Notes to RMCC members – February 2019

Posted by on February 9, 2019

From Lynne Carpenter, Trip Master RMCC

Good evening all!

To see this as a Google doc (it may be easier to read) please go here. This first informational email has a LOT of information and events; subsequent emails will be smaller.

I hope everyone is happy with their lottery applications – I know I am breathlessly waiting news of my successful lottery permit applications. Ha!

Overall, the RMCC board is focusing this year on 1) getting us all out on the water! and 2) increasing visibility of and (hopefully) member participation (volunteerism – is that a word?) in river conservation efforts around the state. For this reason, I will be sending out monthly(-ish) combined notices (like this one) to 1) provide information to our members and 2) to reduce the number of emails out to our members. That being said, if you learn of an event or want to send out a question or comment to our club members, that is what the Google Groups and Facebook group is for – please use these tools!  If you are ok to wait a little bit, you are welcome to send the information to me and I’ll include it in the next information note to members around the beginning of each month. The RMCC board is also exploring the idea of adding a page to the website with this sort of information.

In each monthly email, I’ll highlight events that I have learned since the previous email.  Upcoming events will remain on the email until their scheduled time has passed (new RMCC members are added throughout the year).

Please find information that may be of interest to you as a club member and/or as a member of the paddling community below.

Club Business:

Membership

RMCC Members who also hold ACA membership:

Please fill out your online ACA waiver and forward your confirmation email to Bill Ashworth. See Bill’s email for more information:

Board meeting

The board met (via phone) on January 28th to discuss a number of topics. Takeaways:

  • We have a new board member, Zach Allen, QuarterMaster. Please tell him thank you when you meet him!
  • The board is very interested in increasing the stewardship opportunities and conservation awareness of our club members.The club discussed the best method to select and award funding to a conservation organization, program or activity this year. Lindsay Meeks is leading that objective. Kathryn Mutz is working with Wildlands Restoration Volunteers for opportunities that club members may be interested in. Lynne Carpenter is compiling a list of river cleanups, citizen scientist opportunities, and other conservation activities throughout Colorado that club members may be interested in.
  • The club discussed partially sponsoring ACA instructor certification by our members (canoe, swiftwater).
  • Current plans are for the board to meet quarterly.
  • The board discussed what is appropriate to put on the RMCC calendar (so as not to overwhelm the calendar).
  • The board discussed adding an “events” page to the RMCC website to publish non-official RMCC events for members (like the information in this email).
  • The board discussed what went well and what could be better for next year’s permit party.

Lottery Permit applications

The Grand Canyon lottery is delayed and will be open from 2/16/2019 to 3/12/2019.  Details are here (look in the yellow box in the upper right corner).

Boating-related trainings / practises:

Note: “RMCC club events” are also on our website and calendar. I am only including instructor certification classes and free classes in this listing, except for RMCC hosted classes. There are a multitude of boating classes throughout Colorado.

  • Online: Swiftwater Awareness course: Lynne note: I took this class – the first module is probably good for new boaters to learn the river terminology (such as “river left” “pillow” “hole” etc.). The second module is more first-responder swiftwater related. Overall a pretty basic class. The class is free. Takes about an hour.
  • February 17 (Arvada, CO). RMCC club event: Canoe rescue techniques practice (RMCC event). Date: February 17, 2019, 10:30 – 11:30 am (during Meyer Pool open canoe practice 10 am – 1 pm). Location: Meyer Pool, 7900 Carr Drive, Arvada, CO 80005, 303.467.7140. Organizer: Lynne Carpenter: lynnecarpenter@gmail.com. Cost: Meyer Pool fee ($10), ACA waiver fee ($5) if not a member of American Canoe Association (please bring ACA number to event for waiver form).  No additional cost for the event. Description: A one hour refresher and demonstration of canoe rescue techniques (canoe over canoe rescue, parallel canoe rescue, self rescue, etc).  Experienced club members will be available to demonstrate and assist participants with practicing rescuing techniques. Other Information: Please contact the organizer and let her know if you plan to come or if you have any questions.  We’d like to have a rough idea of numbers. No sign up is needed. Please bring your own canoe and associated gear (including but not necessarily limited to paddle, pfd, helmet, etc). There may be participants’ canoes to practice in, but please do not count on others bringing you a canoe unless you have arranged that beforehand, on your own.
  • March 17 (Arvada, CO). RMCC club event: Canoe stroke practice. Date: March 17, 2019, 10:30 – 11:30 am (during Meyer Pool open canoe practice 10 am – 1 pm). Location: Meyer Pool, 7900 Carr Drive, Arvada, CO 80005, 303.467.7140. Organizer: Debbie Hinde dhinde1@msn.com. Cost: Meyer Pool fee ($10), ACA waiver fee ($5) if not a member of American Canoe Association (please bring ACA number to event for waiver form).  No additional cost for the event. Description: A one hour refresher and demonstration of canoe stroke techniques (forward strokes, draws, etc). Experienced club members will be available to demonstrate and assist participants with practicing canoe strokes. Other Information: Please contact the organizer and let her know if you plan to come or if you have any questions. We’d like to have a rough idea of numbers. No sign up is needed. Please bring your own canoe and associated gear (including but not necessarily limited to paddle, pfd, helmet, etc). There may be participants’ canoes to practice in, but please do not count on others bringing you a canoe unless you have arranged that beforehand, on your own.
  • April 10-14 (Embudo, NM): ACA Level 2-4 SwiftWater Rescue Instructor Certification Workshop. $450 “The ACA has a long history of leading the industry in the best instructional guidelines for all aspects of river running and safety.  This five day course is for experienced boaters and rescuers who want to become Swift Water Rescue Instructors. Instructor candidates will be assessed on Teaching Ability, Rescue Ability, Technical Knowledge and Group Management throughout this course for a final certification level.”
  • April 19 – Apr 23 (Salida, CO). Canoe L4 Instructor Certification Workshop. Hosted by Canyon River Instruction. Kent Ford is teaching. “This is an instructor development workshop and an instructor certification exam (IDW/ICE) for up to Level 4 Whitewater Canoeing (Class III Rivers).  ACA courses are structured for several levels of certification for instance: Level 2 Essentials of River Paddling, Level 3 River Canoe, and L4 Whitewater. However, this is no guarantee that you will earn that level of certification.  Not everyone will receive “Full” Essentials instructor certification, especially if this is their first exposure to formal paddling instruction. No worries! There are means for upgrading within about a year. Instructor Trainer Kent Ford:  Kent’s unique background includes twenty-five years of international racing and coaching, combined with similar experience teaching recreational boating to all levels of paddlers. His twenty videos and books on paddlesports have influenced the education of half a million paddlers.  More info on Kent.”
  • May 11-12 (Denver metro area location TBD): RMCC club event. Introduction to Canoeing: flatwater and moving water.  Details coming soon!
  • May 27 – 31 (Salida, CO) ACA SwiftWater Rescue Instructor Certification Workshop. $500.00. This is a five day intensive clinic for river runners who wish to become ACA certified L2 to L4 Swiftwater Rescue instructors. Located at the Canyon River Instruction campus and Arkansas River near Salida, CO. Instructor Trainer: Tommy Gram of Whitewater Attainment. Please contact CRI for more information.
  • June 2nd – 6th (Salida, CO) ACA Raft Instructor Certification Workshop. $500.00. This is a five day intensive clinic for skilled rafters who wish to become ACA certified L4 Raft instructors. Both whitewater rowing and paddle rafting disciplines are covered in this course. Located at the Canyon River Instruction campus and Arkansas River near Salida, CO. Instructor Trainer: Elisha McArthur. Please contact CRI for more information.

Conservation activities throughout Colorado (and nearby):

Upcoming events of interest:

Ongoing / Current

  • Current / ongoing: American Canoe Club (Online): State Executive Council Elections are open through February 13. “The ACA is currently holding elections for all State Executive Council positions. State Executive Council positions are elected by the state ACA membership for a two-year term. The election of the nominees will be determined by the majority of votes cast by electronic ballot by members eligible to vote. Online voting closes on February 13, 2019.”
  • Current / ongoing: American Whitewater (Online): Flow Survey Announced For Rio Grande And Conejos Rivers (CO). Alamosa, Colorado – “American Whitewater needs your help to define streamflows that support the full range of recreational boating opportunities on the Rio Grande and Conejos Rivers in Southern Colorado. Information collected by this study will be used to assess river-dependent recreation as part of a joint stream management planning effort between American Whitewater and the Rio Grande Headwaters Restoration Project. Once completed, the Stream Management Plan for the Rio Grande and Conejos Rivers will be used to inform projects to restore and protect the watershed, and help enhance economies that rely on environmental and recreational water uses in the Basin.” Please find the survey here.
  • Current, ongoing (Denver, CO): Metropolitan State University of Denver is offering a new Water Studies Online Certificate to provide training and skills relevant to careers in water studies, conservation, agriculture, construction, engineering, and law. From lifelong learners who want to know more about water preservation to those working in green and sustainable professions, this unique certificate provides introductory level training and skills relevant to a wide range of fields in the nonprofit, corporate, and public sectors, including water industries, conservation, agriculture, construction, engineering, and law. Find out more HERE.
  • Current: Estes Valley Watershed Council is looking for new board members interested in protecting and improving the Estes Valley Watersheds.  If you are interested, please click HERE to fill out our Contact Form on the Get Involved page.

February

  • February 5 (Avon, CO): Blue Heart Film Showing in Avon: 6:30 pm. Eagle River Watershed Council. Venue: Loaded Joe’s, Join Eagle River Watershed Council as we partner with Walking Mountains’ Sustainable Film Series to bring “Blue Heart“, a documentary about the Balkan region-richly diverse in cultures, languages, and history-which is home to the last wild rivers on the European continent, to the community. The film will depict how a hydro power gold rush is putting these rivers and communities at risk. No reservations are required.
  • February 5 (online webinar): Is Water Reuse On The Rise?Join Water Education Colorado for a webinar to learn more about water reuse in Colorado. We’ll explore why more communities are turning toward water reuse and what regulations, policies, or other next steps need to fall into place for water recycling to grow. Expert speakers will share their experiences and the different approaches and actions they’ve taken toward expanding water reuse. Register Here
  • February 6 – March 21 (online): Spatial Analysis Training online with ArcGIS online exercises through ESRI – the Science of Where. This free course is for people who know something about data analysis and want to learn how the special capabilities of spatial data analysis provides deeper understanding. Registration closes on February 21, 2019. Register HERE.  
  • February 7 (Denver, CO): Water Festival Coordinators Gathering. Water Education Colorado. This annual gathering brings together water festival coordinators across the state to discover strategies to improve their events. Spend the day collaborating with other new and experienced water festival coordinators and learning from specialists and one another. Topics will include follow-up sessions on festival evaluations and planning tools, addressing challenges around inclusivity and take-home actions, winning strategies for large audiences and more. Denver Botanic Gardens’ Waring House, 909 York Street in Denver. Register Here.
  • February 7 (Fort Collins) @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm. As a lead up to the second annual Poudre Pour, the Poudre Heritage Alliance will be presenting a series of educational pub talks at local breweries throughout Northern Colorado. For the February 7th Pub Talk at Timnath Beerwerks, Tom Cech, local historian and former Executive Director for the Central Colorado Water Conservancy District, will be highlighting the significance of the state’s water history and water law, while tying this important heritage into today’s population boom in Colorado. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP via Facebook by clicking here. poudreheritage.org/events/
  • February 7 (Gunnison, CO): Backcountry Film Festival w/Wilderness Pursuits by High Country Conservation Advocates. The fourteenth annual Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival will show in Gunnison on Thursday, February 7th at Western Colorado University’s University Center. All proceeds will benefit High Country Conservation Advocates’ Water Program. High Country Conservation Advocates protects the health and natural beauty of the land, rivers, and wildlife in and around Gunnison County now and for future generations.
  • February 11, 18 and 25 (Online and Grand Junction, CO): $45. 2019 Water Course February 11, 18 & 25 in CMU’s University Center Ballroom, from 6-9pm. This three-evening seminar series will cover CO water law, regional hydrology, impacts of drought and aridification, and drought contingency planning. Dinner will be served.
  • February 11 – 14 (Denver, CO): Colorado Rural Water Association Annual Conference and Exhibition. This event will be held at the Crowne Plaza DIA Convention Center, 1550 East 40th Avenue, Denver, CO. For more information click HERE.
  • February 12 (Cheyenne WY): Wyoming Water Forum: Abby Boudwyns & Kelly Shaw, WY Attorney General’s Office. “Water Law and Wyoming.” Location: 6920 Yellowtail Road, Cheyenne, WY 82002.
  • February 12 (Eagle, CO): Blue Heart Film Showing in Eagle: 6:30 pm. Eagle River Watershed Council. Venue: Dusty Boot Roadhouse- Eagle, Join Eagle River Watershed Council as we partner with Walking Mountains’ Sustainable Film Series to bring “Blue Heart“, a documentary about the Balkan region-richly diverse in cultures, languages, and history-which is home to the last wild rivers on the European continent, to the community. The film will depict how a hydro power gold rush is putting these rivers and communities at risk. No reservations are required.
  • February 16 (Pueblo, CO): Fountain Creek. SIerra Club. Please join us for our monthly Fountain Creek clean-up in Pueblo on Saturday, February 16th at 10AM. We’ll meet at Haaf Park at 15 Chinook Ln, 81001 in the parking lot on Mowhawk Rd. (map). We’ll start with announcements and introductions and then hit the trail to clean up trash before it can pollute the creek.
  • February 16 (Fort Collins, CO) @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Poudre Pub Talk: Water Quality and Agriculture @ Intersect Brewing. As a lead up to the second annual Poudre Pour, the Poudre Heritage Alliance will be presenting a series of educational pub talks at local breweries throughout Northern Colorado. For the February 16th Pub Talk at Intersect Brewing, Jon Slutsky–owner of La Luna Dairy in Wellington, CO–will be discussing the importance of water quality in agriculture and the potential impacts of farming on the Poudre River Valley. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP via Facebook by clicking here. (TBA) poudreheritage.org/events/
  • February 20 (Arvada, CO): High Country River Rafters meeting. The Grand Canyon – Presentation. When: Wed, February 20, 6pm – 8pm. Where: AAA Inflatables Equipment and Repair, Inc., 5610 Lamar St, Arvada, CO 80002, USA (map). Description In this meeting there will be a 40 min video followed by a presentation by Paul Van Barnveld who will share his experience about the Grand Canyon. This event is open to everyone. Club membership is not required. If you would like to join High Country River Rafters, please go to http://www.hcrr.org/membership.html or contact us at info@hcrr.org.
  • February 20 (Gunnison, CO): Crafting a Strategic Plan that Works with San Juan Rural Philanthropy Days. February 20 in Gunnison, CO, and February 21 in Ridgway, CO. What are the elements of a planning process? How can we craft plans and a plan document that help us be our best? Learn more & register HERE.
  • February 21 (Wheat Ridge, CO): Rig to Flip Season Opener. Please Register. When: Thursday, February 21st, 2019. Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Where: Down River Equipment 11937 West I-70 Frontage Road North, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033. What: Is your boat Rigged to Flip!? At this event we’ll be covering some of the best ways to dial in your rig in preparation for that inevitable flip. So come on down, drink some beer and learn some tips from some river rats that have had their boat upside down once or twice!
  • February 21 (Ridgway, CO): Crafting a Strategic Plan that Works with San Juan Rural Philanthropy Days. February 20 in Gunnison, CO, and February 21 in Ridgway, CO. What are the elements of a planning process? How can we craft plans and a plan document that help us be our best? Learn more & register HERE.
  • February 21 (Fort Collins, CO) @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm. Poudre Pub Talk: River Stories and the Poudre River Whitewater Park @ Horse and Dragon Brewing. As a lead up to the second annual Poudre Pour, the Poudre Heritage Alliance will be presenting a series of educational pub talks at local breweries throughout Northern Colorado. For the February 21st Pub Talk at Horse and Dragon Brewing Company, Carol Cochran–co-owner of Horse and Dragon–will highlight her family’s special connection to the Poudre River with a short video that debuted at the Lyric’s “River Stories” event in October 2018. Then Matt Day, Senior Landscape Architect for the City of Fort Collins Park Planning division, will give a short presentation on the construction progress at the Poudre River Whitewater Park near downtown Fort Collins. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP via Facebook by clicking here. (TBA)
  • February 21 (Glenwood Springs, CO): Wild & Scenic Film Festival hosted by The Middle Colorado Watershed Council. At the Vaudeville in Glenwood Springs on Thursday, February 21st and at the Ute in Rifle on Saturday, February 23rd. Festival-goers can expect to see award-winning films about nature, community activism, adventure, conservation, water, energy and climate change, wildlife, environmental justice, agriculture, Native American and indigenous cultures. Buy your tickets today! These shows are historic sell outs. Buy tickets for the Glenwood Springs showing HERE and for the Rifle showing HERE.
  • February 21 – 23 (Golden, CO). Colorado Environmental Film Festival. 2019 CEFF Overview and Schedule. When: February 21-23, 2019. Where: American Mountaineering Center, 710 10th Street – Golden, Colorado. Tickets $9 to $65.
  • February 23 (Rifle, CO): Wild & Scenic Film Festival hosted by The Middle Colorado Watershed Council. At the Vaudeville in Glenwood Springs on Thursday, February 21st and at the Ute in Rifle on Saturday, February 23rd. Festival-goers can expect to see award-winning films about nature, community activism, adventure, conservation, water, energy and climate change, wildlife, environmental justice, agriculture, Native American and indigenous cultures. Buy your tickets today! These shows are historic sell outs. Buy tickets for the Glenwood Springs showing HERE and for the Rifle showing HERE.
  • February 27 (Moab, UT): Dolores River Restoration Partnership Meeting, RiversEdge West and Partners of the Dolores River Restoration Partnership, Moab, UT, exact location TBD: If you are involved in the Dolores River Restoration Partnership (DRRP), or if you want to get more involved in restoring the Dolores River toward achieving a sustainable ecological balance, then save the date for the next DRRP partnership meeting on February 27th. The meeting will provide an opportunity to take stock of the partnership’s progress with regards to controlling invasive vegetation and will include discussion on future avenues for the partnership. The more the merrier for this important meeting of land managers, restoration practitioners, and community stewards.  The agenda will include presentations on mechanical tamarisk control, project funding, avian monitoring, Dolores River hydrology, and a review of the latest research on riparian restoration. To RSVP, please email David Varner at dvarner@riversedgewest.org.
  • February 28 – March 1 (Albuquerque, NM): Land and Water Summit 2019, Feb 28 – Mar 1, Albuquerque, NM.
  • February 28 (Fort Collins, CO) @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm.  Poudre Pub Talk: A Healthy, Working River @ Odell Brewing. As a lead up to the second annual Poudre Pour, the Poudre Heritage Alliance will be presenting a series of educational pub talks at local breweries throughout Northern Colorado. For the February 28th Pub Talk at Odell Brewing, Julie Kallenberger–Water Education and Outreach Specialist for the Colorado Water Center–will highlight the importance of water in the brewing process and how local companies like Odell are involved with regional water initiatives such as the Poudre Runs Through It working group, the Poudre River Forum annual event, and Water Literate Leaders program. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP via Facebook by clicking here. (TBA)

March

  • March 2 (Fort Collins, CO) @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Poudre Pub Talk: Riparian Habitats and Wildlife Along the Poudre @ Gilded Goat Brewing Company. As a lead up to the second annual Poudre Pour, the Poudre Heritage Alliance will be presenting a series of educational pub talks at local breweries throughout Northern Colorado. For the March 2nd Pub Talk at Gilded Goat Brewing, Rob Sparks and Laura Quattrini from the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies will be discussing the importance of riparian habits and how they help sustain wildlife along the Poudre River. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP via Facebook by clicking here. (TBA).
  • March 4 – 8 (Alamosa, CO): Annual Rio Grande Water Leaders Course.  The RGHRP partners with the Rio Grande Water Conservation District, San Luis Valley Water Conservancy District, Conejos Water Conservancy District, and Rio Grande Watershed Conservation and Education Initiative to facilitate the Rio Grande Water Leaders Course. The goal of the Rio Grande Water Leaders Course is to provide the opportunity for community members to engage in education and networking to prepare them to take a future role in safeguarding, developing, and managing the water resources of the San Luis Valley. The Water Course introduces state and local water management principles to young professionals and engages them in the local water community. Course topics covered include San Luis Valley hydrology, history of Colorado water development, key court cases, water rights administration, groundwater management, river restoration, and much more. Course participants are presented with Colorado Foundation for Water Education Citizen’s Guides that provide a foundation to understand the complexities of water management and policy decisions. This year, the course will be open to 20 members of the community in the evenings of March 4-8, 2019. There is a registration fee of $30, and attendance at all sessions is required.
  • March 7 (Denver, CO): Colorado Trout Unlimited River Stewardship Gala. Join them on Thursday, March 7th at Mile High Station in Denver for this must-attend event for anyone who cares about rivers and trout! Enjoy a delicious meal, beer and wine, and your chance to participate in the auction and live program. They’ll be highlighting Colorado TU’s 50th anniversary throughout the evening and honoring William Reilly with their 2019 River Stewardship Award. Purchase your tickets HERE or sponsor a table and bring your favorite fishy friends.
  • March 8 (Denver, CO): The Fork Not Taken: A Two Forks Retrospective from 7:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m. at History Colorado Center. Following a continental breakfast, the AGENDA will feature two panel discussions. Discounted pricing and a limited number of scholarships are available for students—email nshipman@msudenver.edu. Discounts are also available for members of Water Education Colorado, Colorado Trout Unlimited, and the History Colorado Center. SPONSORSHIP opportunities available.  Don’t wait to REGISTER.       
  • March 12 (Cheyenne WY): Wyoming Water Forum: Mike Thomas, WY DEQ. “Harmful Algal Blooms.” Location: 6920 Yellowtail Road, Cheyenne, WY 82002.
  • March 12 – 14 (Fort Collins, CO): HAR-CERSER 2019 Conference. Jointly hosted by High Altitude Revegetation Committee (HAR) and Central Rockies chapter of the Society for Ecological Restoration (CeRSER), the goal of the 2019 Conference is to enhance our understanding of ecological restoration and revegetation in diverse ecosystems using a variety of methods. Early-bird Registration and Poster Abstract Submission deadlines have been extended through February 15. For more information click HERE.
  • March 13 (Aurora, CO): Water in the West Symposium, March 13-14, Aurora, CO.
  • March 13 – 14 (Aurora, CO): Water in the West Symposium. Join leaders from diverse disciplines to dive deep into water issues affecting the region and to explore innovative solutions to water challenges. The Symposium will feature nationally renowned speakers, and showcase the efforts of various sectors in leveraging research, innovation, education, and creative policies to address the most pressing global water issues. For more information, click HERE.    
  • March 14, 2018 (Online): 11:00 AM MST. Western Water Assessment. EDDI (the Evaporative Demand Drought Index). Mike Hobbins will provide a brief background on EDDI and its applications, and demonstrate new capabilities on the updated EDDI website. Click here to connect. You can also dial in using your phone: (224) 501-3412 Access Code: 566-865-597. More Information
  • March 15 (Durango, CO): Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour – Durango. March 15 @ 6:00 pm – March 16 @ 9:00 pm. $15 – $25. Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College. 7 pm, Doors Open at 6. Banff Mountain Film Festival is back with two nights of unique film line-ups! Join us for one night or two of award-winning adventure, environmental, exploration, and mountain culture films from around the world. In addition to awe inspiring films, you can win gear, gift cards, classes, and epic adventures in the raffle and silent auction sponsored by Osprey Packs. Proceeds from this event benefit San Juan Citizens Alliance and Rocky Mountain Wild, and are used to help keep Wolf Creek pass wild! Learn more about the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour.
  • March 17 (Fountain, CO): Sierra Club. Hike and Water Sampling Demonstration. Date and Time: Sun, Mar 17, 2019  10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (Local Time). Organized By: Pikes Peak Group. Location: Fountain Creek Regional Park, 2010 Duckwood Rd, Fountain, CO 80817, USA. Join the Fountain Creek Water Sentinels for a fun and easy walk along Fountain Creek. Learn about our water quality monitoring program and how citizen scientists can have a direct impact on policy-making in Colorado. Level: Easy Cost: Free
  • March 20 (Arvada, CO): The Night’s Sky. When: Wed, March 20, 6pm – 8pm. Where: Down River Equipment, 11937 W Interstate 70 Frontage Rd N, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033, USA (map). Description: In this meeting Michael Barton will give a presentation on the sky, satellites, stars, and planets as seen from the river. This event is open to everyone. Club membership is not required. If you would like to join High Country River Rafters, please go to http://www.hcrr.org/membership.html or contact us at info@hcrr.org.
  • March 21 (Wheat Ridge, CO): Permit Losers’ Potluck with Cody Perry. Please Register. When: Thursday, March 21st, 2019. Time: 6:00-8:00 pm. Where: Down River Equipment 11937 West I-70 Frontage Road North, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033. Details: DRE is stoked to put on this first-time event!! The idea is to gather the boating community to show off your favorite river meals and share information on those non-permitted river stretches.
  • March 25 – 29, 2019 (Denver, CO): 11th National Monitoring Conference

April

  • April 1-3 (Denver, CO): Coalition for Upper South Platte: After The Flames Workshop & Conference. Experts warn that year-round fire season is the new normal. Wildfire is no longer “if” it will occur, but rather “when.” Wildfires burned 9,781,062 acres in 2017. The aftermath leads to flooding, emotional distress, and the need for leaders to support the recovery process. Coming together with industry experts will allow us to utilize lessons learned from others and have better planning for each recovery process. Embassy Suites Downtown Denver.
  • April 3 (Grand Junction, CO): Water Law in a Nutshell, April 3, CMU University Center. This eight-hour course in Colorado Water Law will be taught by Attorney Aaron Clay. Registration information coming soon.
  • April 5 (Durango, CO): Southwestern Water Conservation District’s Annual Water Seminar from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the DoubleTree Hotel in downtown Durango. For more than 35 years in southwestern Colorado, water managers, irrigators, municipal representatives, tribal members, environmental advocates, recreation enthusiasts, and interested citizens have come together each year for the Annual Water Seminar. It’s a unique opportunity to interact with other individuals who are passionate about water resources, and hear expert speakers from around the state and region. Find out more HERE.   
  • April 5 – 7 (Wheat Ridge, CO): Down River Equipment’s Raftopia. When: Apr 5 – 7, 2019. Where: Down River Equipment, 11937 W Interstate 70 Frontage Rd N, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033, USA (map). Description: While this is not a club-sponsored event, a large number of members setup a booth at this event annually, and it’s always a blast! For more information go to: https://downriverequip.com
  • April 9 (Cheyenne WY): Wyoming Water Forum: Various, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. “2019 Water Supply Outlook.” Location: 6920 Yellowtail Road, Cheyenne, WY 82002.
  • April 19 (Golden, CO) AWRA-CGWA Annual Symposium: Colorado Water Stories – Learning from our past, reimagining our future at the Mount Vernon Canyon Country Club, 24933 Club House Circle, Golden, CO 80401 from 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. American Water Resources Association and Colorado Groundwater Association. This year’s conference will cover a range of topics from both a technical and policy perspective, including a deep-drill into ASR, geophysical applications, and how Coloradans are reimagining the river. For more details, check out THIS LINK.
  • April 21 (Fountain, CO): Sierra Club. Hike and Water Sampling Demonstration. Date and Time: Sun, April 21, 2019  10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (Local Time). Organized By: Pikes Peak Group. Location: Fountain Creek Regional Park, 2010 Duckwood Rd, Fountain, CO 80817, USA. Join the Fountain Creek Water Sentinels for a fun and easy walk along Fountain Creek. Learn about our water quality monitoring program and how citizen scientists can have a direct impact on policy-making in Colorado. Level: Easy Cost: Free
  • April 23 (Meredith, CO): 5:00 PM | Ruedi Reservoir Tour: Storing West Slope Water: Ruedi Reservoir map: Join Mark Fuller and April Long from Ruedi Water and Power Authority and RFC educators to learn about transbasin water diversions and how Ruedi Reservoir operates, by visiting the reservoir.
  • April 24 (Grand Junction, CO): An Evening with Jonathan Thompson, April 24, 6:30pm in CMU’s University Center Ballroom. Jonathan Thompson is the author of River of Lost Souls tells the story behind the 2015 Gold King Mine disaster that turned the Animas River in southwestern Colorado orange with sludge. This event will be free and open to the public, with a reception followed by a slideshow and talk. Registration information coming soon.  
  • April 24 – 25 (Pueblo, CO): 25th Anniversary Arkansas River Basin Water Forum – A River of Dreams and Realities, at the Pueblo Convention Center. As one of the most important natural resources in our state, the water future of the Arkansas River Basin depends on education, dialog, and a deeper understanding of all sides of water issues. The Arkansas River Basin Water Forum has been at the forefront of this conversation for 25 years. Please join them to celebrate their 25th anniversary as they continue to work together to find common ground. For more information: arbwf.org
  • April 24 – 26 (Breckenridge, CO) Partners in the Outdoors Conference. Be a part of the solution as we shift from Planning to Action. Based on the Colorado Outdoor Principles and after months of collaborative work across the state from hundreds of partners, stakeholders and citizens, Colorado has drafted one of the finest Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plans (SCORP) in the nation. For more information, click HERE.
  • April 27 (Basalt, CO): 8:30 AM | Fryingpan River Cleanup, Roaring Fork Conservancy: Lyons Park, Basalt, CO map: Help clean up one of the most beautiful stretches of river in the country! Volunteers of all ages welcome! Join us for a free breakfast before cleaning up a 1-mile section of the river. Prizes for: Best of Trash, Most Toxic, Most Useful, Most Unusual Trash, and Best Photo. Look for H20 Jo & Flo – Colorado’s Water Quality Ambassadors – at this event!

May

  • May 3 – 5 (Loma, CO): Birding on the Colorado River. Led by the Colorado Canyons Association. Journey down Ruby-Horsethief Canyon on the Colorado River for a 3-day rafting and camping trip and discover the amazing avian diversity along the way. This fully outfitted adventure is a three-day/two-night river trip with an overnight at Colorado Canyons Association’s Catalpa Camp and includes a freshly prepared dinner, local wines, and fireside stories about area. Some hiking and light paddling. $525/Museum or CCA member; $575/Non-member. $175/deposit. Includes a fully outfitted trip and birding experience with meals, shuttle, and camping equipment (if desired). Register by April 15.
  • May 4 (Denver, CO): 14th Annual South Platte River Clean Up. Please Register. When: Saturday, May 4th, 2019. Time: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm. Registration & Shuttles: 9:00 am – 10:30 am. On the Water: 11:00 – 2:00 pm. After Party: 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Confluence Kayaks, 2301 7th Street, Denver Co, 80202 (click link for map). What: For the past several years, over 250 rafters, kayakers, cyclists and pedestrians have come together and successfully removed over 2 TONS of garbage from Denver’s South Platte River corridor. The event has received local and regional attention as the best river stewardship event in the Metro area. This year Down River Equipment and Confluence Kayaks is presenting the 14th Annual South Platte River Clean-up, and we need your help to make it the MOST SUCCESSFUL YEAR YET! Participating in the Clean-up is a great way to give back to your community and take care of the river that winds its way through the heart of Denver. Registration is FREE and there’s a terrific after party with giveaways!
  • May 14 (Cheyenne, WY): Wyoming Water Forum: Cathy Rosenthal, Wyoming Association of Conservation Districts. “Updates on WACD’s Progress Reports and Suitewater Mapping Tool.” Location: 6920 Yellowtail Road, Cheyenne, WY 82002.
  • May 17 (Buena Vista, CO): Down River Rendezvous Customer Appreciation Weekend. Please register. When: Friday Evening, May 17th-Sunday, May 19th, 2019. Where: River Runners @ Brown’s Canyon, 24070 County Road 301, Buena Vista, Colorado 81211 (click for map). What: We love boating, but we love you even more! Join us at River Runners in Buena Vista to celebrate another season of rafting. This is our 6th Annual Customer Appreciation Weekend. River Runners is partnering with us to provide camping, access to their private Brown’s Canyon put-in and the infamous Riverside Grill on-site.
  • May 19 (Fountain, CO): Sierra Club. Hike and Water Sampling Demonstration. Date and Time: Sun, May 19, 2019  10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (Local Time). Organized By: Pikes Peak Group. Location: Fountain Creek Regional Park, 2010 Duckwood Rd, Fountain, CO 80817, USA. Join the Fountain Creek Water Sentinels for a fun and easy walk along Fountain Creek. Learn about our water quality monitoring program and how citizen scientists can have a direct impact on policy-making in Colorado. Level: Easy Cost: Free
  • May 30 – June 2 (Steamboat Springs, CO). 39th Annual Yampa River Festival. Friends of the Yampa Organization.

June

  • June 1 (Dolores, CO): 2019 Dolores River Festival is Saturday, June 1st! More details soon.
  • June 4 – 5 (Steamboat Springs, CO). Yampa Basin Rendezvous. On June 4-5, 2019 The Friends of the Yampa organization “are partnering to create a two-day workshop on the weather, climate, ecosystems and cultural dimensions of the Yampa River watershed, held at the Allbright Auditorium, Colorado Mountain College, in Steamboat Springs CO. This event will bring together members of the local community, researchers from the Center for Western Weather and Water Extremes (CW3E), and local/regional subject matter experts for two days of exploration and discussion. We hope you can join us at some point for this two-day exploration of all things Yampa. More details to come.”
  • June 12 – 14 (North Fork Valley, CO): Western Slope Rural Philanthropy Days, North Fork Valley, Colorado. This opportunity only occurs once every four years in the Western Slope region, so mark your calendars for the unique opportunity to meet one-on-one with funders, participate in professional development opportunities and network with other community leaders in the region. Western Slope RPD, serving Delta, Eagle, Garfield, Mesa and Pitkin counties will take place in the North Fork Valley, Colorado on June 12-14, 2019.
  • June 13 (Salida, CO): FIBARK 2019. When: Thursday, June 13th – Sunday, June 16th, 2019. Where: Downtown Salida, Colorado (click for map). What: Every year in June during the Arkansas River runoff in Salida, Colorado, a festival occurs called FIBArk or “First In Boating the Arkansas”. The festival focuses on whitewater boat races and paddlers from around the world come to compete. This year marks the 70th Anniversary of FIBArk, the nation’s oldest whitewater festival!
  • June 15 (Salida, CO): High Country River Rafters: Big Water Weekend. When: Saturday, Jun 15, 2019. Description: For those experienced and intermediate boaters we’ll be taking on some big water the weekend of FIBArk. This event is restricted to HCRR members only. If you would like to join High Country River Rafters, please go to http://www.hcrr.org/membership.html or contact us at info@hcrr.org (mailto:info@hcrr.org).
  • June 16 (Fountain, CO): Sierra Club. Hike and Water Sampling Demonstration. Date and Time: Sun, June 16, 2019  10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (Local Time). Organized By: Pikes Peak Group. Location: Fountain Creek Regional Park, 2010 Duckwood Rd, Fountain, CO 80817, USA. Join the Fountain Creek Water Sentinels for a fun and easy walk along Fountain Creek. Learn about our water quality monitoring program and how citizen scientists can have a direct impact on policy-making in Colorado. Level: Easy Cost: Free
  • June 18 – 20 (Estes Park, CO): The 4th Rocky Mountain Stream Restoration Conference will provide an opportunity for professionals to share ideas and lessons learned in stream restoration assessment, planning, design, construction, and evaluation, as well as other topical stream issues. The conference will explore stream restoration challenges and solutions, with a focus on the Intermountain West. For agenda click HERE.
  • June 18 – 21 (Farmington, NM): Animas and San Juan Watersheds Conference: Successes and Challenges from the Headwaters to Lake Powell, June 18-21, abstracts due April 15, Farmington, NM
  • June 19 (Denver, CO): The Conservation Alliance Breakfast. When:  Wednesday, June 19, 7-9 AM. Where:  The Hyatt Regency. Who: Open to the Public. The Conservation Alliance staff will be attending all three Outdoor Retailer shows in 2019.  Outdoor Retailer provides an opportunity for us to meet face-to-face with our existing member companies, and recruit new companies to join The Conservation Alliance. Our members host happy hours and product sales at each show that benefit The Conservation Alliance. The proceeds of these sales and events support a significant portion of our annual operating expenses.  Needless to say, Outdoor Retailer is an important show for us. We have decided to hold The Conservation Alliance Breakfast at the June and November Outdoor Retailer shows only. Rest assured we are as committed as ever to hosting inspiring breakfast events at the June and November shows.
  • June 28 – 29 (Salida, CO): High Country River Rafters: Browns Canyon Weekend. When: Jun 28 – 30, 2019. Where: Ruby Mountain Campground, County Road 301, Nathrop, CO 81236, USA. Description: During this event we’ll be running Browns Canyon. This event is restricted to HCRR members only. If you would like to join High Country River Rafters, please go to http://www.hcrr.org/membership.html or contact us at info@hcrr.org. Reservation is at Ruby Mountain Campground sites 20, 21 & 22 for the nights of July 12th & 13th. Members can contact Nick Jimroglou for more details.
  • June 29 (Ridgway, CO). 12th annual Ridgway RiverFest. Saturday, June 29, 2019 – Ridgway, Colorado.

July

  • July 6 (Steamboat Springs, CO).    Annual Yampa River Clean Up. The Friends of the Yampa along with several partners will be organizing an annual, post 4th of July, Yampa River river clean up this coming Saturday, July 6th, 2019. This event is an annual “river-wide” clean up that engages volunteers to give back to the Yampa River so to remind us all to respect the Yampa by keeping it clean and trash free. Who: YOU and the Friends of the Yampa, the city of Steamboat Springs, Northwest Colorado Chapter of Parrotheads, Yampa River State Park, Soda Creek Pizza, Mountain Tap Brewery and other volunteer citizens. What: Annual river wide clean up on the Yampa River When: Saturday, July 6, 2019 from 9am-noon’ish Where: Steamboat Springs, Hayden (Yampa River State Park) and in Craig, Colorado.
  • July 17 (Wheat Ridge, CO): High Country River Rafters: Yoga on the River. When: Wed, July 17, 2019, 6pm – 8pm. Where: AAA Inflatables Equipment and Repair, Inc., 5610 Lamar St, Arvada, CO 80002, USA. Description: The purpose of this class is to help rafters with healing their body while on the river. Please bring a Nalgene bottle, yoga mat, and 9 foot strap.  If you don’t have a yoga mat, bring your paco pad, beach towel or kitchen tarp. This event is open to everyone. Club membership is not required. If you would like to join High Country River Rafters, please go to http://www.hcrr.org/membership.html or contact us at info@hcrr.org.  
  • July 18 (Wheat Ridge, CO): River Meal Cookoff. When: Thursday, July 18th, 2019. Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Where: Down River Equipment 11937 West I-70 Frontage Road North, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033. What: It’s hard to beat a home-cooked meal on the river, but you can always improve. Right? Attend DRE’s River Meal Cookoff and learn new recipes, as well as tips and tricks to take your next outdoor meal from basic to gourmet while making your workload easier. More info coming soon.
  • July 19 (Aspen, CO) 10:00 AM | Twin Lakes Tunnel & Diversion Tour, Lost Man Reservoir, east of Aspen map, Learn firsthand how up to 40% of the Roaring Fork River headwaters are diverted under the Continental Divide to the Front Range. COST: $55 for RFC members / $65 for non-RFC members. Registration is required and opens on June 28, 2019.
  • July 19 – 21 (Kremmling, CO): High Country River Rafters: Annual Club Picnic. When: Jul 19 – 21, 2019. Where: Pumphouse Recreation Area, Colorado 80459, USA (Group sites A & B). Description: Friday -TBD Saturday – Morning: We will run somewhere on the Upper C – probably Pumphouse to Rancho Del Rio. It’s possible we’ll break up into two groups. Please be ready to run shuttle by 10:00 AM. Evening: Potluck followed by games, raffle and campfire. The club will be furnishing dogs, brats, burgers, buns and condiments. Bring Your Own Beverages! Please also bring your a side or dessert to share. Sunday – We’ll run something, depending on what sounds good to the group. Please RSVP to Gary Ingram, so we know how much food to bring.  If you want to bring guests, that’s great! Just include them in the final headcount. This is a great event for interested folks to meet us all! If you would like to join High Country River Rafters, please go to http://www.hcrr.org/membership.html or contact us at info@hcrr.org.  
  • July 21 (Fountain, CO): Sierra Club. Hike and Water Sampling Demonstration. Date and Time: Sun, July 21, 2019  10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (Local Time). Organized By: Pikes Peak Group. Location: Fountain Creek Regional Park, 2010 Duckwood Rd, Fountain, CO 80817, USA. Join the Fountain Creek Water Sentinels for a fun and easy walk along Fountain Creek. Learn about our water quality monitoring program and how citizen scientists can have a direct impact on policy-making in Colorado. Level: Easy Cost: Free

[I cut off the events at 6 months. For more events past July, please go to my working list of events here and scroll towards the bottom.]

Water-related jobs of interest:

Citizen Science opportunities:

  • River Watch Colorado. River Watch volunteers come in all shapes and sizes. School groups, watershed monitoring groups, community groups and individuals all serve as watershed stewardship volunteers. Some groups monitor multiple sites on as many rivers; others focus on one specific site in their region. The common link between them all is their appreciation and dedication to the waters of Colorado. If you have the sincere interest and desire to become a River Watch volunteer, we welcome your efforts and will do all we can to assist you in starting your program! Learn more about our Volunteer Groups! What do volunteers do? Because of the nature of our programs adherence to scientific methodologies, volunteers are required to commit to sampling once a month on their respective site for a continuous year. River Watch staff will provide training and equipment to the volunteer and provide continuous support and supplies to ensure your program’s success. How can I get involved? Interested volunteers must participate in a training before becoming part of our program.
  • The Western Slope Conservation Center has been collecting important water quality data in the North Fork of the Gunnison River watershed for over 15 years as part of the Colorado River Watch program. The North Fork of the Gunnison has one of the longest, most consistent sets of data of any river in Colorado, thanks to our dedicated volunteers.  Our volunteers sample and analyze water from many sites along the North Fork river system. Because of their commitment, we know a lot about our local water quality. Go here for more information.

Recorded webinars of interest:

  • Eagle River Blue Trail. American Rivers, a national river conservation organization, has developed a network of Blue Trails to help people connect with special rivers. The Blue Trails program works with local partners to link communities and their rivers through access, recreation and informed stewardship. It also helps foster a sense of “ownership” for the rivers and the lands through which they flow. The Eagle River has been chosen by American Rivers to become a Blue Trail. In doing so, the Eagle River will be following in the footsteps of other projects around the nation. Ken Neubecker, Eagle River Blue Trails coordinator for American Rivers, long-time Eagle County resident and former ERWC board president, presented on the status and future of this project. The Eagle and Colorado Rivers face new challenges, and a new generation of residents and visitors alike who care for them. Watch the full presentation here!
  • The Colorado Water Plan. Do you wonder how water is managed in our state? Did you know that Colorado is one of the few Western states operating without a State Water Plan? Under Gov. Hickenlooper’s direction, Colorado is in the process of creating such a plan, one that aims to forge “a path forward for providing Coloradans with the water we need while supporting healthy watersheds and the environment, robust recreation and tourism economies, vibrant and sustainable cities, and viable and productive agriculture…” (coloradowaterplan.com). Ken Neubecker, Eagle River Blue Trails coordinator for American Rivers, long-time Eagle County resident and former ERWC board president, brought us up to speed on this exciting and complex process. Like ERWC, the Ken Neubecker is a member of the Colorado Basin Roundtable. Holm described the ways in which Roundtable members are working to advocate for Western Slope water interests and to ensure that legislation is crafted with those interests in mind. Diane Johnson of the Eagle River Water and Sanitation District focused on the process at the local level, and spoke about the Eagle River Basin Principles. Watch the full presentation here!
  • Eagle River Valley State of the River. Watch the State of the River video. (May 29th, 2013)
  • State of the Fisheries 2015. We learned first-hand from Colorado Parks & Wildlife Aquatic Biologist Kendall Bakich about a variety of topics regarding the status and management of the Eagle and Upper Colorado River fisheries. “The fish in Eagle County are not only an incredibly important resource for the area, they are one of the most outstanding resources in Colorado,” said Bakich. “We wanted to give the public an opportunity to hear how their local fisheries are doing directly from the people who manage them.” Bakich presented her most recent survey data regarding the variety of fishes and populations currently found in the Eagle and Upper Colorado Rivers. She provided insightful hypotheses about why the fisheries might look the way they do, and explained CPW’s fisheries management strategies. You can watch the full presentation here. A big thanks to Public Access TV5 for filming all of our Watershed Wednesday presentations!
  • Abandoned & Inactive Mines. Ron Cohen, Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines, has seen it all. His research and expertise in microbial treatment and remediation of mine wastes has taken him around the world. As a lecturer and consultant, Prof. Cohen has shared his expertise in places as diverse as South Africa, India, Brazil, Ghana, Canada, China, Russia, and England. He has also worked on many projects around the state of Colorado, including the Eagle Mine Superfund site. We had a great lunch-time conversation with Professor Cohen, in which he spoke about inactive and abandoned mines in the Rockies, with a particular focus on the Gold King Mine incident and the implications for us in Eagle County. You can watch the full presentation here. A big thanks to Public Access TV5 for filming all of our Watershed Wednesday presentations!
  • Paddling Around the World. Seth and Jessica Mason of the U.S. Men’s and Women’s Whitewater Raft Teams shared their experiences paddling rivers around the world, and how different cultures interact with water as a resource. Seth, a hydrologist, and Jessica, a water resources engineer, offered a unique perspective of rivers outside our own borders. Watch the full presentation below. A big thanks to High Five Access Media for filming all of our Watershed Wednesday presentations!
  • Colorado River Inventory & Assessment. After realizing that little data existed for the 55 miles of the Upper Colorado River running through Eagle County, Eagle River Watershed Council sought to fill this gap. The natural starting point for this effort was to conduct a full, science-based inventory and assessment of the ecology of the river corridor, its tributaries, and the surrounding area. ERWC worked in conjunction with the Colorado State University Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering to create the Colorado River Inventory & Assessment, which was released in July 2014. Bill Hoblitzell, water quality consultant for the Watershed Council, did a fantastic job outlining projects & policy suggestions from CRIA and explaining the implications it will have for the mighty river running through our backyard. Watch the full presentation here!
  • Graywater Reuse. Graywater is water that has been used for washing hands, for showers and baths, and laundry water. In a residential household or apartment, it accounts for about half of the indoor water use, and half of the wastewater generated. CSU professors Larry Roesner & Sybil Sharvelle have been studying possible, non-potable uses of graywater since 2002. Based on findings from this research, Drs. Roesner & Sharvelle are actively assisting CDPHE to develop regulations for graywater reuse in Colorado. If the Regulations are practical and encourage graywater reuse, Colorado could save up to 85,000 acre feet/year of additional demand for water. Dr. Larry Roesner has more than 40 years’ experience in water resources, water quality engineering and management. He is a nationally-recognized expert in the development & application of hydrologic, hydraulic, and water quality simulation models. Since coming to CSU in 1999, Dr. Roesner has specialized in integrated urban water management, concentrating on use of graywater for outside irrigation and toilet flushing. Watch the full presentation here!
  • May 20, 2013 Wildfire Effects on Water Supplies in Colorado. Presenters: Tom Veblen, Geography, University of Colorado – Front Range Fire History. Presentation with video and audio. Francis Rengers, Geology, University of Colorado – Measuring Post-Fire Erosion Response with Terrestrial Lidar. Presentation with video and audio. Don Kennedy, Denver Water – Denver Water’s Impacts of Past Wildfires, and the Forests to Faucets Partnership. Presentation with video and audio (pre-recorded in 2012)
  • November 13, 2012. Water, Energy, and Climate Change: Freshwater Use by Power Plants. Presenter: James Meldrum, WWA and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Webinar presentation with video and audio
  • June 28, 2012. Landscape Water Use Software – Demonstration & Discussion. Presenters: Dr. Joanna Endter-Wada, Dr. Roger Kjelgren , Dr. Christopher Neale, and Clay Lewis, M.E., Urban Water Conservation Research Lab, Utah State University. Webinar presentation with video and audio (can be streamed online or downloaded)
  • May 22, 2012. Adapting to climate change on the Shoshone National Forest: A science-management collaboration to develop planning and management tools. Presenter: Janine Rice, WWA Postdoctoral Associate and USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. Webinar presentation with video and audio (can be streamed online or downloaded
  • April 2, 2012. Simulating Colorado River Streamflow at Interannual and Interdecadal Time Scales and Implications for Water Resources Management. Presenters: Edith Zagona, Ken Nowak, Cameron Bracken, and Katrina Grantz – CADSWES, University of Colorado, and US Bureau of Reclamation. Streaming video file | Webinar presentations can be downloaded as PDFs at CADSWES

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