Natural Resources Training Program

Riparian and Stream Ecosystems –Pedernales River

May 16, 2017
8:00 am – 4:00 pm

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Texas Tech University Hill Country University Center at Fredericksburg
2818 East U.S. Hwy 290
Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (map)

This workshop is being co-hosted by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Hill Country Alliance, The Nature Conservancy and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Gillespie County. 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.

The Pedernales River is approximately 106 miles long and is fed by more than 1,000 springs as it runs through the Hill Country in central Texas.  It is a tributary of the Colorado River, and is home to 14 endemic species of fish, including the state fish of Texas, the Guadalupe Bass. 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 Floodplain Management Association – 7 CECs
  • Texas Forestry Association – 6 hours
  • Society of American Foresters – 4 hours
  • Certified Crop Advisor- 7 CEUs (Nutrient Mgmt: 1, Soil & Water: 1.5, IPM: 1.5, Crop Mgmt: 2.5, Manure Mgmt: 0.5) (NEW)
  • Texas Board of Professional Land Surveying – 7 hours (NEW)
  • 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 Naturalist and Master Gardener to see if it is approved for your area.

RSVP is required by May 12, 2017. RSVP below, by email to n-dictson@tamu.edu, by calling Dictson at 979-575-4424. Hill Country Alliance is providing a catered lunch for $10 or participants may bring their own lunch. Attendees can pay for lunch by credit card using this online link bit.ly/2nLUPne or by 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 979-575-4424 or n-dictson@tamu.edu.

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The riparian education program is managed by the Texas Water Resources Institute, part of Texas A&M AgriLife Research AgriLife Extension and the College at Texas A&M University. It is funded through a Clean Water Act grant provided by the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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