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Front Range Thistle Identification

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 species using a dichotomous key and information on the general ecology and prescribed management techniques for noxious weed species. Participants should bring a hands lens and Colorado Flora: Eastern Slope (Weber and Wittman).

9th Annual ARKWIPP Workshop

Time: 8:30am-4:30pm
Cost: $20/per person (registration fee covers materials provided at workshop plus lunch, drinks, and snacks). Limited scholarships are available upon request. 
Topics to include: 
  • Successful Noxious Weed Programs
  • Getting to Know the Tamarisk Leaf Beetle

Water Quality in the Lower Arkansas Basin: Impacting your Bottom Line

Arkansas Valley producers are invited to attend a workshop that will highlight best management practices to improve water quality in the lower Arkansas River.

Mobile Pyrolysis Unit: Turn Agricultural and Forest Biomass into Soils Enhancement and Energy Products

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 advocates, to a demonstration of a mobile biomass pyrolysis unit, the first of its kind. Organic wastes, plant, agricultural, and forestry biomass are converted into bio-oil and biochar products.

Conservation Webinar - Introduction to Plant Identification

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 webinar is to provide participants with a basic understanding of plant ecology and a framework for determining the identity of plants.

Do-It-Yourself Geo Apps - Free Training

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 and narrative in one application to better communicate and broadcast your story, create custom web applications that solve problems in your community, and build powerful native applications for iOS and Android devices without touching a piece of code. If you are a developer, you’ll be interested in Esri’s APIs, SDKs, and the buzzing GeoDev community.

Western Colorado Pest Management Workshop

Identifying and Keying Out Colorado's Wetland Plants

CoNPS Workshop:  ldentifying and Keying Out Colorado’s Wetland Plants 

Instructor:  Denise R. Culver, Botanist & Ecologist, Colorado Natural Heritage Program (CNHP), Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado

Webinar: Mapping riparian vegetation

The Southern Rockies and Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperatives, Conservation Science Partners, and the Northern Arizona University Landscape Conservation Initiative are pleased to announce a webinar series as part of the Green River Basin Landscape Conservation Design (GRB LCD), an effort to coordinate and act across boundaries and jurisdictions to meet mutual goals for agreed-upon conservation targets in the sage-steppe and aquatic/riparian ecosystems of the Green River Basin.

2nd Annual Conference on Environmental Conditions of the Animas and San Juan Watersheds

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 will continue to facilitate the exchange of data and research results associated with monitoring efforts related to the August 2015 Gold King Mine spill. Since the spill, quite a bit has happened on the site and this conference will provide an update of the increased understanding of the spill, along with lessons that have been learned.


Thursday, July 20, 2017

Organizer: National Association of Invasive Plant Council

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...
Saturday, July 22, 2017

Organizer: Colorado Native Plant Society

Grand Valley/Grand Mesa areas
Grand Junction, CO
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...
Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Organizer: Roaring Fork Conservancy

Aspen, CO
In celebration of Colorado's new rainwater collection law, the City of Aspen and RFC are hosting Aspen's first rain barrel workshop!
  Participants will learn how to:

navigate Colorado's Water Law...

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Organizer: The Xerces Society

Meeker, CO
Wednesday, August 9th
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
This full day workshop, instructed by Jessa Kay Cruz of the Xerces Society and local guest speakers, will focus on concepts around protecting and enhancing...
Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Organizer: Southern Rockies Landscape Conservation Cooperative

1000 Rim Drive Durango, Colorado 81301
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...
Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Organizer: Southern Rockies Landscape Conservation Cooperative

Kachina Lodge 413 Paseo del Pueblo Norte Taos, New Mexico 87571
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...
Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Organizer: Tamarisk Coalition

Bureau of Land Management Vernal Field Office
Vernal, UT
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,...
Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Organizer: Tamarisk Coalition

Goodwell, OK
Presentations on invasive plant removal and revegetation techniques, restoration after fire, funding, tamarisk beetle impacts, and innovative restoration tools.
Cost: $15 includes a site visit to...
Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Organizer: Tamarisk Coalition and Cross-Watershed Network

Fort Lewis College
1000 Rim Drive
Duragno, CO
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-...
Thursday, September 21, 2017

Organizer: Tamarisk Coalition

Ashland, KS
This meeting, sponsored by Comanche Pool, will have presentations and discussion on invasive plants, revegetation, tamarisk control after fire, funding, biocontrol, and innovative restoration tools....


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