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Participate in person or virtually on September 21st
The Southwestern Water Conservation District and Four Corners Water Center at Fort Lewis College are partnering to present “Water Connections: Adaptation from Forests to Deserts.”
This hybrid event will be held on Tuesday, September 21st from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at Fort Lewis College. Register now to reserve your in-person seat for $15.
If you prefer to view the livestream from home, please register to receive the Zoom link at no cost.
Below is a preview of the evening’s agenda:
5:00 p.m. Appetizers and Networking Outdoors
5:30 p.m. Snowtography – Forest Treatments and Hydrology
Joel Biederman, Research Hydrologist with USDA’s Southwest Watershed Research Center, presents his recent hydrology studies tied to forest treatments and upcoming test cases in southwestern Colorado
6:30 p.m. Break
6:45 p.m. Survey of Adaptation Strategies – From Our Forests to Our Deserts
Moderated by Steve Wolff, SWCD’s General Manager Aaron Kimple, Mountain Studies Institute, regional forest health initiatives. Selwyn Whiteskunk, Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Councilman, adapting to drought from the water user and tribal perspectives. Carrie Padgett, Harris Water Engineering, southwest Colorado planning for future water needs. Becky Mitchell, Colorado Water Conservation Board Director and Colorado Commissioner to the Upper Colorado River Commission, how aridification affects our water management.