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Date Saturday  11/12/2016
Group State CMC
Event Title Wilderness Leaders Conference
Start Time 9:00 AM
End Time 12:00 AM
Status Approved
Leader Julie Mach
Member Price $40.00
Non-member Price $40.00
Available Participants 107
Type Public Events


Buena Vista Community Center - 715 E. Main Street, Buena Vista, Colorado 81211

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For more info Contact

Julie Mach, CMC Conservation Director   303-996-2764


2016 Colorado Wilderness Gathering:  Looking to a Wild Future through Education and Advocacy

When:  Saturday & Sunday November 12-13, 2016Community gathering Friday evening 5:30 - 7:30. Field trips Friday & Sunday afternoon (details below)

Who:  All Wilderness and public lands advocates, stewards, leaders, and volunteers welcome. Gathering is sponsored by multiple CO public lands partnership organizations and agencies

What:  A two day gathering for public land conservation advocates to learn and discuss CO public lands issues, brainstorm advocacy and grassroots strategies, and celebrate past successes while planning for future conservation efforts through speakers, presentations, panels, breakout sessions, and place-based hikes.  Topics include:

  • The New Political Landscape

  • Wildlands Protection Opportunities via legislation & administrative plans

  • Lessons Learned from Hidden Gems Campaign

  • Working with Congress

  • Stewardship of existing wilderness and wildlands

Click Here for the FULL AGENDA

Lodging:  Accommodations including motels and camping available in Buena Vista and Salida, 25 miles south of gathering.

Meals:  Light breakfast items available Saturday morning, snacks, lunch and dinner provided, Sunday light breakfast offered.  Please supplement your special dietary needs by bringing any extra items along with you.

Field Trips:  Join us for guided hikes in Browns Canyon National Monument Friday and Sunday afternoon.  Spend 2-3 hours exploring Colorado's newest national monument with area experts and advocates who helped acheive the designation.

CLICK HERE for Field Trip logistics


Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.