22 March 2012

International Drylands Symposium: Learning from Legacies, Sustaining the Future

10:00 AM TO 5:00 PM
Las Cruces Convention Center, 680 E. University Ave., Las Cruces, New Mexico 88001 USA

Recognizing both 100 years of Jornada Research in Support of Management and Conservation of Land and the UN Decade for Deserts and the Fight against Desertification

The event is free and open to the public.

Register and submit posters online at: http://jornada.nmsu.edu/news-events/jornada-symposium

Featured speakers during the afternoon program include:
·         Mr. Luc Gnacadja, Executive Secretary, United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)
·         Dr. William deBuys, Conservationist and noted author (A Great Aridness; River of Traps; Salt Dreams)
·         Mr. Luis Torres, Long‐Time Community Worker in Northern New Mexico and member, High Country News Board of Directors
·         Dr. Deb Peters, Ecologist and Principal Investigator of the National Science Foundation’s Long Term Ecological Research Program (NSF LTER) at the Jornada
·         Dr. Steve Shafer, Deputy Administrator, USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS)
·         Program Moderator: Dr. Jeff Herrick, USDA ARS Soil Scientist
Morning poster program: submission of titles and contributions are welcome and will be published on‐line
Pre‐Symposium Field Tour, Wednesday, July 11th, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM, availability limited to first 100 registered
Contact Bernice Gamboa (bgamboa@nmsu.edu or 575‐646‐4842) for further information

Organized by the USDA‐ARS, UNCCD, and the NSF LTER