Natural Resources Training Program

Texas Riparian & Stream Ecosystem Workshop – Pedernales River Watershed

December 5, 2014

8 am – 4pm


Lyndon B. Johnson – Group Dining Hall
199 State Park Road 52 (off HWY 290 E.) Stonewall, Texas  (map) (Park Map with Dining Hall)

This course is currently full

This workshop is being co-hosted by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Hill Country Alliance and The Nature Conservancy. The training will focus on the nature and function of stream and riparian zones and the benefits and direct impacts from healthy riparian zones. The riparian education programs 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.

These one-day trainings in watersheds across the state include both indoor classroom presentations and outdoor river walks.

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 Available

  • Texas Department of Agriculture Pesticide Applicators License - 3 CEUs
  • Texas Water Resources Institute  - 1 CEU
  • Texas Nutrient Management Planning Specialists - 6 hours
  • Texas Board of Architectural Examiners “Acceptable for HSW credit”
  • The program may also be used for CEUs for Professional Engineers.

A catered lunch by Clear River Pecan is being offered at the cost of $12.00 cash at the door or you may bring your own. RSVP is required by December 2, 2014. Please select if you would like one of the catered lunch options or if you will bring your own.

Dress is casual and comfortable for the weather as we will be outside at the stream during the afternoon.

For more information or questions please contact Nikki Dictson at 979-458-5915 or

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