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Date Friday  5/10/2019
Group State CMC
Event Title Wilderness Conference - 2019
Start Time 12:00 PM
End Time 5:30 PM
Status Approved
Leader Julie Mach
Member Price $45.00
Non-member Price $45.00
Available Participants 133
Type Public Events


Buena Vista Community Center - 715 E Main St, Buena Vista, CO 81211

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For more info Contact

Julie Mach, CMC Conservation Director   303-996-2764


2019 Colorado Wilderness Gathering:  A Two-Day Workshop Celebrating Wilderness and Wild Lands

When:  Friday and Saturday May 10-11, 2019 .

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.

Check out the full agenda!

Agenda Highlights

Friday, 12:00pm - 7:30pm

  • A Sportsman's Perspective: The Importance of Wilderness

  • 10-year Strategic Vision

  • Trail Clearing Challenges - Are Chainsaws the Answer?

  • Wilderness Manager Panel: Protecting what we already have


  • Film Screening: "Wild Hope" with Suez Jacobson

Saturday, 8:30am - 5:30pm

  • Welcome & History of Wilderness

  • The CORE Act - How to harness grassroots enthusiasm for this iconic campaign

  • Recreation Impact Monitoring - A data analytics approach to land management

  • Happy Hour & Closing Remarks Wilderness in the Anthropocene

Sunday, 9:30am - 1:00pm

  • Field Trips: Browns Canyon National Monument, Camp Hale/CORE Act Areas

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

Field Trips:  Sunday morning join us for a 3-4 hour field trip.  Attendees must also register for these events using the links below!

Lodging:  Accommodations are on your own, motels and camping are available in Buena Vista.



Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.