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Workshops & Training

State of the White River Basin Forum

Each spring the Colorado River District organizes informational “State of the River” meetings across parts of the Western Slope of Colorado to help educate the public and water users. Presentations are given on snowpack figures, water supply forecasts and anticipated stream flows and upcoming conditions.

Land Management Workshop

Noxious Weeds are a serious threat to the economy and environment of Las Animas County. Chances are these silent invaders are lurking on your property, waiting for an opportunity to overtake your land.
Thursday, April 26th, 2018.
Join our top-notch experts to learn how to protect your land and pocketbook!
Who Should Attend:  Any landowner, land manager,  or applicator dealing with noxious weeds who wants to improve their land
When:  Thursday April 26th from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Regional Spring Training Schools

Three dates and three locations offered:  March 17, 2018, Douglas County |  April 3, 2018, Weld County | Thursday, April 12, 2018, Montrose County
The Colorado Weed Management Association, Colorado 4 Healthy Landscapes, and Douglas, Weld and Montrose Counties will present one-day workshops on noxious and invasive weeds for those with limited experience.

Riparian Restoration and Tamarisk Beetle Workshop I Benson, AZ

Join us in Arizona for this two-day workshop that brings in professionals from across the country to discuss riparian restoration in the southwest, the effects of wildfire in desert riparian systems, the distribution and spread of the tamarisk beetle, impacts of the beetle on riparian systems, effects of the beetle on endangered species, and desert-specific riparian plantings.

Collective Impact Symposium

Join the Western Slope Rural Philanthropy Days (WS RPD) Interim Committee for the Collective Impact Symposium in Grand Junction.
Are you curious about Collective Impact and how to get started?
Have you started a Collective Impact partnership but have found challenges moving forward?

Urban Riparian and Stream Restoration

Water Course (Feb. 13, 20, 27)

6:00pm - 9:00pm on February 13, 20 & 27
CMU University Center Ballroom
View the Flyer.
The Hutchins Water Center at Colorado Mesa University invites you to participate in the 2018 Water Course, which will cover Hydrology and Water Law in Colorado; Preparing for a Drier Future; and Grand Valley Initiatives to Improve Habitat and River Access.

Springs Ecosystem Science: 2018 Symposium

Don't miss the opportunity to share your knowledge about springs ecosystems, hydrology, and cultural significance all while networking with other scientists and managers at the beautiful Museum of Northern Arizona in Flagstaff, AZ!

Bridging the Gap - New Insights on Technology and on-the-ground Management of Phragmites

The Midwest Invasive Plant Network (MIPN) is working in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service Region 9, to host a series of 3 webinars in January and February featuring case studies of the restoration of sites invaded with exotic pest plants.

The first event will be on Tuesday, January 16th, 11:30 - 12:30 CST. The presentation is titled "Bridging the Gap - New Insights on Technology and on-the-ground Management of Phragmites," and the presentation will be given by Steve Apfelbaum, Founder and Chairman of Applied Ecological Services out of Brodhead, Wisconsin. 

2019 Riparian Restoration Conference

Save the Date for RiversEdge West's 17th Annual Conference, in partnership with the Desert Botanical Garden, February 5-7, 2019 in Phoenix, AZ!  


Monday, December 19, 2016

Organizer: Southern Rockies and Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperatives, Conservation Science Partners, and the Northern Arizona University Landscape Conservation Initiative

The Southern Rockies and Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperatives, Conservation Science Partners, and the Northern Arizona University Landscape Conservation Initiative are pleased to...
Sunday, January 29, 2017

Organizer: Colorado Native Plant Society

Colorado Natural Heritage Program Office, CSU
252 General Services Building, 1201 S. Mason Street
Fort Collins, CO

CoNPS Workshop:  ldentifying and Keying Out Colorado’s Wetland Plants 

Instructor:  Denise R. Culver, Botanist & Ecologist, Colorado Natural Heritage Program (CNHP), Colorado State...

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Organizer: ESRI


You don’t have to be a software developer to build valuable geo-enabled apps that make your communities smarter and businesses more successful. This course will show you how to combine location...

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Organizer: Colorado State University Extension, Colorado State Forest Service

The Colorado State Forest Service and Colorado State University Extension, invite community members, landowners, natural resource and renewable energy professionals and rural community members and...
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Organizer: Colorado State University Extension

Two Rivers Convention Center
Grand Junction, CO
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Organizer: Colorado Watershed Assembly

La Junta, CO

Arkansas Valley producers are invited to attend a workshop that will highlight best management practices to improve water quality in the lower Arkansas River.

Concentrations of selenium and...

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Organizer: USDA


Plants are of central importance to natural resource conservation. Thus, the ability to identify species or species groups is an essential skill for USDA NRCS field staffs. The goal of this...

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Organizer: Desert Landscape Conservation Cooperative


The United States and Mexico have engaged in restoration of the Colorado River Delta under Minute 319, a binational agreement on Colorado River management.  Under this agreement, environmental...

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Organizer: Colorado State University Extension

In this one hour webinar. native plants that are suitable for many situations in your landscape will be discussed -- such as for sunny areas, for clay, for shade, for formal situations, for fragrance...
Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Organizer: Cross-Watershed Network, Gila Watershed Partnership

Eastern Arizona College - Discovery Park Campus
Safford, AZ
Exchange lessons with your peers on a variety of technical and programmatic watershed management topics such as revegetation techniques and strategies, partnership-building through community...
Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Organizer: USDA NRCS Science and Technology

Participate to learn how beaver-assisted restoration techniques can be applied as a low cost alternative for restoring riparian areas.
Stream and riparian area degradation is widespread across the...
Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Organizer: Tamarisk Coalition

Trinidad State Junior College (Field Session in the Afternoon)
Trinidad, CO
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Time: 8:30am-4:30pm
Cost: $20/per person (registration fee covers materials provided at...


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