Workshop for Riparian Restoration and the Tamarisk Beetle

Tamarisk Coalition
November 8th, 2016
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 beetle. 
Hosted by the Southern Nevada Water Authority, with sponsorship from Stillwater Sciences and SWCA Environmental Consultants, this one-day workshop is geared towards land managers, folks on-the-ground, and those wishing to have a better understanding of tamarisk beetle interactions with riparian ecosystems.
Presentations will discuss the history, monitoring, and spread of the tamarisk beetle throughout the Colorado River Basin, wildfire in southwest riparian systems (with and without the beetle present), innovative restoration techniques incorporating the beetle, as well as potential impacts to endangered species and associated permit requirements, and will provide recently developed monitoring, restoration, and decision-making tools to participants. 
Speakers include Dr. Gail Drus, Mary Anne McCleod, Curt Deuser, and Dr. Bruce Orr, coming from out-of-state to share their expertise in wildfire, endangered species, invasives management, and restoration respectively. More speakers are being added daily and a draft agenda will be available soon.
Cost for the workshop will be $25, with limited needs-based scholarships available upon request and discounts for Tamarisk Coalition members or departments/organizations sending more than four individuals. Registration includes materials, snacks, beverages, and lunch.
So, put November 8th on your calendars, check here for updates and registration, and contact Ben Bloodworth with any inquiries or scholarship/multiple attendee requests:

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