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Riding Toward the Future

A young person perspective on Ranching in the future and what it is going to take to survive in it.
The Colorado and Wyoming Society for Range Management Sections have teamed up to host an amazing educational workshop event “Riding Toward the Future” in October this year at the Little America Hotel and Resort in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

What Does A Compact Call Mean For Colorado River Water Users?

Tuesday October 1, 6 - 8:30 pm
Please join us for an informational meeting on what a compact call means for the Colorado River consumptive water users. John Currier, Colorado River Conservation Board, will be giving you the most current information and what the future may hold. There will be time for questions!
Dinner Provided, RSVP required by September 27! Call 970-404-3439 today!
Hosted by Bookcliff, Mount Sopris & South Side Conservation Districts

Riparian Restoration and Tamarisk Beetle Workshop

Join us in southern California for our Riparian Restoration and Tamarisk Beetle Workshop, October 23-24th.
Speakers and discussions will cover:
  • Tamarisk Beetle history, spread, and effects
  • Riparian restoration planning

Fall Field Trip/Campout — St. David Cienega, Murray Springs, and the San Pedro River

  • Visit an ancient cienega with megafaunal remains, and learn how groundwater recharge has restored spring flow.
  • See the rare Huachuca water-umbel and hear about San Pedro water quality.
  • Visit a modern cienega with one of the experts on San Pedro River flora.
  • Learn about the beaver re-introduction on the San Pedro.
  • Bird and camp along one of the most beautiful and interesting private properties along the river, Gray Hawk Ranch.

SER Southwest Chapter Conference

Learn from practitioners and researchers in the ecological restoration community
The SER Southwest (SW) Chapter was formed in 2011 to facilitate communication and encourage coordination amongst land managers, researchers, and restorationists working in the southwestern United States, where minimal and variable precipitation presents unique challenges for the restoration of degraded ecosystems.

Pollinator Habitat Design Workshop

Strategic Habitat Enhancements and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) are hosting this 3-day workshop at the Aravaipa Canyon Preserve near Willcox, Arizona. This workshop is intended for anyone who is working on a pollinator conservation / habitat / garden project, or thinking about starting one!

Cheatgrass Treatment Workshop (Free)

Cheatgrass is an annual invasive grass, and its range is expanding in the Gunnison Basin. This plant increases wildfire frequency, reduces forage for livestock and big game, and reduces the quality of wildlife habitat. If you want to learn how to control this plant on your land, please join us for a FREE informational workshop on cheatgrass ecology and management!
Topics will include:
  • Cheatgrass identification
  • Impacts of grazing on cheatgrass

Low-Tech Process-Based Restoration of Riverscapes


October 9-11, 2019.   $1100

This workshop, hosted by Utah State University's Watershed Sciences Department and Restoration Consortium, will bring together partners interested in low-tech alternatives for restoring streams and associated riparian and mesic habitats to benefit wildlife and working lands. Participation is open to everyone.


Denver Watershed Tour

Join Denver’s Public Works and Denver Water on a two-day tour of Denver’s watershed to explore how water moves from source to faucet and storm drain. The Denver Watershed Tour is designed for classroom and informal educators to learn more about how water gets to and moves through our communities.


Throughout the tour, participants will engage in interdisciplinary activities to bring back to the classroom.

  • WHEN: 8 a.m., Aug. 6 through 6 p.m., Aug. 7.

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. 


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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