27th Headwaters Conference: "For the Benefit of the People": National Parks and the Power to Transform

The 27th Headwaters Conference is FREE!

"For the Benefit of the People": National Parks and the Power to Transform
September 9-11, 2016

Part of [our] responsibility is to choose a place. To restore the land one must live and work in a place. To work in a place is to work with others. People who work together in a place become a community, and a community, in time, grows a culture. 

~Gary Snyder

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The 27th Headwaters Conference will be held at Western State Colorado University on September 9-11, 2016. This year’s gathering will explore how parks benefit people, who fails to benefit, and the potential of parks to change the world through the transformative experience of place and community. Patricia Nelson Limerick, Colorado State Historian and director of the Center of the American West at the University of Colorado, will offer a keynote address on Friday, September 9, at 7 pm in the Taylor Auditorium. Saturday’s events will include panels, dialogue, and field trips exploring park lands in the Gunnison area. The event is free and open to all.

Our Friday night keynote address and performance, will be Patricia Limerick, Faculty Director and Chair of the Board of the Center of the American West at the University of Colorado. She has also been named Colorado State Historian in 2016.

 
Patty Limerick, Colorado State Historian