Springs Ecosystem Science: 2018 Symposium, Workshop, and Training

hosted by the Springs Stewardship Institute and the National Park Service


A 2-day symposium on springs ecosystems and related science and management themes.


 Leopard Frog Marsh, Glen Canyon NRA

Leopard Frog Marsh, Glen Canyon NRA

Don't miss the opportunity to share your knowledge about springs ecosystems, hydrology, and cultural significance all while networking with other scientists and managers at the beautiful Museum of Northern Arizona in Flagstaff, AZ!

Details on the goals and background of the symposium is available in this informational flyer (pdf format).

The symposium will kick off with a social mixer on the night of June 4th and will be immediately followed by a springs ecosystem inventory and assessment workshop on June 7th and 8th and a field practicum on June 11th through 15th.  More information about the springs workshop and field practicum can be found here.

Registration and abstract submissions Have been extended: click here

Abstract submission deadline: April 30th, 2018.
Registration deadline: May 15th, 2018.  Registration is limited, so don't delay.

Contributing sessions:

  • Advances in Springs Ecohydrology
  • Springs Ecosystem Ecology
  • Springs and Cultural Resources
  • Impacts on Groundwater and Springs: Emerging Threats
  • Geo-collaborative Approaches for Springs Information Technology
  • Springs Ecosystem Management and Restoration
  • Springs Inventory, Monitoring and Assessment Methods

A detailed schedule of events and talks will be sent to registrants after the abstract submission deadline has passed, until then a preliminary agenda can be downloaded here (PDF format).

The symposium will be held at the Branigar/Chase Discovery Center (Building 2 on the map) at the Museum of Northern Arizona on Highway 180 just north of downtown Flagstaff, AZ.  There is ample parking at the main museum with additional parking across the street at the research center.

There are numerous lodging opportunities in and around Flagstaff.  Area hotels fill up early for the month of June so we recommend making reservations well in advance.  Ample free dispersed camping is also available in nearby Coconino National Forest.  Please check their web page for any applicable closures, camping regulations, and other notices.

For more information please contact the Springs Stewardship Institute at:
(928) 774-5211 ext. 231 or email Jeri@springstewardship.org