The San Juan Mountains Association will host a conference, Bridges to Cultural Stewardship: Building Respect for People and Places, at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colo., on Oct. 24-26. The symposium will explore strategies for protecting the region’s diverse heritage and resources. Visit or call 970-375-9272 for more information.

If you can’t make it to San Rafael, Calif., for the Bioneers Conference, maybe you can make to it Telluride, Colo., instead, where the conference will be simulcast from Oct. 17-19 for $10 a day. Call 970-728-4689 or e-mail [email protected]

Oregon State University is sponsoring a conference, Risk Assessment for Decision-Making Related to Uncharacteristic Wildfire, in Portland on Nov. 17-19. The conference is geared toward landowners and managers, elected officials and scientists. Call 541-737-2329 or log onto

The Oregon Natural Resources Council and The Wilderness Society will be presenting the 2003 Oregon Wilderness Conference in Portland on Oct. 18. The conference will focus on the resource-management policies of the Bush administration and their impacts on the Northwest. For more information, visit, or call Erin at 503-283-6343 ext. 200.
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