Conservation Practice Standard (CPS) 393, Filter Strip
Wednesday, March 1
CPS 393, Filter Strip, was updated in January to better clarify criteria, remove references to criteria found in other standards, and to simplify the required documentation to assure a ten-year life. Participate in this webinar to learn more about the changes and ask questions that will improve your implementation of this standard. Join this webinar from your computer, tablet, or smartphone at https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/213746573 Contact Penny Pohle at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Mentorship Program for Future Livestock Farmers
Saturday, March 4
The training session will focus on land stewardship, networking with fellow graziers, recognizing four nominees for the Beginning Farmer of the Year award, and having a potluck supper together. Whether you are still seeking a farmer-to-farmer grazing mentorship connection or simply want to be a better steward of the land, this meeting is for you.
This free event is open to the public, but please RSVP by March 1 to Robert Bauer, Southwest Badger RC&D Grazing Broker, at email@example.com
No-Till and Reduced-Till Residue and Tillage Management
Wednesday, March 8
webinar to learn more about the recently revised conservation practice standards that address residue and tillage management. Hear tips and recommendations for properly implementing these standards, and get answers to your own questions so you can improve the quality of no-till and reduced-till practices in your conservation planning process.
Wednesday, March 8
This classroom style training includes group discussion and will review the various standards and specifications involving the use of pipes, particularly with livestock pipelines, dams, underground outlets, and waste transfer systems and review of ASTM numbers, construction, and resources. Bring examples and questions to share with the group. Contact Pat Schultz at
to register or be placed on a wait list.
DATCP Grants Training
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 9
Madison or On-line
his year's DATCP grants training has taken on added importance because of the proposed rule changes affecting the cost-sharing of nutrient management plans. Our training will cover the guidelines for the transition in the nutrient management standard and cost-share payments, and the use of our new change order form to facilitate making changes to nutrient management and other cost-share contracts. Contact Richard Castelnuovo for more information at Richard.Castelnuovo@wisconsin.gov
|Pasture Walk on Soil Health
Saturday, March 11
You will learn how to:
- Setup your land for grazing
- Measure pasture soil health
- Get financial assistance
Free and open to the public, but please RSVP by March 1 at (608) 732-1202.
Lunch is available for $10.
|S0il Health Economics: A Farmer's Perspective
1:00 -2:00 p.m.
Tuesday, March 14
Composting with Purpose: Hot Controlled Compost for Improved Soil Fertility
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 18
This half day, indoor workshop, by Michael Fields Agricultural Institute, will explore the role of high quality compost on soil fertility and environmental systems challenged by today's agricultural practices. This workshop will specifically discuss how to use a fast, hot fermentation compost method using animal manures and integrated with biodynamic farming principles. Le
arn how to improve your existing compost system or design, implement, and manage a new compost system. To register, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/composting-with-purpose-hot-controlled-compost-for-improved-soil-fertility-tickets-31068219882
Cheap and Cheerful Stream and Riparian Restoration: Beaver Dam Analogues as a Low-Cost Tool
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 22
A renewed appreciation of the role of the once widespread beaver has revealed insights about how this ecosystem engineer affects stream hydrology, geomorphology, riparian vegetation, and habitat for other species with its dam building activities. Drawing upon lessons learned about how nature heals degraded systems, conservationists are increasingly seeking ways to recreate beneficial effects associated with beaver dam-building activities where appropriate to achieve a variety of stream and riparian recovery goals. Beaver Dam Analogues (BDAs) are one low cost, 'cheap and cheerful' technique used in beaver-assisted restoration to mimic natural beaver dams, promote beaver to work in particular areas, and accelerate recovery of incised channels. This webinar will provide a brief overview of beaver ecology and hydrogeomorphic feedbacks, beaver-assisted restoration, BDA design and application, and NRCS planning considerations and resources. Register at http://www.climatewebinars.net/webinars/cheap-and-cheerful-stream-and-riparian-restoration-beaver-dam-analogues-as-a-low-cost-tool
|Streambank and Shoreline Protection Roundtable
Thursday, March 23
Join a Streambank and Shoreline Protection 580 roundtable discussion mostly on streambank protection but including a quick look at recent updates to the Shoreline Protection EFH16 guidance and new spreadsheet. Come prepared to share photos, planning pointers, design techniques, and construction challenges. Determining Engineering Job Approval Authority (EJAA). Contact Mary King at Mary.King@wi.usda.gov to register or to be put on a wait list.
|NASECA-WI Construction Site Erosion Control and Stormwater Permit Compliance Training
This two-day course is designed for those who perform site management duties, supervise or direct construction activities, install best management practices, and/or inspect sites for compliance relating to erosion/sediment control and storm water management. This course is offered around Wisconsin annually. We encourage those who have not attended for the past three years to do so in order to be informed of the latest regulations and practices. More information and registration can be found at https://www.nasecawi.org/events/permit-compliance-training-superior/
|Resources Update Meeting
Friday, March 24
Come for a resources refresher with updates from soils, GIS, agronomy, grazing, and other "resource hot topics." We plan on building in some roundtable discussion and bringing in a couple outside speakers. Contact Brian Briski at
for more information and to register.
|Good Bugs Bad Bugs, Basic Entomology Workshop
9:00 a.m..-12:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 25
|Engineering Field Tools: Overview and Basic Tasks (Version 220.127.116.11)
Tuesday, March 28
Engineering Field Tools (EFT) is a framework of engineering tools for planning and designing commonly applied conservation practices. The EFT software is intended for use by non-engineers, and it is available to NRCS users and public users. This webinar will cover the basics of the EFT software current capabilities. Easy-to-learn basic skills will be presented including use of the Hydraulic Formulas Tool, application of the Waterway Wizard, and determining earthwork quantities with the Survey Engineering Tool. The EFT tools not only support the conservation planner in creating a design, but also create reports that can be used as design documentation and final drawings to provide to a contractor for construction. Registration is available at http://www.climatewebinars.net/webinars/engineering-field-tools-overview-and-basic-tasks
|Grassed Waterway Design 101
9:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
ednesday, March 29
This training covers basic hydrology, use of GIS tools, design spreadsheets, and fillable PDfs to generate grassed waterway designs. Contact Janet Vosberg at (608) 647-8874 Ext. 129 to register or be placed on a wait list.
|Conservation Employee Training
8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Monday, April 3
|Professional Science Masters Degree in Conservation Biology
UW-Stout's online Professional Science Masters (PSM) degree in Conservation Biology combines flexible coursework and a diverse research focus to address the human impact on threatened and endangered species, habitats, and ecosystems around the world. Our nationally recognized faculty will train you to evaluate and understand conservation practices in ecology, biodiversity, fisheries, watershed management, native species and habitats, global climate change, environmental laws and regulations, and natural resource management.
Our graduates work as professionals in conservation biology, environmental science, cellular and molecular biology, aquatic and marine science for public and private businesses, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations. To find out more about this 18-month program, go to
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