A discussion of multiple techniques used in Alabama for living shoreline and oyster reef breakwaters

August 28, 2014 - April 22, 2014 [Upcoming Event]

Part of the Restoration Webinar Series, this session will be presented by Judy Haner, TNC. Mobile Bay has experienced significant loss of critical coastal habitats that shelter vital finfish, shrimp, crab and oyster populations. This presentation will discuss six techniques for oyster reef restoration in coastal Alabama. read more

Dryland Revegetation Techniques: Restoring Sites in the Face of Drought or Limited Access to Water

September 05, 2014 - March 07, 2014 [Upcoming Event]

Site restoration in the face of drought or limited access to water can be a challenge. While there is no silver bullet, there are a variety of techniques that can be implemented to improve your chances of success. Several experts from across the West will be sharing techniques they have used to enhance success on these kinds of sites as it relates to soil manipulation, amendments, planting, and... read more

Wetland Construction:Planning and Functional Design

September 08, 2014 - September 09, 2014 [Upcoming Event]

To Construct a Functioning Wetland, You Must Understand the WET Part! As state and federal wetland mitigation standards evolve away from an acre-for-acre approach to a focus on replacing wetland functions, your understanding of the wetland's "wet part" has never been more critical. Building on your understanding of wetland functions, this course will guide you on the many factors required to pl... read more

Introduction to Aquatic Toxicology

September 09, 2014 - September 10, 2014 [Upcoming Event]

This introductory course provides participants with a strong foundation of aquatic toxicology and how these concepts are applied to managing pollutants in aquatic environments. The course covers terminology, common test designs, and endpoints such as lethality and endocrine disruption. Important legacy and emerging pollutants of concern such as heavy metals, organic pesticides, PAHs, PCBs, PBDE... read more

Planning and Preparing an Ecological Risk Assessment

September 17, 2014 - September 18, 2014 [Upcoming Event]

In this 2-day course, attendees will learn and review both the technical and regulatory approaches to completing ecological risk assessments. Participants will come away with an understanding of the planning and preparation process for the completion of an ERA, including data development needs, selection of endpoints, and the development of lines of evidence. Understanding the topics covered wi... read more

Eradication of Black Rats for Anacapa Island - Biological and Social Considerations

September 17, 2014 - April 22, 2014 [Upcoming Event]

Part of the Restoration Webinar Series, this session will be presented by Annie Little, USFWS. The presentation will discuss the first aerial application of rodenticide to eradicate non-native rats in North America and the first on an island with an endemic rodent. read more

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

September 24, 2014 - April 22, 2014 [Upcoming Event]

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 [Upcoming Event]

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

SER Northwest & Great Basin Joint Regional Conference: Collaborative Restoration

October 6-10, 2014 [Upcoming Event]

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

Explaining Stream Behavior to the Public

October 16, 2014 - April 22, 2014 [Upcoming Event]

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