September 6 The Fly Fishing Retailer World Trade Expo in Denver, Colorado (Sept. 4-6) will host its first FLY FISHING SUMMIT, a gathering of fishing icons and business leaders, to discuss issues relevant to the industry. www.flyfishingretailer.com

September 8-17 The fifth WORLD PARKS CONGRESS, held every ten years, meets in Durban, South Africa. Nelson Mandela, Rigoberta Menchu, and thousands of delegates from global environmental groups will review the status of the planet's protected areas. www.iucn.org/wpc2003

September 10-13 Anglers from around the globe will descend upon Richmond, Virginia for the inaugural $1.5 million JACOBS CUP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP OF BASS FISHING and outdoor show. www.FLWOutdoors.com

September 22-27 Filmmakers and scientists convene in Grand Teton National Park for the JACKSON HOLE WILDLIFE FILM FESTIVAL, a collection of flicks that celebrate natural history and global conservation achievements. www.jhfestival.org

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