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      CA-NV SWCS 2019 Annual Conference: Women in Conservation in Reno

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      May 23, 2019

      Thursday   7:00 PM

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      CA-NV SWCS 2019 Annual Conference: Women in Conservation

      We couldn't be more excited to be partnering with Dr. Hailey Wilmer in developing this year's conference content. Hailey is a social rangeland scientist studying the intersection of cultural, political and ecological systems and adaptive rangeland management. Originally from Montana, she earned her Ph.D. from Colorado State University in Rangeland Ecosystem Science in 2016. As Climate Hub Fellow, Hailey works with the Rangeland Resources Research Unit and across USDA agencies and agriculture stakeholder groups on research that supports adaptive management in drought and extreme weather events.  Hailey’s research methods include qualitative (interviews, focus groups) and quantitative ecological monitoring that document the decision-making processes of family ranches in Colorado and Wyoming. Hailey will be moderating our Women in Conservation Panel Discussion as well as providing the keynote address for our Speaker Series. The general conference agenda is as follows: Field Tour (with Lunch), May 23 - We will leave the Innevation Center in Reno at 8:00 a.m. and take a tour of agricultural and public lands in the eastern Sierra Nevada. Tour stops/ topics include: The Farmers Table at Girlfarm - Local food production. Roberti Ranch - Agriculture in the Sierra Valley. Sagehen Creek Field Station - Watershed research being conducted by UNR. The Truckee River - Community building through river stewardship. Women in Conservation Panel Discussion (refreshments provided), May 23 - We will be hosting an informal, two hour event that will allow a panel of distinguished women to share what their roles have been in the conservation of resources in the West and where they see the future of conservation going. A question and answer session will be included. This session will also be open to the public, but conference attendees will have preferred access/ seating. Invited Speaker Series (with lunch), May 24 - We are inviting a handful of speakers, all women, to share the soil and water conservation projects they are working on around the region.

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