Conferences & Meetings
The 2013 San Juan Mining Conference (previously known as San Juan Hardrock Mining and Water Quality Conference) will be held in Lake City, CO on April 18th, 2013. Explore the future of mining in the San Juan Region with leaders from throughout the state. We seek reclamation methods that revive lost history and heal the environment. We seek safe, successful ways to revive the mining industry. To be as inclusive as possible in our discussion, this conference is free and open to the public. For more information and conference registration click here.
The 2012 Mining and Water Quality Conference was held in Silverton, CO on April 26th, 2012. The conference offered participants an opportunity to understand and discuss current and future mining and water quality issues related to the San Juan Mountain region. For more information click here.
The 2010 Managing for Resiliency Conference was held on Oct 6-9 at the Kendall Mountain Center in Silverton, CO and welcomed over 100 participants. This conference brought together scientists, stakeholders, land managers, and practitioners to discuss current research to assess existing and potential threats to the San Juan Mountain region posed by climate change. It was also an opportunity to develop strategies, frameworks, and tools for climate change adaptation planning that can be shared between agencies and communities. The conference featured presentations, panel discussions, working groups, a poster session, and field trips to research sites in the San Juan Mountains. The conference highlighted the need to develop a centralized data repository for climate science information, to share science with citizens in a relatable manner, to form effective partnerships, and to act on the information we already have.
MSI was the local host of MTNCLIM, the semiannual meeting of the Consortium for Integrated Climate Research in Western Mountains (CIRMOUNT).
This conference brought 120 scientists to Silverton for 3 ½ days of presentations and discussion concerning climate and its effects in mountainous regions of western North America. A Workshop for Land Mangers was offered following the scientific meeting.
MSI has sponsored two research retreats with the goals of: 1) attracting more researchers to the San Juan Mountains to conduct research, 2) increasing communication and facilitating collaborations among academic researchers and agency and non-profit scientists, 3) discussing potential research sites and projects, and 4) gathering input to help with MSI's research program and organizational planning.
State Of The San Juans “San Juan Mountains Science & Research: Linking Communities, Researchers & Practitioners”, September 24-26, 2004, Silverton, Colorado
A conference specially designed for presentation of academic and agency research; results of local watershed-based assessment and restoration efforts; and current natural, economic, and social conditions and trends in the San Juan Mountains.
The 55th Annual Meeting of the Rocky Mountain Section was hosted by the Department of Geosciences, Fort Lewis College, and was held on the campus of Fort Lewis College.
A Mountain Summit: Communities, Culture, and Conservation, September 25-28, 2002
MSI's inaugural conference in September of 2002 was a successful gathering of an eclectic group of people interested in the San Juan Mountains. Public lands managers, students, researchers, teachers and citizens all joined together to discuss their concerns about the region we live in and offered ideas for more effective stewardship strategies.
San Juan Mountains Workshop, August 9-10, 2000
This conference was designed to bring local, state and federal agencies along with academic institutions together to discuss a number of issues, including the unification of pertinent research and data generated from these groups, appropriate links and development of a digital library, establishment of an Alpine Research Center (which culminated in the founding of MSI in 2002) for the long-term study of the San Juan Mountains, development of educational programs that link research to teachers and students.