Annual Conferences & Workshops

MSI is dedicated to  developing leaders and and scientists for today and tomorrow. We provide trainings, conferences and workshops, transfer knowledge and best practices, offer internships, and nurture careers in emerging technology. Choose an area of interest below to learn more about ongoing efforts. 

San Juan Mining & Reclamation Conference

This annual conference educates the public and other stakeholders on the science and policy of mining and reclamation. Visit the SJMRC webpage.


This two-day Expo brings together industry representatives, government agencies, nonprofits and citizens to explore creative new solutions to a host of reclamation issues. Learn more here.

Forest To Faucets Workshop

A two-day workshop for teachers who want to learn watershed science and the model lessons using theMy Water Comes from the San Juan Mountains teacher guide, children's book, and kit. webpage


This networking program encourages partnerships & coordinates collective action across a range of non-profits, agencies, owners and disciplines in the Four Corners. Webpage.



November 2, 2017

Durango, Colorado

Join us for presentations on Bioclimate models and change projections to inform forest adaption in Southwestern Colorado. Forest adaptation can help reduce anticipated impacts of climate change and increase the likelihood of maintaining forest cover into the future. Bioclimate models provide spatially explicit projections of impacts to tree species that can be used to guide adaptation at landscape and project scales.