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June 20, 2018 – Charleston, OR
June 21, 2018 – Tillamook, OR
Using and Interpreting Estuary Habitat Maps
8:30 am – 3 pm
An estuary presents a complex array of habitat types that can vary from place to place, depending on underlying physical structure and the characteristics of its waters, sediments and biota; and from one estuary to another. Changes in land use, water, climate, and development increase the complexity of managing estuaries. To help plan, monitor, protect, restore and conserve habitat, managers need a common language and set of terms to compare data, account for local conditions, describe habitat and map estuarine environments. This course introduces a comprehensive system to classify estuarine environments, using simple standards and common terms, for interpreting maps using geographic information system (GIS) tools.
Who should take this course?
Floodplain and estuarine managers including planning, mapping, science, regulatory or related staff.
You will learn how to:
· Characterize estuarine environments using a system of complementary settings and components to describe observed features.
· Match specific aspects of the physical environment with associated organisms and biological communities.
· Make apples-to-apples comparisons of estuarine environments at regional, national, or global scales.
· Organize data and compare results using common terms and a flexible framework.
· Modify your descriptions to account for unique features.
· Use GIS tools to interpret estuary habitat maps, at the desired level of detail, to meet different needs.
· Incorporate classification information in GIS metadata.
Continuing education credits will be available from the American Institute of Certified Planners – American Planning Association.
REGISTRATION: Please use this new link to register (or re-register):
Registration Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/EstuaryHabitatMapping
Questions? Call John at 541-888-5558 ext. 129.
How does Portland’s water system utilize groundwater? Come learn about your water supply at this upcoming interactive workshop, Groundwater 101!
Date: Saturday, November 19th
Time: 9:00 AM -1:30 PM (Optional groundwater facility tour from 1-1:30 PM)
NECA-IBEW Training Center
16021 NE Airport Way
Portland, OR. 97230
Join the Portland Water Bureau and the Columbia Slough Watershed Council for Groundwater 101 – a FREE educational workshop that teaches groundwater basics including local geology and hydrology, what role groundwater plays in our drinking water system, and what can be done to protect this important resource. This interactive workshop is presented with a mix of hands-on and classroom-style teaching and is appropriate for adults and high school students aged 14 & up. Light refreshments will be provided. After the workshop, interested participants are invited to take a guided tour of the Portland Water Bureau Groundwater Facility (approximate tour time - 30 minutes).
Pre-registration is required and space is limited.
Click here to learn more & register
(full link: https://columbiaslough.org/events/event/71/)
Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 503-281-1132
The Central Coast GIS Users Group
(http://www.orurisa.org/2015_Cartography_Symposium) is pleased to
invite you to the 2015 Cartography Symposium by the Sea on Friday,
September 25th at the Oregon Coast Community College in Newport, OR
Presenters from UofO, ESRI and other organizations will cover a
variety of different guidelines and principles to help make your maps
the envy of all your friends. We all know a great map when we see it,
but what are the principles behind making a good map yourself? GIS
has changed map making from a time honored handmade labor, to mass
producing large, data filled maps in minutes.This all-day symposium
will introduce you to the basic principles of cartography (map
making), guidelines you can follow for nearly every map, and tips and
tricks for making your map fabulous. More details, including a draft
agenda, are available on the symposium website
Lunch and snacks are included in the registration fee ($35). If this
registration fee is difficult for you, please contact us for alternate
options. In an effort to reduce waste we will not be providing
individual bottled water this year. Please consider bringing a
reusable water bottle or other container for drinking water during the
symposium. We will also have cups available in case you forget. Thank
Terra GIS is offering "Practical QGIS" - a 2 day class/hands on workshop in Seattle on Thursday May 28th and Friday May 29th, 2015
The class will focus on learning QGIS doing practical exercises in a workshop style setting. ArcGIS users will learn how to easily transition to QGIS (or to using QGIS in addition to their existing GIS software/ toolset). Participants can choose to participate one of the days or both days.
More information at http://www.terragis.net/gis-classes/practical-qgis/
Saturdays, 21 September – 2 November, 8:30am – 2pm
Tuesdays, 01 Oct, 15 Oct, and 29 Oct 2013, 6 – 8:30pm
Applications due September 13th
For local folks looking to make a difference and connect with the community here in Clark County, Clark Public Utilities’ StreamTeam offers a Stream Stewards program that trains volunteers to help with environmental projects along Salmon Creek - and all are welcome to apply.
Six Saturday sessions and three evening workshops provide hands-on, leadership training on local water quality, native plants, stream restoration, geology, hydrology, salmon, and wildlife. Using this training, Stewards share their knowledge and leadership by providing 45 hours of volunteer time with the StreamTeam and other program partners throughout the year.
Classes start September 21. More information and an application are available atwww.StreamTeam.net. Or contact Ashley King at 360-992-8585 orStreamTeam@clarkpud.com. Priority is given to Clark County residents, but all are encouraged to apply.
Location: Clark Public Utilities and CASEE Center, Vancouver, WA
Contact: Ashley King at StreamTeam@clarkpud.com
Website: www.StreamTeam.net (link to http://www.clarkpublicutilities.com/index.cfm/our-environment/stream-team/stream-stewards/)
If you find yourself in Denver, CO, USA on Tuesday Oct 8, 2013 and are interested in learning about “Applied Spatial Statistics Using R and ArcGIS”; then, check this out:
The minor fees for this workshop goes to a Student Scholarship fund which is sponsored by the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing Rocky Mountain Region.
Please join ORISA for the upcoming 'Maps in the Cloud' workshop on November 17th, 9am-4pm.
Access the workshop flyer here.
Bring your WI-FI enabled laptop to participate in a ‘hands-on’ workshop showing you how to create intelligent web maps without having any GIS software installed on your computer. Esri technical staff will lead participants through a series of exercises that utilize the latest capabilities of ArcGIS Online in the morning followed by case studies in the afternoon.
Learn how to:
From the Oregon Commons Website:
"Do you appreciate local parks and national forests? What about clean drinking water and your public library? Do you find the Internet useful? Could you get by without fresh air?
Some things are no one’s private property—They belong to all of us. They not only enhance our lives and our communities, they make life possible. In a society that is overly focused on the market economy, our common assets are eroding and in need of attention. The work of cultivating the commons depends on growing our awareness, our network, and our commitment to the common good.
Join us for Mapping the Commons, an interactive workshop in which we jointly explore the scope and diversity of the commons. The more knowledgeable and connected we are, the better we will be able to serve as stewards of the commons."
Click here to sign up for the workshop. The dates are Oct 8, Oct 30, and Nov 19, 2011
A local workshop hosted by Onward Oregon. a great way to get involved in the community and participate as an active steward for our natural resources. Check it out: