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Verde Valley Birding & Nature Festival

The Verde Valley Birding & Nature Festival provides a unique recreational experience to anyone interested in the natural world and fosters awareness of the importance of habitat for the enrichment of all life in the Verde Valley. 

Learn more here.

Vegetation Mapping Workshop

In this workshop you will learn techniques for fine-scale vegetation mapping, an invaluable tool for understanding California’s natural resources. Through hands-on exercises in a GIS lab and in the field, you will get direct experience creating and validating a GIS vegetation map. Read on for details.

Vegetation Rapid Assessment/Relevé

In this workshop you will learn to sample vegetation hands-on using the rapid assessment/relevé survey methods, which provide scientific methodologies to collect data crucial for knowing and understanding California’s unique vegetation communities. Click here for details.

Measuring & Monitoring Plant Populations

In this workshop you will learn to sample and analyze plant populations through hands-on classroom and field exercises, and how to develop good management objectives that can help ensure a future for California’s native plants and natural habitats. Click here for details.

Rare Plant Survey Protocols

In this workshop you will learn to conduct rare plant surveys and report your findings, contributing to the documentation and protection of California’s profusion of unique rare plants. 

Target Audience: Professional botanists, ecologists, land managers, resource specialists, academics, and conservationists. Participants should have an understanding of plant terminology and capable plant identification skills.

CMU Water Course Part III: Colorado River Drought Contingency Planning 

Join Colorado Mesa University for the last of this 3-evening seminar series on water in our region!

CMU Water Course Part II: Impacts of Drought & Aridification 

Join Colorado Mesa University for this seminar series on water in our region!

February 18: Impacts of Drought & Aridification 

Water Course at CMU Part I: Introduction to Colorado Water Supply, Use and Law

Join Colorado Mesa University for this 3-evening seminar series on water in our region!

Annual XWN & VRCP Workshop

Join the Cross-Watershed Network (XWN) and the Virgin River Conservation Partnership (VRCP) at The Wetlands Park in Las Vegas, NV for the 6th Annual XWN and VRCP workshop, where watershed practitioners come together from across the Southwest to share lessons and collaboratively problem solve on a variety of watershed management topics!  Please contact Ben Bloodworth at bbloodworth@riversedgewest.org or Deborah Campbell at dcampbell54@cox.net for more information.

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.

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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

Webinar
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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