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Western Slope Waterfowl and Wetland Training

Save the Date for a three-day Western Slope Waterfowl and Wetland Training that will be held the week of September 24th, in collaboration with US Bureau of Reclamation, Colorado Parks & Wildlife, Ducks Unlimited, Wetland Management & Educational Services, Inc., and Scaup & Willet LLC.  Check back soon for more information.

2018 Rain Barrel Building Workshop

In 2016, it became legal to collect water from your gutters to water your lawn, garden, and flowers on your own property. Since then, rain barrels have been all the rage, and Colorado residents are all getting excited about this new way to garden and save on their water bill at the same time! Water Education Colorado is partnering with Ute Water Conservancy District and the River Network to host a rain barrel workshop where participants will actually build their own rain barrel and get to take it home!

Targeting the Triple Threat: Cheatgrass, Medusahead, and Ventenata

Cheatgrass, Medusahead, and Ventenata: Ecological Impacts, Interactions, and Current Management
An in-depth management review of three invasive grasses in the Western United States

WEBINAR SYMPOSIUM: Wednesday, May 30, 2018, 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM
These invasive annual grasses are devastating western natural areas and rangeland, resulting in landscape-scale transformations in a cycle that favors further invasion.

Further Impacts include:

Mesa County State of the River Seminar & Dinner

Please join us for a complimentary chili dinner (for the first 70 people who rsvp) and learn about this year's snowpack and reservoir operations, current Colorado River Basin issues, and potential impacts of the dry year in the Grand Valley.

AGENDA

5:30 Light Supper

Plant Identification for Wetlands and Wetland Delineators

A course developed for wetland delineators and others needing to identify plant species used in defining wetlands and wetland boundaries, especially in the lower Midwest and Plains.  Extra emphasis will be placed on species in the sedge, grass, rush, and daisy families due to their importance and abundance in wetlands.
 

Graminoids (Grasses, Sedges, Rushes) Identification for Wetlands and Wetland Delineators

A course developed for wetland delineators and others needing to recognize and identify graminoids in wetlands, especially species likely to be seen in the field during wetland delineations.

In the lab participants will be introduced to sufficient plant terminology to enable them to use regional floristics keys and the internet to identify graminoid species.  A waterproof field guide and USB drive of color, labeled images illustrating essential graminoid features and characteristics will be provided.

Basic Wetland Delineation eSession or Refresher with Field Practicum

This course satisfies the requirements for basic wetland delineation training as specified by the Corps of Engineers and certification programs in many states. Materials and content are the same as identified in the location-based 5-day Basic Wetland Delineation classes.  Expect to spend a minimum of 24-lecture-contact-hours that can be started at any time, but must be completed prior to attending the field session selected at time of registration.  Successful completion of course requires participation at one 16-contact-hour field session.

Basic Wetland Delineation Course

Basic Wetland Delineation

Wetland Plant Identification Workshop

Who is encouraged to attend? Federal, state, county, and local land managers, private consultants, non-profit organizations, and private land owners who need to understand the importance of identifying dominant wetland plant families and species.

Cost: FREE (Limited to 25 participants)

Funding provided by EPA, Wetland Program Development Grant

Register by May 15, 2018 by emailing Denise.Culver@colostate.edu 

Details and directions will be sent via email by June 1.

72nd Annual Meeting Technical Training, and Trade Show: Gateway to the Prairie

The Society for Range Management’s 72nd Annual Meeting, Technical Training and Trade Show will be held February 10 -14, 2019 at the Hilton, Minneapolis, MN.  The theme for the 2019 conference is Gateway to the Prairie.  Conference Co-Chairs are Jeff Duchene – USDA-NRCS Regional Grazing Specialist and Shawn DeKeyser – NDSU Natural Resources Management Program Leader.
 
Symposium, Forum and Workshop Sessions

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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

Webinar
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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