Trainings & Workshops Late June

 Sunset at Lily Lake, Colorado. Flickr.com. Michael Lefkowitz. Photo published: 5/4/2017

Sunset at Lily Lake, Colorado. Flickr.com. Michael Lefkowitz. Photo published: 5/4/2017

JUNE 21st, 2018: One Water Perspectives Webinar: Shifting to a New Water Management Approach starting at 3:00pm (EDT). Increasing stress and risks on water supplies necessitates new tools and approaches to water resources management. In the face of these 21st century water challenges, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) has adopted an OneWaterSF approach to managing water resources for long-term resiliency and reliability. The SFPUC has successfully cultivated a shift at the utility from thinking about one project at a time to thinking more holistically about the synergies and resource potential across water, wastewater, and energy boundaries. REGISTER HERE.

WATER EDUCATION COLORADO'S WATER FLUENCY PROGRAM: A professional development course for non-water professionals. Learn the language of water and develop tools for navigating water management and policy issues so you can lead with confidence. Water is critical for every aspect of community vibrancy, from industry to commerce to agriculture, tourism, health, and the environment—but it isn't always clear how policy and management decisions around water trickle down to affect other sectors or vice versa. This comprehensive program will help you make those connections. In-person classroom days; water-focused site visits; and online discussions and homework between classroom days. The scheduled program dates are: 

  • June 22 in Colorado Springs
  • July 20 in Fountain

The topics will include:

  • Colorado's water resources (the role of water in society, the economic value of water, ties to public policy, emerging issues)
  • Legal and institutional frameworks (water law and administration, project planning and approval, interbasin projects and agreements)
  • Water resource management (watershed health, environmental protection, water quality, natural disasters)
  • Colorado water for the future (assessing supply and meeting demand, ecosystem values, conservation and land use, alignment of resources and policies)

The class will be capped at 35 people to ensure a quality experience. Find out more HERE, and register HERE.

JUNE 20th - 21st, 2018: Colorado Section - Society for Range Management Summer Workshop. This workshop will take place on the Jordan Angus Ranch 7 miles east of Briggsdale on June 20 and at Pawnee Buttes Seed Inc. in Greeley on June 21. Jordan Angus Ranch received the 2017 Colorado Section SRM Excellence in Rangeland Conservation award. During the morning of June 20 there will be a workshop for high school agriculture teachers on the Jordan Angus Ranch to learn about range management concepts; discuss how to incorporate these concepts into teaching curricula; and receive basic instruction on FFA rangeland judging and plant ID as a Career Development Exercise. This event  is being organized by Emmett Jordan and will conclude with a sponsored lunch on the ranch. The Colorado Section of the Society for Range Management and Jordan Angus Ranch, together with the West Greeley  Conservation District and Pawnee Buttes Seed Inc., are pleased to provide this training opportunity. For additional information contact the summer  workshop  planning committee: Dan Nosal at 303-218-2632 daniel.nosal@co.usda.gov. For more details click HERE

The Center for Watershed Protection presents Watershed and Stormwater Webcast Series:

  • Retrofitting the Urban Environment: What’s New?- June 20, 2018, 1-2:30 PM EST
  • Stormwater and Green Infrastructure for Combined Sewer Systems- September 12, 2018, 1-2:30 PM EST
  • Innovations in Stream Restoration Design and Construction- October 10, 2018, 1-2:30 PM ES
  • It Ain’t Easy Getting Green: Incentivizing Watershed Programs- November 14, 2018, 1-2:30 PM EST

Find pricing information and registration HERE.

JUNE 21st-22nd: Western State Colorado University presents the Colorado Water Workshop. The Workshop seeks to bring together current water leaders with students (both undergraduate and graduate), and with early career professionals to: 1) examine the legal, cultural, and political traditions that have established the western water world as we know it today; 2) imagine a future for western water that acknowledges new challenges such as a changing climate, imperiled ecosystems, increasing human populations, and evolving social expectations; 3) and, most important, adhere to the Workshop’s founding principle from 1977, to “let all reasonable positions be represented.” To find out more information, including how to register, click HERE. 

JUNE 26th, 2018: AWE and EPA WaterSense Outdoor Webinar Series titled "Outdoor Water Use and Green Infrastructure." Join them at 1 p.m. CDT for the latest installment of the Outdoor Water Webinar series, and hear EPA's Stacey Eriksen discuss improving the approach to stormwater management by using low impact development and green infrastructure. CLICK HERE to learn more and to register!

JUNE 28th, 2018: OneWorldOneWater Center presents The 2018 Watershed Summit is one of the region’s top event for water industry leaders to understand the emerging trends, challenges, and opportunities ahead in this dynamic field. Topics include technology innovation, behavior change, agriculture, and resiliency. Coffee & registration at 8:30am, event begins at 9:00am. To register, click HERE.

JULY 9th-12th and 16th-19th, 2018: Mountain Studies Institute (MSI) accepts high school students rising to 11 or 12th grades, or recent high school graduates (with occasional exceptions for younger students). Students from San Miguel, Ouray, Dolores, San Juan, La Plata, Archuleta, and Montezuma counties are invited to apply. Join the San Juans' most immersive and engaging mountain science program!  During the two week, rigorous field course program, students explore topics and careers in the sciences and natural resources by day, and camp and explore in the evenings. During the program, interns gain hands-on experience contributing to real-world environmental science projects. Students work side-by-side with a small group of other interns from across the San Juan Mountains. The program is led by mentors from MSI and more than 20 local science professionals.  Students interact with natural resource managers and researchers in the field to learn about ecology, geology, hydrology, wildlife, and forestry. They will dive into topics such as air and water quality, climate change, mine reclamation, fen restoration, and forest health. Find more information HERE!