FEBRUARY 6th - MARCH 21st, 2019: Spatial Analysis Training online with ArcGIS online exercises through ESRI - the Science of Where. This free course is for people who know something about data analysis and want to learn how the special capabilities of spatial data analysis provides deeper understanding. Registration closes on February 21, 2019. Register HERE.
FEBRUARY 18th, & 25th, 2019: 2019 Water Course. Join Colorado Mesa University for this these evening seminars on water in our region! February 18: Impacts of Drought & Aridification. February 25: Colorado River Drought Contingency Planning. CMU students can earn 1 credit for attending this series plus additional session on March 4 and completing an assignment. K-12 Teachers can also participate in this expanded series. For more information, including registration, click HERE.
FEBRUARY 19th, 2019: TECH WEBINAR - Water Plan Analysis Overview, Methodology, Population by Colorado Water Conservation Board. 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Register HERE. The Colorado Water Plan Analysis (formerly, SWSI) serves as the technical backbone to the Water Plan. Leading up to the study's full release in July 2019, select data insights and tools will be released gradually for early stakeholder review. Check HERE for general information on the project. See all monthly technical webinars HERE.
FEBRUARY 20th & 21st: Crafting a Strategic Plan that Works with San Juan Rural Philanthropy Days. February 20 in Gunnison, CO, and February 21 in Ridgway, CO. Cut to the Chase with a Usable Strategic Plan! A plan must reflect the wisdom and needs of stakeholders and collaborators. It must inspire and guide the board and staff. It must provide for measurable outcomes and its deliverables must include a document that is helpful, meaningful and frequently used.What are the elements of a planning process? How can we craft plans and a plan document that help us be our best? Learn more & register HERE.
FEBRUARY 20th-22nd, 2019: Snow School for Water Managers, Silverton, CO. A 2½ Day Professional Development Opportunity for Water Professionals, conducted by Center for Snow and Avalanche Studies director Jeff Derry. Using a mixture of classroom discussion and hands-on field sessions, this workshop will enhance participant understanding of snowpack processes, snowpack monitoring, and snowpack data. Find out more HERE.
FEBRUARY 21st, 2019: Water Workshop. Join Western Slope Conservation Center & Delta Conservation District at 6:00 p.m. at Memorial Hall, Hotchkiss, where Dr. Klaus Wolter at University of Colorado-CIRES will attempt to answer two of our biggest questions: "Is the drought over? And what can we expect in the next few months after one of the weakest El Niño events on record?" RSVP’s are requested by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (970-399-8194).
FEBRUARY 27th, 2019: Proactive Communication and Conflict Resolution for Redevelopment Webinar from the Center for Creative Land Recycling. 12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. MST. Conflict is part of human existence, and we have to work through conflict to get to a better outcome, whether that’s a vision for a site or area, an agreement about remediation plans, or anything else. How can you improve your conflict management and mitigation practices? Come away from this webinar with the skills to plan for and productively manage disagreement. This webinar builds on a popular panel that was presented at the California Land Recycling Conference in 2018. Register HERE.
MARCH 4th-5th, 2019: QUALIFIED MS4 STORMWATER TRAINING. In this two-day course they will cover all the topics to ensure that you meet the regulatory requirement to conduct Stormwater Inspections. They will review the requirements of your state MS4, Construction, and Industrial General Permits; we will discuss what it takes for you to be in compliance with the permits; they will discuss inspection techniques that will help you better evaluate whether or not other permittees are in compliance with their permits – and how that influences your permit compliance; and they will discuss BMPs – which are best, when to use them, how to use them, and how to know if BMPs are correctly installed and maintained. For details, including registration, click HERE.
MARCH 4th-6th, 2019: Irrigation Association Classes hosted by Northern Water. Learn the basics of hydraulics and irrigation system installation and maintenance. This full-day learning session covers an overview of irrigation system components and how they operate. Learn about gluing and repairing PVC pipe, installing nozzles and adjusting heads, setting and repairing electric valves, and field and controller wiring techniques. Recommended review for the certified irrigation technician exam. REGISTER by Wednesday, Feb. 27. See the flyer HERE.
MARCH 5th, 2019: Landscape Professional Lunch & Learn will unpack the City of Aspen's new landscaping standards and learn about other important local water management programs and strategies. This presentation is applicable to local landscape professionals, developers, and other interested community members. QWEL-certified professionals are eligible to receive 2 CEU credits for this program. Registration is free and lunch will be provided. Register HERE.
MARCH 5th-8th, 2019: Certified Interpretive Guide (CIG) Training Class. South Platte Park has opened registration for their next training course at South Platte Park in Littleton. Successful students will receive nationally-recognized certification in interpretation and resource communication. If you have been considering this course for your incoming seasonals, front-line staff, extraordinary volunteers, new hires, or old hands, now is the time to register! For more information and how to register, click HERE.
MARCH 19th, 2019: TECH WEBINAR - Water Plan Analysis, Municipal & Industrial by Colorado Water Conservation Board. 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Register HERE. The Colorado Water Plan Analysis (formerly, SWSI) serves as the technical backbone to the Water Plan. Leading up to the study's full release in July 2019, select data insights and tools will be released gradually for early stakeholder review. Check in HERE for general information on the project. See all monthly technical webinars HERE.
MARCH 21st-22nd, 2019. Certified Stormwater Inspector Training. Denver, CO. This course was developed by former Federal and State stormwater enforcement officials for the express purpose of training municipal stormwater personnel to conduct stormwater inspections of municipal, commercial, industrial, and construction activities. It includes instruction in the law (federal, state, local), illicit discharge detection and elimination, pollution prevention, post construction, public involvement and education, inspector protocols, and much more! For more information, including registration, click HERE.
EPA Alliance Training Group offers an Intro to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act through online training. The course will walk you through the requirements, the management of Universal Wastes, and common hazardous waste violations that could occur at your facility. Furthermore, fill out a quick form and perform some action items, provided in the course, to meet your annual RCRA training requirements! The RCRA 102 Advanced course will be ready this March! Check out their complete list of training topics HERE.
Metropolitan State University of Denver is offering a new Water Studies Online Certificate to provide training and skills relevant to careers in water studies, conservation, agriculture, construction, engineering, and law. From lifelong learners who want to know more about water preservation to those working in green and sustainable professions, this unique certificate provides introductory level training and skills relevant to a wide range of fields in the nonprofit, corporate, and public sectors, including water industries, conservation, agriculture, construction, engineering, and law. Find out more HERE.
APRIL 1st-3rd, 2019: After the Flames Workshop and Conference. Experts warn that year-round fire season is the new normal. Wildfire is no longer "if" it will occur, but rather "when." The impacts of a wildfire last long after the flames are extinguished. Community leaders, agency representatives, property owners, and anyone impacted by wildfire is invited to join this interactive workshop and conference featuring recovery experts and agencies engaging After The Flames. For more information click HERE.
APRIL 9th, 2019: The Color of Law: A Conversation about Segregation and Environmental Racism Webinar. 12:00 p.m. - 1:15p.m. MDT. The Center for Creative Land Recycling will welcome Richard Rothstein, author of the 2017 book The Color of Law, to frame the history of segregation in the United States, and help us understand how racial segregation shapes redevelopment decisions today. Join CCLR for this first in a series of webinars that explore what different local jurisdictions are doing to mitigate the risk of displacement as a result of land recycling. Note: It is highly recommended that you read the Color of Law, available at local libraries and from book sellers, prior to this webinar. Register HERE.
APRIL 23rd, 2019: TECH WEBINAR - Water Plan Analysis, Agriculture by Colorado Water Conservation Board. 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Register HERE. The Colorado Water Plan Analysis (formerly, SWSI) serves as the technical backbone to the Water Plan. Leading up to the study's full release in July 2019, select data insights and tools will be released gradually for early stakeholder review. Check in HERE for general information on the project. See all monthly technical webinars HERE.
JUNE 10th-14th, 2019: Western Rivers Teacher Workshop,Western State Colorado University, Gunnison, Colorado. Utilize western rivers to meet interdisciplinary academic standards creating relevant place based context for your students. Registration opens February 2019 through the Extended Studies program.