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 NRCS Environmental Evaluations Webinar:

Planning for Floodplain and Riparian Area Special Environmental Concerns


Craig Goodwin, National Aquatic Ecologist
USDA NRCS Ecological Sciences Division  

Richard Weber, Wetland Hydraulic Engineer, National Wetland Team
USDA NRCS Central National Technology Support Center

As the third in the series on environmental evaluations, this webinar will assist USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service conservation planners, partners, and technical service providers to understand the ecological importance of floodplains and riparian areas and how to properly analyze and document existing conditions and the effects of planned conservation actions. Primary topics include: legal foundations, information/data sources, tools, mitigation measures, and documentation requirements including examples. 


 Hosted by:  Matthew Judy, Senior Ecologist, USDA NRCS Central National Technology Support Center, and the NRCS Ecological Sciences Division. 

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Tapping into Biological Horsepower to Improve Soil Health

Participate in this webinar to learn about managing the biological herd under the soil surface to build soil health.

As the coordinator/field representative for the North Dakota Grazing Lands Coalition, and a rancher, conservationist, and Certified Educator of Holistic Management, Joshua Dukart will share experiences and observations from his family's ranch and other ranches he has the opportunity to work with. By focusing on soil health, great ecological and financial strides have been made on these ranches.

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This webinar is sponsored by the USDA NRCS Central National Technology Support Center. Contact Chuck Stanley, Rangeland Management Specialist, for more information on grazing lands soil health and this webinar.


The Ecological Site Descriptions Webinar Series: 

8 webinars that introduce the basic concepts of ecological sites, how ecological site descriptions are developed, and how ecological site descriptions can be utilized in making management decisions.

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Webinars sponsored by the National Grazing Lands Team located at the Central National Technology Support Center. Contact Homer Sanchez, Rangeland Management Specialist, for more information about ecological site descriptions.


Conserving Pollinators While Addressing Other Resouce Concerns

 Mace Vaughan, Pollinator Program Director, The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation and Joint Pollinator Conservation Specialist, USDA NRCS West National Technology Support Center, Portland, OR

Eric Mader, Assistant Pollinator Program Director, The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, Portland OR

This webinar presents win-win scenarios where pollinator habitat features or protective measures are bundled into conservation practices that meet other resource concerns, such as water quality, soil erosion, other wildlife, and other beneficial insects. The presenters provide a brief review of pollinator habitat needs, then discuss case studies of how riparian restoration, windbreaks, cover crops, and contour buffer strips can be used to improve pollinator populations, as well as pest management, water quality, soil building, carbon storage, erosion control, and more. 

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Other Natural Resource Webinars Sources:

The Webinar Portal for Conservation of Natural Resources provides access to current and archived forestry, wildlife conservation,  and other natural resource webinars.

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East National Technology Support Center Webinar TrainingENTSC Webinar Portal

The NRCS East National Technology Support Center offers live training webinars as well as recorded webinars on a wide range of multidisciplinary topics.  


CNTSC Wildlife Webinar Library:

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Management of Grassland Birds in the Northern Great Plains at Multiple Scales - Naugle, 09/13/07.

Habitat Establishment and Management for Grassland Birds - Herkert, 09/01/09.

Conservation and Management of North American Shorebirds - Colwell, 09/17/10.

Energy by Design: Harnessing the power of Conservation Planning to evaluate inputs and provide solutions - Kiesecker and Naugle, 08/31/11

Pollinator Habitat Restoration - Vaughan and Mader, 09/08/11.

Life History and Conservation Needs of Freshwater Mussels - Mazzacano and Jepsen, 12/01/11.

Conservation and Management of Migratory Birds during the Non-breeding Season - Marra, 12/14/11.

Wildlife Forestry: Management of Hardwood Forests for Priority Species - Twedt, 01/10/12.

Management of Disturbances for Wildlife - Burger, 03/27/12.

Area Sensitivity in Grassland Birds: Patterns and Processes - Ribic, 04/18/12.

Creating and Restoring Safe and Accessible Water Sources for Livestock, Bats, and other Wildlife - Taylor and Tuttle, 05/29/12.

The Ax, the Cow, the Plow and the People; managing Grazing for Fish and Wildlife - Provenza, 06/14/12.