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Boise, ID, 83702
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Sagebrush Ecosystem Conservation: All Hands, All Lands


Joint conference of the Great Basin Consortium and a WAFWA-sponsored sagebrush science and management meeting

February 23-26, 2016 • Salt Lake City, Utah

Registration is now open for the Sagebrush Ecosystem Conservation Conference for February 23-25, 2016. The Great Basin Consortium has joined forces with the  Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, and Utah State University to put together this conference. Take a look at the website below and register soon for early registration. 

The Sagebrush Ecosystem Conservation: All Lands, All Hands Conference will be held February 23 to 25, 2016, in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Great Basin Consortium, the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, and Utah State University are co-sponsoring this conference to continue sharing the latest information and to plan for the conservation, restoration, and maintenance of resilient sagebrush ecosystems. Session topics are listed below.  Early Bird Registration is $175 and is available until January 22, 2016. Regular registration will be available after Jan. 22 until Feb. 17, 2016, for $200.  Online streaming will be available for $75. Please see our website for details:  www.sagebrushconference2016.org 

Recent unprecedented collaboration between management agencies, scientists, private landowners, industry, and others working to sustain healthy sagebrush ecosystems across all boundaries demonstrates the effectiveness of this approach.  The conference will highlight and enhance the work of wildlife and land managers, scientists, students, private landowners and industry, and others to sustain healthy and resilient sagebrush ecosystems.

Sessions Include:

Weed Summit Outcome
Fire Season Review and 2016 Outlook
Brome Grasses: impacts, invasiveness, socioeconomics, and management prospects
Multi-species Management
Conifer Expansion: science and management
Engaging Stakeholders - What works, what doesn’t and why?
Putting Resilience and Resistance Concepts into Practice
Traditional Knowledges for Resource Managers
Livestock Grazing and the Sagebrush Ecosystems: Policy and Management
Hydrology of Sagebrush Ecosystems
Native Plants
Livestock Grazing and Sagebrush Ecosystems: Science and Management
Seed Strategy
Managing Wildfire
Vulnerability Assessments for Managers
Invasive Plant Species
Landscape Conservation Design
Poster Session

Earlier Event: February 10
27th Idaho Rare Plant Conference
Later Event: March 8
Utah Rare Plant Meeting