Natural Resources Training Program

Texas Riparian & Stream Ecosystem Workshop – Hickory Creek Watershed

May 21, 2015
8 am - 4:00 pm


University of North Texas Gateway Center
801 N Texas Blvd.
Denton, TX 76201

This workshop is being co-hosted by the City of Denton and the Upper Trinity Conservation Trust. 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 walks along the creek.

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.

Upper Trinity Conservation Trust and Lone Star Ag Credit are sponsoring a catered lunch for attendees and RSVP is required by May 18, 2015. Lunch will include either an angus burger with trimmings or grilled veggies paired with potato salad and coleslaw with a brownie for dessert. Please select if you would like the catered lunch option 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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