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2012 Trainings
Training Name Day(s) Date(s)
Project Leadership Training Saturday Feb 18, 2012

Technical Advisor Orientation - BOULDER Tuesday Feb 21, 2012

Instructor in Ecological Restoration Crew Leading Saturday Feb 25, 2012

Technical Advisor Orientation - Fort Collins Wednesday Mar 14, 2012

Crew Leader Training in Ecological Restoration - Boulder County (Broomfield) Saturday - Sunday Mar 17, 2012 - Mar 18, 2012

Tool Manager Orientation -- BOULDER Wednesday Mar 28, 2012

Project Support/Cook Training-Boulder Thursday Mar 29, 2012

Crew Leader Training in Ecological Restoration - FORT COLLINS Saturday - Sunday Mar 31, 2012 - Apr 01, 2012

Project Support/Cook Training-Fort Collins Tuesday Apr 03, 2012

Wilderness First Aid Training 8 Hour Tuesday
Wednesday
Apr 10, 2012
Apr 11, 2012

Tool Manager Orientation - Fort Collins Thursday Apr 12, 2012

Wilderness First Aid Training 16 Hour Tuesday
Wednesday
Sunday
Apr 10, 2012
Apr 11, 2012
Apr 15, 2012

Trail Skills Training (Hewlett Gulch) Friday May 25, 2012

Seed Collection Crew Leader Training Saturday Jun 16, 2012

Crew Leader Training in Ecological Restoration - Summer Session - Boulder and Mt Evans Saturday
Saturday
Jul 07, 2012
Jul 14, 2012

Crew Leader Training in Post-Fire Restoration I - FORT COLLINS Saturday Sep 01, 2012

Crew Leader Training in Post-Fire Restoration II - FORT COLLINS Saturday Sep 29, 2012

Project Leadership Training

COMPLETED
Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 18 (more info)

Date(s):
SaturdayFeb 18, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 20

Would you enjoy working with a great team of fellow volunteers to take the helm of a WRV restoration project and lead it to success? If leadership, teamwork, project planning and getting "behind the scenes" with restoration sound like they're up your alley, you're a great candidate to become a Project Leader! Consider taking our training to become a Project Leader or Assistant Project Leader for the 2012 season.

WHAT IS PROJECT LEADERSHIP?
The Project Leader works with the project leadership team, land managers, and WRV staff, and is the single person with the comprehensive "big picture" view of a project. WRV depends upon many dedicated volunteers to complete thirty stewardship projects on public lands each year. Most WRV projects are managed by a leadership team that includes a project leader, technical advisor, cook team, tool manager and sometimes others. The Project Leader coordinates the team and ensures that all aspects of a project are taken care of prior to the project event.

Most new Project Leaders start off as an Assistant Project Leader, working with an experienced Project Leader to learn the ropes of project management. Assisting is a great way to gradually step into the role.

**You're never on your own as a leader in WRV - fellow volunteers and the WRV staff are here to help you through every step of the process.**

An integral part of becoming a WRV Project Leader is understanding WRV projects and leadership team. It is highly recommended that all PL trainees complete or will complete basic Crew Leader training as this training will build upon these fundamentals. In some cases substantial WRV experience can be substituted for this requirement and if you are really excited about becoming a WRV project leader but don't have any experience with our projects you are more than welcome to give us a call to discuss options.

WHEN: Sat, Feb 18, 8:30am - 4:30pm

TRAINING FEE
Regular Fee: $50
Discounted Fee: $25 (for current dues-paying members and volunteers, this fee covers the cost to print the manual and provide food).
Scholarships are available. If you are an active WRV member, do not let the cost stop you from becoming a the next great WRV Project Leader. Please call the office to discuss.
DISCOUNTS and CANCELLATION POLICY.

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Technical Advisor Orientation - BOULDER

COMPLETED
Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 (more info)

Date(s):
TuesdayFeb 21, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 10

We'll discuss the roles and responsibilities of a WRV Technical Advisor (TA), and how the TA works within a WRV Project Team. We'll discuss how to plan a project that accomplishes the desired technical goals, but also works well for crew leaders and volunteers. The training runs from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. Arrive at 5:30pm to for food!

This is NOT a training session on the technical design aspects of projects. Since projects vary so much, and employ so many different restoration techniques, the best way to learn design is "on the job" as an assistant technical advisor.

We'll have some time during the session for returning TAs to describe the highlights of what they have learned being a TA.

WRV has a relatively small TA community, so we also want this meeting to be a venue to meet each other, share ideas, and ask questions of your peers.

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Instructor in Ecological Restoration Crew Leading

COMPLETED
Intermediate    ●    Weekend    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 (more info)

Date(s):
SaturdayFeb 25, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 15

Crew Leaders are what make WRV projects amazing and what makes Crew Leaders amazing are the instructors that teach our trainings. Three master level Instructors will lead this one-day course in how to present all the material in the OSI/WRV Crew Leader in Ecological Restoration. If you have crew lead and want to help build the community of crew leaders now is your chance! This course is being offered for free to those who are able to instruct at one or more of WRV's CL trainings later in the summer.

A minimum of one project completed as a Crew Leader is required unless otherwise discussed with WRV staff.

TRAINING FEE
Regular Fee: $120
Discounted Fee: $0 (for those instructing in 2012 at one of WRV's CL trainings.)
The Crew Leader Training weekends are: March 17-18 in Broomfield, March 31-April 1 in Fort Collins, or July 7 & 14 (first day in Boulder and second at Summit Lake)

Scholarships are available to WRV volunteers on an individual basis. Call Mary at the office for more information. 303-543-1411

DISCOUNTS and CANCELLATION POLICY.

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Technical Advisor Orientation - Fort Collins

COMPLETED
Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 (more info)

Date(s):
WednesdayMar 14, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 10

We'll discuss the roles and responsibilities of a WRV Technical Advisor (TA), and how the TA works within a WRV Project Team. We'll discuss how to plan a project that accomplishes the desired technical goals, but also works well for crew leaders and volunteers. The training runs from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. Arrive at 5:30pm to for food!

This is NOT a training session on the technical design aspects of projects. Since projects vary so much, and employ so many different restoration techniques, the best way to learn design is "on the job" as an assistant technical advisor.

WRV has a relatively small TA community, so we also want this meeting to be a venue to meet each other, share ideas, and ask questions of your peers.

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Crew Leader Training in Ecological Restoration - Boulder County (Broomfield)

COMPLETED
Intermediate    ●    Weekend    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 (more info)

Date(s):
SaturdayMar 17, 2012 - SundayMar 18, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 40

Crew leaders are some of the most important people on any successful project. Crew leadership is a great way to enhance your stewardship of public lands and build your professional leadership skills while helping other volunteers get the most out of a project! This training will help you develop team building skills, situational leadership skills, proper tool usage techniques, and volunteer care and safety protocols.

You will also be introduced to the field of ecological restoration and get hands-on practice as a restoration crew leader. WRV is pleased to be collaborating on this training with the Outdoor Stewardship Institute (formerly known as the Colorado Outdoor Training Initiative) and Boulder County

TRAINING FEE
Regular Fee: $120
Discounted Fee: $25 (for current dues-paying WRV members and volunteers with 2 or more projects. You can also get a reimbursement upon request after completing two Crew Leader roles)
Scholarships are available to WRV volunteers on an individual basis. Call Mary at the office for more information. 303-543-1411

DISCOUNTS and CANCELLATION POLICY.

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Tool Manager Orientation -- BOULDER

COMPLETED
Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 (more info)

Date(s):
WednesdayMar 28, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 20

Every WRV project requires tools. No Tools, No Project! Tool managers are the beloved volunteers who put so much care into organizing the tools and gear for a project, and transporting them to and from the worksite. Tool management is a great way to get more involved with a project without a lot of training or experience. And, you can usually take off during the middle of a project to relax or recreate if you like.

On this March 28 evening, from 5:00 to 7:30pm, we'll gather at our tool shed in Gunbarrel to talk about how tool managers work with the rest of project planning team, assemble a tool list, transport tools to and from the site, stage tools for crews, help with camp set-up, and more. You'll have a chance to see our spectacular collection of tools and ask questions. Once trained you can mentor with an experienced tool manager to learn on a real project!

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Project Support/Cook Training-Boulder

COMPLETED
Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 16 (more info)

Date(s):
ThursdayMar 29, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 50

Cooks are some of the most important people on a project! Have fun with a great group of folks while learning the basics of project support, including meal planning, safe food prep, camp setup, cleanup, take down, and many other camp related support issues.
TOP CHEF....WRV STYLE!
This training will be held in North Boulder from 6-9pm on Thursday, March 29,2012. If the spirit moves you, bring a dish for 4 to share and we'll sample each others' best efforts. Bring your calendars so you can sign up for a project at this training. Who wants just a meeting when we can have a party???

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Crew Leader Training in Ecological Restoration - FORT COLLINS

COMPLETED
Intermediate    ●    Weekend    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 (more info)

Date(s):
SaturdayMar 31, 2012 - SundayApr 01, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 30

Crew leaders are some of the most important people on any successful project, and provide a great value to the stewardship of public lands. Crew Leaders also play a key role in helping other volunteers get the most out of a project!

This training will help you develop team building skills, situational leadership skills, proper tool usage, and crew management. You will also be introduced to the field of ecological restoration and get hands-on practice with erosion control, seeding, and planting.

This training will be held at Campbell Valley (30 minutes north of Fort Collins), a virtual playground for people wanting to learn about and practice Ecological Restoration.


TRAINING FEE
Regular Fee: $120
Discounted Fee: $25 (for current members and volunteers)

Scholarships are available to WRV volunteers on an individual basis. Please call John at the Fort Collins office for more information. 970-493-2075

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Project Support/Cook Training-Fort Collins

COMPLETED
Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 16 (more info)

Date(s):
TuesdayApr 03, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 10

Cooks are some of the most important people on a project! Have fun with a great group of folks while learning the basics of project support, including meal planning, food prep, camp setup, cleanup, take down, and many other camp related support issues.
TOP CHEF....WRV STYLE!
This training will be held in central Fort Collins from 6-9pm on Tuesday, April 3rd. If the spirit moves you, bring a dish for 4 to share and we'll sample each other's best efforts. Bring your calendars and plan on signing up for a project. Who wants just a meeting when we can have a party???

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Wilderness First Aid Training 8 Hour

COMPLETED
Intermediate    ●    Evening    ●    Miniumum Age: 18 (more info)

Date(s):
TuesdayApr 10, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 6
WednesdayApr 11, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 6

WRV is looking for volunteers willing to lend first aid support on our projects. Taking this valuable course will give you the skills to step up and help care for your fellow friends and volunteers!

Ever think about what you would do if someone needed your help in the back country? This course is designed to provide people with the knowledge and skills necessary to care for those who are injured or suddenly ill in remote locations. You will receive hands on practice time and participate in first aid scenarios that will sharpen your first aid skills and give you a chance to practice in "real life"




Two courses are offered:

2-day Course (8 hours): Tuesday and Wednesday, April 10th and 11th, 5:30pm - 9:30pm

This eight hour course is separated into two, 4 hour sessions (April 10th and 11th) and includes classroom instruction, demonstration, practical skills practice, the use of audio/visual materials, and student participation.

3-day Day Course (16 hours): Tuesday and Wednesday, April 10th and 11th, 5:30pm - 9:30pm, and Sunday, April 15th, 9:00am to 5:00pm

This sixteen hour course consists of a classroom session (April 10th and 11th) and a field session (April 15th) to practice your newly acquired skills in real world scenarios.

Please Note: CPR instruction is not part of this Wilderness First Aid course. Individuals in remote locations needing CPR are rarely resuscitated. Some CPR issues are discussed such as when to give prolonged CPR, when not to start CPR, and when to stop CPR.

We HIGHLY encourage taking the full 16 hrs if your schedule permits.

TRAINING FEE
Discounted Fee for current members and volunteers: $75.00 for the 8 hr course and $120.00 for the full 16 hour course Regular Fee: $120.00 for the 8 hr course and $180.00 for the full 16 hour course
For more info on fees: Info on WRV Fees

This training will be instructed by Mark Rosoff with the Front Range Institute of Safety (www.frisfirstaid.com/).

If for some reason you are not able to attend this date there may be some availability with the Colorado Mountain Club and their WFA training on March 10th and March 11th. For more information of that training please contact Amy at e-mail amy@wlrv.org or call 303-543-1411








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Tool Manager Orientation - Fort Collins

COMPLETED
Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 (more info)

Date(s):
ThursdayApr 12, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 10

Every WRV project requires tools. No Tools, No Project! Tool managers are the beloved volunteers who put so much care into organizing the tools and gear for a project, and transporting them to and from the worksite. Tool management is a great way to get more involved with a project without a lot of training or experience. And, you can usually take off during the middle of a project to relax or recreate if you like.

On this Thursday evening, from 5:30 to 7:30pm, we'll gather to talk about how tool managers work with the rest of project planning team, assemble a tool list, transport tools to and from the site, stage tools for crews, help with camp set-up, and more. You'll have a chance to see our spectacular collection of tools and ask questions. Once trained you can mentor with an experienced tool manager to learn on a real project!

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Wilderness First Aid Training 16 Hour

COMPLETED
Intermediate    ●    Multi Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 18 (more info)

Date(s):
TuesdayApr 10, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 16
WednesdayApr 11, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 16
SundayApr 15, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 16

WRV is looking for volunteers willing to lend first aid support on our projects. Taking this valuable course will give you the skills to step up and help care for your fellow friends and volunteers!

Ever think about what you would do if someone needed your help in the back country? This course is designed to provide people with the knowledge and skills necessary to care for those who are injured or suddenly ill in remote locations. You will receive hands on practice time and participate in first aid scenarios that will sharpen your first aid skills and give you a chance to practice in "real life"




Two courses are offered:

2-day Course (8 hours): Tuesday and Wednesday, April 10th and 11th, 5:30pm - 9:30pm

This eight hour course is separated into two, 4 hour sessions (April 10th and 11th) and includes classroom instruction, demonstration, practical skills practice, the use of audio/visual materials, and student participation.

3-day Day Course (16 hours): Tuesday and Wednesday, April 10th and 11th, 5:30pm - 9:30pm, and Sunday, April 15th, 9:00am to 5:00pm

This sixteen hour course consists of a classroom session (April 10th and 11th) and a field session (April 15th) to practice your newly acquired skills in real world scenarios.

Please Note: CPR instruction is not part of this Wilderness First Aid course. Individuals in remote locations needing CPR are rarely resuscitated. Some CPR issues are discussed such as when to give prolonged CPR, when not to start CPR, and when to stop CPR.

We HIGHLY encourage taking the full 16 hrs if your schedule permits.

TRAINING FEE
Discounted Fee for current members and volunteers: $75.00 for the 8 hr course and $120.00 for the full 16 hour course Regular Fee: $120.00 for the 8 hr course and $180.00 for the full 16 hour course

For more info on fees: Info on WRV Fees

This training will be instructed by Mark Rosoff with the Front Range Institute of Safety (www.frisfirstaid.com/).

If for some reason you are not able to attend this date there may be some availability with the Colorado Mountain Club and their WFA training on March 10th and March 11th. For more information of that training please contact Amy at e-mail amy@wlrv.org or call 303-543-1411








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Trail Skills Training (Hewlett Gulch)

COMPLETED
Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 with adult (more info)

Date(s):
FridayMay 25, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 15

Learn new Trail Skills in a popular hiking/biking area northwest of Fort Collins, up the Poudre River!

WRV maintains and reroutes several trails each year to protect sensitive habitat while enhancing recreational access. Oftentimes, these projects are in spectacular mountain settings.

In this Friday all day training, we'll gather in the setting of the extremely popular Hewlett Gulch trail area along the Poudre River. WRV is collaborating with the Outdoor Stewardship Initiative to bring you the best possible training in the basics of trail construction and maintenance. We'll cover basic trail construction, drainage structures, rock steps, rock walls, trail closure and restoration, and more. This training offers a nice complement to the restoration and leadership skills emphasized at other WRV trainings and projects.

This training will be part of our 2011 Hewlett Gulch Trail and Restoration Projects, that provide opportunities for you to put your new skills to work in a supportive hands-on environment and continue to refine your trail expertise.

TRAINING FEE
Regular Fee: $25
Discounted Fee: $15 (for current members and volunteers)

DISCOUNTS and CANCELLATION POLICY.

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Seed Collection Crew Leader Training

COMPLETED
Easy    ●    Partial Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 18 (more info)

Date(s):
SaturdayJun 16, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 25

This fun 6-hour long training is an opportunity for volunteers to learn the basics of botany, seed collection and crew leadership for our Native Seed Collections in 2012. Seed collections are some of the most relaxing WRV projects a crew leader can engage in. No experience necessary!

WRV will be working with Boulder County and City of Boulder to expand our native seed collection efforts. Crew Leaders are essential to the success of our seed collection projects. Without seeds, restoration is difficult. And without crew leaders, collecting good seed is nearly impossible. Come join the crew leader ranks and have a great time leading crews this summer!

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Crew Leader Training in Ecological Restoration - Summer Session - Boulder and Mt Evans

COMPLETED
Intermediate    ●    Weekend    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 (more info)

Date(s):
SaturdayJul 07, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 25
SaturdayJul 14, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 25

Note: This is a two day training split over two Saturdays. The first will be held in the Boulder area and then the second on an actual project on Mt. Evans. This offers the unique opportunity to practice what you learn on an real project. Attendance both days is required to complete the training.

Crew leaders are some of the most important people on any successful project. Crew leadership is a great way to enhance your stewardship of public lands and build your professional leadership skills while helping other volunteers get the most out of a project! This training will help you develop team building skills, situational leadership skills, proper tool usage techniques, and volunteer care and safety protocols.

You will also be introduced to the field of ecological restoration and get hands-on practice as a restoration crew leader. WRV is pleased to be collaborating on this training with the Outdoor Stewardship Institute (formerly known as the Colorado Outdoor Training Initiative) and the City of Boulder, Open Space and Mountain Parks.

TRAINING FEE
Regular Fee: $120
Discounted Fee: $25 (for current dues-paying WRV members and volunteers with 2 or more projects. You can also get a reimbursement upon request after completing two Crew Leader roles)
Scholarships are available to WRV volunteers on an individual basis. Call Mary at the office for more information. 303-543-1411

DISCOUNTS and CANCELLATION POLICY.

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Crew Leader Training in Post-Fire Restoration I - FORT COLLINS

COMPLETED
Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 (more info)

Date(s):
SaturdaySep 01, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 30

Crew leaders are some of the most important people on any successful project, and provide a great value to the stewardship of public and private lands. Crew Leaders play a key role in helping other volunteers get the most out of a project! WRV is proud to partner with Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado and the Outdoor Institute to deliver this action-packed training!

Focused on restoration of burned areas, this training will help you develop situational leadership skills, proper tool usage, crew management, hands-on practice with erosion control, seeding, and mulching.

This training will be held at Rist Canyon (30 minutes west of Fort Collins), an area severely affected by the High Park Fire.

NOTE: Due to the high need for Crew Leaders on upcoming post-fire restoration projects, we are requiring that people who participate in this training for free sign up to Crew Lead on at least one High Park Fire Restoration project in 2012 or 2013.

TRAINING FEE
Discounted Fee: $0.00 (for current WRV members and volunteers)

Regular Fee: $120 (for agency staff and those who are not interested in volunteering to Crew Lead for our post-fire restoration projects).



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Crew Leader Training in Post-Fire Restoration II - FORT COLLINS

COMPLETED
Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 (more info)

Date(s):
SaturdaySep 29, 2012 - Number of Volunteers: 42

Crew leaders are some of the most important people on any successful project, and provide a great value to the stewardship of public and private lands. Crew Leaders play a key role in helping other volunteers get the most out of a project! WRV is proud to partner with Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado and the Outdoor Institute to deliver this action-packed training!

Focused on restoration of burned areas, this training will help you develop situational leadership skills, proper tool usage, crew management, hands-on practice with erosion control, seeding, and mulching.

This training will be held at Rist Canyon (30 minutes west of Fort Collins), an area severely affected by the High Park Fire.

NOTE: Due to the high need for Crew Leaders on upcoming post-fire restoration projects, we are requiring that people who participate in this training for free sign up to Crew Lead on at least two High Park Fire Restoration project in 2012 or 2013.

TRAINING FEE
Discounted Fee: $0.00 (for current WRV members and volunteers)

Regular Fee: $120 (for agency staff and those who are not interested in volunteering to Crew Lead for our post-fire restoration projects).



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