Theme - "Strengthening Restoration Through Collaboration"
NCER features four days of presentations dedicated to both small and large scale ecosystem restoration. The conference opens Monday with a full day of talks focused on the desert southwest where communities and ecosystems are on the front lines of climate change and drought. During the summer of 2022, the Rio Grande dried in Albuquerque for the first time in 40 years, while New Mexico’s largest wildfire in recorded history raged in the Santa Fe National Forest. In the neighboring Colorado River Basin, drought and climate change have sparked emergency water management negotiations while the largest reservoir in the United States is at its lowest level since 1937. In the face of these challenges, innovative partnerships have emerged to address dire threats, conserve, and restore ecosystems, and more effectively allocate water for fish, wildlife, and people. Where better for the ecosystem restoration community to gather, learn from each other, and advance and strengthen restoration through collaboration than in the face of unprecedented change?
Concurrent sessions on Tuesday through Thursday feature technical talks on large-scale and small-scale restoration in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems from across the country.