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Agenda

Participate in a day of active learning with interactive stations, live equipment demonstrations, and opportunities to operate equipment and use best management practice tools/methods on 30+ acres in Colorado.

7:00am-8:00am Breakfast and Registration
8:00am-8:20am Welcome and Event Overview
8:20am-8:40am Patriotic Opening: Col (Ret) Marc Hildenbrand
8:40am-9:00am The 13 Stages of Reclamation and The Evolution of Rec-Tech-Science: Brent Huwa
9:00am-9:40am Restoration For Productivity: Sequencing for Success: Alex Zimmerman
9:40am-10:00am Break
10:00am-4:00pm Open: Interactive Stations, Station Tours, Think Tank, and Drone Zone
10:00am-11:00am Station Tour #1
10:30am-11:15am The Evolution of Aerial Data Management (Main Center)
10:30am-11:30am Live Demonstration #1 (Stages of Successful Reclamation)
10:15am-10:45am Developing Seed Mixes for Regional Success (Round Table Discussion in Think Tank)
11:00am-11:45am Compaction Causes, Consequences, and Mitigation (Presentation in Think Tank) *Followed by review of decompaction methods at the Live Demonstration Area at 11:30am: Matt Duncan
11:30am-1:30pm Lunch (Local Food Trucks) – Activities On-Going During Lunch (pick and choose)
11:45am-12:15pm Contract Review and Managing Risk (Round Table Discussion in Think Tank, bring your lunch)
12:15pm-1:15pm Station Tour #2
12:30pm-1:15pm Student Time (Think Tank, bring your lunch)
1:30pm-2:15pm Overcoming Adversity: Amberley Snyder (Main Center)
2:15pm-2:30pm Break
2:30pm-3:30pm Station Tour #3
2:30pm-3:30pm Live Demonstration #2 (Stages of Successful Reclamation)
2:30pm-3:30pm The Evolution of Regulation and Restoration Expectations (Agency Panel in Main Center)
3:45pm-4:15pm RETREET: Orchestrating Powerful Partnerships to Redefine Disaster Relief: Grady McGahan (Main Center)
4:30pm-5:30pm Social Hour