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Please join the Jordan River Commission and its partners at our technical training workshops. Learn about the JRC’s Best Practices for Riverfront Communities toolbox and delve into the details of the with some of the nation and region’s leading experts. Ask questions about your projects, learn through hands-on exercises, and go home with useful materials and the confidence to implement new management practices, techniques, and strategies in your professional work.


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April 19-21, 2017 - Environment Best Practices | Integrating Wetlands

$100.00 — $275.00


Integrating Wetlands into Best Practices

Environment Best Practices

April 19-21, 2016 – 9:00 AM to 4:00PM
Utah Cultural Celebration Center
1355 West 3100 South, Valley City, UT 84119


Please join us for the next workshop in our Best Practices for Riverfront Communities Training Series.


1. Identifying opportunities for wetland creation and restoration
2. Evaluating potential areas for suitable wetland features
3. Determining components of wetland construction and restoration
4. Identifying short and long-term maintenance needs for wetland habitats
5. Sharing lessons learned from project successes and failures.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Characterize watershed dynamics
  2. Inventory site opportunities and limitations for wetlands
  3. Describe soil properties for wetland construction
  4. Techniques and strategies for construction management
  5. Field maintenance – more lessons learned.


Phil Scoles is a consulting soil scientist from Portland, Oregon that conducts training and field sessions across the western states. His 30 years of experience ranges from valley lowlands to subalpine meadow restoration. He has created wetlands adjacent to schools, within former gravel pits, along roadways, and next to creeks. He teaches with Portland State University and the Wetland Training Institute. He is a dynamic individual that balances lectures with case studies and field exercises.


Download a copy of the agenda here.
Continuing education credits are pending.


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Green Infrastructure: Putting it to Work
Instructors: Hillary Brown, FAIA of City College of New York. And local experts: Cory Pierce, Trace Robinson, Paul Taylor, Sarah Hinners, LaNiece Davenport, Jim Price
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May 1, 2015
Integrating People and Wildlife in an Urban Setting
Instructors: Ty Harrison, Chris Cline, Bill Hogan, Trent Bristol, Carolina Roa, Melissa Burns, Dan Potts, Eric McCulley, Stephanie Jochum-Natt
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November 21, 2014
Rooftop to River: Tools for Watershed Protection
Instructors: David Hirshman and Bill Stack from the Center for Watershed Protection
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March 25 – 27, 2014
Streambank Soil Bioengineering & Restoration Project Design and Maintenance
Instructors: Chris Hoag, of Hoag Riparian Restoration; Eric McCulley and Ty Harrison, JRC Technical Advisory Committee members; and Jason Roper and Nathaniel Todea from NRCS
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February 12, 2014 
Preserving Open Space through Conservation Design & Transfer of Development Rights
Instructors: Randall Arendt, author of Rural By Design; Arthur C. Nelson and Sumner Swaner from the University of Utah’s College of Architecture and Planning
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