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2017 Symposium



The 2017 Symposium was held on Tuesday, April 11, 2017, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, at CU Boulder's SEEC building. Registration was required and was free of charge. Lunch was be provided. Parking was free to registrants, and carpooling was encouraged. 

Speakers and  Schedule

Twelve scientists who were funded by OSMP, BCPOS, or JCOS presented the results of their in-depth research on open space land. 

talk # Time Presenter Funding Agency Presenter Affiliation Topic/Title  
1 9:20 James Hagadorn OSMP, BCPOS, JCOS Denver Museum of Nature & Science 2017 Funded Research: Identifying a mass extinction in Front Range open space: Age & environments of the Lykins Formation pdf  
2 9:40 Ben Lawhon OSMP Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics Undesignated trail management and messaging study pdf  
3 10:00 Jeremy Dertien BCPOS, OSMP Wildlife Conservation Society A pilot study of potential effects of human recreation activity on Abert's squirrel (Sciurus aberti) and dusky grouse (Dendragapus obscurus) in Boulder County pdf  
4 10:40 Kyle Rodman OSMP CU Boulder A spatiotemporal analysis of changes in forest extent of the Northern Front Range pdf  
5 11:00 Derek Sebastian JCOS, BCPOS CSU Extending the duration of annual, biennial and perennial weed control with Esplanade tank mixes pdf  
6 11:20 Ava Hoffman OSMP CSU Diversity and drought adaptation within a dominant shortgrass prairie species: Can genetic and phenotypic diversity buffer climate change across local gradients? pdf  
7 1:00 Joseph Ehrenberger BCPOS Adaptation Environmental Services Not yet available. A general herpetofauna assessment and mapping of hibernacula at Rabbit Mountain Open Space  
8 1:20 Adrian Carper BCPOS CU The conservation value of woody debris for cavity-nesting bees on Boulder County Open Space pdf  
9 1:40 Victoria Crystal JCOS CU Investigating environmental change across the Cretaceous- Paleogene Boundary at South Table Mountain pdf  
10 2:20 Mark Beardsley JCOS Ecometrics Ralston Creek: Resilience exemplified pdf  
11 2:40 Erick Carlson OSMP CSU Investigating biodiversity of ditch and stream riparian communities on City of Boulder Open Space pdf  
12 3:00 Rebecca Hufft JCOS Denver Botanic Gardens Riparian restoration along Deer Creek pdf  



The symposium was jointly sponsored by OSMP, Boulder County Parks and Open Space (BCPOS), Jefferson County Open Space (JCOS), and INSTARR. OSMP was proud to be the 2017 host. For more information, please contact Ann Lezberg at [email protected]




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