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

Vegetation Identification for Wetland Delineation – South

September 18, 2014 - September 19, 2014

Plants are the most obvious clues to wetland boundaries. This two-day field course will teach you how to draw a wetland line by identifying a variety of upland and wetland plant species. This is a field-based course, so please dress accordingly for the outdoors. read more

Fantasy Football for Community restoration - Using Plant Traits to Restore a Hawaiian Lowland Wet Forest

September 24, 2014 - April 22, 2014

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

Environmental Forensics in Water Resources

October 01, 2014 - October 02, 2014

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

Stormwater Management for Engineers

October 01, 2014 - October 03, 2014

Managing stormwater runoff is becoming more complex every day. In order to comply with New Jersey's highly comprehensive stormwater management rules or the rules established in any other state, all types of professionals from engineers to project reviewers, developers and environmental planners need to acquire broader knowledge and new skills. This three-day course, led by Joseph Skupien (an ex... read more

IUFRO World Congress 2014

October 05, 2014 - October 11, 2014

The IUFRO World Congress is held every 5 years, to share knowledge and highlight new science and tools developed to enhance forest resources management and conservation. 3000-4000 delegates from over 100 countries are expected to attend. read more


October 06, 2014 - October 17, 2014

12th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity read more

SER Northwest & Great Basin Joint Regional Conference - Collaborative Restoration

October 6-10, 2014

SAVE THE DATE FOR THE UPCOMING SER-NORTHWEST & SER-GREAT BASIN REGIONAL CONFERENCE      This conference will be a gathering of scientists, restoration professionals, and government agencies involved in restoration issues in the Cascadia and Great Basin Bioregions with a focus on the unique challenges of ecological restoration projects in these regions.  The con... read more

2nd Restoring Forests Congress

October 14, 2014 - October 16, 2014

This 2nd Restoring Forests Congress will continue to communicate advances in the themes that were addressed in the 1st Congress in 2011 in Madrid, Spain. Yet, we will also explore what constitutes restoration in the 21st Century by re-defining the scope of forest restoration and narrowing our vision of restoration success in relation to a realistic, achievable end result. This conference will a... read more