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

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

Herbivory by Resident Geese - The Loss and Recovery of Wild Rice Along the Tidal Patuxent River Through Multiple Management Actions

November 04, 2014 - April 22, 2014 [Upcoming Event]

Part of the Restoration Webinar Series, this session will be presented by Greg Kearns, Patuxent River Park, Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. The presentation will discuss multiple management strategies that successfully restored wild rice, a valuable food source for resident and migrating birds. read more

Planning and Preparing an Ecological Risk Assessment

November 05, 2014 - November 06, 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

Planning and Preparing an Ecological Risk Assessment

November 05, 2014 - November 06, 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

Environmental Forensics in Water Resources

November 19, 2014 - November 20, 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

Management and Remediation of Contaminated Sediments

November 20, 2014 - November 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

Wildlands Restoration Volunteers

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

Each year, Wildlands Restoration Volunteers(WRV) completes many ecological restoration projects and offers numerous volunteer trainings in leadership and restoration skill development. WRV welcome everyone from beginners to seasoned restoration professionals. Visit their website for a listing of current projects and trainings that you can join. If you have any other questions or need more info... read more

Scaling up Estuary and Floodplain Restoration in Puget Sound

December 02, 2014 - April 22, 2014 [Upcoming Event]

Part of the Restoration Webinar Series, this session will be presented by Jenny Baker, TNC. Through the use of case studies, the presentation will highlight how the project team engaged multiple interests in local communities to implement projects to gain a broad base of support, and achieve greater ecological and socio-economic gains than restoring for single objective actions. These efforts a... read more

Volunteering In Ecuador with Planet Drum

December 31, 2014 - February 28, 2014 [Upcoming Event]

Over the years, and with the help of countless volunteers, Planet Drum has developed ecosystem restoration techniques that are unique to the challenges presented by working in an urban/semi-urban environment, alongside Third World development plans, and in a country with a poverty rate of roughly 60%. Volunteers are needed to help further Planet Drum’s year-round revegetation efforts and ... read more