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Participant Notebook
A Workshop: Setting Watershed-Scale Priorities in Riparian Restoration

February 8-9, 2018 in Grand Junction, Colorado (Upper Colorado River Basin)

February 27-28, 2018 in Tucson, Arizona (Lower Colorado River Basin)  

Workshop Goals:

Describe tools and strategies that agencies and organizations can use in deciding where to work, what to do, and how to establish appropriate and achievable goals in riparian rehabilitation and restoration.

About the Workshop:

Decades of restoration efforts in the Colorado River basin have had varying success. With conservation dollars stretched thin, increasing regional temperature and variability in rainfall, and increasing demands on surface water, it is important to prioritize where to pursue restoration and what to do.  We will review restoration strategies and techniques being pursued in the Colorado River basin, and obtain participant feedback on restoration goals, strategies, and techniques. We will introduce decision-support tools useful to implement analytical prioritization strategies in order to refine prioritization tools that help workshop participants increase their effectiveness.


Jack Schmidt: Professor, Watershed Sciences, Utah State University

Mark Briggs: Conservation Scientist, World Wildlife Fund

Joe Wheaton: Professor, Watershed Sciences, Utah State University


Grand Junction, Colorado

    • February 8-9, 2018
    • @ Colorado Mesa University, Room UC 213 (Max total participants 30)
    • Workshop Fee: $50
    • Agenda
  • Lodging in Grand Junction should be personally arranged.
  • Some meals will be provided.

Tucson, Arizona 

    • February 27-28, 2018
    • @ University of Arizona, ENR2 Room S225 (Max total participants 35)
    • Workshop Fee: $50
    • Final Agenda
  • Lodging in Tucson should be personally arranged.
  • Some meals will be provided.

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