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Cheap and Cheerful Stream and Riparian Restoration: Beaver Dam Analogues as a Low-cost Tool

Participate to learn how beaver-assisted restoration techniques can be applied as a low cost alternative for restoring riparian areas.

Integrated data and models to inform environmental flow planning in the Colorado River Delta

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 flows have been delivered into the Colorado River below Morelos Dam since 2013, including a large “pulse flow” in 2014.  This presentation summarizes an integration of data and models (IDM) developed from the environmental flows, developed as a tool to support decision makers’ efforts to plan and design future environmental flow deliveries to the Colorado River delta.

Natives for the Landscape

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, for fall color and more. Celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Native Plant Master Program by joining them for this fundraiser for the NPM program!  More info available here
Cost: $15

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


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....
Saturday, September 23, 2017

Organizer: The Hutchins Water Center and the One World, One Water Center

Keystone, CO
 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...
Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Organizer: Utah State University

Grand Junction, CO

September 26-27 in Grand Junction, Colorado. The focus will be on ecosystems of the Upper Colorado River Basin.

Workshop Goals:
Describe tools and strategies that agencies and organizations...

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Organizer: TAP-IN Colorado

The Factory
Grand Junction, CO
Join TAP-IN at their upcoming west slope water forum.  TAP-IN is a reverse pitch event where water users pitch their specific water challenges to the community, equipping them with valuable insight...
Saturday, October 7, 2017

Organizer: Business for Water Stewardship

Edgewater Brewery
Grand Junction, CO 81501

The Economics of our Water:

A Colorado River Business Tour

Learn how the Grand Valley’s economy depends on...

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Organizer: Arizona Riparian Council

Safford, AZ
 Saturday-Sunday, October 7-8 at the Bonita Creek campground ~ 20 miles northeast of Safford.  Bonita Creek is a tributary of the lower Gila River Box.
The focus of the campout will center on the...
Monday, October 16, 2017

Organizer: The Nature Conservancy Moab, Utah Division of Water Rights, and Utah State University Extension Sustainability, and the Hutchins Water Center at Colorado Mesa University

Maob, UT

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...

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Organizer: Colorado Nonprofit Association

Durango, CO
Connecting with your audiences is a critical component to any organization. How can people get behind your mission, if they don't know you exist, or the impact you create? Communications is an...
Friday, October 20, 2017

Organizer: Utah Water Watch and Escalante River Watershed Partnership

Escalante Interagency Visitor Center, 755 W. Main St.
Escalante, UT


Volunteers will learn about the Escalante River watershed and good stewardship practices while collecting data to be uploaded to public accessible databases and shared with local...

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Organizer: Utah Water Watch and Escalante River Watershed Partnership

Escalante Interagency Visitor Center
755 W. Main St.
Escalante, UT


Volunteers will learn about the Escalante River watershed and good stewardship practices while collecting data to be uploaded to public accessible databases and shared with local...

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Organizer: California Invasive Plant Council

Palm Springs, CA

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

They'll have the latest in invasive plant biology and management, with talks...


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Tamarisk Coalition's

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