2022 Conference

February 23rd, 2022 to February 25th, 2022
Grand Junction, CO
Join us for our 20th Annual Riparian Restoration Conference at the Grand Junction Convention Center in Grand Junction, CO - February 23-25, 2022!
Connect with others in your field who are managing or studying riparian lands and stream environments and discover novel techniques, scientific findings, and lessons learned that make restoration successful.
Who attends the Riparian Restoration Conference?
Over 200 river restoration professionals e.g. land managers, scientists, non-profit organizations, watershed groups, private landowners, consultants, students, river enthusiasts, biologists - you!
Hear What Attendees Have to Say...
“RiversEdge West puts together a topnotch conference that attracts a wide range of relevant restoration presenters who are doing important work. Having the opportunity to not only hear from the experts but to actually interact with them between sessions is invaluable. If you are involved in riparian restoration in any capacity you need to clear your calendar to make room to attend this conference!"
“The Riparian Restoration Conference is one of the most informative and useful conferences I have ever attended in my career in that it brings together scientists, resource managers, and practitioners with ample opportunity to share and discuss information, goals, and methods across a broad range of relevant topics.” 
“It is just inspirational and invigorating being around so many people doing similar work.  It was especially helpful meeting people who work in similar organizations but in different places.”
“[The Conference] provides a broad range of information and new research that is applicable to a variety of audiences including private landowners.”
COVID-19 Update:
We are planning for an in-person Riparian Restoration Conference in Grand Junction, CO, February 23-25, 2022. Due to COVID-19, we are evaluating changes to the conference format to provide for the safety of its participants, following the latest CDC, state, and county guidelines for an in-person event.

Share your work at our 20th Annual Riparian Restoration Conference - Abstracts are due October 1, 2021.
The proposed topic(s) should address the theme of the conference: learning from the last 20 years; planning for the next.
What has worked and what has not worked from both a historical standpoint as well as present-day? How do we manage a constantly changing landscape while incorporating traditional ecological knowledge, historical land management, and cultural considerations? The topic(s) should be novel, timely, and interesting to a broad range of riparian restoration land managers and/or scientists. Applications that incorporate innovative approaches, applied science, best management practices, analyses of riparian restoration, and/or lessons learned are strongly encouraged.
Potential topics include but are not limited to:
  • Climate Change & Adaptation
  • Restoration Details
  • Grazing in Riparian Areas
  • Revegetation
  • Lessons Learned & Failed Projects
  • Science, Technology, & Monitoring
  • Diverse Stakeholder Engagement & Stewardship
  • Policy, Legislation & Funding
  • Geomorphology

Email your abstract(s) in a Word Document to Ckukuraitis@Riversedgewest.org by October 1st following the abstract template provided here.


Partner with us at the leading riparian restoration conference in the West by becoming a conference sponsor! 
Why Sponsor?  
Our attendees are taking a leading role in restoring riparian ecosystems and are an important audience for your organization’s message. Along with increased visibility, additional sponsor benefits include complimentary registration(s) and exhibit space. 
Ask us about additional benefits for title sponsors and refer to the sponsor packet for more information. 
Your contribution will directly support all aspects of the conference - from scholarships for students and networking events to the cost of facility rental and meals.
To become a sponsor, simply make your contribution here - we'll take care of the rest!
Or, mail in a check, or contact Cara Kukuraitis, Conference Coordinator, at (970) 256-7400 or Ckukuraitis@riversedgewest.org.
Mailing address:
P.O. Box 1907 
Grand Junction, CO 81502
Attn: Cara Kukuraitis

(before 1/23/2022)
(after 1/23/2022)
(15% discount for members
who give $120 and above)      
One Day
Exhibitor - Business
Exhibitor - Nonprofit


Registration will open in October 2021.


A room block has been reserved at two hotels in Historic Downtown Grand Junction at the GSA rate of $96/night (pending any price changes in October). Breakfast buffet, internet access, exercise room, newspaper, pool/spa is complimentary at both hotels.
  1. Springhill Suites by Marriott - use code REWREWA or REWREWB when booking
  2. Hampton Inn - use code REW when booking
Booking information will be provided soon. Please ask for the RiversEdge West rate when making your reservation. 
The deadline to reserve your room in the discounted room block is January 22, 2022.

R I V E R    C H A M P I O N    S P O N S O R S   ///  $5,000 +

River Champion sponsors receive three conference registrations, a booth in the Exhibit Hall, and recognition in the Conference Program


C O T T O N W O O D    S P O N S O R S   ///  $2,500 +

Cottonwood sponsors receive two conference registrations, a booth in the Exhibit Hall, and recognition in the Conference Program


W I L L O W    S P O N S O R S  ///  $1,000+

Willow sponsors receive one conference registration and recognition in the Conference Program



S E E D L I N G   S P O N S O R  ///  $500+

Seedling sponsors receive recognition in the Conference Program

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View from the Colorado National Monument in Grand Junction, CO


RiversEdge West's

mission is to advance the restoration of riparian lands through collaboration, education, and technical assistance.