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Since 2001, the Tamarisk Coalition has been conducting riparian restoration research conferences and symposiums with a focus on impacts to riverside habitat in the arid western U.S. These gatherings are driven by the Tamarisk Coalition's commitment to advance the knowledge and practice of riparian restoration.
The primary goal of these conferences is to share the latest scientific findings in the field of riparian restoration with practitioners, students, and researchers alike. Additionally, conferences serve to connect the people that manage impacted lands with the techniques, findings, and products that help make restoration successful. These venues also serve as a valuable networking opportunity to build relationships that foster innovation, collaboration, new projects, and advance research.
Most presentations at our conferences and symposiums are recorded and made available for viewing online on our YouTube page as a video or PDF. These presentations are also organized by topic and application within the Resource Center.
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1st President's Award - In Honor of Pete Larson
Tamarisk Coalition’s first Board President, Pete Larson, was recognized by many for his unflagging dedication to science and the stewardship of our natural environment as he positively influenced countless youth through his teaching at the high school level.
The $500 1st President's Award award is given in Pete's memory to an individual or organization present at our annual conference that exemplifies his values for science, education, and the natural environment. The individual or organization is nominated for the award by conference attendees. The following individuals have been recipients of the award through the years:
Mike Wight, Conservation Legacy - 2017 Conference
Dolores River Restoration Partnership, in honor of Sparky (Mark) Taber, Bureau of Land Management - 2016 Conference
Tim Carlson, Walton Family Foundation - 2015 Conference
Chip Norton, Friends of the Verde River Greenway - 2012 Conference
Colorado State Forest Service - 2010 Conference
High Plains Weed Management Association - 2007 Conference
Friends of the Yampa - 2005 Conference