River Crossings: Linking River Communities, A Research Conference and Workshop


March 11-15. 2013


Colorado Mesa University campus, Grand Junction, Colorado


River Management Society, Tamarisk Coalition & International Submerged Lands Management Conference


River Crossings: Linking River Communities is an interagency river management workshop and research conference presented by the Bureau of Land Management, River Management Society, Tamarisk Coalition, The Water Center at Colorado Mesa University, and International Submerged Lands Management Conference. We are joining together to host a week of presentations, panels and field trips highlighting recent advances and emerging issues in riparian restoration and river management practices. This event will provide a unique interdisciplinary training opportunity where researchers, students, agency managers and practitioners are able to present and discuss scientific advances and program learning. It will also provide individuals an opportunity to network with agency and other professionals, and bridge the gap between research and land management.

Presentations will address river management or riparian restoration research, policy, and practical applications through the discussion of one or more of the following topics:

  • Submerged and Riparian Lands Management
  • Riparian Restoration
  • Invasive Species
  • Monitoring and Maintenance
  • Planning
  • Collaboration
  • Partnerships
  • Lessons Learned
  • Education
  • Engaging Youth
  • User Capacity
  • Using New Technologies
We aim to highlight the efforts of those working together across multiple disciplines and potential applications from various ecosystems to river systems (e.g., forests, rangelands, estuaries) to address the topics listed above.

Keynote Speakers include Dan McCool, University of Utah professor and author of River Republic: The Fall and Rise of America's Rivers  and Peter McBride, director of the acclaimed short film "Chasing Waters."

We look forward to seeing you in March!