Forester University – September 25, 2014

Forester University will hold a webinar on Up the Creek Establishing an Effective Public-Private Partnership on September 25, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. EDT. Join Tamara Lee Pinard as she discusses her experience developing the Long Creek Watershed Management District (a public-private partnership) through a two-year stakeholder collaboration, and lays out the steps for you to establish a working public-private partnership of your own. In this presentation we’ll explore the crucial steps involved in establishing a working public-private partnership to develop a locally supported management plan, the process of developing a legal structure for cooperative implementation of the management plan, and how you can implement these in your community. Within this discussion, Pinard will review the Residual Designation Authority (RDA) – what it is, how it was used, and the results from its use in Long Creek. Additionally, we’ll discuss the Long Creek Watershed Management District design and implementation, and examine its accomplishments, including results from the Long Creek water quality monitoring program. Finally, we’ll explore the lessons learned, outcome strategies, and best practices you can implement in your design of a comprehensive public-private watershed program. For more information, click here or to register, click here. $79.00 

 
Rock River Coalition and Environmental Law Institute – October 21, 2014

The Rock River Coalition and Environmental Law Institute Webinar: Landscape-scale Identification of Actually Restorable Wetlands: An overview of a procedure for identifying restorable wetlands at large scales will be held on October 21, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.This talk will outline a procedure for identifying restorable wetlands at large scales. Scott Taylor, ecologist and owner of Taylor Conservation LLC, will share preliminary results of his work in the Rock River basin that brings together GIS analysis and rapid field reconnaissance to locate the most promising wetland restoration sites. The fuller picture gives insights into the potential of wetland restoration for watershed-wide reduction of polluted surface water run-off and enlargement of wildlife corridors. For more information, click here.


EPA – November 4, 2014

EPA Green Infrastructure Program Webinar: Innovative Financing for Green Infrastructure will be held on November 4, 2014 from 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. EST. For more information, click here.

 

ASWM – September 17, 2014

The Association of State Wetland Manager will hold a Wetland Mapping Consortium webinar on September 17, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. ET. Part 1: A Help Guide for Using gSSURGO to Find Potential Wetland Soil Landscapes – John Galbraith, Virginia Tech and Part 2: Applications of SSURGO soil attributes to potentially restorable wetlands – Kevin Stark, Saint Mary’s University. For more information, click here.


Vermont DEC 

The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation’s Ecosystem Restoration Program, in association with Watershed Consulting Associates, will present a series of five webinars covering several differentmodel templates to be considered when developing a stormwater master plan for your site or community. Each webinar will discuss general and specific methods to use, what type of community should consider using each template, and funding sources that each template’s proposed projects will qualify for under State of Vermont funding guidelines. Space is limited to 100 participants. Register now, it’s free!


National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center – October 28, 2014 

The National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center will hold a webinar on Climate Change and Federal Land Management: Assessing Priorities Using a Social Network Approach. This webinar will be held on October 28, 2014 at 2: 00 p.m. EDT. For more information, click here.


National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center – September 9, 2014

The National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center will hold a webinar on Extreme Climate Events and Species Population Dynamics: Overriding Influence or Not Such a Big Deal? This webinar will be held on September 9, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. EDT. Extreme events (floods, droughts, and fires) have a high public profile and changes in their frequency, magnitude, and duration have been linked to changes in climate. For species populations, these events are often associated with high levels of mortality and major changes in habitat, suggesting a strong influence on population dynamics. At the same time, the life history and reproductive strategy of many species, particularly those associated with highly seasonal and variable climates, may mitigate the long-term effects of extreme events relative to more gradual changes in climate. Given the difficulty of accurately forecasting climate extremes understanding their role in population dynamics is critical for effective management and climate adaptation. In this talk, we review some of the basic determinants of population response to extreme events, using case studies based on long-term data from natural populations in the northeastern region, and present a modeling framework for evaluating the relative impacts of changes in timing, duration, and magnitude. We also consider the potential for human responses to perceived and actual risks from climate extremes to interact with, and in some cases override the direct effects of the events themselves. For more information, click here.


National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center – October 14, 2014

The National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center will hold a webinar onPredicting Climate Change Impacts on River Ecosystems and Salmonids across the Pacific Northwest to be held on October 14, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. EDT. Trout and salmon populations, which play a critical role in many ecosystems and economies, have dramatically declined in the Pacific Northwest (PNW) due to habitat degradation and fragmentation and introductions of invasive species, and are expected to be further impacted by future climate change. Understanding how climate change will influence the abundance, distribution, genetic diversity, and value of these native fish species is crucial for their management and recovery. This project will use modeling techniques to study how climate change might affect freshwater habitats of key trout and salmon species throughout the PNW. The goal of the study is to develop and provide novel tools that will help managers predict and respond to potential climate change induced impacts on habitats, populations, and economies. For more information, click here.