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The Wonders of Wetlands: A Wetland Workshop for Private Landowners

Learn about opportunities for wetlands and wildlife on private lands. 
Topics Include:
  • Importance of small wetlands
  • Habitat elements and species of concern
  • Wetland and riparian restoration
  • Financial and technical assistance options
  • Priority wildlife species and identification
  • Bring binoculars for some birding!

Low-Tech Process-Based Restoration of Riverscapes

Springs Inventory and Assessment Workshop

The Springs Stewardship Institue, in collaboration with the United States Forest Service and with funding from the Southern Rockies Landscape Conservation Cooperative, will be hosting a special two day Springs Inventory and Assessment workshop. This workshop will focus on the US Forest Service GDE protocol, but also include an overview of other protocols that are widely in use. A session on data management at Springs Online ( that now supports the GDE Level I protocol will also be presented. 

Western Ranch Management and Ecosystem Stewardship Field Course 

July 14-23 and July 23 - August 6, 2019 | Southern CO and Northern NM

CALIPC Webinars on Invasive Species

Each day from June 3 to June 7, tune in to the Lunchtime Webinars on Invasive Species, organized by the University of California Cooperative Extension and the nonprofit California Invasive Plant Council. 

During the first part of the week, the webinars will cover a range of organisms, from killer algae and incestuous beetles to “rodents of unusual size.”  Later in the week, it’s Weeds-A-Palooza, with talks focusing on invasive plants. The webinar schedule includes:

Restoration Workshop

A restoration workshop focused on Front Range flood-affected communities
RiversEdge West and the Cross-Watershed Network, in collaboration with the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies, are hosting a restoration workshop in Ft. Collins on Thursday, June 20th from 9 am - 4 pm.
Topics will include:

    Society for Range Management Annual Meeting, Technical Training & Trade Show

    A New Look:  Transformation & Translation

    South Platte Basin Tour

    Jump on the bus for our two-day Annual River Basin Tour. This year we will visit the lower South Platte Basin June 17-18. 
    Our tours are capped at 50 and frequently sell out. Reserve your spot today!
    Check out the draft itinerary here.
    We'll visit and learn at these sites and more: 

    Project WET Educator Workshop

    Have some fun with fellow educators and get trained on the Project WET curriculum!  Participants will get a chance to practice teaching water-related activities to fellow participants.  You will leave being able to implement a collection of hands-on, engaging and interdisciplinary K-12 lessons and water-related activities in your own learning environment.

    Water, Weeds, and Wildlife Workshop

    Tools for Managing Your Riverside Property
    Join us to discuss management techniques along rivers, ditches, and arroyos! Topics include:
    •    Managing weeds and erosion on your property
    •    Funding opportunities available to landowners
    •    Approaches for living and working with wildlife


    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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