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Ecosystems Summit 2018: Cities, Ecosystems and Climate Change

Visit the Ecosystems Webpage  Learn More about the Climate Commitment 

Thanks to everyone who joined (both onsite and online) the 2018 Ecosystems Summit!

On Nov. 16, hundreds of local residents, scientists, public officials, and staff from non-profit organizations convened for a day-long conference to explore both the emerging challenges for ecosystems and exciting and hopeful efforts our community has initiated to respond. The collaborative summit resulted in a wealth of solutions as well as a larger network of people to put those ideas into action.

Next steps?

  • Join a new online community, the Ecosystems Summit Action Group .
  • Return to this webpage for updates about materials from the conference and other opportunities to get involved.
  • View a recording of the entire #EcosystemsSummit2018!

Thanks to #EcosystemsSummit2018 partners:

Boulder County Wild Foundation CU Boulder SEEC Y On Earth Earth Coast Productions

Onsite registration is currently fully booked. However, please join a waitlist and register for an interactive livestream of the event.

Latest videos about #EcosystemsSummit2018:


Inside Boulder - Boulder's Climate Change Program from City of Boulder on Vimeo .


  • Concerned about how climate change and urban development impact our local ecosystems?
  • Noticing species declines (pollinators, song birds, aquatic species), unusual animal behaviors, urban forest die back
    (from Emerald Ash Borer, other insects and diseases)?
  • Curious about what’s being done locally and how you can help?

The focus of this day-long summit will be on solutions. Several significant, local environmental initiatives will be announced at the gathering. This is a great opportunity to learn about and connect with local efforts to address these important issues.

Onsite registration is currently fully booked. However, please join a waitlist and register for an interactive livestream of the event.

Ecosystems are much more than our natural environment.

In 2018, the city is highlighting the significant role ecosystems play in addressing and responding to climate change. City staff are seeking new ways to collaborate with each other and the community on ecosystems projects. 

They are communities of living organisms, such as humans, animals and plants, and the non-living materials they interact with, such as water, air and soil. As the unseen regulators of carbon emissions, ecosystems play a key role in our climate contribution and how we experience impacts such as drought, temperature extremes and pest infestation. To achieve our climate goals, we must improve the health and resilience of Boulder’s ecosystems through strategic land management and practices.