Welcome

12th Biennial Conference of Science and Management on the Colorado Plateau

September 16-19, 2013, Northern Arizona University

Thank you for joining us for the 12th Biennial Conference of Science and Management on the Colorado Plateau!

The conference was very successful, attracting more than 410 scientists, land managers, and students from as far away as Alaska and Washington, DC. We believe the conference’s success is attributable to the breadth and quality of the science presented as well as the diversity of partners who sponsored the conference. Our sincere thanks go to those of you who organized the many outstanding special and general sessions as well as to those of you who contributed papers and posters. We’d also like to thank the following organizations for their financial and in-kind support:  U.S. Geological Survey; U.S. Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station; Bureau of Land Management; National Park Service; Grand Canyon Trust; The Arboretum at Flagstaff; and Northern Arizona University. The support from the university was wide spread and included the following entities: Office of the Provost, Office of the Vice President of Research, School of Forestry, School of Earth Science and Environmental Sustainability, Landscape Conservation Initiative, Colorado Plateau Research Station, Colorado Plateau Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, and Merriam-Powell Center for Environmental Research.

Interested conference participants are invited to publish the research they presented in the conference’s proceedings. Submitted papers will be refereed and peer reviewed. The U.S. Geological Survey will publish the proceedings electronically. The previous 10 volumes of the biennial conference proceedings have gained international recognition, being reviewed and summarized in journals such as Conservation Biology, Ecology, and The Southwestern Naturalist. Many of the proceedings chapters are frequently cited by fellow professionals and documented by the Science Citation Index. 

Look forward to seeing you in 2015!