Best Practices for Riverfront Communities: Training Series


Please join the Jordan River Commission and its partners for these exciting upcoming 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 skills.


Online Registration FAQs

Q – I don’t have a PayPal account, can I still register online?

A – Yes! While we are using PayPal to process credit card purchases, you can still complete your purchase without a PayPal account.  Enter in your name and billing address and then click on “Check Out with PayPal”.  On the following screen, select “Don’t have a PayPal Account,” which appears near the bottom of the screen on the right side.  Complete your registration, and watch for an emailed receipt. If you get an error, the credit card you are using may be connected to another paypal account.  If you still have trouble please call (801) 589-8479.


Q –The workshop I want to attend is sold out.  Any chance you could make room?

A – The registration cap is determined by classroom capacity and by the instructor-to-student ratio most appropriate for managing small design workshops.  We cannot make any additional spaces available.  However, we can put you on a waiting list in the event that there is a cancellation.  Email lahanson(at) to be put on the waiting list.

Best Practices for River Front Communities Training Series

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Past Seminars

wildlife Training coverMay 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

Click here to download the agenda, instructor bios, and registration information.
November 21, 2014
Rooftop to River: Tools for Watershed Protection

Instructors: David Hirshman and Bill Stack from the Center for Watershed Protection

Download the agenda, instructor bios, and registration information here.

Download the training presentation slides and other resources here.
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

Download the agenda, instructor bios, and registration information here.

Click here to watch a video of this workshop
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

Download the agenda, instructor bios, and registration information here.