Angeles Restoration Supervisor

August 01, 2014 - August 01, 2014 [Upcoming Event]

Restoration Supervisors manage groups of volunteers and show them the right way to plant trees to ensure their survival. Requirements: You must be at least 16 years old to be a restoration supervisor. You must attend a free weekend training and one follow-up planting for additional mentoring. After that, we'll put you on our contact list for future Restoration Supervisor opportunities. Benef... read more

Goundwater Contamination and Remediation: Principles and Practices

August 19, 2014 - August 20, 2014 [Upcoming Event]

n this 2-day course, attendees will learn the basic principles of contaminant geohydrology, fate and transport, and groundwater remediation. This course will cover the scope of the groundwater contamination problem in the United States, the drivers that mandate addressing these problems, and the technical constraints and practical solutions to remediate these problems. Participants will be expo... read more

Management and Remediation of Contaminated Sediments

August 21, 2014 - August 21, 2014 [Upcoming Event]

This workshop provides attendees with management and remediation solutions to contaminants in both marine and freshwater sediments including the effects of remediation on the benthic environment. All aspects of contaminated sediments will be reviewed, including determination of contaminant sources, site characterization, remedial technology selection, monitoring, and demonstration of the effect... read more

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