Learn about the State of the San Juans in Silverton, Colo., on Sept. 24-26. The conference, sponsored by the Mountains Studies Institute, will feature panels on local water issues, including the Animas River and the San Miguel Watershed, as well as on public-land partnerships and local restoration efforts. Colorado State Attorney General Ken Salazar is the keynote speaker.

The second National Conference on Coastal and Estuarine Habitat Restoration will be held in Seattle on Sept. 12-15. The conference, which is sponsored by Restore America’s Estuaries, includes sessions on restoration as well as special field trips.

Want to learn more about mining equipment and technology? Head to Las Vegas for the 2004 Mine Expo International on Sept. 27-30.