Texas Riparian & Stream Ecosystem Virtual Training - Attoyac Bayou Watershed

Texas Riparian & Stream Ecosystem Virtual Training - Attoyac Bayou Watershed
Event Info:

Riparian and Stream Ecosystems – Attoyac Bayou Watershed

October 19, 2020
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Virtual)

This two-part online workshop will feature a virtual training on the nature and function of stream and riparian zones and their benefits to be viewed at the participants’ leisure before the October 19 virtual meeting. The October 19 meeting will include a discussion with course instructors and local watershed coordinators. The online education program will cover an introduction to riparian principles, watershed processes, basic hydrology, erosion/deposition principles, and riparian vegetation, as well as potential causes of degradation and possible resulting impairment(s), and available local resources including technical assistance and tools that can be employed to prevent and/or resolve degradation. This event is being co-hosted by the Attoyac Bayou Watershed Partnership, the AgriLife Extension Office in Nacogdoches County, the Texas Riparian Association and the Texas Water Resources Institute.

This virtual training will be made available to registrants two weeks prior to the virtual meeting on October 19, 2020. This will allow participants to listen to the course at their own schedule. After finishing the course, join us on October 19 from 10 a.m. to noon to hear about local watershed activities and engage in a discussion with the course instructors. Instructors are experts from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, the Texas A&M Forest Service, the Texas A&M Natural Resource Institute and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.

The goal is for participants to better understand and relate to riparian and watershed processes, the benefits that healthy riparian areas provide and the tools that can be employed to prevent and/or resolve degradation and improve water quality. At the conclusion of the training, participants will receive a certificate of completion.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) available:

  • Texas Department of Agriculture Pesticide Applicators License – 3 CEUs
  • Texas Water Resources Institute – 1 CEU
  • Texas Nutrient Management Planning Specialists – 6 hours
  • Society of American Foresters – 8.5 hours Cat. 1
  • Certified Crop Advisor – 7 CEUs (Nutrient Mgmt: 1, Soil & Water: 2.5, IPM: 1.5, Crop Mgmt: 1, Sustainability: 1)
  • Texas Board of Architectural Examiners “Acceptable for HSW credit”
  • The program may also be used for CEUs for Professional Engineers.
  • Check with your chapter for Master Naturalists and Master Gardeners to see if it is approved for your area.

RSVP is required by October 12, 2020. RSVP online through the online form below or by email to clare.entwistle@ag.tamu.edu. The free workshop is made possible through a Clean Water Act grant provided by the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

For more information or questions, please contact Clare Escamilla at 210-277-0292 x205 or clare.entwistle@ag.tamu.edu.

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The riparian education program is managed by the Texas Water Resources Institute, part of Texas A&M AgriLife ResearchAgriLife Extension and the College at Texas A&M University.

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