COSA Watch LIVE – 2017 NA Conference Plenary Sessions

See Keynote from Rocky Mountain Nat’l Park Superintendent

Livestream the Plenaries for the 2017 Natural Areas Conference
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Not everyone can be at the Natural Areas Conference – but you can still see ALL of our amazing plenary speakers, including Keynote presenter Darla Sidles, Superintendent of the Rocky Mountain National Park.

View Opening Plenary – Tuesday, October 10 – 8:00 – 10:15 a.m. Mountain Time (10 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Eastern)

View Closing Plenary – Wednesday, October 11 – 3:30 – 5:15 p.m. Mountain Time (5:30 – 7:15 p.m. Eastern)

Just click the above links on the dates and times noted and you’ll be right in the center of the action. We are proud to offer a livestream of both our plenary sessions. We feel our plenary speakers have important things to say that every member of the larger natural areas professional community should be able to access. It’s part of our commitment to serving this community.

See below for the full details on our plenary sessions. Still want to register? You have time! Registration closes end of day TOMORROW, October 5.

Opening Plenary

Tuesday, October 10, 8 to 10:15 a.m. Mountain Time

  • Welcome: Terri Hogan, Invasive Plant Program Manger, National Park Service and Lisa Smith, Executive Director, Natural Areas Association
  • Keynote Address: Keeping Natural Areas Natural: Juggling Resource Protection and Heavy Visitor Use. Darla Sidles, Superintendent, Rocky Mountain National Park
  • Plenary Address 1: Click-Bait Hazards, and Collaborative Conservation. John Stokes, Director, City of Fort Collins Natural Area Department
  • Plenary Address 2: The Natural History of Colorado. Dave Anderson, Director of the Colorado Natural Heritage Program (CNHP), Warner College of Natural Resources, Colorado State University.

Closing Plenary

Wednesday, October 11, 3:30 to 5:15 p.m. Mountain Time

Managing Smaller Natural Areas: Case Studies on the Role they Play in Protection

Case Study 1: Successful Partnership Conserves the Imperiled Mardon Skipper. Scott Black, Executive Director, Xerces Society
Case Study 2: If You Want to Go Fast, Go Alone. If You Want to Go Far, Go Together. Heather Knight, Associate Director, Center for Collaborative Conservation
Case Study 3: Conservation of Small and Large Natural and Semi-natural Areas in Florida, Reed Noss, Florida Institute for Conservation Science

Panel Discussion moderated by Greg Aplet, Senior Science Director, The Wilderness Society.

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