Join the Institute for Science & Policy for its annual symposium, at which they’ll explore the theme Untangling Complexity in Our Changing World. Agenda topics include trust, equity, health, and the future of science through critical thinking and thoughtful dialogue on collective action challenges, such as climate change.

The Institute provides tools, data, processes, and a collaborative environment for civil, productive dialogue on policy issues involving science and is a project of the Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

Dates

Date Start Time End Time
Dec. 1, 2020 8:30 am 2:00 pm
Dec. 3, 2020 8:30 am 2:00 pm

Contact Information

Nicole Delaney: Nicole.Delaney@dmns.org

Institute for Science and Policy

Key Themes

  • Climate adaptation
  • Climate change
  • Conservation policy
  • Diversity equity inclusion
  • Healthy landscapes
  • Resiliency

In collaboration with an unprecedented coalition of university centers across the western United States, the Salazar Center is co-hosting a new webinar series! Conservation Conversations will explore the conservation challenges of the future and identify specific policies, programs, and strategies to help secure the long-term health of the nation’s natural resources, wildlife, and landscapes, and broaden the benefits for all Americans.

This installment of the series was hosted by the Institute of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism at Utah State University, and panelists provided a prospective for how public land managers are developing and implementing solutions to keeping our parks and public lands from “being loved to death.” Panelists also discussed the diverse tools that managers are exploring to maintain outdoor recreation experiences and the environments upon which they depend.

Dates

Date Start Time End Time
Oct. 28, 2020 1:00 pm 2:00 pm

Contact Information

Dominique Gómez: dominique.gomez@colostate.edu

Conservation Conversations webinar series

Key Themes

  • Conservation policy
  • Healthy landscapes
  • Public lands
  • Recreation
  • Resiliency

In collaboration with an unprecedented coalition of university centers across the western United States, the Salazar Center is co-hosting a new webinar series! Conservation Conversations will explore the conservation challenges of the future and identify specific policies, programs, and strategies to help secure the long-term health of the nation’s natural resources, wildlife, and landscapes, and broaden the benefits for all Americans.

This installment of the series was hosted by the Andrus Center for Public Policy at Boise State University, and panelists examined popular strategies such as conservation easements and under-recognized challenges such as parallel militarization for conservation across North America. They provided a range of disciplinary perspectives with special attention to the socio-political contexts in which conservation emerge and used examples drawn from the the US-Mexico and US-Canada borders as well as the High Divide region of Idaho and Montana.

Dates

Date Start Time End Time
Sep. 24, 2020 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

Contact Information

Dominique Gómez: dominique.gomez@colostate.edu

Conservation Conversations webinar series

Key Themes

  • Connectivity
  • Conservation funding and finance
  • Conservation policy
  • Crossing boundaries
  • Healthy landscapes

Communities in North America—both coastal and inland— must better manage water in the face of drought, flooding, sea level rise, and urbanization. In this session of our Connecting for Conservation webinar series, we discussed stormwater management in cities and new ways of harnessing natural solutions and community building to promote resilience.

Dr. Aditi Bhaskar

Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Colorado State University

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Jaime González

Houston Healthy Cities Programs Director, The Nature Conservancy

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Dates

Date Start Time End Time
Aug. 12, 2020 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

Contact Information

Dominique Gómez: dominique.gomez@colostate.edu

Key Themes

  • Climate adaptation
  • Climate change
  • Community-based conservation
  • Conservation policy
  • Diversity equity inclusion
  • Resiliency

In collaboration with an unprecedented coalition of university centers across the western United States, the Salazar Center is co-hosting a new webinar series! Conservation Conversations will explore the conservation challenges of the future and identify specific policies, programs, and strategies to help secure the long-term health of the nation’s natural resources, wildlife, and landscapes, and broaden the benefits for all Americans.

This installment of the series was hosted by the Ecosystem Workforce Program in collaboration between the Institute for a Sustainable Environment (University of Oregon) and the College of Forestry (Oregon State University), and panelists provided a range of perspectives from applied social science and policy action around wildfire to suggest bold new ideas about how people in the western U.S. may live with fire in the 21st century, and how conservation policy could spur more effective collective action to address wildfire risk across public and private lands.

Dates

Date Start Time End Time
Sep. 9, 2020 1:00 pm 2:00 pm

Contact Information

Dominique Gómez: dominique.gomez@colostate.edu

Conservation Conversations webinar series

Key Themes

  • Biodiversity
  • Climate adaptation
  • Climate change
  • Conservation policy
  • Resiliency

In collaboration with an unprecedented coalition of university centers across the western United States, the Salazar Center is co-hosting a new webinar series! Conservation Conversations will explore the conservation challenges of the future and identify specific policies, programs, and strategies to help secure the long-term health of the nation’s natural resources, wildlife, and landscapes, and broaden the benefits for all Americans.

The third installment of the series was be hosted by Getches-Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources, Energy, and the Environment at Colorado Law and highlighted lessons learned from Bears Ears National Monument, specific recommendations about integrating collaborative management between tribes and federal agencies on public lands, and the ways traditional knowledge can enrich our understanding of the natural world.

Dates

Date Start Time End Time
Aug. 25, 2020 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

Contact Information

Dominique Gómez: dominique.gomez@colostate.edu

Conservation Conversations webinar series

Key Themes

  • Community-based conservation
  • Conservation policy
  • Diversity equity inclusion
  • Healthy landscapes
  • Indigenous conservation

In collaboration with an unprecedented coalition of university centers across the western United States, the Salazar Center is co-hosting a new webinar series! Conservation Conversations will explore the conservation challenges of the future and identify specific policies, programs, and strategies to help secure the long-term health of the nation’s natural resources, wildlife, and landscapes, and broaden the benefits for all Americans.

The second installment of the series was hosted by University of Wyoming’s Ruckelshaus Institute of Environment and Natural Resources and reframed conservation through an economic lens. Panelists discussed the role of conservation in stimulating investment and diversifying local economies, and how appreciating the economic contributions of conservation can help expand conservation constituencies, guide policy reforms, and inform investments to address economic declines in rural communities in the West.

Dates

Date Start Time End Time
Aug. 13, 2020 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

Contact Information

Dominique Gómez: dominique.gomez@colostate.edu

Conservation Conversations webinar series

Key Themes

  • Climate adaptation
  • Community-based conservation
  • Conservation policy
  • Diversity equity inclusion
  • Healthy landscapes

In collaboration with an unprecedented coalition of university centers across the western United States, the Salazar Center is co-hosting a new webinar series! Conservation Conversations will explore the conservation challenges of the future and identify specific policies, programs, and strategies to help secure the long-term health of the nation’s natural resources, wildlife, and landscapes, and broaden the benefits for all Americans.

The inaugural installment of the series was hosted by the University of California, Berkeley’s Institute for Parks, People and Biodiversity and explored the current effectiveness of biodiversity conservation, especially in light of climate change, within existing national parks, wilderness areas, national conservation areas, and other legally protected federal and state public lands. Panelists also discussed actions needed to meet the Convention on Biological Diversity goals of 30 by 30.

Dates

Date Start Time End Time
July 29, 2020 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

Contact Information

Dominique Gómez: dominique.gomez@colostate.edu

Conservation Conversations webinar series

Key Themes

  • Biodiversity
  • Climate change
  • Connectivity
  • Conservation policy
  • Healthy landscapes
  • Large landscapes
  • Resiliency

This was a special Earth Day edition of the Salazar Center’s Connecting for Conservation webinar series, featuring former Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar! Secretary Salazar was joined by Professor Stephen Mumme of Colorado State University in a discussion of cross-border conservation in North America. They explored successes, challenges, and opportunities for the future through examples such as Big Bend National Park, the Crown of the Continent, and the Colorado River Delta.

Secretary Ken Salazar

Founder, Salazar Center for North American Conservation, and Former US Secretary of the Interior, Colorado Attorney General, and US Senator

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Dr. Stephen Mumme

Professor, Political Science, Colorado State University

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Dates

Date Start Time End Time
April 22, 2020 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

Contact Information

Dominique Gómez: dominique.gomez@colostate.edu

Key Themes

  • Connectivity
  • Conservation policy
  • Crossing boundaries
  • Healthy landscapes
  • Large landscapes

The inaugural Salazar Center International Symposium on Conservation Impact established a forum to track, incent, recognize, and reward progress on conservation challenges across North America. It convened 200+ thought leaders from the arenas of conservation policy, practice, and research around the theme of landscape connectivity. Attendees represented 10 different city, county, state, and national agencies; 40 non-profit organizations and universities; and 19 funders from 15 states, Canada, and Mexico. Together, we explored opportunities to connect and collaborate across urban and rural, public and private, and wild and working lands; how landscape-scale conservation is critical to environmental and human health; and what opportunities and challenges exist surrounding their conservation and stewardship.

The Center also launched its first competitive prize for conservation impact at the symposium. The prize is one way in which the Salazar Center is pursuing bold new incentives to advance impactful, community-based conservation partnerships that support conservation at scale.

Speakers included:

Dates

Date Start Time End Time
Sep. 24, 2019 8:00 am 6:00 pm

Location

McNichols Civic Center Building

144 W Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80202

Key Themes

  • Biodiversity
  • Climate change
  • Connectivity
  • Conservation funding and finance
  • Conservation policy
  • Crossing boundaries
  • Diversity equity inclusion
  • Healthy landscapes
  • Indigenous conservation
  • Large landscapes