RSRA TRAINING AT HARDWARE RANCH JUNE 13-17
The Wild Utah Project invites anyone interested in the management and restoration of intermountain West riparian habitats to attend a four-day training workshop to learn the Rapid Stream Riparian Assessment protocol to efficiently assess the health and functional condition of streams and their associated floodplains. This method, which has been used throughout the southwest and intermountain West, takes a holistic approach and considers ●water quality, ●fluvial geomorphology, ●condition of the aquatic habitat for fish and invertebrates, ●structure and productivity of terrestrial vegetation, and ●quality of wildlife habitat.
The workshop will be led by Dr. Peter Stacey, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque and Allison Jones, Wild Utah Project. It is intended for agency personnel, riparian restoration professionals, private landowners, and anyone else interested in improving our intermountain West streams. Tuition is free. We will camp for four nights at Hardware Ranch, a large wildlife preserve owned by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, outside of Logan Utah. There, we will assess the Ranch’s creeks using the RSRA protocol, and gather “pre-BDA” data before Beaver Dam Analogue installation at the ranch later this year (and in a year or so we will return to collect the "post BDA" data with the RSRA method to see how things have improved). All meals will be provided. There will be a $150 fee per person to help cover food, hard copies of the RSRA Users Guide, and a superb camp cook. PLEASE USE THIS FORM TO SIGN UP: