Achieving Water Quality Standards Through Contaminant Trackdown Studies

March 19, 2014 - March 20, 2014 [Past Event]

Meeting water quality standards in surface and ground water bodies, as well as discharge flows, can be complicated by the lack of adequate information on the sources of contamination. And making an incomplete or inaccurate assessment of sources contributing to the impairment of water bodies can be costly and time consuming, resulting in a failure to meet or maintain compliance with critical wat... read more

Goundwater Contamination and Remediation: Principles and Practices

March 18, 2014 - March 19, 2014 [Past Event]

In 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 exp... read more

Land Management Planning Workshop

March 08, 2014 - March 22, 2014 [Past Event]

In this detailed two-part workshop series, participants will: • Develop a land management plan specific to their property. • Identify goals and objectives for their site and discover the steps required to achieve those objectives. • Examine stewardship practices for several plant communities (forests, prairie, wetlands, and agricultural land). • Discuss techniques to attract... read more

Soil Ecosystems

March 06, 2014 - March 09, 2014 [Past Event]

This conference will address soil and its biodiversity as providers of ecosystem services that benefit humankind. Strengths and weaknesses in the state of our knowledge will be evaluated, cross-disciplinary synergies will be encouraged, and research needs will be prioritized to gain understanding of soils’ roles in: • climate change adaptation and mitigation • food and energy se... read more

Management and Remediation of Contaminated Sediments

February 27, 2014 - February 28, 2014 [Past 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

Wetlands Permitting

February 27, 2014 - February 27, 2014 [Past Event]

This 1-day course provides participants with a general overview of the development of Federal and State environmental laws and agency guidance, as well as recent changes to laws and policies. Attendees will review key terms that will help determine jurisdictional limits or exemptions to permitting, and will be introduced to the various aquatic resource permits that may be used for various site ... read more

Ecological Landscape Alliance 20th Annual Conference & Eco-Marketplace, Sustaining the Living Landscape

February 26, 2014 - February 27, 2014 [Past Event]

Learn more about protecting and sustaining local ecosystems at the Ecological Landscape Alliance 20th Annual Conference & Eco-Marketplace, Sustaining the Living Landscape, February 26 & 27. MassMutual Center 1277 Main St, Springfield, MA. Includes educational sessions, hands-on green roof workshop, breakfast and lunch, access to vendors of ecological products and services, Social Hour, ... read more

Land Ethics Symposium

February 20, 2014 - February 20, 2014 [Past Event]

The Land Ethics Symposium focuses on ways to create low-maintenance, economical and ecologically balanced landscapes with native plants and restoration techniques. read more

Tamarisk Coalition's Riparian Restoration in the Western US Conference

February 18, 2014 - February 20, 2014 [Past Event]

Tamarisk Coalition's 12th Annual Conference, Riparian Restoration in the Western U.S., will focus on riparian systems impacted by invasive plants (e.g., tamarisk, Russian olive). The conference will be held at Colorado Mesa University February 18 & 19, 2014, with an additional half day of field trips and/or workshops on February 20th, 2014. Land and resource managers, private land owners,... read more

ArcGIS: Introduction

February 06, 2014 - February 27, 2014 [Past Event]

Test out your GIS knowledge and skill with hands-on GIS software application! With a focus on layout and core functionality, this 12-hour evening course offers an overview of ArcGIS components, basic display and map querying functions, metadata browsing and file management, basic analysis techniques, and map layout. Increase your software proficiency with practical, in-class exercises! SPECIAL ... read more