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

August 28, 2014 - April 22, 2014

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

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

Water Education Summit

September 08, 2014 - September 08, 2014

The 2014 Water Education Summit in Asheville, NC will focus on water resource challenges and ways to make a difference at the local level. This is your opportunity to network with and learn from leading educators working to improve several aspects of water resources protection and management. Topics of discussion will include climate change, water resources management, ecosystem restoration and... read more

Invasive Species and Novel Ecosystems

September 08, 2014 - September 08, 2014

This 12-week online, non-credit advanced post-baccalaureate course covers principles, concepts and approaches to invasive species biology, ecology and management within the context of restoration, in both natural and developed areas. It also explores when it is appropriate to include an invasive species in a restoration target and how to restore a site as a novel ecosystem. read more

Wetland Construction:Planning and Functional Design

September 08, 2014 - September 09, 2014

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

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

Project Planning and Management for Ecological Restoration

September 11, 2014 - September 13, 2014

Ecological restoration encompasses a vast array of techniques, tools and methods. No two restoration projects are ever the same, and an understanding of procedures and the issues associated with decision making are critical to success. The emphasis of this workshop is on process and analysis rather than on specific techniques and tools: By providing a strong foundation in project management and... read more

Regulatory Training in Underground Storage Tanks

September 15, 2014 - September 15, 2014

Whether you are becoming certified for the first time or just need to recertify, you will get the regulatory information you need to stay current with New Jersey's UST requirements and help your clients or employer avoid potential penalty liability. Please Note: The NJ Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) regulates Underground Storage Tanks (USTs) and requires the professionals who wo... read more

Planning and Preparing an Ecological Risk Assessment

September 17, 2014 - September 18, 2014

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

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