Natural Resources Training Program

Riparian and Stream Ecosystems – Lampasas River Watershed

March 3, 2016
8 am - 4 pm

Lunch Payment by Credit Card

Texas Farm Bureau
1793 N. US Highway 281
Lampasas, TX 76550 (map)

This workshop is being co-hosted by the Blacklands Research and Extension Center, The AgriLife Extension Office in Lampasas County, and the Lampasas Watershed Partnership. 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 stream 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”
  • Texas Forestry Association - 6 hours
  • Society of American Foresters - 4 hours
  • The program may also be used for CEUs for Professional Engineers.

RSVP is required by February 26, 2016.Subway box lunches will be provided for $10 with RSVP on or before February 26. Lunch includes your choice of sandwich: black forest ham, turkey breast, or veggie delight paired with chips, cookie, and a drink. When registering, please remember to select if you would like the catered lunch options or if you will bring your own. Lunch can be paid in advance by using the Lunch Payment by Credit Card link above (additional $1 charge for processing Credit Card) or mailing in a check to Nikki Dictson, 1500 Research Pkwy, Ste 110, College Station, TX 77843-2260 or participants can pay cash at the door.

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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