Poster for symposium

21st Annual Boulder County Ecosymposium

“Extinction!  Can Our Native Species Be Saved?”

Saturday, April 12 in Ramaley Auditorium at the University of Colorado

8:30- 9:00 Registration

9:00 – 9:05 Welcome and Announcements Jeff Mitton, University of Colorado Boulder

9:05 - 9:35 The Brave New World of Restoration Ecology: Looking Forward While Looking Back Katharine Suding, University of California Berkeley

9:35 - 10:05 Can Citizen Science Monitoring Provide Reliable Data to Assess the Vulnerability of the American Pika to Climate Change in the Front Range of Colorado and Beyond? Megan Mueller, Rocky Mountain Wild

10:05 - 10:35 General Overview of the Updated Environmental Resource Element of the Boulder County Comprehensive Plan and its Application to Environmental Conservation Mac Kobza, Boulder County Parks and Open Space

10:35 - 11:00 Break

11:00 - 11:30 When Protection is Not Enough - Managing for Resilient Bristlecone and Limber Pine Populations in the Southern Rockies Anna Schoettle, USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station

11:30 - 12:30 Rights of Nature Panel Discussion with Pricilla Stuckey, Boulder Rights of Nature; Tim Seasteadt, University of Colorado Boulder; Pete Fogg, BoulderCounty Land Use Department; Rick Casey, East Boulder County United. Moderated by Steve Jones, Boulder Rights of Nature

12:30 - 1:30 Complimentary Lunch

1:30 – 2:00 State of the Birds in Boulder County: Threatened, Endangered, and Extirpated Breeding Species Steve Jones, Boulder County Nature Association and Boulder County Audubon Society

2:00 - 2:30 Potential Flood Effects to Rare and Endangered Plants and Animals Lynne Sullivan, City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks

2:30 Closing Remarks by Jeff Mitton

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Abstracts and speaker biographies for the 2014 ecosymposium

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