Call for papers--deadline Dec. 1, 2006

Send 200 word abstracts and 50 word biographical statement (include email and mail address) by Dec 1, 2006 to Rick VanNoy  Details below:

The Friends of the New River, The National Committee for the New River, the National Park Service, The New River Watershed Roundtable, the Radford University College of Arts and Sciences, and the Recreation and Management Program at Appalachian State University present the return of:

The New River Symposium, May 31 – June 2, 2007

Radford University, Radford, VA (rivermile 146)

 The New River Symposium will once again celebrate the ecological and social value of the New River, bringing together the river’s diverse constituents and providing a forum for partnership, research, and policy development. It will focus on the current state of the New River and on the integration of science, policy, and communities in addressing the problems facing the New River Watershed. 

 Presentations (15-20 minutes) could include:

 ≈ Sustainable economic development on the New

≈ Threats to human or biological health

≈ Cultural and archaeological histories of the New

≈ Controlling erosion and maintaining riparian buffers

≈ Native and non-native species distribution

≈ Studies of flora or fauna

≈ Recreational and “blueway” plans

≈ Dam impacts and relicensing

≈ River and stream water quality

≈ Wild and scenic designation

 Who should attend: teachers, researchers, community leaders, government officials, stewards, river keepers, planners, boaters, birders, anglers and friends from up and down the old New. Traditionally, the New River Symposium has been a multi-disciplinary conference, open to all those with either a professional or amateur interest in the New.  Presentations should address a non-specialized audience, working to share information across disciplinary lines. Selected papers will be published in a conference proceedings.

 Send inquiries to Rick Roth <> or Rick Van Noy <>

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