Culture, Climate, and Conservation
73rd SWCS International Annual Conference
July 29 - August 1
Albuquerque, New Mexico
New Mexico’s rich culture and diverse landscape made it the prime location to celebrate the 73rd SWCS International Annual Conference theme, Culture, Climate, and Conservation. The research shared and stories told from across the nation fit right into this location where conservation spans resource concerns, cultures, and landscapes. In addition to learning about some of the management challenges and partnership opportunities that face ecosystems worldwide, participants experienced the vibrant culture of New Mexico through Local Forum and Flavor event, witnessed conservation efforts first-hand through tours, and heard from leading speakers in the conservation field. Specialty tracks focused on rangeland and forest restoration as well as the use of technology to advance conservation were offered at this year’s conference. Collectively, all of these areas of focus provided a forum for conservation professionals from around the world to come together to discuss successes and challenges, combat shared obstacles, and accelerate conservation efforts.
The 2018 conference brought together more than 430 conservationists, representing 4 countries and 49 states. The conference program included 115 oral presentations and symposia and 71 poster presentations.
2018 Annual Conference Presenting Sponsor