Fantasy Football for Community restoration - Using Plant Traits to Restore a Hawaiian Lowland Wet Forest

September 24, 2014 - April 22, 2014

Part of the Restoration Webinar Series, this session will be presented by Laura Warman, Institute for Pacific Islands Forestry, Hilo, Hawai’i. This presentation will suggest an approach where “teams” of native and non-native lowland forest species are picked based on their functional trait characteristics to maintain native species ecosystem goods and services, while minimizin... read more

Environmental Forensics in Water Resources

October 01, 2014 - October 02, 2014

This course provides useful information for a large range of professionals who deal with environmental water resources, especially legal liability and changes in stream water quality, shallow water table, drainage, wetlands, and sedimentation issues. Course attendees will gain an understanding of the basics of forensic science and the main environmental forensic techniques available and how the... read more

Stormwater Management for Engineers

October 01, 2014 - October 03, 2014

Managing stormwater runoff is becoming more complex every day. In order to comply with New Jersey's highly comprehensive stormwater management rules or the rules established in any other state, all types of professionals from engineers to project reviewers, developers and environmental planners need to acquire broader knowledge and new skills. This three-day course, led by Joseph Skupien (an ex... read more

IUFRO World Congress 2014

October 05, 2014 - October 11, 2014

The IUFRO World Congress is held every 5 years, to share knowledge and highlight new science and tools developed to enhance forest resources management and conservation. 3000-4000 delegates from over 100 countries are expected to attend. read more


October 06, 2014 - October 17, 2014

12th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity read more

SER Northwest & Great Basin Joint Regional Conference - Collaborative Restoration

October 6-10, 2014

SAVE THE DATE FOR THE UPCOMING SER-NORTHWEST & SER-GREAT BASIN REGIONAL CONFERENCE      This conference will be a gathering of scientists, restoration professionals, and government agencies involved in restoration issues in the Cascadia and Great Basin Bioregions with a focus on the unique challenges of ecological restoration projects in these regions.  The con... read more

2nd Restoring Forests Congress

October 14, 2014 - October 16, 2014

This 2nd Restoring Forests Congress will continue to communicate advances in the themes that were addressed in the 1st Congress in 2011 in Madrid, Spain. Yet, we will also explore what constitutes restoration in the 21st Century by re-defining the scope of forest restoration and narrowing our vision of restoration success in relation to a realistic, achievable end result. This conference will a... read more

Methodology for Delineating Wetlands

October 14, 2014 - October 17, 2014

Learn the methods of the experts! This four-day course will introduce you to delineating wetlands using the Federal Interagency Wetland Delineation Manual, which is required for use in New Jersey. Techniques taught will also be applicable to individuals interested in using the 1987 Corps of Engineers Wetland Delineation Manual. Learn how to recognize key indicators of wetlands (hydrophytic vege... read more

Introduction to Wetland Identification

October 15, 2014 - October 15, 2014

In this one-day combination classroom and field course, a nationally recognized wetlands expert will review the skills you need to identify freshwater wetlands and their boundaries and introduce you to wetland plant identification and soil recognition. You will learn: • Why wetlands are important • How they differ • What indicators are used for wetland identification • About... read more

Explaining Stream Behavior to the Public

October 16, 2014 - April 22, 2014

Part of the Restoration Webinar Series, this session will be presented by Dr. Janine Castro, USFWS. The webinar will present a framework and a conceptual model for describing "how streams work" to a landowner or to the public to support stakeholder engagement for river restoration projects. read more