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Habitat Hero Workshop: Native Pollinators/Native Plants

Two fantastic speakers—Scott Hoffman-Black of Xerces Society and Ross Shrigley of Plant Select—will headline the first Habitat Hero workshop of 2019! Learn about the latest science on pollinators and the importance of native plants. After the presentations will be a hands-on workshop on winter sowing of native seeds.

Building Community Connections for Healthy Urban Streams

The Urban Riparian Symposium, set for February 27 - March 1, 2019, provides an opportunity for natural resource professionals to share ideas, discuss management and policy issues, lessons learned in urban riparian and stream planning, assessment, design, construction, and evaluation. The symposium will include presentations, panel discussions, receptions and pre-conference workshops/field tours. Early/Student registration is for $150 before January 31st. Late registration from January 31st - February 22nd will be for $200.   

Springs Inventory and Assessment Workshop

This workshop is designed to inform and educate the public, educators, students, government agencies, NGOs, and Tribes on the protocols and processes of springs stewardship. Participants will deepen their understanding of springs ecosystems, ecological integrity, natural and cultural resources, stewardship, restoration, monitoring, field data collection, and information management. The workshop consists of classroom presentations and discussions, as well as hands-on field inventory and assessment training each day. 

Cooperative Restoration & Weed Management Association Developmental Meeting

1:30-3:30 Arizona Time 

A developmental meeting of the newly established Lower Colorado River Cooperative Restoration & Weed Management Association will be held and is open to anyone interested in invasive species management and funding of work in the Lower Colorado River Basin. 

Cost: $0

Riparian Restoration and Tamarisk Beetle Workshop

Join us in Yuma for presentations by professionals working across the southwest. A full day of classroom-style presentations will be followed by a half-day in the field visiting restoration sites on the Lower Colorado River (LCR).
Topics covered will include tamarisk beetle introduction, spread, and impacts, invasive species removal and management, endangered species issues, sustainable restoration planning and implementation, and revegetation/native species.

Texas Invasive Plant & Pest Conference

The Texas Invasive Plant and Pest Conference is a professional level meeting including keynote speakers, concurrent sessions (with multiple presentations), workshops, field trips, poster sessions, and symposia designed to serve researchers, students, naturalists, the weed and pest management industry, land managers, state and federal agencies, local governments, other natural resource professionals, and anyone else with an interest in Texas' invasive species. 

Urban Stream Processes and Restoration Training

8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Agricultural BMPs for Watershed Planning Training

9 am - 4 pm

Riesel Lyons Club
1270 E. Frederick Street
Riesel, TX 76682 (map)

Urban Stream Processes and Restoration Program

This training will focus on natural design processes for stream restoration projects. Materials delivered in the training will help attendees understand:
  • Urban stream functions,
  • Impacts of development on urban streams,
  • Recognize healthy versus degraded stream systems,
  • Assess and classify a stream using the Bank Erosion Hazard Index (BEHI), and
  • Comprehend differences between natural and traditional restoration techniques.

St. George, Utah Riparian Restoration and Tamarisk Beetle Workshop

Join us for a full classroom-style workshop on the 17th followed by a half day in the field on the 18th. Speakers will include experts in the tamarisk leaf beetle, invasive species removal, revegetation, permitting, endangered species, planning, monitoring, and all aspects of a successful and sustainable restoration project. The field day will include site visits to tamarisk beetle-impacted riparian areas that have been restored for the endangered southwestern willow flycatcher. The workshop will also provide numerous opportunities for networking. 


Saturday, August 6, 2016

Organizer: Colorado Native Plant Society

Grand Mesa, CO
The purpose of the class is to provide 1-day in-field training for wetland plant identification, ecology, and functions and services for the major native woody, herbaceous, and graminoid wetland and...
Thursday, August 25, 2016

Organizer: Urban Watersheds Research Institute

Leonard Rice Engineers Training Room
Denver, CO

The Urban Watersheds Research Institute is offering an upcoming training titled Water Rights Engineering Including Case Studies - Thursday and Friday, August 25 & 26, 2016; 8:30 A.M. to 5:00 P...

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Organizer: US Department of Agriculture

Participate to learn the basics of the National Plant Data Team’s PLANTS database and website. Established in 1990, the PLANTS database is an international...
Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Organizer: Utah Riparian Service Team

Richfield, UT
You are invited to submit nominations to attend a 2-day training session on the Process for Assessing Proper Functioning Condition (PFC) of Lotic Areas.  This session is an activity of a west-wide...
Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Organizer: Arkansas River Watershed Invasive Plant Partnership and Tamarisk Coalition

Pueblo, CO
Workshop Overview:
The Arkansas River Watershed Invasive Plant Partnership (ARKWIPP) is excited to announce our 8th annual workshop!
Even under the best conditions, there are often challenges...
Monday, September 26, 2016
Moab, UT
The Third International Workshop on Biological Soil Crusts (BioCrust3) will take place September 26-30, 2016, in Moab, Utah.
BioCrust3  will bring together international scientists interested in...
Thursday, September 29, 2016

Organizer: Urban Watersheds Research Institute

Leonard Rice Engineering Training Facility
Denver, CO
 HEC-RAS 5.0 has been significantly improved and includes new abilities. One of them is to perform two‐dimensional (2D) hydrodynamic flow routing. Now, users can perform one‐dimensional
 (1D) and 2D...
Friday, October 7, 2016

Organizer: Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education

Ridgway, CO
Join environmental education (EE) providers and supporters from agencies, nonprofits, schools, and environmental, nature, conservation fields for an engaging summit. Join us to learn more about the...
Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Organizer: Colorado Water Conservation Board

Durango Library 1900 E 3rd Ave.
Durango, CO

The Southwest Basin is located in the southwest corner of Colorado and covers an area of approximately 10,169 square miles. The largest cities within the basin are Durango (pop. 15,213) and Cortez...

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Organizer: Utah Riparian Service Team

Cedar City, UT
You are invited to submit nominations to attend a 3-day training session on the Process for Assessing Proper Functioning Condition (PFC) of Lentic Areas.  This session is an activity of a west-wide...
Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Organizer: Tamarisk Coalition

Las Vegas, NV
On November 8th, in Las Vegas, Nevada, Tamarisk Coalition is working under a Walton Family Foundation grant to present a workshop on riparian restoration, focusing on areas impacted by the tamarisk...
Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Organizer: Great Northern, Southern Rockies, Great Basin, and Desert LCCs

Date: November 16, 2016
Time: 12-1 pm MST  / 11 am -12 pm PST
Hosts: Great Northern, Southern Rockies, Great Basin, and Desert Landscape Conservation Cooperatives
Presenter: Lisa Johnson, Boise State...
Thursday, December 1, 2016

Organizer: Urban Watersheds Research Institute

Leonard Rice Engineering Training Facility
Denver, CO
The Colorado Urban Hydrograph Procedure (CUHP) is a unit hydrograph based software that was calibrated to urban rainfall-runoff data in a semi-arid hydrologic region of eastern Colorado.  It has been...


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