of success, land use, etc. The goal of the workshops is to encourage and empower participants to effectively use prioritization strategies in their work.

October 3-4
Grand Junction, Colorado
@ Colorado Mesa University 
Cost: $50

Lodging in Grand Junction should be personally arranged.
Some meals will be provided.

October 24-25
Near Phoenix, Arizona
@ Saguaro Lake Guest Ranch
Cost: $50

Cost of lodging at the guest ranch (approximately $XX) will be participants’ responsibility.
Meals will be provided.


Jack Schmidt: Watershed Sciences Professor at Utah State University
Mark Briggs: Conservation Scientist at World Wildlife Fund
Joe Wheaton: Watershed Sciences Professor at Utah State University

Registration will be open soon. For information, updates, or to RSVP your interest, email