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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).
What topics will be covered at the workshop?

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

The focus will be on ecosystems of the Lower Colorado River Basin.
Workshop Goals:
Describe tools and strategies that agencies and organizations can use in deciding where to work, what to do, and how to establish appropriate and achievable goals in riparian rehabilitation and restoration.
About the Workshop:

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


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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mission is to advance the restoration of riparian lands through collaboration, education, and technical assistance.