Friday September 19th, 2014, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Grand Junction, Colorado
Workshop cost is $10 but lunch is provided and scholarships are available. Pre-registration is required!
We will meet in the morning at the BLM Grand Junction Field Office (2815 H Road, Grand Junction, CO, 81506) and begin the classroom portion of the day at 8:30 am. Please get there a few minutes early to check in. We will then go visit several field sites in the afternoon in the Debeque area and around Grand Junction (we will carpool or you can drive your own vehicle) and return to the BLM Grand Junction Field Office parking lot by approximately 5 pm.
Site restoration in the face of drought or limited access to water can be a challenge. While there is no silver bullet, there are a variety of techniques that can be implemented to improve your chances of success. Several experts from across the West will be sharing techniques they have used to enhance success on these kinds of sites as it relates to soil manipulation, amendments, planting, and seeding efforts.
The day will consist of a classroom portion in the morning and field visits and demonstrations in the afternoon. Lunch will be provided!
Classroom Topics Will Include:
- Introduction and Overview of Dryland Restoration
- Seeding Techniques & Equipment for Dryland Restoration Sites
- Soil Manipulation & Amendments
- Planting Techniques for Dryland Restoration
- Alternative Dryland Restoration Techniques and Dryland Restoration Manual
Field Visits will Include:
- Dryland Field Site 1 - Methods, Successes & Challenges
- Olla Clay Pot Irrigation Installation
- Dryland Field Site 2 – Considerations When Assessing A New Dryland Restoration Site & A Suggested Restoration Approach
Materials that Attendees Will Walk Away With:
- Dryland Revegetation Manual
- Supplemental Packet of Dryland Restoration Resources
Please contact Julie Knudson with further questions about this event, firstname.lastname@example.org or 970-256-7400
This workshop was developed to serve the communities of the Dolores River, the Gunnison, and the Middle Colorado River Basins, as well as surrounding communities. This workshop is sponsored by the Gates Family Foundation and the Walton Family Foundation.