Arid Lands Research Symposium
Our biennial Arid Lands Research Symposium brings together researchers, land managers, students, community leaders and stakeholders to share practical implications from regional natural resource research and novel ideas for implementing monitoring, research and management. Our next Arid Lands Research Symposium will be held in 2020.
Future Arid Lands Research Symposia
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2018 Arid Lands Research Symposium Highlights
More than 120 land managers, researchers, students, community leaders and Conservancy stewards attended this symposium on May 4–5 at Scottsdale Community College. This two-day event focused on sharing practical regional conservation approaches and research results with a goal to improve adaptive natural resource management in the Southwest. The goals of the symposium were to enhance collaboration for regional conservation; inspire novel approaches to common challenges through hands-on workshops and discussion; and foster communication between land managers, researchers, and the public for effective land management. The event featured two keynotes speakers, three plenaries, three hands-on workshops, eight concurrent sessions with 33 oral presentations, a research poster session, tours, and a networking social.
Overall feedback about the symposium was very positive, with 75% of survey respondents rating the symposium “very successful” and an additional 20% rating it “successful.” More than 96% said the symposium provided a greater understanding of arid lands research and management, and 85% said the symposium fills a unique niche not filled by other regional conferences. More than 90% said they would likely attend a future Arid Lands Symposium.
Conservancy Research Posters from Symposium
You may view Conservancy posters from the symposium on our Parsons Field Institute Resources page.