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

Explaining Stream Behavior to the Public

October 16, 2014 - April 22, 2014

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

Wetland Short Course- Creation and Restoration of Wetlands

October 20, 2014 - October 22, 2014

This course introduces the basics of wetland creation and restoration for mitigation of lost wetlands or wildlife habitat creation, i.e., "mitigation wetlands." Course will emphasize proper landscape approaches and working with site hydrology.Case studies from Florida and several other locations in the USA will be used to illustrate principles. Wetlands in southwest Florida will be visited in f... 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

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

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

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

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