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Tribal Ecosystem Research Program (TERP) Workshop


CALLING ALL CREEK STEWARDS!

You’re Invited to Attend the Following Riparian Condition Workshop/Training
on

Riparian Proper Functioning Condition (PFC)
Assessment for Management and Monitoring

at
U.S. EPA ORD Laboratory, Executive Building
944 East Harmon Ave., Las Vegas, NV  89119

March 18 - March 20, 2014

[Taught by the Nevada Creeks and Community Team & Sponsored by
U.S. EPA ORD/NERL/ESD Landscape Ecology Branch
]

What is a Riparian Area?
The banks of a river, stream, or other body of water as well as its plant and animal communities.

Primary Purpose of PFC
To assess whether riparian-wetland areas have the water, vegetation, and land forms needed to dissipate flood energy, absorb water, stabilize banks, improve water quality, and provide habitats.

Benefits
All participants will be trained by and alongside professional land managers specializing in biological and physical sciences vital to the health and well-being of waterways and riparian systems. Trained participants can then utilize their knowledge to assist riparian monitoring and assessment efforts.

Workshop Objective
The objective of this three day workshop is to explore the feasibility and utility of focusing an ecosystem services science approach for adaptive management and decision making in Federal, State, Tribal and Private natural resource and environmental (e.g., US EPA CWA 106, 319, etc.) programs.  In addition, identify research partners and pilot studies designed to assess the function and condition of ecosystems to quantify the sustainability of derived goods and services - production, assimilation and resilience (PAR). Therefore, the products from this research will be used to assist tribes in developing resource adaptive management objectives and plans, and monitoring indicators (i.e., landscape and aquatic).


To Sign Up or Ask Questions / Please Contact

John Lin, U.S. EPA ORD, lin.john@epa.gov / (702-798-2171)
Daniel Heggem, U.S. EPA ORD, heggem.daniel@epa.gov / (702-798-2278)



Agenda: U.S. EPA ORD Laboratory, Executive Building, 944 East Harmon Ave., Las Vegas, NV  89119

TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 2014

  8:00 AM       Welcome and Introductions

  8:30 AM       Sustainable and Healthy Community Research

  8:45 AM       PFC – What it is/Definitions/Terminology

  9:15 AM       Assessing Functionality – LOTIC SYSTEMS

10:00 AM       BREAK

10:15 AM       Assessing Functionality – LENTIC SYSTEMS

10:45 AM       PFC and the Riparian Management Process 

11:30 AM       LUNCH on your own

12:30 PM       LOTIC CHECKLIST

  1:30 PM       LENTIC CHECKLIST

  2:00 PM       Field Trip – Assessment of nearby Riparian Area

  5:00 PM       Return to EPA ESD

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19, 2014

  8:00 AM       Questions & Answers from Day One

  8:30 AM       Application to Management

  9:00 AM       Field Trip to LENTIC and LOTIC Sites

12:00 PM       LUNCH – Please bring sack lunch

  5:00 PM       Return TO EPA ESD

THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 2014

  8:00 AM       Questions,  Discussion, Review and Feedback 

  9:00 AM       SHC Future & Cooperative Research – e.g.,  Image/Photograph & Water Quality Data Analysis

10:00 AM       BREAK 

10:15 AM       CWA Programs (e.g., 106, 319, WQS, etc.)

12:00 PM       LUNCH on your own

  1:00 PM       Natural Condition/Catchments

  2:30 PM       Closing Statement




PFC Links
PFC Workshop 2014 - Field Trip to LENTIC and LOTIC Sites

Site visit to Cold Creek, NV

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