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2016 Trainings
Training Name Day(s) Date(s)
Myrtle Spurge Outreach Orientation Night Wednesday Mar 09, 2016

Backcountry Cooking with WRV at Savory Spice - Thurs, March 10 Thursday Mar 10, 2016

Instructor in Ecological Restoration Crew Leading Friday
Saturday
Mar 18, 2016
Mar 19, 2016

Technical Advisor Orientation - Boulder Tuesday Mar 29, 2016

Project Leadership Training - Boulder Saturday Apr 02, 2016

Tool Manager Orientation - Fort Collins Friday Apr 08, 2016

Crew Leader Training in Ecological Restoration - FORT COLLINS Saturday - Sunday Apr 09, 2016 - Apr 10, 2016

Technical Advisor Orientation - Fort Collins Wednesday Apr 13, 2016

Trail Skills Training (Young Gulch) Thursday
Saturday
Apr 21, 2016
Apr 23, 2016

Wilderness First Aid Trainings-Fort Collins Tuesday - Saturday Apr 26, 2016 - Apr 30, 2016

Crew Leader Training in Ecological Restoration - Eldorado Canyon State Park Saturday - Sunday Apr 30, 2016 - May 01, 2016

Cook Training - Boulder Saturday Apr 30, 2016

Beginner Sawyer Training- Lyons Thursday - Sunday May 12, 2016 - May 15, 2016

Crew Leader Training in Ecological Restoration - Technical Skills Makeup Date Saturday May 21, 2016

Seed Collection Crew Leader Refresher and Training -- Wed, May 25th 2016 Wednesday May 25, 2016

Working with Youth Training Thursday Jun 02, 2016

RESCHEDULED: Cook Training Option 1 Saturday Jun 04, 2016

Beginner Sawyer Training- Fort Collins Monday - Thursday Jun 06, 2016 - Jun 09, 2016

Tool Manager Orientation -- BOULDER Friday Jun 17, 2016

RESCHEDULED: Cook Training Option 2 Saturday - Saturday Jun 18, 2016 - Jun 18, 2016

Crew Leader Training in Trails - Brainard Lake Saturday
Sunday
Jul 16, 2016
Jul 17, 2016

Crew Leader Training in Ecological Restoration - At Georgia Pass Project Saturday
Sunday
Aug 06, 2016
Aug 07, 2016

Crew Leader Training in Induced Meander Techniques - GUNNISON Tuesday Sep 06, 2016

Myrtle Spurge Outreach Orientation Night

RESCHEDULED
***This meeting was rescheduled from March 2nd***

Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Miniumum Age: 18 (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA)
Boulder County Parks and Open Space - BCPOS
City of Golden

Date(s):
WednesdayMar 09, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 18

CALLING ALL ANTI-WEED (no not that weed) ACTIVISTS!!!!

We're gearing up for another spring of hitting the hills to hunt down that most un-charismatic of weeds: Myrtle Spurge!

in 2016 we'll be reaching out to residents of Boulder County from Pine Brook Hills to Carriage Hills and Boulder Heights in the coming months and we're looking for Outreach aficionados to help canvass these areas with information about identifying myrtle spurge and how to get FREE VOLUNTEER ASSISTANCE with eradication of the weed!

Sign up for this fun and informational evening to learn:
- How to identify Myrtle Spurge
- Fun and friendly tactics for engaging your neighbors and fellow good citizens in the fight against Spurge
- How Myrtle Spurge (and NOT that other weed you're always hearing about) is the real menace to Colorado!

Don't let the weeds win!

Snacks will be provided!

Myrtle spurge has been designated as a List A weed that must be exterminated wherever it has been detected. It will eventually take over an entire property and spread to nearby neighbors and open spaces if not treated, and because they have few or no predators that can attack them, these weeds crowd out the diverse native plants that make up our local flora, causing significant damage to our native ecosystems. It is toxic to people and wildlife, and must be destroyed!


If you would like to know more about the event, please email or call Morgan Crowley at morgan@wlrv.org or 303-543-1411 Ext. 3#

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Backcountry Cooking with WRV at Savory Spice - Thurs, March 10

SCHEDULED
Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 18 (more info)

Date(s):
ThursdayMar 10, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 30

Combine your love of cooking and environmental stewardship by joining Wildlands Restoration Volunteers and Savory Spice for a Backcountry Cooking Class & Social. Come learn about backcountry cooking as Dan, owner of Savory Spice, demos some awesome backcountry meals for us. You'll get some fantastic tips, a taste of his incredible cooking, and the opportunity to learn about & sign up for some epic cooking volunteer opportunities & trainings with Wildlands Restoration Volunteers from current WRV cooks and staff.


What: Backcountry Cooking Demo with Wildlands Restoration Volunteers
When: Thursday, March 10 at 6:30-8pm
Where: Savory Spice Boulder - 2041 Broadway Suite 1, Boulder, CO 80302
RSVP: taylor@wlrv.org



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Instructor in Ecological Restoration Crew Leading

SCHEDULED
Easy    ●    Weekend    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 (more info)

Date(s):
FridayMar 18, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 15
SaturdayMar 19, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 15

This training begins Friday evening March 18th and continues all day March 19th.

Crew Leaders are what make WRV projects amazing and what makes Crew Leaders amazing are the instructors that teach our trainings.
Master level trainers will lead this one-day course in how to present all the material in the OSI/WRV Crew Leader in Ecological Restoration and in Trails. If you have great crew lead experience and want to help us build the community of crew leaders now is your chance!

Note: This training focuses on instruction and teaching at future trainings, thus it is acceptable to take this for either trails OR ecological restoration. Your technical background from projects will determine your ability to lead technical sections on future trainings.

This course is being offered for free to those who are able to instruct at one or more of WRV's CL trainings in 2016.

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

TRAINING FEE
Regular Fee: $120
Discounted Fee: $0 (if you can commit to instruct at one of WRV's CL trainings later in the year. Please call Morgan at 303 543 1411 ext. 3# to discuss.)

Scholarships are available to WRV volunteers on an individual basis. Call Morgan for more information. 303-543-1411

DISCOUNTS and CANCELLATION POLICY.

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Technical Advisor Orientation - Boulder

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

Date(s):
TuesdayMar 29, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 13

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 (ATA).

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 session to be a venue to meet each other, share ideas, and ask questions of your peers.

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Project Leadership Training - Boulder

SCHEDULED
Easy    ●    Full Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 18 (more info)

Date(s):
SaturdayApr 02, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 15

Project Leaders work to organize an entire restoration project often starting planning months before the project.They 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 WRV Project Leader! Consider taking our training to become a Project Leader or Assistant Project Leader for this season.

WHAT IS PROJECT LEADERSHIP?
The Project Leader organizes the project leadership team; works with land managers and WRV staff; and is the single person with the comprehensive "big picture" view of a project. This role is the behind the scenes organization of WRV restoration projects. WRV will depend upon many dedicated volunteers to complete 95+ stewardship projects on public lands this season. Most WRV projects are managed by a leadership team that includes a Project Leader, Technical Advisor, Lead Cook and 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 recommended that all PL trainees complete or will complete basic Crew Leader training or have sufficient project experience. If you have no experience with WRV but really want to get involved on the higher level planning of projects, we encourage you to take the training and then volunteer on a couple of projects to understand how WRV events operate before taking on a leading role.

Carpool Webforum
Please use this link to offer or request rides with other volunteers from your area. There are many volunteers who appreciate a ride!
http://wlrv.org/carpool/viewforum.php?f=448
password: leader2016

TRAINING FEE
Regular Fee: $50
Discounted Fee: $20 (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 or have project management experince, 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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Tool Manager Orientation - Fort Collins

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

Date(s):
FridayApr 08, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 15

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 Friday evening, from 6:00 to 8:00pm, 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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Crew Leader Training in Ecological Restoration - FORT COLLINS

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

Date(s):
SaturdayApr 09, 2016 - SundayApr 10, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 20

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 The River Forks Inn(45 minutes South West of Fort Collins in the Big Thompson Canyon),

TRAINING FEE
Early Sign Up Until March 18
Regular Fee: $120
Discounted Fee: $25*

Regular Sign Up After March 18
Regular Fee: $130
Discounted Fee: $45*

*(for current dues-paying WRV members or those who have volunteered twice in the last year. You can also get a reimbursement for the difference between the regular and discounted fees after you've completed two Crew Leader roles this year.)

Scholarships are available to WRV volunteers on an individual basis. Call Nate at the office for more information. 970-493-2075

DISCOUNTS and CANCELLATION POLICY.

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Technical Advisor Orientation - Fort Collins

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

Date(s):
WednesdayApr 13, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 15

Become a Technical Advisor through hands-on experience with WRV.

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 discuss the roles and responsibilities of a WRV Technical Adviser (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-9:00pm. Arrive at 5:30pm for food!

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

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Trail Skills Training (Young Gulch)

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

Date(s):
ThursdayApr 21, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 25
SaturdayApr 23, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 25

Learn trail skills close to home at Young Gulch, near Fort Collins!

WRV is collaborating with Contour Logic PWV, CATS and the Overland Mountain Bike Club 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 is an evening of classroom instruction on April 21 and a full day of field training at Young Gulch on April 23.

TRAINING FEE
Regular Fee: 25$
Discounted Fee: Free (for current members, volunteers and partners)

DISCOUNTS and CANCELLATION POLICY.

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Wilderness First Aid Trainings-Fort Collins

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

Date(s):
TuesdayApr 26, 2016 - SaturdayApr 30, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 20

WRV is looking for volunteers willing to lend first aid support on our projects. Taking this valuable course will give you the skills and current certification 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 basic 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" situations.


3-day Course (16 hours):
Tuesday, April 26 5:00 PM -9:00 PM
Thursday, April 28, 5:00 PM -9:00 PM
and also a full day on
Saturday, April 30, 9:00 AM -5:00 PM


This 16-hour course consists of 2 4-hour evening classroom sessions and an all-day field session (April 30th) 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 ever resuscitated. Some CPR issues are discussed such as when to give prolonged CPR, when not to start CPR, and when to stop CPR.


TRAINING FEE
Discounted Fee for CURRENT MEMBERS VOLUNTEERS (you've completed 2 projects in the last 2 years):
16 HR COURSE: $135.00

Regular Fee (get the discount - become a member first!):
16 HR COURSE: $195.00

For more info on fees: Info on WRV Fees
To become a member, simply go to this link and donate to WRV! Membership

This training will be instructed by Mark Rosoff with the Front Range Institute of Safety
NOTE LOCATION: This training will take place in Fort Collins.




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Crew Leader Training in Ecological Restoration - Eldorado Canyon State Park

SCHEDULED
Easy    ●    Weekend    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 (more info)

Date(s):
SaturdayApr 30, 2016 - SundayMay 01, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 25

Crew leaders are vital to the success of most WRV project's, they are the faces of WRV, representing WRV to the volunteers. Crew Leaders are give technical training/notes for each project and then get to lead a crew of 5-8 other volunteers making sure everyone has fun, stays safe, and gets the important work done.

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. Plus attending the Crew Leader training earns you mad skills and serious gold stars!

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 and Eldorado Canyon State Park

TRAINING FEE
Early Sign Up Until March 18 (must pay before end of early sign up date to get discount)
Regular Fee: $120
Discounted Fee: $25*

Regular Sign Up After March 18
Regular Fee: $130
Discounted Fee: $45*

*(for current dues-paying WRV members or those how have volunteer twice in the last year. You can also get a reimbursement for the difference between what you paid 45$ 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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Cook Training - Boulder

RESCHEDULED
Rescheduled due to snow

Easy    ●    Partial Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 16 (more info)

Date(s):
SaturdayApr 30, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 15

Cooks are some of the most important volunteers on a restoration project!

Have fun using your culinary skills with a great group of folks while learning the basics of project support, including meal planning and budgeting, safe food prep, camp setup, cleanup, take down, and many other camp related support issues.

This training will involve effective hands-on learning: work on a REAL project with certified lead cooks, to learn the ropes and build your confidence.

Trainees will work with staff and veteran Lead Cooks to plan, prep and execute a project day's meals - including breakfast and simple sandwich buffet lunch, for a group of Crew Leader Trainees, possibly chili, soup or more.

Once the training is complete, you're ready to become a Cook Team Member for our many restoration projects in beautiful prairie, foothill and mountain settings.

We request a commitment to at least one restoration project during the regular 2016 season - April - November. We appreciate your interest in volunteering in this important and tasty way!

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Beginner Sawyer Training- Lyons

COMPLETED
Very Difficult    ●    Multi Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 18 (more info)
Sponsors
Larimer County Conservation Corps

Date(s):
ThursdayMay 12, 2016 - SundayMay 15, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 8

Trained sawyers play an important role in restoration and trail projects. We use them to remove invasive species, thin dense stands for forest health, close trails and roads, provide building materials for new trails and clear fallen trees and debris from existing trails.

WRV is partnering with Lyons Fire Department to provide this beginner chainsaw training course. Training will be facilitated by experienced local wildland firefighters. Upon successful completion of course and evaluation, you will receive a Missoula Technology and Development Center (MTDC) certificate of completion.

Never used a chainsaw but always wanted to learn? This training will teach you everything you need to know be a safe and competent sawyer.
Have some experience with a chainsaw but no formal training? This is a great way to learn proper cutting techniques and safety procedures for when you are cutting firewood or trimming limbs in your backyard!

Training consists of 4 mandatory days of classwork and fieldwork.
* Thursday, May 12 9am - 4pm Classroom instruction
* Friday, May 13 9am - 4pm Classroom instruction
* Saturday & Sunday 9am - 4pm Full-day hands-on training near Lyons, CO.

ALL FOUR DAYS WILL BE REQUIRED, no exceptions.

To ensure proper instructor to student ratio, space is extremely limited.

We hope you'll join us for our another year of volunteer chainsaw training at WRV!

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Crew Leader Training in Ecological Restoration - Technical Skills Makeup Date

SCHEDULED
Easy    ●    Weekend    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 (more info)

Date(s):
SaturdayMay 21, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 15

This is a technical skills makeup date to complete the training for folks that took the training on April 30 to May 1 and were unable to complete the outdoor technical section due to weather. We will focus on hands-on learning of seeding, installing erosion matting, planting and erosion control stuctures.

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Seed Collection Crew Leader Refresher and Training -- Wed, May 25th 2016

COMPLETED
Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Miniumum Age: 13 (more info)
Sponsors
Xcel Energy

Date(s):
WednesdayMay 25, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 15

This fun 3-hour long training/fresher is an opportunity for volunteers and former seed collection crew leaders to learn about seed collections and crew leadership for our Native Seed Collections in 2016.

Seed collections are some of the most relaxing WRV projects a crew leader can engage in. No experience necessary!

WRV will be working with City of Boulder (OSMP), Boulder County (BCPOS); and City of Longmont 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 us for this crew leader training/refresher and have a great time leading crews this summer!

We offer this training/fresher to strengthen our leadership team at WRV and our partner agencies, BCPOS, OSMP and City of Longmont.
This FREE course includes a commitment to leading at least 2 seed collections this season. Trust us, you'll have a great time!

This training/fresher covers just what you need to know to lead crews on native seed collections. If you wish to lead crews on all WRV projects also take one of our two day Crew Leader Trainings in Ecological Restoration or Trails.

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Working with Youth Training

SCHEDULED
Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Miniumum Age: 18 (more info)

Date(s):
ThursdayJun 02, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 10

Youth project season is 100% kicking into gear and we need crew leaders who are interested in working with some amazing youth groups we are partnering with this year! Some of our partners include Boulder's Youth Services Initiative, Knights of Heroes, TEENS Inc, and plenty more! Come and spend a couple of hours working with other crew leaders to develop a toolkit for successful tactics for working with youth of all ages!

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RESCHEDULED: Cook Training Option 1

SCHEDULED
Easy    ●    Partial Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 18 (more info)

Date(s):
SaturdayJun 04, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 5

This is option 1 of 2 for WRV Cook Training!

We'll be doing some on-the-ground cooking at Dedisse Park for a trail restoration project. We'll be joined by WRV Cook Veteran, Bronc. This area is gorgeous, and the day is bound to be a ton of fun.

It's an early morning, but we'll be making (and eating!) an awesome breakfast and lunch before heading out early-afternoon.

Email Taylor@wlrv.org with any questions!

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Beginner Sawyer Training- Fort Collins

COMPLETED
Very Difficult    ●    Multi Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 18 (more info)
Sponsors
Larimer County Conservation Corps

Date(s):
MondayJun 06, 2016 - ThursdayJun 09, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 8

Trained sawyers play an important role in restoration and trail projects. We use them to remove invasive species, thin dense stands for forest health, close trails and roads, provide building materials for new trails and clear fallen trees and debris from existing trails.

WRV is partnering with Larimer County Conservation Corps to provide this beginner chainsaw training course (S-212). Training will be facilitated by top notch instructors from around the state. Upon successful completion of course and evaluation, you will receive an S-212 certificate of completion. This is a valuable certification to have for careers in Natural Resources or if you just want to learn a new practical skill in a safe environment. You get all of this at a GREATLY discounted price- normally $450-$600/student, only $225 for WRV volunteers! Don't miss out on this special opportunity!

Training consists of 4 mandatory days of classwork and fieldwork.
* Monday 9am - 5pm Classroom instruction in Fort Collins
* Tuesday 9am - 5pm Classroom instruction in Fort Collins
* Wednesday & Thursday 9am - 5pm Full-day hands-on training at the Boy Scout Ranch near Red Feather, CO. Camping will be available Wednesday and Thursday night.
ALL FOUR DAYS WILL BE REQUIRED, no exceptions.

To ensure proper instructor to student ratio, space is extremely limited.

We hope you'll join us for our another year of volunteer chainsaw training at WRV!

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Tool Manager Orientation -- BOULDER

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

Date(s):
FridayJun 17, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 15

5:00pm - 6:30pm

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 evening training 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.

Not only will we learn about tool managing, but we will help load tools for a project that is happening on the following day!

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 fine tune your skills on a real project!

A few of us may head over to Finkle & Garfs Brewery (less than a block from the tool shed) afterwards for a quick beer.

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RESCHEDULED: Cook Training Option 2

SCHEDULED
Easy    ●    Partial Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 18 (more info)

Date(s):
SaturdayJun 18, 2016 - SaturdayJun 18, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 5

This is option 2 of 2 for WRV Cook Training!

We'll be doing some on-the-ground cooking at O'Fallon Park for a trail restoration project. We'll be joined by WRV Cook Veteran, Bronc. This area is gorgeous, and the day is bound to be a ton of fun.

It's an early morning, but we'll be making (and eating!) an awesome breakfast and lunch before heading out early-afternoon.

Email Taylor@wlrv.org with any questions!

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Crew Leader Training in Trails - Brainard Lake

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

Date(s):
SaturdayJul 16, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 10
SundayJul 17, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 10

Crew leaders are the face of WRV. You serve as ambassadors to the volunteer public, share your people skills to create a great work environment, and get to build a team in only a short few hours!

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 trail construction techniques and get hands-on practice as a 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 Brainard Lake Recreation Area.

This training covers the same crew management skills as our Crew Leader in Ecological Restoration but the technical component focuses on trail work. If you have already taken our Crew Leader in Ecological Restoration course you are welcome to take this training but there will be a good deal of overlap.

Please consider taking a trail skills training which will provide more in-depth technical practice. There are several trails training dates in July and August 2015.

TRAINING FEE
Early Sign Up Until March 01 (must pay before end of early sign up date to get discount)
Regular Fee: $120
Discounted Fee: $25*

Regular Sign Up After March 01
Regular Fee: $130
Discounted Fee: $45*

*(for current dues-paying WRV members or those how have volunteer twice in the last year. You can also get a reimbursement for the difference between what you paid 45$ upon request after completing two Crew Leader roles)

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

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Crew Leader Training in Ecological Restoration - At Georgia Pass Project

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

Date(s):
SaturdayAug 06, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 12
SundayAug 07, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 12

Join us for another of our popular on project Crew Leader Trainings. Spending the weekend learning, camping and training on an actual project with a small group of other trainees will provide a small outdoor classroom feel and allow you to work closely with your instructors.

Crew leaders are some of the most important people on any successful project. Crew Leaders are give technical training/notes for each project and then get to lead a crew of 5-8 other volunteers making sure everyone has fun, stays safe, and gets the important work done.

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.
TRAINING FEE
Early Sign Up Until March 01 (must pay before end of early sign up date to get discount)
Regular Fee: $120
Discounted Fee: $25*

Regular Sign Up After March 01
Regular Fee: $130
Discounted Fee: $45*

*(for current dues-paying WRV members or those how have volunteer twice in the last year. You can also get a reimbursement for the difference between what you paid and the discounted 45$ upon request, after completing two Crew Leader roles)

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

DISCOUNTS and CANCELLATION POLICY.

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Crew Leader Training in Induced Meander Techniques - GUNNISON

SCHEDULED
Easy    ●    Mid Week Multi Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 (more info)

Date(s):
TuesdaySep 06, 2016 - Number of Volunteers: 8

Training: September 6-7th
Project: September 7-10th

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.

This training will begin a day ahead of the project and continue concurrently with our Upper Gunnison Basin Sage Grouse Habitat Restoration Project and will incorporate the teachings of Erosion Control expert Bill Zeedyk.

WRV host this Crew Leader Training specifically for interested people local to the Upper Gunnison Basin area in order to train a local leadership force that can continue this important work in years to come! This training normally costs $120 to take, but we're offering it to Gunnison Area residents free of charge!

Crew Leaders attending this training must be available for the all or most of the remainder of the project dates as well, mentorship on projects is an important component of the training.

Project: September 7-10th

Working above 8000ft, Volunteers will help to build small rock structures in small streams and drainage's to raise the water table helping to support plants and insects needed by wildlife. The project is in conjunction with the Gunnison Climate Working Group**

Camping is available and encouraged at the nearby Miller Ranch State Wildlife Area, owned and managed by Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Food will be provided by talented WRV Volunteer Cooks!


Call Morgan at the WRV office for more information: 303-543-1411 ext 3#


**Gunnison Climate Working Group Members: Bureau of Land Management-Gunnison Field Office, Colorado Natural Heritage Program; Colorado Parks & Wildlife, Gunnison County, Gunnison Conservation District, Gunnison County Stockgrowers Association, Lake Fork Valley Conservancy, National Center for Atmospheric Research, National Park Service, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Rocky Mountain Biological Lab, The Nature Conservancy, Trout Unlimited, Upper Gunnison River Water Conservancy District, US Fish & Wildlife Service, US Forest Service, Western State Colorado University, and Western Water Assessment.


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