Trainings for Early August

Green River and Canyons of Dinosaur National Monument

Green River and Canyons of Dinosaur National Monument

Join Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) for their 2016 Listening Tour in August. Dates, locations, and links to RSVP can be found at Each listening tour event is held in conjunction with a grant-writing workshop for our local government program, and is devoted to capturing your feedback about applying for and receiving GOCO funding. (Feel free to attend the feedback session only and skip the grant-writing workshop.) All grantees are encouraged to attend, and GOCO staff from multiple grant programs and the communications team will be there to answer questions and gather your input. Light refreshments will be served. Visit for more information about GOCO grant programs.

2016 EMERALD ASH BORER DIAGNOSTIC FIELD TOURS. The Colorado Emerald Ash Borer Response Team and the City of Boulder’s Urban Forestry Division will host six van tours in August. They will visit infested sites around the City of Boulder to give attendees experience diagnosing EAB in the field by learning to assess symptomatic trees. Management considerations, biology, and regulation will also be discussed. Space is limited and RSVPs are required. Who should attend: City officials, municipal foresters, tree care professionals and anyone involved in the detection effort or in making management decisions regarding EAB. FOR QUESTIONS OR TO RSVP, PLEASE CONTACT Micaela Truslove City of Boulder Urban Forestry Division , (720) 663-0430.

Tour Dates: (Please note: there are two separate tours per date)

  • Tuesday, August 2nd 10:00 a.m. to noon, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 4th 10:00 a.m. to noon, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
  • Monday, August 8th 10:00 a.m. to noon, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

AUGUST 18th, 2016: US Water Alliance One Water Webinar: Advancing Partnerships for Healthy Watersheds, 10:00 AM Pacific, 12:00 PM Central, 1:00 PM Eastern. Watersheds don’t fall into clear-cut city or county boundaries. To manage these systems, it can take more than one municipality or organization to design a holistic approach. Tackling multi-jurisdictional challenges requires defined goals, responsibilities and funding sources which can be difficult to handle without strong partnerships. What’s the ideal recipe for a successful watershed partnership? Ingredients include pinpointing specific geographic areas, targeting stressors and including grassroots organizations, all while steadily evaluating and communicating achievements. Hear from experts who have successfully advanced watershed partnerships through strategic collaboration and goal-setting. Event registration.

Stormwater Workshop Series with The Water Educator Network partnering with Earth Force and Denver Public Works. This full-day professional development workshop combines training in Earth Force’s award-winning, six-step Community Action and Problem Solving Process, with water quality monitoring protocols. The day will also include a storm drain hunt, hands-on use of enviroscape model, individual unit lesson-planning time, in-stream data collection, and visits from expert engineers and scientists. Each participant will go home with a Colorado-specific activity guide and access to ongoing assistance and resources to use with middle and high school students and adult community audiences. Click on each location below for more information and registration.

AUGUST 23rd & 24th, 2016: Pollinator Short Courses hosted by Natural Resources Conservation Service, Xerces Society, and Partners. Over 30% of our food relies on insect pollination!  Honey bees support approximately $15 billion in crop production, while wild native bees supply an estimate $3 billion in pollination!  These invertebrates are amazingly important! Space is limited, so hurry and sign up now! 

The Association for Fire Ecology has developed the Wildland Fire Professional Certification program to further ecologically-based fire science and management. The deadline to apply has been extended to September 1, 2016. Visit the AFE website for more information about their certification programs and to apply.