CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

October 2nd, 2019

Celebration of Wild & Scenic Rivers Act Anniversary

October 3rd, 2019

8:00 AM – Conference Begins, Breakfast Served

8:30 AM – Welcome Remarks

Speaker

  • Jeff Steinborn, Southern New Mexico Director for New Mexico Wild

8:45 – 9:15 AM – Opening Remarks

Speakers

  • Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham
  • US Senator Martin Heinrich
  • Commissioner of Public Lands Stephanie Garcia Richard

9:15 – 10:15 AM – State Outdoor Recreation Resources

Moderator

  • Dave Simon, Director of Albuquerque Parks and Recreation Department

Speakers

  • Director of the New Mexico Outdoor Recreation Division
  • Stephanie Garcia Richard, New Mexico Commissioner of Public Lands, State Land Office
  • Sarah Cotrell Propst, Secretary of the New Mexico Energy, Minerals, and Natural Resources Department
  • Jen Schroer, Secretary of New Mexico Tourism Department

10:30 – 11:30 AM – Outdoor Marketing Toolkit

Moderator

  •  Jeff Steinborn, Southern New Mexico Director for New Mexico Wild

Speakers

  • Amy Camp, Cycle Forward
  • Kevney Dugan, CEO of Visit Bend
  • Dave Stanton, TALWEG, NM True creator, started “Eco- NM” under Bill Richardson
  • James Glover, Owner of Once a Day Marketing

Noon to 1 PM – Keynote

Speakers

  • Congresswoman Xochitl Torres Small
  • Director of the New Mexico Outdoor Recreation Division

1:15 – 2:30 PM – Eco and Wildlife Tourism

Moderator

  • Garrett VeneKlasen, Outreach Coordinator for New Mexico Wild

Speakers

  • Michael Dax, New Mexico Representative of Defenders of Wildlife
  • David Barfield, Activities Manager for Ted Turner Expeditions
  • Norman Maktima, Fly Fishing Guide & Member of San Felipe Pueblo
  • Taylor Phillips, Owner of Jackson Hole EcoTour Adventures

2:45 – 3:30 PM– Sustainability and Minimizing Impact on the Land

Moderator

  • Toby Bloom, National Program Manager for Travel, Tourism, and Interpretation for the Forest Service

Speakers

  • Brian Vallo, Governor of the Pueblo of Acoma
  • Dana Watts, Exectuive Director for Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics
  • Robert “Bob” Ratcliffe, Division Chief for Conservation, Recreation and Community Assistance Programs for the National Park Service

3:45 – 4:45 PM – Outdoor Recreation Business Successes

Moderator

  • Jen Schroer, Secretary of the New Mexico Department of Tourism

Speakers

  • Steve Harris, Owner of Far Flung Adventures
  • Martyn Pearson, Owner of Gila Hike and Bike
  • David Crider, Owner of Southwest Expeditions
  • David Weinstein, Outdoor Industry Association

3:45 – 4:45 PM – Equitable Access and Opportunity to the Outdoors

Moderator

  • Keegan King, Policy and Legislation Bureau Chief for the New Mexico Department of Indian Affairs

Speakers

  • José G. González, Founder and Director Emeritus of Latino Outdoors
  • Grecia Nuñez, Public Lands Fellow for New Mexico Wild
  • Cameron Martinez, Director of the Taos Pueblo Division of Natural Resources
  • Carlos Herrera, River Source & Member of Cochiti Pueblo

5:00 – 5:30 PM – Buses to Hotels / Reception 

5:30 – 8 PM – Reception at the San Vicente Creek River Walk Park

Remarks by Lt. Gov. Howie Morales

8:30 PM – Last shuttle

October 4th, 2019

8 AM – Breakfast Service Begins 

8:15 AM – Welcome Remarks

Speaker

  • US Senator Tom Udall (video remarks)

8:30 – 9:30 AM – Federal Land Management Partnerships with Gateway Communities

Moderator

  • Francisco Valenzuela, Director of Recreation Heritage and Wilderness in Region 3 for the Forest Service

Speakers

  • Angela West, National Director Tourism & Community Service for the Bureau of Land Management
  • Toby Bloom, National Program Manager for Travel, Tourism, and Interpretation for the Forest Service
  • Robert “Bob” Ratcliffe, Division Chief for Conservation, Recreation and Community Assistance Programs for the National Park Service

9:45 – 10:45 AM – Opportunities, Challenges, and Benefits of Trails

Moderator

  • Amy Camp, Owner of Cycle Forward

Speakers

  • Teresa Martinez, Executive Director of the Continental Divide Trail Association
  • Julie Judkins, Director of Education and Outreach at the Appalachian Trail Conservancy
  • Matt Nelson, Executive Director of the Arizona Trail Association
  • Christy Tafoya, Director of New Mexico State Parks

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