COSA Tour of Front Range 2013 Flood Restorations, July 10-11

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The High Altitude Revegetation (HAR) Summer Field Tour is coming up on July 10th and 11th, 2018. The 2-day field tour will visit several restoration sites along the northern Colorado Front Range affected by the 2013 floods. As you are aware, the floods created unique sites and challenges for restoration. The Field Tour will visit sites not open to the public to highlight the diversity of modern stream and river restoration approaches. Online registration is required to ensure your seat on a bus.

We will also discuss approaches, success, and challenges to riparian restoration in these systems with Emergency Watershed Protection leadership and technical assistance team personnel at an evening Pub Talk. Whether or not you are able to join us for the Field Tour, we hope to see you at the Oskar Blues Oak Room in Longmont from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM on July 10 for this Pub Talk hosted by the Central Rockies chapter of the Society for Ecological Restoration (CeRSER). Admission is free and registration is not required for the Pub Talk. Appetizers provided by CeRSER, cash bar will be available.

Due to fragile condition and/or limited accessibility of sites, field visits will be limited to 100 participants and all tour participants must ride on buses provided. There will not be any exceptions.

· Register for this FREE event to reserve your seat on a bus: https://goo.gl/forms/jzEcVoxr9Z3n3AOm2. We encourage your prompt registration, as space is limited and seats are filling quickly.

· Each day, buses will be departing from and returning to the South Parking Lot at the Boulder County Fairgrounds (Longmont, CO). Please arrive by 8 AM to begin boarding the buses and use restroom facilities before coming to board the buses.

· Since the tours are full day trips, HAR will provide box lunches. You are welcome to indicate dietary restrictions on the registration form or bring your own sack lunch.

· Please bring your own water (reusable bottle, please), snacks, insect repellant, and sunscreen. Boots with ankle support are highly recommended.

· For more information and schedule updates, please visit HAR’s new website: https://sites.warnercnr.colostate.edu/har/field-tours/

· Contact Donna Goodsell, donna.goodsell, 970-356-8097 x101 or Jayne Jonas, jayne.jonas-bratten, 970-491-3316 with any additional questions.

· To partially offset the cost of the event, we are also welcoming sponsors. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Randy Mandel, rmandel, 970-379-3169.

Tentative Schedule

Tuesday, July 10th:

7:45 am – 8:15 am Registration &

Board buses

South Parking Lot, Boulder County Fairgrounds, Longmont, CO 80501

(South Parking Lot is at Nelson Rd and Fairgrounds Ln in Longmont)

8:15 am Buses depart
9:30 am – 10:30 am Bielins-Hock Niwot (Presentation by Enginuity/Boulder County)
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Streamcrest Boulder (Presentation by LWOG/Iron Woman/Otak)
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm Breaches/Reach 3 Hygeine (Presentation by Boulder County)
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Apple Valley North Lyons (Presentation by Great Ecology/Iron Woman)
Approx 5:30 pm Buses return
6:30 pm – 9:30 pm CeRSER Pub Talk:

Emergency Watershed Protection leadership and TA Team

Oskar Blues Oak Room, 1800 Pike Rd, Longmont, CO 80501

Wednesday, July 11th:

7:45 am – 8:15 am Registration &

Board buses

South Parking Lot, Boulder County Fairgrounds, Longmont, CO 80501

(South Parking Lot is at Nelson Rd and Fairgrounds Ln in Longmont)

8:15 am Buses depart
10 am – 11 am Fish Creek Estes Park (Presentation by Great Ecology/Otak)
11:30 am – 1:30 pm Hydroplant, Morton, River Edge Estes Park (Presentation by Otak)
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm North Fork Big Thompson Canyon (Presentation by BTWC/Muller)
Approx 5:30 pm Buses return

If you are unable to attend the Bus Tour during the day, feel free to join us for an evening Pub Talk hosted by CeRSER! On the evening of July 10, the Central Rockies chapter of the Society for Ecological Restoration (CeRSER) will be hosting a pub talk to continue discussions of restoration activities at these sites with Emergency Watershed Protection leadership and technical assistance team personnel. The pub talk will be at the Oskar Blues Oak Room (1800 Pike Rd, Longmont, CO 80501) from 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm. The pub talk is free and open to the public; registration is not required. CeRSER will provide appetizers and a cash bar will be available.

  • For more information, please visit jayne.jonas-bratten, 970-491-3316 (CeRSER)

About HAR: If you are unfamiliar with HAR, it is an organization that provides information to people interested in the vegetation aspects in regards to our higher altitude lands including mined land, ski slopes, road building, revegetation, native plants, forests & rangelands, ecological restoration, or wetlands and we promote understanding of rehabilitation procedures and materials, natural resource values and potentials for fragile high-elevation ecosystems. For more information about HAR, please visit: https://sites.warnercnr.colostate.edu/har/

2019 HAR-CeRSER Conference

Save the date! Planning for the 2019 HAR-CeRSER Conference is underway. The next Conference will be held March 12 – 14, 2019, at the Lory Student Center at Colorado State University (Fort Collins, CO). Visit the conference website for updates: https://sites.warnercnr.colostate.edu/restoration-conference/

Central Rockies Chapter of the Society for Ecological Restoration

Webpage: http://chapter.ser.org/centralrockies/

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