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Are you prepared for Sea Level Rise? Shoreline Protection

This will be a case study describing local sea-level rise prediction and adaptive planning in Humboldt Bay in Northern California. Sea-level rise along with ocean acidification, seismic hazards, especially tsunamis, are already impacting communities, agriculture, and industries around the Humboldt Bay and climate change adaption is no longer theoretical. Learn about how the first lines of defense, featuring natural area buffers and shoreline protection are being implemented.
Date:
August 01, 2015
Member Price:
$50.00
Nonmember Price:
$65.00
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Arid and Semiarid Soils: Characteristics and Challenges

Revegetation, reclamation, and mitigation become increasingly difficult as water becomes the most limiting factor for plant growth. These problems often are compounded in semiarid and arid regions by salinity, which further restricts plant growth, and sodicity, which destroys soil structure. The inability to establish surface vegetative cover exacerbates problems with both wind and water erosion. This presentation will address which soil and climate properties to evaluate to predict the success of revegetation efforts, and identify methods to address the specific management challenges encountered in working with arid and semiarid region soils.
Date:
May 01, 2017
Member Price:
$50.00
Nonmember Price:
$65.00
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Basic Hydrology - Part 1

Knowledge of hydrology is essential for individuals interested in water quality and those involved with land use management activities including erosion and sediment control, designing and reviewing stormwater management plans, as well as local and state regulators and decision makers. This course will describe and discuss the factors that influence stormwater runoff and demonstrate the methodology and procedures to quantify runoff volumes. Precipitation, drainage areas, hydrologic soil groups, land use cover and hydrologic conditions will be explained, through a design example, to convert rainfall to runoff by using USDA-NRCS TR55 hydrologic analyses. Watershed runoff volumes will be calculated.
Date:
July 01, 2013
Member Price:
$50.00
Nonmember Price:
$65.00
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Basic Hydrology - Part 2

This course will take participants through the evaluation and determination of the parameters for the time of concentration for a watershed and its application in determining the peak rate of runoff for different storm frequencies in the watershed. The USDA-NRCS unit hydrograph use will be explained and its use to calculate the peak discharge will be demonstrated through a design example. Comparison of pre-developed and post-developed discharges will be made for estimating stormwater detention basin sizing. This course will take participants through the evaluation and determination of the parameters for the time of concentration for a watershed and its application in determining the peak rate of runoff for different storm frequencies in the watershed. The USDA-NRCS unit hydrograph use will be explained and its use to calculate the peak discharge will be demonstrated through a design example. Comparison of pre-developed and post-developed discharges will be made for estimating stormwater detention basin sizing.
Date:
August 01, 2013
Member Price:
$50.00
Nonmember Price:
$65.00
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Basic Hydrology - Part One & Part Two

Knowledge of hydrology is essential for individuals interested in water quality and those involved with land use management activities including erosion and sediment control, designing and reviewing stormwater management plans, as well as local and state regulators and decision makers. This course will describe and discuss the factors that influence stormwater runoff and demonstrate the methodology and procedures to quantify runoff volumes. Precipitation, drainage areas, hydrologic soil groups, land use cover and hydrologic conditions will be explained, through a design example, to convert rainfall to runoff by using USDA-NRCS TR55 hydrologic analyses. Watershed runoff volumes will be calculated.
Date:
July 01, 2013
Member Price:
$75.00
Nonmember Price:
$100.00
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Best of the BMP's - Part One & Part Two

Part 1 of a two part course introducing you to Storm Water Regulations. You will learn how to identify, classify, inspect and document the repair Best Management Practices, or BMPs, used on construction Sites to help prevent the pollution of storm water. Part 2 of the two part course on Storm Water Regulations. Module 1 laid the foundation and provided an understanding of what Best Management Practices are used on construction sites. This module will teach you how to inspect and document the repair of BMPs.
Date:
July 01, 2013
Member Price:
$75.00
Nonmember Price:
$100.00
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Best of the BMP's • Part 1

This is Part 1 of a two part course introducing you to Storm Water Regulations. You will learn how to identify, classify, inspect and document the repair Best Management Practices, or BMPs, used on construction Sites to help prevent the pollution of storm water.
Date:
July 01, 2013
Member Price:
$50.00
Nonmember Price:
$65.00
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Best of the BMP's • Part 2

This is Part 2 of the two part course on Storm Water Regulations. Module 1 laid the foundation and provided an understanding of what Best Management Practices are used on construction sites. This module will teach you how to inspect and document the repair of BMPs.
Date:
July 01, 2013
Member Price:
$50.00
Nonmember Price:
$65.00
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Bioengineering and Biotechnical Soil Stabilization

This online course condenses nearly 20 years of authors’ experience into1 hour. The course includes fascinating facts about the history of bioengineering in the West. Where did the term “Straw Wattle” originate? Answers to the question about “design life” of biotechnical methods lie in understanding successional reclamation? Plus, this course will offer 4 of the most useful willow methods. For novices to experts, this course is a must for those interested in Bioengineering (AKA • Biotechnical Soil Stabilization). Understand the guiding principles behind the Biotechnical techniques, the geotechnical benefits, the history, and the many important details necessary for a successful project. Designers and implementers will improve your success. The techniques covered are applicable to both river and upland settings. Learn from past projects, proffered with the benefit of time and presented in straightforward manner.
Date:
March 01, 2017
Member Price:
$50.00
Nonmember Price:
$65.00
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