October 22-24, 2003

Abstracts, PowerPoint Presentations, Program Notes and Attendance List

Two Rivers
Convention Center
159 Main Street
Grand Junction, CO

Sponsored by:
Colorado State University
Cooperative Extension, Colorado Weed Management Association, Division of Wildlife, First National Bank of the Rockies, Moss Inc., The National Fish & Wildlife Foundation, and The Tamarisk Coalition

Speaker and Participant List

Wednesday, October 22 - Morning Session on Bio-Control  
  Time Title Abstracts PowerPoint Presentations Presentation Notes
8:20am Welcome
Tim Carlson - Tamarisk Coalition
8:30am Tamarisk Physiology
Curtis Swift - CSU Cooperative Extension
8:50am Tamarisk Genetics
John Gaskin - US Department Agriculture

Bio-control Activities and Consortium Makeup and Future Direction
Jack Deloach - US Department of Agriculture

Ray Carruthers - US Department of Agriculture






10:00am BREAK
10:15am Bio-control Agents to Match Latitude and Climate
Daniel Bean - US Department of Agriculture
10:45am Bio-control Releases
Debra Eberts - US Bureau of Reclamation
11:15am Decisions on Bio Control Releases
Robert Richard - USDA APHIS
12:00pm LUNCH
12:30pm Keynote address - The Role of Interior on Tamarisk Research for Control and Riparian Restoration
A. Gordon Brown, DOI Invasive Species Coordinator and Liaison to the National Invasive Species Council


Wednesday, October 22 - Afternoon Session on Revegetation

  Time Title Abstracts PowerPoint Presentations Presentation Notes
1:15pm Wildfire Weed Model for Tamarisk Control
George Beck - Colorado State University


1:45pm Revegetation of Xeric Infestation Sites
Ken Lair - US Bureau of Reclamation
2:15pm Management of Stream Flow Regimes
Julie Stromberg - Arizona State University
2:45pm BREAK
3:00pm Competitive Opportunities for Native Plants
Anna Sher - University of Denver & Denver Botanic Gardens
3:30pm San Miguel River Restoration Project
Mallory Dimmitt - The Nature Conservancy
4:00pm Pilot Mapping Inventory Study
Denise Laes & others - US Forest Service
4:45pm Wrap-Up
Tim Carlson - Tamarisk Coalition
5:00-6:30pm Cash Bar & Hors d'oeuvres


Thursday, October 23 - Morning Session on Large-scale Control and Water Usage

  Time Title Abstracts PowerPoint Presentations Presentation Notes
8:20am Introductions
Tim Carlson - Tamarisk Coalition
8:30am Pecos River, Texas Restoration and Water Recovery
Charles Hart - Texas A & M
9:00am Salt Cedar & Native Trees: Stress Tolerance, ET Rates & Ecophysiology
Edward Glenn & Pamela Nagler - University of Arizona Environmental Research Laboratory
9:30am Bosque del Apache NWR, NM Restoration
John Taylor - US Fish & Wildlife Services
10:00am BREAK
10:15am Water Use by Tamarisk in the Lower Colorado River System
Stan Smith - University of Nevada - Las Vegas
10:45am Tamarisk, Applied Evapotranspiration Instrumentation
Salim Bawazir - New Mexico State University


11:15am Evapotranspiration Estimates for Riparian Vegetation
Phil King - New Mexico State University
12:00pm LUNCH
12:30pm Keynote address - Scientists, Politicians, Voters, and a Troublesome Tree
Patty Limerick - Center for the American West


Thursday, October 23 - Afternoon Session on Political Solutions

  Time Title Abstracts PowerPoint Presentations Presentation Notes
1:20pm International Issues with Tamarisk
Jim Stefanov - International Boundary & Water Commission
1:40pm Interior's Strategic Plan for Tamarisk Research and Control
Shannon Cunniff
2:00pm The Nature Conservancy's Invasive Species Initiative
David Gann - The Nature Conservancy
2:20pm New Mexico Tamarisk Control Initiative
Derrith Watchman-Moore - New Mexico Environmental Department
2:40pm Colorado's Plan for Controlling Tamarisk within 10 Years
Shane Henry - Colorado Department of Natural Resources
3:00pm Federal Perspective on Long-term Political Solutions
Josh Penry - House Subcommittee on Forest Health
3:20pm BREAK
3:30pm Panel Discussion on the Development of Long-term Management and Funding
Moderated by John Redifer - Mesa State College
4:30pm Symposium Wrap-up and Input by Participants
Tim Carlson - Tamarisk Coalition
5:00pm Adjournment


Friday, October 24 - Site Tour and Equipment Demonstrations
  Time Title
8:00am Breakfast at Central Location(s) with Tour following
Walter Walker Wildlife Refuge
9:00am to Noon

Placed on the Internet: October 26, 2003

Comments on this page should be addressed to Dr. Curtis E. Swift, Area Extension Agent, Horticulture
Colorado State Cooperative Extension
2775 US Hwy 50, Grand Junction, CO. 81503
voice: 970-244-1834
fax: 970-244-1700


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