Detailed Agenda

Tuesday, October 9

Time Session Description
5:30 Registration High Alpine Brewing

Wednesday, October 10

Time Session Description
8:00 Opening

UNIVERSITY CENTER BALLROOM

Welcome, Purpose & Goals for the 2018 National Wilderness Workshop

Dr. John Hausdoerffer, Sue Spear, Randy Welsh, Heather MacSlarrow

8:45 KeyNote KeyNote by Kriste Peoples
10:15 Break UNIVERSITY CENTER
11:30 Wilderness Culture: Wilderness Communications Listening Session

UNIVERSITY CENTER BALLROOM

Communications Listening Session Through a panel discussion, hear diverse perspectives on perceptions of wilderness and wilderness management, including barriers to engagement.  (2020 Vision for Wilderness Stewardship)

Lauren Atkinson (Western Colorado State University), Noe Orgaz (Conservation Colorado), Michael Estrada (Brown Environmentalist), Melissa Martinez (Hispanic Access Foundation), Eva Malis (Uplift Climate), James E. Mills, Regina Lopez Whiteskunk

12:00 Lunch On your own.
1:00

Wilderness Culture 

Field Work: Navigating the Journey from Slavery to Selfhood, and the Search for Safety and Black Re/creation in Colorado

Over the Adventure Gap: Understanding the Disparities of Environmental Access

USFS Job Corps, A Model for Engagement

UNIVERSITY CENTER BALLROOM

Deepen understanding of factors impacting participation of people of color in the outdoor industry, and methods to address them. (2020 Vision for Wilderness Stewardship)

Kriste Peoples (Black Womens Alliance), James E. Mills (Joy Trip Project), Greg Aerni (Trapper Creek Job Corps), Joseph Acevedo (Trapper Creek Job Corps)

1:00

Wilderness Management: Emerging Wilderness Issues 

Integrating a Safe & Respectful Workplace into Organizational Culture

Wilderness Study Areas

KELLEY HALL 151

Virtual Participation

Learn from land management agencies how they have addressed prevalent issues of harrassment, and what their plans are moving forward to build a new culture of safety and respect.  Take lessons learned and apply in a small group setting to identify and build solutions for any issues you face in your workplace.  (2020 Vision for Wilderness Stewardship)

Sue Spear and Sandy Skrien (US Forest Service Washington Office)

Discuss the unique managerial challenges of Wilderness Study Areas.  (2020 Vision for Wilderness Stewardship)

Peter Mali (BLM Washington Office), Dan Morris (USFS Region 4)

1:00 Wilderness Science: Trends, Best Science & Predictions for the Future

UNIVERSITY CENTER NORTH CONFERENCE ROOM

Watch a presentation on the Anthropocene, and how it has, and is predicted to, change ecosystems and wilderness.  Through a facilitated panel discussion, hear from experts as they discuss strategies and questions in facing wilderness management in a changing time.  (2020 Vision for Wilderness Stewardship, Secretary for Interior Climate Change Priority)

Jimmy Gaudry (US Forest Service Region 1), Roger Kaye (Arctic National Wildlife Refuge), Matt McCombs (Grand Mesa Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forest), Ralph Swain (US Forest Service Region 2), Beth Hahn, (Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute), Greg Aplet (The Wilderness Society)

5:00 End Sessions  
5:00 Pre-Screening Reception

UNIVERSITY CENTER THEATRE CONCESSIONARY

Engage in networking and discussion with a hosted happy hour.

Randy Welsh (National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance)

7:00 Wilderness Community: Film Screening

UNIVERSITY CENTER THEATRE

See An American Ascent and a curated selection of other short films: Words of Wilderness, Our National Parks belong to everyone. So why are they white?, WILD SCIENCE - Wilderness and Climate Change, WILD SCIENCE - Wilderness and Recreation.  Bar and appetizers hosted by the National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance.

James E. Mills (Joy Trip Project), Lisa Gerloff (UM Wilderness Institute & Rocky Mountain CESU), Matt Quinn (Society for Wilderness Stewardship)

Thursday, October 11

Time Session Description
9:00 Announcements

UNIVERSITY CENTER BALLROOM

Hear annoucements of the day and do some networking and catching up with old friends over coffee.

9:30 Wilderness Culture: Models of Engagement for Diverse Populations

UNIVERSITY CENTER NORTH CONFERENCE ROOM

Listen to a number of organizations discuss how they identified diversity gaps and changed or built programming to meet them.  Take their tools and apply to your own organization in small groups, first to find where you can improve in diverse funtioning, and then to brainstorm avenues to get there. (2020 Vision for Wilderness Stewardship)

Anna Zawisa, (Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado

9:30 Wilderness Management: Catching up with 2020, Looking Forward

UNIVERSITY CENTER BALLROOM

Discuss achievement of the 2020 Vision for Wilderness Stewardship and next steps.

Nancy Roeper (US Fish and Wildlife Service Washington Office) Nancy Taylor (USFS Region 9), Roger Semler (National Park Service), Peter Mali (BLM Washington Office), Beth Hahn, (Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute)

9:30 Wilderness Science: Wilderness Management & Wildland Fire

KELLEY HALL 151

Virtual Participation

Hear about preliminary results from a study in the Sierras that shows how management actions supporting natural fire in wilderness can yield ecological benefits.  (2020 Vision for Wilderness Stewardship)

Dr. Sally Thompson (UC Berkeley)

12:00 Lunch On your own.
12:45 Travel to IBar Ranch Those requiring a ride out to the IBar Ranch will meet University vans in the University Center parking lot and be shuttled to the IBar grounds.
1:30 Wilderness Management: Identification of High Priority Wilderness Stewardship Projects

IBAR RANCH PROTECTED AREA

Hear from the Forest Service, National Park Service, US Fish and Wildlife Service, and Bureau of Land Management on which wilderness stewardship projects are of the most importance, and where increased partnership is needed. (2020 Vision for Wilderness Stewardship)

Sandy Skrien (USFS Washington Office), Ralph Swain (US Forest Service Region 2), Ros Wu (San Juan National Forest), Nancy Roeper (US Fish and Wildlife Service Washington Office) Roger Semler (National Park Service),Peter Mali (BLM Washington Office)

2:30 Wilderness Management: Partnership Expansion Round Tables

IBAR RANCH PROTECTED AREA

Weave amongst tables set up by partner organizations, learn about what they do, network, and discover new ways to partner and build programs for wilderness stewardship. Partnership round tables will continue throughout the afternoon concurrent with the Wilderness Olympics.

All partners in attendance!

3:30 Wilderness Community: Wilderness Olympics

IBAR RANCH GROUNDS

Back from a wildly successful debut in 2016, the Wilderness Olympics!  Try your hand at dizzy tent set-up, crosscut sawing, saddle pannier packing, and a backpack obstacle course.  You can compete by yourself, in a group, or spectate.  Complete with a medals ceremony.

Any and all competitors and spectators welcome.

5:30 Dinner

IBAR RANCH PROTECTED AREA

Wilderness Olympics and Partnership Round Tables will draw to a close while dinner is provided by Burnells Farmhouse Eatery.

7:00 Wilderness Community: Awards Ceremonies 

IBAR RANCH PROTECTED AREA

Awards ceremonies for the Wilderness Olympics and national wilderness awards, and a celebration of the 25th Anniversary for both the Arthur Carhart National Wilderness Training Center and the Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute.

Friday, October 12

Time Session Description
9:00 Announcements

UNIVERSITY CENTER BALLROOM

Hear annoucements of the day and do some networking and catching up with old friends over coffee.

9:30 Wilderness Culture: Models for Engagement

UNIVERSITY CENTER BALLROOM

Gain insight into three programs and how they have increased engagement of diverse participants.  Apply their methodologies to your own work.  (2020 Vision for Wilderness Stewardship)

Lance Tsosie (Big City Mountaineers), Megan Blanchard (Girls on Rocks), Delissa Padilla Nieves (USFWS Urban Refuge Program)

9:30 Wilderness Management:Cultural Resources Monitoring Ice Patch Project

KELLEY HALL 151

Virtual Participation

Discover the palecology resources that have been hidden for generations through Dr. Craig Lee's eyes, and the research of the Ice Patch Project.  Connect his findings to current and future culutral resource monitoring projects, and work with others to determine the best path forward with this new information.  (2020 Vision for Wilderness Stewardship)

Dr. Craig Lee, (University of Colorado at Boulder)

 

9:30 Wilderness Science: Dark Skies & Natural Sounds

UNIVERSITY CENTER NORTH CONFERENCE ROOM

Hear about current and relevant research from scientists studying the effect of anthropogenic noise and light on animals and human health.  Study maps of noise levels and compare with satellite imaging capturing light presence.  Discuss how an increase in these phenomena affect protected areas management, resident animals and visiting humans. (Secretary of the Interior Climate Change Priority)

Dr. Rachel Buxton (Colorado State University, National Park Service), Dr. Brett Seymoure, (Colorado State University, National Park Service), Ann Schwaller (Superior National Forest Boundary Waters Canoe Area)

12:00 Lunch On your own.
1:00

Wilderness Management: Agency Breakouts

USFS: 1:00-3:00

DOI: 1:00-2:00

DOI Student Discussion: 2:00-3:00

UNIVERSITY CENTER NORTH CONFERENCE ROOM

US Forest Service: Wilderness Stewardship Performance Implementation, addressing questions and national plans for WSP, WSP grant tips for success, national Wilderness Character Monitoring roll-out.

KELLEY HALL 151

Bureau of Land Management: Wilderness Study Areas & Lands With Wilderness Characteristics, discussing management issues and finding solutions.

US Fish & Wildlife Service: Topics being developed.

National Park Service: Topics being developed.

 

(2020 Vision for Wilderness Stewardship)

1:00 Wilderness Management: Partner Funder Roundtables

UNIVERSITY CENTER BALLROOM

Grantmakers will be present and hosting a table in a "speed dating" fashion.  During several sessions, partners rotate to share their story, briefly presenting their nonprofit mission, programming, and wilderness stewardship projects.  This exchange provides grantseekers and funders with a sense of whether there is enough of a fit to move forward with a funding proposal.  This is the last step of the three-step increase in partnership for wilderness stewardship goal within the National Wilderness Workshop, following on the identification of high priority projects from land management agencies and partnership expansion round tables.  A list of funders attending will be sent to workshop registrants.  (2020 Vision for Wilderness Stewardship)

National Forest Foundation, National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance, More to Be Announced Soon...

3:00 National Wilderness Workshop Closing Session

UNIVERSITY CENTER BALLROOM

Gather to share final sentiments on the workshop sessions (don't forget to stay for the Field Tours on Saturday!) and provide feedback for future years.

4:00 Close of the National Wilderness Workshop Start of the Headwaters Conference
7:00 Headwaters Conference KeyNote

TAYLOR AUDITORIUM

The 2018 Headwaters Conference explores the wide-ranging values of wilderness, and considers the possibility that diversifying the wilderness conversation presents great opportunities for healing.

Dr. Drew Lanham, (Clemson University)

Saturday, October 13

Time Session Description
8:30    Field Trips Interspersed with Symposiums                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

The National Wilderness Workshop joins together with the Headwaters Conference to take participants into wild places and community spaces to explore the diverse ways people intereact with wilderness.  A number of field trips will be held.  Field trips are interspersed with panels exploring the Headwaters conference theme, "Wild Healing."  Transportation and sack lunch included.

A children's workshop will happen simultaneously to the field trips.  For more information on both the field trips and the children's workshop, visit the Headwaters Conference webpage

Regina Lopez Whiteskunk (Ute Mountain Tribe and Bears Ears Intertribal Coalition), Dr. Thomas Fleischner (Nature Love Medicine: Essays on Wildness and Wellness), Aaron Abeyta (Adams State University)

 

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