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

2014 Sustainability Conference

March 15, 2014 - March 15, 2014 [Past Event]

Pierce Cedar Creek Institute's annual Sustainability Conference will address current environmental issues which are relevant to everyone and explore ways to shape a more sustainable future. This year the conference welcomes keynote speakers Douglas Jester of 5 Lakes Energy and Tony Kaufman of Lake Village Homestead Farm. Breakout sessions will address permaculture, sustainable energy, and huma... 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's Role in Restoring Ecosystem Services

March 6-9, 2014 [Past Event]

The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) holds single-topic conferences that advance the soil science discipline. These focused conferences also provide opportunities to further enhance the SSSA brand and identity. SOIL'S ROLE IN RESTORING ECOSYSTEM SERVICES March 6-9, 2014 Sheraton Grand Hotel, Sacramento, CA Soil Science Society of America meeting supported by Bouyoucos Conference... 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