Arkansas River Watershed Invasive Plant Partnership Workshop

Arkansas River Watershed Invasive Plant Partnership and Tamarisk Coalition
September 14th, 2016
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 that arise when restoring Russian olive and tamarisk-infested sites. Please join us Wed Sep 14th in Pueblo, CO to learn more about how to address these challenges and maximize your restoration success! A host of speakers from the restoration community will be on hand to discuss the latest tools and methods for addressing common challenges and teach a variety of restoration skills.
The workshop will be held in the classroom in the morning, and then we will head out to the field in the afternoon to tour and discuss restoration efforts and lessons learned on a local field site.
Classroom Highlights:
  • The Nitty-Gritty of Russian Olive Control - Best practices and tips for successfully controlling Russian olive 
  • Working with Wildlife: Migratory Bird Considerations - Learn more about what the Migratory Bird Act is, how it can affect restoration projects, and how best to work with the act to minimize impacts to migratory birds while planning a successful restoration project.
  • 10 Lessons Learned in Riparian Restoration - Land managers share their direct experiences with project challenges and successes and their lessons learned 
  • What's Up with the Tamarisk Beetle? - Updates on where the tamarisk biocontrol beetle is and isn't, beetle behavior and recent trends
Field Tour Highlights:
  • Learn what worked and didn't work on local restoration sites using multiple techniques and labor sources
  • Learn how to 'sweep' for tamarisk beetle on your property to see if you have it
  • Bring your restoration questions to be answered by local experts and landowners that have been doing this work for awhile
  • The workshop will include speakers from the Exotic Plant Management Team (Curt Deuser), Natural Resources Conservation Service (Tony Arnhold; Rich Rhoades [Retired]), US Fish & Wildlife Service (Katy Fitzgerald), Tamarisk Coalition (Ben Bloodworth), and local private landowner(s). 
A host of restoration materials will also be provided to all attendees to take home with you! 
Workshop Partners: Tamarisk Coalition, NRCS Huerfano Co., NRCS Pueblo Co., US Fish and Wildlife Service‐Partners for Wildlife, Fremont County Weed Control, NPS‐Bent’s Old Fort, Purgatoire Watershed Weed Management Collaborative
Workshop Sponsors: Colorado Water Conservation Board, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Southeastern Colorado Water Conservancy District
For more information about the workshop or questions or any problems with registration please call 970.256.7400 or email

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