This workshop is being co-hosted by the Natural Resources Institute and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Coryell 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.
RSVP is required by June 5, 2017 and is free because 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.
The Leon River, a 190-mile stream in north Central Texas, is the focus of watershed planning efforts by stakeholders. Andy James, AgriLife Extension associate and Leon River watershed coordinator is facilitating implementation of the watershed protection plan that requires implementing a variety of management strategies. The riparian and stream workshop is an educational event supporting this effort.
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. The workshop also offers various continuing education units (CEU). Find a full list of CEUs below
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.