Wetland Restoration Institute

Wetland Restoration Institute - September 12-17, 2010

The Wetland Restoration Institute is designed for individuals interested in learning how to use low cost, highly effective techniques for restoring wetlands that will benefit endangered species, improve wildlife and fish habitat, clean runoff, and reduce flooding. Participants will discover how to select locations for building wetlands, determine what construction techniques to use, learn how to work with heavy equipment operators to build wetlands, and how to establish native plants. The Wetland Restoration Institute is a hands-on program of instruction taught by a team of experts who want you to acquire the skills necessary to design and build wetlands in your community.

The training is designed for individuals that work for government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and businesses that have a strong interest in using highly effective techniques for restoring wetlands and streams in fields, forests, and urban areas. The high number of instructors provides an ideal setting where participants work one-on-one with specialists to learn more about wetlands and how to build them. You’ll be outdoors every day identifying alterations to wetlands and streams, and building wetlands.

Participants from previous years say the week is like Wetland Boot Camp, with its long days and intense, practical instruction. Fortunately, Agency personnel with over 30-years experience boast it’s the best training they’ve attended.

Partners Include:

  • Center for Wetlands and Stream Restoration
  • Eastern Kentucky PRIDE
  • University of Kentucky Environmental & Natural Resources Initiative
  • University of Louisville Stream Institute
  • Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources
  • USDA Forest Service
  • PARC (Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation)
  • USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
  • US Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Association of State Wetland Managers
  • Sheltowee Environmental Education Coalition

For more information, contact: tombiebighauser@fs.fed.us.

Applications are due by June 1, 2010.

click here to access Wetland Restoration Institute Agenda

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