2021 CPOP Conference

2021 CPOP Conference
Oak and Prairie Conservation at a Crossroads: Setting a Path for Success

October 18-21 in Vancouver, WA


Monday | Field Trips
Tuesday – Thursday | Concurrent Sessions


The Cascadia Prairie-Oak Partnership Conference brings together conservation practitioners from northern California to southwestern British Columbia to discuss the protection and restoration of the critically important prairie-oak ecosystem. The theme of our 2021 conference is ‘Oak and Prairie Conservation at a Crossroads: Setting a Path for Success’ and will explore novel ways that the conservation community is strategically restoring and preserving prairie-oak habitats. 

Conference Notes:

  • Registration is now open. Register by Aug. 31 for Early Bird Rates
  • Current Rates: $355 Professional / $225 Student / $180 Single Day
  • A limited number of rooms have been reserved for conference attendees. Reserve now to secure a room at a discounted rate.

Additional Offerings

Meeting Room (Reservation Recommended)

The Ash Room will be available for groups up to 10-15 people to meet. Please email CPOP[at]cascadiaprairieoak.org to reserve a time slot for your group. If the room is not otherwise reserved, the room will be available for ad hoc meetings. Available hours are 8 am – 8 pm on Tuesday/Wednesday and 8 am to 5 pm on Thursday.

Lactation/Wellness Room

The Willow Room will be available for those needing a private space during the conference. Priority given to individuals nursing/pumping. A sign up sheet outside the room will allow individuals to reserve a time slot but it will otherwise be available on a first-come-first-served basis.


Field Trips (Monday)

We are delighted to offer four field trip options: White Salmon Oaks, St. Johns Prairie, Washougal Oaks, and Lacamas Prairie. Transportation will not be provided this year, but we recommend carpooling if possible. Lunch will be provided on full day trips. Click here for field trip descriptions.

Opening Symposium (Tues. morning)

Info Coming Soon!

Description coming soon!

Welcome Mixer & Poster Session (Tues. evening)

The keynote speaker will be announced shortly.

Keynote Speaker (Wed. morning)

The keynote speaker will be announced shortly.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Workshop (Wed. afternoon)

We are excited to offer a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion workshop on Wednesday afternoon. A full description will be provided soon.

Banquet Speaker (Wed. evening)

The banquet speaker will be announced shortly.

Closing Symposium (Thur. afternoon)

Info Coming Soon!

Description coming soon.

Conference Policies

COVID-19 Policy (as of July 1, 2021)

We request that individuals attending the CPOP conference be fully vaccinated. Per CDC guidance, unvaccinated individuals should avoid indoor spaces that do not offer fresh air from the outdoors and stay at least 6 feet from other people. We do not feel this is feasible at the conference venue. If you are not vaccinated, we request you do not attend this year.

If you are experiencing symptoms or know you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, please get tested for COVID-19 and refrain from attending the conference while waiting for results.

Anyone testing positive for COVID-19 should quarantine for 10-14 days after symptom onset, be free of a fever for at least 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications, and show improvement of other symptoms. A full refund will be provided to anyone with proof of a positive test within 20 days prior to the start of the conference.

This guidance is consistent with that provided by the State of Washington and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and will be updated as appropriate.

Cancellations & Refunds

  • Conference registration canceled on or before October 8, 2021 is fully refundable (subject to a $35 administrative fee).
  • Registrants cancelling on or after October 9, 2021 will not receive a refund. Registration fees may be transferred to another individual.
  • Conference registration will be refunded if a registrant provides proof of a positive COVID-19 test up to 20 days prior to the conference.
  • Written notice of cancellation must be provided (please email CPOP[at]cascadiaprairieoak.org).
  • In the event that the conference is cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances, CPOP will refund the cost of registration. However, CPOP does not assume responsibility for any additional costs, charges, or expenses including charges made for travel and lodging.

Click here for materials from past conferences.

2021 CPOP Conference Sponsors

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Benefits include logo on conference materials, exhibit space, and more.

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Thank you to Metro for their generous support for the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Workshop from Center for Diversity and the Environment.

Thank You to our Generous Sponsors!