2018 HAR Summer Field Tour

July 10-11, 2018
Longmont, Colorado


We hope you can join us for the 2018 HAR Summer Field Tour. The 2-day field tour will visit several vegetative restoration sites in the northern Colorado Front Range affected by the 2013 floods. The floods created unique sites and challenges for restoration efforts. This will be a once in a lifetime experience to be on sites not available for public access and to see challenges in revegetation that are a first occurrence in the history of the region.

We will continue discussion of restoration activities at these sites with a panel of Emergency Watershed Protection leadership and technical assistance team personnel the evening of July 10th beginning at 6:30 PM at the Oskar Blues Oak Room in Longmont. The Central Rockies chapter of the Society for Ecological Restoration (CeRSER) will be hosting this event, which is free and open to the public; pre-registration not required for the Pub Talk. If you cannot participate during the day, please feel free to join us in the evening for drinks, discussion, and networking. CeRSER will provide appetizers and a cash bar will be available.

Field Tour Registration is FREE, but limited to 100 participants:

Important information:

  • Tentative schedule for both days is detailed below.
  •  On-line registration is required for the Field Tour due to limited seats on buses. Please take a few moments to complete the online registration to insure your seat on this exceptional tour.
    • On-line registration is not required for the Pub Talk on July 10th. Decide you can make it to the Pub Talk at the last minute? Come and join us!
  • We will begin handing out name tags to registered participants at 7:45 AM each day prior to boarding buses at 8 AM.
  • Buses will be departing from the South Parking Lot at the Boulder County Fairgrounds (Longmont, CO) at 8:15 AM and returning around 5:30 PM each day. Please use restroom facilities before coming to board the buses.
  • All tour participants must ride on buses provided due to fragile conditions and/or limited accessibility of sites. Other vehicles cannot be accommodated at the field sites. There will not be any exceptions.
  • Please bring your own water (reusable bottle, please), snacks, insect repellant, and sunscreen. We highly recommend wearing boots or shoes with good ankle support.
  • Since the tours are full day trips, HAR will provide box lunches. You are welcome to indicate dietary restrictions on the registration form or bring your own sack lunch. 
  • There are many hotel options in Longmont. If needed, lodging arrangements should be made on your own.
  • Contact Donna Goodsell, donna.goodsell at co.usda.gov, 970-356-8097 x101 or Jayne Jonas, jayne.jonas-bratten at colostate.edu, 970-491-3316 with any additional questions.
  • If your organization is interested in helping sponsor the field tour, please contact Randy Mandel, rmandel at greatecology.com.

Participants at the 2016 HAR Summer Field Tour

Tentative Schedule for the 2018 HAR Summer Field Tour

Tuesday, July 10th:

7:45 am – 8:15 am Registration & Board buses South Parking Lot, Boulder County Fairgrounds, Longmont, CO 80501

(South Parking Lot is at Nelson Rd and Fairgrounds Lane in Longmont)

8:15 am Buses depart
9:30 am – 10:30 am Bielins-Hock Niwot
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Streamcrest Boulder
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm Breaches/Reach 3 Hygeine
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Apple Valley North Lyons
Approx 5:30 pm Buses return
6:30 pm – 9:30 pm CeRSER Pub Talk:

Emergency Watershed Protection leadership and personnel

(Pre-registration not required for Pub Talk)

Oskar Blues Oak Room, 1800 Pike Rd, Longmont, CO 80501


Wednesday, July 11th:

7:45 am – 8:15 am Registration & Board buses South Parking Lot, Boulder County Fairgrounds, Longmont, CO 80501

(South Parking Lot is at Nelson Rd and Fairgrounds Lane in Longmont)

8:15 am Buses depart
10 am – 11 am Fish Creek Estes Park
11:30 am – 1:30 pm Hydroplant, Morton, River Edge Estes Park
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm North Fork Big Thompson Canyon
Approx 5:30 pm Buses return




Past Field Tours: Visit our photo gallery at shutterfly to browse photos from past field tours

2010 HAR Field Tour

Larry Brown at the 1970 HAR Field Tour







Save the date! 2019 HAR-CeRSER Conference

Planning for the 2019 HAR-CeRSER Conference is underway. The next Conference will be held March 12 – 14, 2019, at the Lory Student Center at Colorado State University (Fort Collins, CO). Visit the conference website for updates: https://sites.warnercnr.colostate.edu/restoration-conference/