2017 TC Conference

Tamarisk Coalition
February 7th, 2017 to February 9th, 2017
425 West Prospect Road
Fort Collins, CO 80526

The Future is Now:  Forward-Thinking Restoration, Planning, and Adaptation 

Discover the new issues and innovative projects happening in the riparian restoration field at Tamarisk Coalition's Conference in Fort Collins, Colorado.  Featuring a keynote presentation from Clint Evans, State Conservationist with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, we'll expand upon last year's topics with the theme: The Future is Now: Forward-Thinking Restoration, Planning, and Adaptation.  

Register Today.

View the draft agenda and join us for:  

  • Engaging presentations packed with the latest tools, science, best practices, etc. to help you succeed in your riparian restoration work.
  • Numerous networking opportunities throughout the conference, including a poster session and happy hour on February 7th.
  • A silent art auction featuring one-of-a-kind pieces made from invasive plants and art inspired by rivers that you can bid on and take home. Proceeds will be donated to support TC's programs in honor of Rita Beard.
  • Three field trips options on February 9th, including an interactive fundraising workshop, a tour of the Colorado State Forest Service nursery, and a tour of the Campbell Valley restoration site, highlighting novel approaches to erosion control and native plant re-establishment in one of northern Colorado’s most catastrophically degraded watersheds
  • Tamarisk Coalition members receive an additional 15% off conference registration.  Not a member?  Click on the "New Member Registration" category to register as a new member and start taking advantage of your member discount.  

Email Cara at Ckukuraitis@tamariskcoalition.org or call 970-256-7400 if you have any questions.

Registration Prices
Registration Type
Early Registration
ends 1/6/2017
Late Registration
Member  $285 $310
Non-Member $310 $335
Student $80 $100
One Day $200 $225






Travel Information

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hilton in Fort Collins. The deadline to reserve your room with the conference block is January 25th.  

Book your room here.  

Our group block is ATC.  Or call 970-482-2626 and request the Tamarisk Coalition 2017 block.

Sponsorship and Exhibition Opportunities  

Partner with us at the leading riparian restoration conference in the West!  Conference sponsors support all aspects of the conference: from student scholarships and networking events to supporting facility and meal expenses.  


The $5 parking fee at the Hilton has been waived for conference attendees.  You will be given a permit at check-in to place on the dash of your vehicle for the duration of the conference.

Scholarship Application

Thanks to the generous support of our conference sponsors, we are able to award a limited number of scholarships to those in need.  Scholarship applications are due December 31, 2016.  

Accepting Poster Abstracts

Share your work February 7-9, 2017 in Fort Collins, Colorado at Tamarisk Coalition's 15th Annual Research & Management Conference.  Submissions for poster presentations are being accepted until January 1, 2017.  
View the call for abstracts flyer for more information. 

1st President's Award Nomination - In Honor of Pete Larson

TC'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. 
Who do you nominate to be the receipt of this year's First President's Award?  
The following individuals have been recipients of the award through the years (and are not eligible this year):
  • 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
Questions about the conference?  Email Cara at Ckukuraitis@tamariskcoalition.org or call 970-256-7400.

Thank you to our sponsors:




Thank you to our 2017 Conference Exhibitors


Tamarisk Coalition's

mission is to advance the restoration of riparian lands through collaboration, education, and technical assistance.