INAUGURAL ARID LANDS SYMPOSIUM SPOTLIGHTS REGIONAL LAND AND SPECIES CONSERVATION
Scottsdale, Arizona – The McDowell Sonoran Conservancy is hosting a two-day event on May 4 and 5 at Scottsdale Community College in Scottsdale, Arizona. Join researchers, land managers, students and community leaders to share practical implications from regional natural resource research. Given the long-term drought in the western and southwestern U.S., this timely event offers an important opportunity to learn more about novel tools for arid land restoration and management.
“This two-day Symposium will focus on sharing practical regional conservation approaches and research results with a goal to improve adaptive natural resource management in this arid region,” explains Helen Rowe, Director of the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy’s Field Institute.
Our keynote speakers will provide a fascinating glimpse into global wildlife connectivity and native plant development issues in ecological restoration. Presentations, panel discussions, poster sessions and workshops will focus on a variety of topics including long-term monitoring; effective strategies to inform natural resource management; protecting native biodiversity; managing, protecting and monitoring native wildlife; arid lands restoration; and southwestern invasive species. Not to miss – a Friday twilight cocktail party at the world-renowned Desert Botanical Garden, complete with a private tour in the Garden, hosted in partnership with the Central Arizona Conservation Alliance. This networking social will be a key way to connect to the scientists, land managers and policy makers attending this symposium.
We thank our partners: Scottsdale Community College, Desert Botanical Garden, The Nature Conservancy and the City of Scottsdale for their support in making this event possible.
For more information and to register for the Symposium, visit: http://bit.ly/MSC_research_symposium.