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Rosanda Suetopka Thayer/NHO
Andy Bessler, Flagstaff Sierra Club organizer and Plateau Chapter Board member, co-hosted the conservation conference held at the Moencopi Legacy Inn from Oct. 22-24.The three-day conference focused on partnering western science with Native proved conservation efforts to jointly solve current resource issues.

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Colorado Plateau protection discussions held in Hopi

MOENKOPI, Ariz. - A special three-day conference took place last week at the Hopi Legacy Inn during which the Colorado Plateau Chapter of the Society for Conservation Biology and representatives from both the Hopi and Navajo nations came together to examine challenges, successes and opportunities that can protect the region's biodiversity while strengthening tribal sovereignty.