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Riparian Restoration Conference: Restoration for the Future

Restoration for the Future: Promoting resilience in our rivers and communities

Save the Date for RiversEdge West’s Biennial Conference March 5-7, 2024!

Building upon our 2023 Workshop Series which included our Planting for the Future and Habitat for the Future workshops, the theme for our 2024 Riparian Restoration Conference is, Restoration for the Future: Promoting resilience in our rivers and communities. The emphasis at this conference will be on building resilience in our rivers and riparian ecosystems, as well as the surrounding human communities. How can we support climate resilience in riparian restoration work? How can we ensure that restoration work has lasting impacts that benefit both ecological and human communities?

Who attends the Riparian Restoration Conference?

Over 200 river restoration professionals, including but not limited to: land managers, scientists, non-profit organizations, watershed groups, private landowners, consultants, students, river enthusiasts, biologists, you!



Share your work at our 21st Riparian Restoration Conference!

View the Call for Abstracts for information about oral and poster presentations.

Email your abstract(s) in a Word Document to following the abstract template provided above.

Oral Presentation Abstracts and Symposia Sessions due October 1, 2023

Poster Presentation Abstracts due January 1, 2024.

  • Our poster boards can accommodate posters that are 47″x40″ or smaller.

Presenters must register for the conference by February 1, 2024.



A limited number of scholarships are available to cover the cost of registration. Preference will be given to students, private landowners, and employees of nonprofit organizations. Scholarship recipients are required to volunteer a portion of their time during the conference to assist with a variety of conference-related tasks.

Applicants should describe why they would like to attend the 2024 Riparian Restoration Conference and what they hope to do with the experience and knowledge gained through this conference.

To apply, view and complete the scholarship application and submit via email to John Leary at before December 29, 2023.



Check out the website HERE.



Mar 05 - 07 2024


All Day


Grand Junction, CO


RiversEdge West