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Upcoming Events

Nov. 14, 2018, 9:00 AM (PST)
Nov. 17, 2018, 5:00 PM (PST)
San Diego, CA

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California Association of Resource Conservation Districts' 73rd Annual Conference

Sponsoring + Attending

The California RCDs' 73rd Annual Conference will center around the theme of "Celebrating Resilient Landscapes and Adaptive Communities." The four days of trainings, breakout sessions, panels, and networking opportunities will bring together conservation practitioners, scientists, private landowners/land managers, legislators, non-profits, and State and Federal agency representatives.


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Dec. 3, 2018, 9:00 AM (EST)
Dec. 7, 2018, 5:00 PM (EST)
Washington, DC

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ACES 2018

Presenting + Attending

ACES: A Community on Ecosystem Services represents a dynamic and growing international assembly of professionals, researchers, and policy-makers involved with ecosystem services. The ACES 2018 conference will focus on linking state-of-the-art science, practice, and decision making by bringing together the ecosystem services community and decision makers from around the United States and the globe. ACES 2018 will engage leaders in government, NGOs, academia, Native American tribes, and the private sector to advance the use of ecosystem services science and practice in resource management and other societal decisions.


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Previous Events

Nov. 4, 2018, 9:00 AM (PST)
Nov. 8, 2018, 5:00 PM (PST)
Hood River, OR

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Organization of Fish and Wildlife Information Managers Annual Conference & Business Meeting

Presenting + Sponsoring

The theme for this year's meeting is “Let’s Partner—Moving Forward Together.” The organization is planning a great conference focusing on partnerships and managing information across partners and jurisdictions. The event will include drone demonstrations, visits to salmon habitat restoration projects, and a panel on the local 2017 Eagle Creek Fire.

Keith Steele will be presenting "Introducing GeoOptix: Tools for Fueling Collaboration and Secure Environmental Data Management in the Cloud" on Monday, November 5 @ 3:05pm.


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Oct. 23, 2018, 9:00 AM (EDT)
Oct. 25, 2018, 5:00 PM (EDT)
Bloomington, IN

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Natural Areas Association Annual Conference

Sponsoring + Presenting

This year’s theme for the Natural Areas Association's annual conference is Building Resilience: The Future of Natural Areas. Environmental change is dramatically impacting the resilience of natural areas and their ability to rebound from disturbance while maintaining biologically important features and continuing to provide fundamental support to human health. Regardless of region or type, the hope for natural areas rests on planned actions that promote resilient systems in the face of daunting environmental change. 

Liz Christeleit will present "How Open-Source Technology is Maximizing Data Value and Fostering Collaboration for Large Land Management Organizations" from 10:30am to 11:30am on Thursday, October 25.


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Oct. 15, 2018, 8:00 AM (PDT)
Oct. 17, 2018, 5:00 PM (PDT)
Riverside, CA

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2018 CASQA Annual Conference

Sponsoring + Presenting + Exhibiting

The 2018 California Stormwater Quality Association (CASQA) Annual Conference will be held in downtown Riverside, the heart of the Inland Empire. This year’s conference theme, Connecting the Drops from Summit to Sea, reflects its location in the upper portion of the Santa Ana River Watershed, an area of diverse habitat and extreme topography. The densely populated watershed is home to over six million people in four southern California counties. Here, as in all of California and beyond, stormwater professionals are hard at work complying with NPDES permits and TMDLs, creating urban infrastructure that implements low impact development and reduces hydromodification impacts, capturing stormwater for water supply, and providing protection for groundwater and surface water resources. 


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Sept. 28, 2018, 9:00 AM (PDT)
Sept. 28, 2018, 3:30 PM (PDT)
Stateline, NV

ProjectFirma User Group

Customer Meeting

Opportunity for the growing ProjectFirma community to come together to share progress on individual initiatives, learn from each other, and identify collective goals.


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Sept. 20, 2018, 10:00 AM (PDT)
Sept. 20, 2018, 11:00 AM (PDT)
Online

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Using Open-Source Technology to Simplify Watershed Council Transparency and Collaboration in the Clackamas River Basin

Network of Oregon Watershed Councils Webcast

Learn how ProjectFirma can help watershed councils enhance transparency, reporting, and analysis of their programs.

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Sept. 6, 2018, 6:00 PM (PDT)
Sept. 6, 2018, 8:00 PM (PDT)
Portland, OR

PDX TechCrawl 2018

Official Stop

For one evening, PDX tech companies open their offices to (tech) crawlers who eat and drink their way from office to office. Food, drinks, fun tech offices and great networking.


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April 17, 2018, 9:00 AM (PDT)
April 19, 2018, 5:00 PM (PDT)
Seaside, OR

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CONNECT 2018

Presenting + Sponsoring + Exhibiting

CONNECT is an annual training developed by and for conservation districts, land trusts, and watershed councils around the state. Held every spring since 2009, the event provides training focused on both the technical and administrative aspects of conservation implementation. Classes are developed for rural and urban conservation implementation, managerial and administrative function, and for education and outreach activities, delivering content that is specific and relevant to current conservation issues.


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Feb. 28, 2018, 10:00 AM (PST)
Feb. 28, 2018, 11:00 AM (PST)
Online

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Harnessing Open Source Technology to Foster Collaboration and Transparency Among 18 Resource Conservation Districts

Webcast

Learn how this group of California RCDs banded together to improve project tracking and reporting across the state with ProjectFirma.

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Feb. 14, 2018, 1:00 PM (PST)
Feb. 14, 2018, 3:00 PM (PST)
Portland, OR

ProjectFirma User Group

Customer Meeting

To help share best practices and foster community, we hold quarterly meetings with users. 


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Jan. 28, 2018, 12:00 PM (EST)
Jan. 30, 2018, 4:00 PM (EST)
Nashville, TN

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National Association of Conservation Districts 2018 Annual Meeting

Exhibiting (Booth #22)

NACD's Annual Meeting is touted as the premier event for conservation leaders. The conference attracts 1,000 landowners, partnering organizations, companies, and government agencies each year. Attendees discover emerging technologies, services, and programs specific to natural resource issues and legislation.


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Jan. 10, 2018, 10:00 AM (PST)
Jan. 10, 2018, 11:00 AM (PST)
Online

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The Key to Program Success Relies on Your Data Management Strategy

Webcast

Leveraging first-hand experience crafting clearly-defined data management strategies for organizations including the US Bureau of Reclamation, Weyerhaeuser, and Oregon Metro, Brian will showcase the importance of a well-thought-out data management strategy in ensuring success for your natural areas program. 

Presenter:
Brian Knowles | Founder & Managing Partner, Sitka Technology Group


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Nov. 15, 2017, 9:00 AM (PST)
Nov. 17, 2017, 5:00 PM (PST)
Sacramento, CA

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California Association of Resource Conservation Districts' 72nd Annual Conference

Attending

This year's annual conference will highlight and celebrate "Dynamic Partnerships, Relevant Results." California leads the country with their influential and forward-thinking natural resource and conservation strategies and goals. Over 250 professionals, including conservation practitioners, scientists, private landowners, legislators, non-profit partner organizations, and State and Federal agency representatives.

 

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Nov. 7, 2017, 9:00 AM (PST)
Nov. 8, 2017, 5:00 PM (PST)
Portland, OR

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Field Technology Conference 2017

Presenting + Exhibiting

The focus of this year's conference is field technologies in the fishery and forestry industries. The conference expects to attract a wide swath of Pacific Northwest resource professionals.

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Nov. 7, 2017, 12:00 PM (EST)
Nov. 8, 2017, 8:00 PM (EST)
Shepherdstown, WV

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2017 National Forum on Landscape Conservation

Sponsoring + Attending

This invite-only, two-day strategic forum will focus on the future of landscape conservation at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, WV. The forum will be a results-focused strategic meeting of landscape conservation leaders from across geographies, sectors, and issues.


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Oct. 24, 2017, 8:00 AM (PDT)
Oct. 27, 2017, 5:00 PM (PDT)
Portland, OR

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OAPA & ISOCARP 53rd Annual Congress

Presenting

The International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP) and the Oregon Chapter of the American Planning Association (OAPA) are partnering in 2017 for a joint international conference. The conference will bring together leading urban managers, academics and practitioners, environmental designers, entrepreneurs, and technology firms to explore the topic of Smart Communities.


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Oct. 10, 2017, 8:00 AM (PDT)
Oct. 13, 2017, 2:00 PM (PDT)
San Francisco, CA

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SOCAP17

Attending

SOCAP17 is the world's leading conference on impact investing and social enterprise.  Held in San Francisco, the conference unites innovators in business, tech, the sharing economy, health, philanthropy, and more to advance environmental and social causes.


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Oct. 10, 2017, 8:00 AM (MDT)
Oct. 12, 2017, 5:00 PM (MDT)
Fort Collins, CO

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44th Annual Natural Areas Conference

Presenting + Sponsoring + Exhibiting

The conference will be held at the Hilton Fort Collins, on the edge of the Colorado State University Campus. Colorado’s natural areas offer numerous models for successful conservation and collaboration, including the Fort Collins Natural Areas Program, which manages more than 36,000 acres. The event will include sessions on:

  • Conservation across (natural/political/cultural) boundaries
  • Urban/wildland interface
  • Wilderness and research natural areas management
  • Value of healthy land in water resource management
  • Technology for land management success
  • Forest and range management
  • Invasive species management


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Sept. 25, 2017, 8:00 AM (PDT)
Sept. 27, 2017, 3:00 PM (PDT)
Sacramento, CA

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California Stormwater Quality Association's 13th Annual Conference

Attending

The California Stormwater Quality Association (CASQA) Annual Conference expects to attract 1000 stormwater professionals to Sacramento. The conference will feature training workshops, technical sessions, and poster presentations on wide-ranging stormwater and water management topics. This year's theme is "Building Bridges for Water." Building bridges for communication and collaboration is vital to successfully managing the quality and quantity of the stormwater resources in California.


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Aug. 16, 2017, 9:00 AM (PDT)
Aug. 16, 2017, 10:00 AM (PDT)
Online

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Site Management Tool for Natural Areas Managers: Intro to TerraTrak

Natural Areas Association Webcast

Join representatives from Sitka Technology Group and discover how the platform:

  • Centralizes all program data
  • Streamlines business processes and workflows
  • Simplifies the process of sharing program summaries and reports

Presenters:

Brian Knowles | Founder & Managing Partner, Sitka Technology Group
Steve Rentmeester | Senior Product Owner, Sitka Technology Group


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Aug. 6, 2017, 8:00 AM (PDT)
Aug. 11, 2017, 5:00 PM (PDT)
Portland, OR

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ESA 2017

Presenting + Exhibiting (Booth #622)

The theme for the 102nd annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America is "Linking biodiversity, material cycling and ecosystem services in a changing world." Over 4,000 scientists, researchers, educators, administrators, and policymakers are expected to attend the conference to explore how biodiversity is the foundation for many ecosystem services, how ecosystem functioning can translate into ecosystem services, and the role different dimensions of biodiversity play in developing such understanding.


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June 6, 2017, 11:00 AM (PDT)
June 6, 2017, 12:00 PM (PDT)
Online

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Learn How Clean Water Services Streamlines Site Management with TerraTrak™

Webcast

Join representatives from Clean Water Services and Sitka as they share their experience with TerraTrak's site management module, and how the solution has positively impacted the three primary pain points CWS had been facing.

Presenters:  
Brian Shepard | GIS Analyst, Clean Water Services
Brian Knowles | Founder & Managing Partner, Sitka Technology Group
Steve Rentmeester | Senior Product Owner, Sitka Technology Group


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April 25, 2017, 8:00 AM (PDT)
April 27, 2017, 1:00 PM (PDT)
Wenatchee, WA

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Salmon Recovery Conference 2017

Exhibiting

This year's conference addresses the effect human population and climate change has on salmon recovery.

The agenda will focus on answering the following:

  • What will it take to fully implement the recovery plans?
  • What do we know today that we didn't know when we launched this effort?
  • What are our priorities for the next 15 years?


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Feb. 7, 2017, 8:00 AM (PST)
Feb. 9, 2017, 3:00 PM (PST)
Stevenson, WA

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River Restoration NW Stream Restoration Symposium 2017

Sponsoring + Exhibiting

The Stream Restoration Symposium is a nationally-renowned, multi-disciplinary forum to improve the science and practice of stream restoration. This event brings together working professionals and academia with diverse expertise in restoration ecology, fisheries, hydrology, geomorphology, engineering, permitting, construction and natural resources policy, planning, and regulation.


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Dec. 6, 2016, 8:00 AM (EST)
Dec. 9, 2016, 12:00 PM (EST)
Jacksonville, FL

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ACES 2016 Conference

Presenting

ACES: A Community on Ecosystem Services represents a dynamic and growing assembly of professionals, researchers, and policy-makers involved with ecosystem services. The ACES 2016 Conference brings together this community in partnership with Ecosystem Markets and the Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP), providing an open forum to share experiences, methods, and tools for assessing and incorporating ecosystem services into public and private decisions.


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Nov. 5, 2016, 5:00 PM (PDT)
Nov. 5, 2016, 10:00 PM (PDT)
Portland, OR

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"Celebration of Oregon Rivers" 14th Annual Auction and Dinner

Sponsor

Proceeds from the evening event will enable WaterWatch to implement many game-changing and innovative projects throughout the state. A few current projects, include:

  • Filling critical gaps in streamflow protection across Oregon.
  • Restoring streamflows to almost 70 miles of the Crooked River in central Oregon for reintroduced steelhead and redband trout.
  • Advocating to modernize the Columbia River Treaty and for new Treaty conditions that would allow the river to behave more like a river.
  • Negotiating, and when necessary, litigating for the streamflows and water policies that give life to the McKenzie, Clackamas, Chetco, Kilchis, Hood, and other rivers critical to Oregon's fish populations.
  • Protecting groundwater that feeds the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge and securing conservation planning for the National Wildlife Refuges of the Klamath Basin.


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Sept. 14, 2016, 8:00 AM (PDT)
Sept. 16, 2016, 2:00 PM (PDT)
San Francisco, CA

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SOCAP16

Attending

SOCAP16 will gather impact investors, social entrepreneurs, foundations, corporations, global nonprofits, and others who are all contributing to a vibrant marketplace for socially, environmentally and economically sustainable solutions.


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Aug. 31, 2016, 1:30 PM (PDT)
Aug. 31, 2016, 5:00 PM (PDT)
Stateline, NV

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2016 Lake Tahoe Summit

Attending

Celebrating its 20th year, the annual Lake Tahoe Summit has become an important yearly gathering of federal, state, and local leaders dedicated to the goal of restoring and sustaining Lake Tahoe as one of our most precious environmental treasures. 

This year's summit will feature a keynote by President Obama and a concert by The Killers.


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Aug. 23, 2016, 10:00 AM (PDT)
Aug. 23, 2016, 11:00 AM (PDT)
Online

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Learn How TRPA Tracks $2 Billion in Funding and Over 700 Cross-Agency Projects Without Breaking a Sweat

Webcast

The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency will share behind-the-scenes information about what it took to launch the ground-breaking online resource, the Lake Tahoe EIP Project Tracker, in August 2015. They will also explain its open-source license, and how you might leverage it for your own program.

Presenters:  Jeanne McNamara (Tahoe Regional Planning Agency) and Matt Deniston (Sitka Technology Group)


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June 15, 2016, 9:00 AM (PDT)
June 15, 2016, 5:00 PM (PDT)
Portland, OR

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Conservation Manager Roundtable

Hosting

A full-day meeting at our downtown Portland office for select conservation managers from the Puget Sound to Lake Tahoe. The group will discuss, share, brainstorm, and collaborate on conservation and monitoring issues we are all facing. 


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June 1, 2016, 10:00 AM (PDT)
June 1, 2016, 11:00 AM (PDT)
Online

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Using TerraTrak to Tame Your Material Management Logistics

Webcast

Clean Water Services will share how they use TerraTrak to help them manage the multitude of challenging logistics that comes with material management. With the aid of TerraTrak, they exceeded their objective of planting over one million plants for the last two planting seasons.

Presenters:  Margaret Wagner (Clean Water Services) and Brian Knowles and Steve Rentmeester (Sitka Technology Group)


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April 4, 2016, 8:00 AM (PDT)
April 8, 2016, 4:00 PM (PDT)
Portland, OR

Society for Ecological Restoration Northwest Regional Conference

Exhibiting + Presenting

Please stop by our booth and enter our drawing for a drone give-away. Keith will also be presenting the following session:

LIDAR Versus Unmanned Aerial Imagery:  The Digital Terrain Model Comparison
Tuesday, 5 April 2016 @ 2pm
Presenter:  Keith Steele (Sitka Technology Group)


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Nov. 18, 2015, 8:00 AM (PST)
Nov. 19, 2015, 3:00 PM (PST)
Portland, OR

Field Technology Conference 2015

Exhibiting + Presenting

Stop by our booth and don't miss Keith's presentation:

Using UAVs as a Rapid Aquatic Assessment Tool
Wednesday, 18 November 2015 @ 3:45pm
Presenters:  Eric Gakstatter (Geospatial Solutions) and Keith Steele (Sitka Technology Group)


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