The Great Basin Consortium is pleased to announce its 6th annual conference on February 21-23, 2017, at the University of Nevada, Reno. The Great Basin Consortium is a consortium of partners whose vision is to coordinate and collaborate on science delivery to achieve sustainable and resilient Great Basin ecosystems and human communities. Our mission is to increase communication and coordination among the partner organizations in order to enhance the effectiveness of their research, management, outreach and funding activities.
The objectives of the 2017 Great Basin Consortium Conference are to have participants learn about and contribute to implementation of the Integrated Rangeland Fire Management Strategy Actionable Science Plan. Initial speakers will discuss the purpose and components of the strategy and the science plan, and breakout sessions (see conference agenda) will allow workshop participants to contribute ideas and steps for implementation of the science plan over the short term and the long term. Current research projects will be presented through poster sessions. A report will be produced from feedback received from breakout sessions on the five topics of the Science Plan. Researchers, managers, and practitioners from all regions of the sagebrush biome are encouraged to attend.
A poster session will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 21 from 4:30-6:30p. The theme of the session will be science for management of sagebrush steppe ecosystems, and specifically that encompassed by the 2015 DOI Secretarial Order #3336 on Rangeland Fire and Restoration. Please email poster information to firstname.lastname@example.org by Feb. 1, 2017 with "GBC6 2017 poster" in the email subject line and the following information:
1) Presenter name, institution, and email address
2) List of co-author names and abbreviated institutions as follows: "J. Doe, USFS RMRS; J. Brown, USGS; ....etc"
3) Title (try to keep under 12 words; shorter = better)
4) Specify if funded by or related to a) GBLCC, b) Great Basin Native Plant Program, c) JFSP or GBFE, d) UNR or GB-EP, e) GB-CESU, or f) GBRMP
5) Abstract/summary, <75 words including a phrase on how the poster relates to the session theme, ie. management of sagebrush ecosystems.
To learn more and to register, go to http://greatbasinresearch.com/consortium/conference6.html