Conservation Calendar

Looking to stay up to date on your CEUs? Have producers asking conservation-specific questions you don’t feel confident answering? Looking to host a training and want to avoid conflicts for your audience? You have come to the right place.

Explore our Conservation Calendar for information on conservation-related events and trainings hosted across Wisconsin and beyond.

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Turf Reinforcement Mats

Online

Riley Stenzel from the American Excelsior Company will talk about the different permanent erosion blankets out there and what they can hold up to. The second part of the presentation will cover uses of coir logs, including filtering water, damming water, and bank protection.  PDHs and 1.5 Soil and Water Management CEUs will be offered. Register here […]

Free

Geotechnical Investigations for Structures Webinar

Online

The webinar will cover the sampling and testing of foundation soils for above-ground tanks, post and piers, retaining walls, and continuous walls under roof structures.  It will cover the Wisconsin supplement to the NRCS Engineering Field Handbook (EFH) – Part 650, Chapter 4, Exhibit A - https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/PA_NRCSConsumption/download?cid=nrcseprd1592220&ext=pdf  2 PDHs will be offered.  Presenters are Mike […]

Can a Landowner Make Money Raising Grassfed Beef?

Online

Land use decisions significantly affect soil loss and runoff. The effect is pronounced in the three-state Driftless Area.  Managed grazing and long-term ground cover are strong mitigators of erosion, but can those land use decisions have positive financial outcomes?

Free

Creating or Supporting a Healthy Lakes & Rivers Grant Program for Your County’s Lakes and/or Associations

Online

Healthy Lakes & Rivers (www.healthylakeswi.com) is a statewide initiative promoting and often funding five relatively simple and inexpensive best practices to improve habitat and prevent erosion on shoreland properties. This webinar will include staff from Marquette and Polk counties and DNR. They will share a program overview, approaches for counties to participate, how to provide […]

Free

How Did We Get Here?

Online

This webinar will provide a light-hearted but historically accurate overview of the evolution of county land conservation programs from the perspective of two "seasoned" County Conservationists, with a focus on nonpoint pollution.

Free

Grow More Workshop

Online

The online Grow More workshop will present a model for conservation outreach that is based in current social science and communication principles. Participants will learn about key aspects of farmer decision making and work with other conservation professionals to identify messaging strategies to reach new audiences and increase the use of farm conservation practices.

Grow More Workshop

Online

The online Grow More workshop will present a model for conservation outreach that is based in current social science and communication principles. Participants will learn about key aspects of farmer decision making and work with other conservation professionals to identify messaging strategies to reach new audiences and increase the use of farm conservation practices.

Grow More Workshop

Online

The online Grow More workshop will present a model for conservation outreach that is based in current social science and communication principles. Participants will learn about key aspects of farmer decision making and work with other conservation professionals to identify messaging strategies to reach new audiences and increase the use of farm conservation practices.

Proprietary Storm Water Filtration Devices (1010)

Online

Presenter Eric Rortvedt, WDNR Water Resources Engineer, will go over the new WDNR technical standard of Proprietary Storm Water Filtration Devices (1010). These are commercially available flow-through devices to remove stormwater pollutants. They are generally below ground chambers with replaceable granular media cartridges or membranes. The potential use and general sizing of these devices to […]

Free

Conservation Partnership Training

Online

Save the date for the Conservation Partnership Training. Attendees will learn about WI Land+Water, Standards Oversight Council (SOC), agency partners (DATCP, DNR, NRCS), Pheasants Forever, Trout Unlimited, and the Conservation Professional Training Program. Contact Penny at Penny@wisconsinlandwater.org with any questions.

Engineering Ethics for Professional Engineers

Online

This training will review and advance the PE's knowledge and understanding of ethics engineering. The webinar will conclude with a quiz. 1 PDH will be awarded for those who complete both the live session and the quiz. Please contact Penny at Penny@wisconsinlandwater.org if you do not receive a confirmation email after registering. Register here.

Free

Fish Passage, Flood Resiliency, and Road Stream Crossings Workshop

Online

Trout Unlimited, the Wisconsin DNR, US Forest Service, Wisconsin Land and Water, and our partners are hosting a half-day Fish Passage, Flood Resiliency, and Road Stream Crossings virtual workshop on February 25th. The event will include presentations on (1) designing crossings for fish passage and flood resiliency, (2) permitting and construction, and (3) inventories, partnerships, […]

Free

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