Riparian Restoration Conference

02/06/2018 08:15 AM - 02/08/2018 05:00 PM MT


  • $80.00  -  Student
  • $225.00  -  One Day
  • $335.00  -  Non-Member Price
  • $360.00  -  New member registration ($310+$50 membership fee)
  • $485.00  -  Exhibitor - Non-profit
  • $585.00  -  Exhibitor - Business


Colorado Mesa University
1455 North 12th St
Grand Junction, CO 81501
United States
Building Number: University Center, Second Floor


The conference is sold out.  

If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please email Cara at

If you are a presenter and still need to register you can do so here. 

Join Tamarisk Coalition and the Water Center at Colorado Mesa University for the 16th annual Riparian Restoration Conference in Grand Junction, Colorado, a premier destination on Colorado’s Western Slope. 
Despite the name, Tamarisk Coalition's annual conference is not just about tamarisk; attendees and presentations cover the gamut of all things riparian!  Connection, collaboration, and innovation abound at this yearly gathering. 
Join us February 6-8, 2018 for:
  • Novel presentations covering all things riparian. A few of the session topics include: 
    • Large-scale planning considerations, emerging research on tamarisk, Russian olive, and other riparian vegetation, restoring for wildlife, remote sensing, mapping and technological advancements, adapting to changing climates and planning for healthy river systems, community and partnership engagement, and more!
  • Four interactive panels covering:
    1. Grazing: panelists will explore grazing policy on public lands and riparian management practices on private lands, with an emphasis on conservation and restoration practices beneficial to riparian ecosystems and landowners/land managers alike;
    2. Selenium Impacts to Restoration: panelists will discuss the impacts/ramifications of selenium on riparian and wetland restoration;
    3. Lessons Learned in the Pursuit of Private Funding: learn how to fundraise for your projects and effectively connect with funders and donors, and;
    4. The Escalante River Watershed Partnership: panelists will cover the journey of engaging private landowners, public lands managers, and highlight the value they’ve seen in matching the workforce to the project to achieve lasting outcomes.
  • Three field trip options, including a: 
    • Hands-on demonstration of EDDMapS;
    • Fundraising workshop aimed to help you master common challenges to private fundraising, and in keeping up with our tradition, a;
    • Tour of the Palisade Insectary
  • Continuing Education Credits: The conference has been approved for continuing education credits from the:​
  • Ample time to connect with those in your field:  
    • ​​Enjoy a happy hour on the first night with over 20 poster presenters, exhibitors, and free beer and wine 
    • Return to our local watering hole, Baron's Bar and Grill, for the second evening. You won't want to miss it!  
  • Special fundraising consultations:
    • Schedule a time with Illene Roggensack of Third Sector Innovations, consultant to the TC Restore Our Rivers Initiative, for a one-on-one session to discuss your organization’s specific challenges, needs, and next steps.  Invest an hour as part of your conference to tap the assistance of a professional with the expertise to help you with your biggest concerns in fundraising, board development, strategic planning or other aspects of organizational development. 
    • Email Illene Roggensack at to set up a time.
Registration Prices:
(ending on 1/6/18)   
(starting on 1/7/18)
One Day
Are you a Tamarisk Coalition member?  Please login or create an account when prompted on the next registration page in order to select the membership price.  If you have any questions regarding registration, call (970) 256-7400.
Who should attend? River restoration professionals, land managers, scientists, non-profit organizations, watershed groups, private landowners, consultants, students, river enthusiasts, biologists, YOU!
Important Information:
Thank you to our sponsors and partners for making this possible!