Trainings and Workshops Early December

Man Fishing in Tomichi Creek. 458 acres adjacent to Tomichi Creek will remain undeveloped and instead will be set aside for recreation, academic research and a state wildlife area. Longtime landowner Dick Bratton decided to sell the property to the Bureau of Reclamation so future generations can enjoy it. The land sale will enable biologists to protect an important Gunnison sage grouse habitat. This is a man fishing in the Tomichi Creek. Division of Wildlife. Photo taken: 2/16/2004.

Man Fishing in Tomichi Creek. 458 acres adjacent to Tomichi Creek will remain undeveloped and instead will be set aside for recreation, academic research and a state wildlife area. Longtime landowner Dick Bratton decided to sell the property to the Bureau of Reclamation so future generations can enjoy it. The land sale will enable biologists to protect an important Gunnison sage grouse habitat. This is a man fishing in the Tomichi Creek. Division of Wildlife. Photo taken: 2/16/2004.

JANUARY 29th-30th, 2018: Sprinkler Irrigation Workshop- CSU Extension is offering two free-of-charge workshops for farmers interested in sprinkler irrigation. Farmers in the Lower Arkansas River Basin face many challenges if they want to install a center pivot irrigation system. A recently released report from the Colorado Water Institute (www.coloradoarmac.org) confirms that these challenges are real, but can be overcome in practical ways by most farmers.   Now might be the time to consider installing a sprinkler system on your farm.  Locations: Student Union, Otero Junior College, La Junta, January 29, 2018; Colorado Room, Cow Palace Rodeway Inn, Lamar, January 30, 2018.  For more information and to register, visit HERE.

February 28th- March 2nd, 2018: Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado is hosting a Community-Based Collaborative Conservation Workshop. Objectives include: Understand existing resources, identify barriers to participation, identify new resources and opportunities, develop and prioritize strategies to address these, seek agreement on the most effective and efficient way to connect CBCC practitioners, and unify these understandings into an action plan. To read more about this workshop, click HERE.

The City of Boulder is hosting a workshop for other land managers in Colorado and throughout the western United States to learn about their experiences monitoring and managing tall oatgrass and to establish a network of professionals to share resources, research, and expertise. In the City of Boulder, tall oatgrass has invaded over 300 acres of tallgrass prairies, causing concern for a variety of resource management needs, such as wildlife habitat quality, prairie ecosystem conservation, and soil nutrient management. If you are interested in attending, please contact Sabrina Kleinman from EnviroPlan Partners, LLC at skleinman@enviroplanpartners.com to register and learn more.  

SPRING 2018: For the first time One World One Water Center will offer a Water Studies Online Certificate through Metropolitan State University of Denver! Participants are required to complete four courses: Water Law, U.S. Water Concerns, Colorado Water and the American West and a final capstone project. For more information and to register: click here.