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Four Corners Adaptation Forum Workshop

One of the major challenges of adapting to a rapidly changing landscape is translating broad concepts into specific, tangible actions. Vulnerability assessments are a key step toward identifying effective management strategies and prioritizing specific management actions to conserve and restore natural resources.

Southeastern Utah Water Workshop

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 agricultural water users are encouraged to join. Topics include the Colorado River Compact, innovative irrigation practices, endangered species, greywater policy, and more. Coordinated by The Nature Conservancy Moab, Utah Division of Water Rights, and Utah State University Extension Sustainability, with support from the Hutchins Water Center. 

Cal-IPC Symposium

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

Riparian Restoration Planning and Implementation Workshop

Tamarisk Coalition, along with partner-experts, will present information learned from riparian restoration efforts across the west, covering such topics as invasive plant removal, revegetation, funding, partnership building, monitoring, the tamarisk beetle, and innovative restoration tools. More details will be available soon.
Cost: $25 includes a plethora of provided materials, snacks, beverages, and lunch!

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.    


Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Organizer: Tamarisk Coalition

Trinidad State Junior College (Field Session in the Afternoon)
Trinidad, CO
View the Agenda
Time: 8:30am-4:30pm
Cost: $20/per person (registration fee covers materials provided at...
Thursday, April 20, 2017

Organizer: Ben Bloodworth - Tamarisk Coalition

Estrella Mountain Community College
3000 North Dysart Road
Avondale, AZ 85392

On April 20th, in Avondale, Arizona, Tamarisk Coalition is working under a Walton Family Foundation grant to present a workshop on riparian restoration, focusing on areas impacted by the tamarisk...

Friday, April 28, 2017
Community Room, Housing Authority at Linden Pointe
Prospect research. Relationship building. Writing and editing. The numbers. Managing grants, reporting results.
Formulas for success and rookie mistakes. Dos and don’ts and it depends.
Saturday, April 29, 2017

Organizer: Colorado Native Plant Society

6550 Gateway Road
Commerce City, CO
This beginner to intermediate level workshop will review plant identification terminology specific to composites, how to identify thistle species in the field using key traits, how to key out thistle...
Monday, May 15, 2017
Grand Junction, CO

Mesa State of the River event May 15, 3:30 - 8:00 at the Avalon Theater: This meeting will combine elements from the usual topics of the annual Mesa State of the River meetings (runoff forecast...

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Organizer: Colorado Weed Management Association

Montrose, CO

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...

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Organizer: Western Slope Conservation Center

When: Workshop – June 1-2, 2017; River Festival + Float – June 3
Cost: Workshop – $125; River Festival + Float – $30
Location: Paonia, Colorado – Check back shortly for list of accommodations and...
Saturday, June 3, 2017

Organizer: Colorado Native Plant Society

Western State Colorado University 600 Adams Street
Gunnison, CO
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
San Juan College
Farmington, NM
Building on last year’s successful conference, the 2nd Annual Conference on Environmental Conditions of the Animas and San Juan Watersheds with Emphasis on Gold King Mine and other Mine Waste Issues...
Saturday, July 1, 2017

Organizer: Colorado Native Plant Society

Cedaredge, CO

On July 1st, Dr. Stephen Stern will lead a wildflower walk at the Grand Mesa...


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