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Southwest Colorado Riparian Restoration Workshop

Brought to you by the Tamarisk Coalition, this workshop will equip river restoration enthusiasts with tips and tricks for better managing riparian areas in the Four Corners area.
 
The Basics: Check-in begins and 8:30 am at Ft. Lewis College (Colorado Room in the Student Union Building) and we'll finish up by 5:00pm at Waterfall Ranch. You are responsible for getting yourself to the field site (~20 minutes).
 
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Pollinator Conservation Short Course

Wednesday, August 9th
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
 

Student Water Field Conference

 The Hutchins Water Center and the One World, One Water Center at Metropolitan State University of Denver take turns hosting this field conference that is open to all Colorado college students. This year, OWOW is hosting in Keystone! 
 
Contact OWOW to apply. 

Harvesting Aspen's Rainwater

In celebration of Colorado's new rainwater collection law, the City of Aspen and RFC are hosting Aspen's first rain barrel workshop!
 

Grand Junction Willows Field Trip

Whether you are working to restore a river bank and want to know which willow species you already have growing nearby, are required to differentiate willow species for other vegetation monitoring work, or you are simply curious about which willow species you are seeing when you spend time along the river, sign up for the July 22 field tour in Grand Junction to learn more about identifying the different willow species growing in the Grand Valley! No previous plant identification experience necessary.

Grand Mesa Wildflower Walk

On July 1st, Dr. Stephen Stern will lead a wildflower walk at the Grand Mesa Visitor's Center in collaboration with the US Forest Service. Come and enjoy the cool temperatures. No botanical knowledge is required and all are welcome. The walk will be at the Grand Mesa Visitor's Center from 2-3 pm on July 1st.  Registration is not required.    

Webinar: Best Practices for Assessing and Listing Invasive Plants

The next National Association of Invasive Plant Council's webinar (Best Practices for Assessing and Listing Invasive Plants) will be presented by Doug Johnson and Ramona Robinson on July 20 at 3 pm EDT.
 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
 

Setting Watershed-Scale Priorities in Riparian Restoration

September 26-27 in Grand Junction, Colorado. The focus will be on ecosystems of the Upper Colorado River Basin.

CoNPS Western Slope Festival

 
June 3 & 4, 2017  
 
$50 CoNPS Members; $60 Non-Members
(Scholarships Available)
 
Saturday, June 3
Presentations - 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

    Colorado Weed Management Association Regional Spring Training

    The Colorado Weed Management Association, Colorado 4 Healthy Landscapes, Montrose, Weld and El Paso Counties present a 1-day workshop on noxious and invasive weeds for those with limited experience.

    Classes are geared toward Applicator Technician Training (new hire & experienced), Certified Operators and Private Applicators.

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    Thursday, September 21, 2017

    Organizer: Tamarisk Coalition

    Ashland, KS
    This meeting, sponsored by Comanche Pool, will have presentations and discussion on invasive plants, revegetation, tamarisk control after fire, funding, biocontrol, and innovative restoration tools....
    Saturday, September 23, 2017

    Organizer: The Hutchins Water Center and the One World, One Water Center

    Keystone, CO
     The Hutchins Water Center and the One World, One Water Center at Metropolitan State University of Denver take turns hosting this field conference that is open to all Colorado college students. This...
    Tuesday, September 26, 2017

    Organizer: Utah State University

    Grand Junction, CO

    September 26-27 in Grand Junction, Colorado. The focus will be on ecosystems of the Upper Colorado River Basin.

    Workshop Goals:
     
    Describe tools and strategies that agencies and organizations...

    Wednesday, October 4, 2017

    Organizer: TAP-IN Colorado

    The Factory
    Grand Junction, CO
    Join TAP-IN at their upcoming west slope water forum.  TAP-IN is a reverse pitch event where water users pitch their specific water challenges to the community, equipping them with valuable insight...
    Saturday, October 7, 2017

    Organizer: Business for Water Stewardship

    Edgewater Brewery
    Grand Junction, CO 81501

    The Economics of our Water:

    A Colorado River Business Tour

    Learn how the Grand Valley’s economy depends on...

    Saturday, October 7, 2017

    Organizer: Arizona Riparian Council

    Safford, AZ
     Saturday-Sunday, October 7-8 at the Bonita Creek campground ~ 20 miles northeast of Safford.  Bonita Creek is a tributary of the lower Gila River Box.
     
    The focus of the campout will center on the...
    Monday, October 16, 2017

    Organizer: The Nature Conservancy Moab, Utah Division of Water Rights, and Utah State University Extension Sustainability, and the Hutchins Water Center at Colorado Mesa University

    Maob, UT

    This workshop will provide key information and resources in water-related issues of local and regional interest centered around Southeastern Utah and the Colorado River Basin. Municipal and...

    Wednesday, October 18, 2017

    Organizer: Colorado Nonprofit Association

    Durango, CO
    Connecting with your audiences is a critical component to any organization. How can people get behind your mission, if they don't know you exist, or the impact you create? Communications is an...
    Friday, October 20, 2017

    Organizer: Utah Water Watch and Escalante River Watershed Partnership

    Escalante Interagency Visitor Center, 755 W. Main St.
    Escalante, UT

    2pm-6pm

    Volunteers will learn about the Escalante River watershed and good stewardship practices while collecting data to be uploaded to public accessible databases and shared with local...

    Saturday, October 21, 2017

    Organizer: Utah Water Watch and Escalante River Watershed Partnership

    Escalante Interagency Visitor Center
    755 W. Main St.
    Escalante, UT

    9am-3pm

    Volunteers will learn about the Escalante River watershed and good stewardship practices while collecting data to be uploaded to public accessible databases and shared with local...

    Tuesday, October 24, 2017

    Organizer: California Invasive Plant Council

    Palm Springs, CA

    Land managers, researchers, and conservationists will gather for the 26th annual Cal-IPC Symposium in Palm Springs.

    They'll have the latest in invasive plant biology and management, with talks...

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