Event Detail

The Southwest's Old Growth Forests Conference
Start Date/Time:
Monday, August 04, 2014 10:00 AM
End Date/Time:
Tuesday, August 05, 2014 9:00 PM
Recurring Event:
One time event
Importance:
Normal Priority
Description:

THE SOUTHWEST’S OLD GROWTH FORESTS – A CONFERENCE

August 4 - 5, 2014

Durango, Colorado

Among the peaks and plateaus of the American Southwest, there is a rich diversity of tree species. Some are BIG – reaching significant sizes in the lofty San Juan Mountains of Colorado; some are OLD – their historical ages now being revealed by the science of dendrochronology; all are ENDANGERED – constantly exposed to drought, fire, insect pests, disease, and other perils posing threats to their beauty and very existence.

At the Old Growth Forest Conference, leading scientists and naturalists will examine old growth forests issues based on their research and field experience.

Conference Highlights:

Speakers at the forefront of research and documentation in their fields

Informal interaction with speakers and specialists during breaks and meals

A celebration of ancient forests and trees with music, poetry and Native American culture

Location: Community Concert Hall, Fort Lewis College; Durango, Colorado

Conference Fees:

Entire conference $95 ~ Students $50

Monday only, day and evening $50 ~ Students $30

Tuesday only, day and evening $50 ~ Students $30

Monday evening only: $15 ~ Students $10

Tuesday evening only: $15 ~ Students $10


Tickets for the conference and for various events and opportunities associated with the conference are on sale now.  Please visit the ticket office inside the Durango Welcome Center located at 802 Main Ave in Durango, CO. Tickets may be purchased over the phone at 970-247-7657 or online at durangoconcerts.com

Cosponsors:

Western Native Tree Society

Center of Southwest Studies, Fort Lewis College

Friends of Mohawk Trail State Forest

Environmental Studies Program, Fort Lewis College

Mountain Studies Institute, Durango CO

Great Old Broads for Wilderness

Tree-Ring Laboratory, University of Arkansas

Tree Climbers International, Inc.

Laser Technology Inc.



Contact Information:

Bob Leverett at dhbguru@comcast.net or Florence Mason at fmason@frontier.net

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