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2020 Trainings
Training Name Day(s) Date(s)
Training: Cooks Wednesday Jan 01, 2020

Training: Beginner Chainsaw 2 Wednesday Jan 01, 2020

Training: Intermediate Chainsaw Wednesday Jan 01, 2020

Training: Alpine Restoration Wednesday Jan 01, 2020

Training: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at WRV Sunday Jan 12, 2020

Wildlands University - Boulder County Saturday - Sunday Mar 14, 2020 - Mar 15, 2020

Wildlands University - Larimer County Saturday - Sunday Apr 04, 2020 - Apr 05, 2020

Training: Wilderness First Aid & CPR Saturday - Sunday May 02, 2020 - May 03, 2020

Training: Crosscut Saw Friday Jun 05, 2020

Training: Cooks

SCHEDULED
NEW DATE!

Difficult    ●    Full Day    ●    Minimum Age: 18 (more info)
Sponsors
Date(s):
Wednesday Jan 01, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 6
Work will be occurring on privately owned land south of Estes Park, in the Little Valley region. It's on one of Colorado's original homesteads called Elk Ranch.

This is part of a larger Forest Management plan that ties into a vision of healthy forests and watersheds for the entire surrounding area, irrespective of property lines and ownership. The Arapahoe Roosevelt National Forest, Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Big Thompson Conservation District are all partnering with WRV to make this happen.

By performing a Ponderosa Pine restoration treatment, we'll be improving water quality from the Little Thompson all the way to the Platte river and beyond. We'll also be tying into existing fuels-reduction treatments throughout the region, reducing the risk of catastrophic wildfires in Estes Park and surrounding areas.

Our first project will be for sawyers, only. We need to make some work for our swampers in coming weeks. If you are a certified sawyer, please contact William Vieth at william@wlrv.org


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Training: Beginner Chainsaw 2

SCHEDULED
NEW DATE!

Difficult    ●    Full Day    ●    Minimum Age: 18 (more info)
Sponsors
Date(s):
Wednesday Jan 01, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 12
Work will be occurring on privately owned land south of Estes Park, in the Little Valley region. It's on one of Colorado's original homesteads called Elk Ranch.

This is part of a larger Forest Management plan that ties into a vision of healthy forests and watersheds for the entire surrounding area, irrespective of property lines and ownership. The Arapahoe Roosevelt National Forest, Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Big Thompson Conservation District are all partnering with WRV to make this happen.

By performing a Ponderosa Pine restoration treatment, we'll be improving water quality from the Little Thompson all the way to the Platte river and beyond. We'll also be tying into existing fuels-reduction treatments throughout the region, reducing the risk of catastrophic wildfires in Estes Park and surrounding areas.

Our first project will be for sawyers, only. We need to make some work for our swampers in coming weeks. If you are a certified sawyer, please contact William Vieth at william@wlrv.org


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Training: Intermediate Chainsaw

SCHEDULED
NEW DATE!

Difficult    ●    Full Day    ●    Minimum Age: 18 (more info)
Sponsors
Date(s):
Wednesday Jan 01, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 6
Work will be occurring on privately owned land south of Estes Park, in the Little Valley region. It's on one of Colorado's original homesteads called Elk Ranch.

This is part of a larger Forest Management plan that ties into a vision of healthy forests and watersheds for the entire surrounding area, irrespective of property lines and ownership. The Arapahoe Roosevelt National Forest, Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Big Thompson Conservation District are all partnering with WRV to make this happen.

By performing a Ponderosa Pine restoration treatment, we'll be improving water quality from the Little Thompson all the way to the Platte river and beyond. We'll also be tying into existing fuels-reduction treatments throughout the region, reducing the risk of catastrophic wildfires in Estes Park and surrounding areas.

Our first project will be for sawyers, only. We need to make some work for our swampers in coming weeks. If you are a certified sawyer, please contact William Vieth at william@wlrv.org


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Training: Alpine Restoration

SCHEDULED
NEW DATE!

Difficult    ●    Full Day    ●    Minimum Age: 18 (more info)
Sponsors
Date(s):
Wednesday Jan 01, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 15
Work will be occurring on privately owned land south of Estes Park, in the Little Valley region. It's on one of Colorado's original homesteads called Elk Ranch.

This is part of a larger Forest Management plan that ties into a vision of healthy forests and watersheds for the entire surrounding area, irrespective of property lines and ownership. The Arapahoe Roosevelt National Forest, Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Big Thompson Conservation District are all partnering with WRV to make this happen.

By performing a Ponderosa Pine restoration treatment, we'll be improving water quality from the Little Thompson all the way to the Platte river and beyond. We'll also be tying into existing fuels-reduction treatments throughout the region, reducing the risk of catastrophic wildfires in Estes Park and surrounding areas.

Our first project will be for sawyers, only. We need to make some work for our swampers in coming weeks. If you are a certified sawyer, please contact William Vieth at william@wlrv.org


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Training: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at WRV

RESCHEDULED

Easy    ●    Full Day    ●    Minimum Age: 16 (more info)
Date(s):
Sunday Jan 12, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 20
We will be holding this training in the winter - stay tuned!

WRV is committed to becoming a more inclusive, equitable community, and we hope you'll join us in this work!

Cultural competence is a key factor in enabling individuals and organizations to be effective with people from a wide variety of backgrounds. Through a series of exercises, discussions and self-reflective activities participants will develop awareness and build skills to increase the ability to understand their cultural shaping and examine ways to be more inclusive as individuals and as part of the WRV community.

Participants will...
• Develop a common language around Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion;
• Explore the relationship between culture and diversity;
• Look at our personal cultural background;
• Examine the role privilege plays in our perception of the world; and
• Explore how we create an inclusive WRV community.

This training is grant funded; fees will cover the cost of food and materials. We hope you'll consider making an additional contribution to help ensure that we can offer trainings like this in the future.
Please contact rachel@wlrv.org to inquire about scholarships if needed.

DISCOUNTS and CANCELLATION POLICY.


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Training
Wildlands University - Boulder County

SCHEDULED

Intermediate    ●    Weekend    ●    Minimum Age: 16 (more info)
Sponsors
Xcel Energy
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
Date(s):
Saturday Mar 14, 2020 - Sunday Mar 15, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 50
Interested in taking the next step by becoming a leader on WRV projects? The second annual Wildlands University is back! New and existing WRV leaders will come together for two fun and informative weekends to learn leadership and technical skills and build our growing leader community.

Trainees will choose one of the following roles to focus on but will have the chance to hone their skills alongside other roles and practice as a team. Both current and future leaders can also participate in additional skills sessions like risk management and Inclusiveness at WRV.

Crew Leadership in Ecological Restoration
Crew Leadership in Trails
Weed Warrior (Boulder training only)
Seed Collection (Boulder training only)
Project Leaders
Tool Managers
Technical Advisors
Cooks

In your welcome email, you'll be asked to identify which of these roles you're registering for and which optional sessions you'd like to attend.

TRAINING FEE
Regular Fee: $110 (covers lunch both days and all training materials)
Discounted Fee: $44 (if you are a WRV member, have volunteered twice, or can commit to leading on two projects in 2020).

DISCOUNTS and CANCELLATION POLICY

Please reach out to Rachel@wlrv.org or 303.543.1411 x109 with questions.


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Training
Wildlands University - Larimer County

SCHEDULED

Intermediate    ●    Weekend    ●    Minimum Age: 16 (more info)
Sponsors
Xcel Energy
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
City of Loveland, Open Lands and Natural Areas
Date(s):
Saturday Apr 04, 2020 - Sunday Apr 05, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 40
Interested in taking the next step by becoming a leader on WRV projects? New for 2019, new and existing WRV leaders will come together for two fun and informative weekends to learn leadership and technical skills and build our growing leader community.

Trainees will choose one of the following roles to focus on but will have the chance to hone their skills alongside other roles and practice as a team. Both current and future leaders can also participate in additional skills sessions like Technical Resource Library, Working with Youth, and Inclusiveness at WRV.

Crew Leadership in Ecological Restoration
Crew Leadership in Trails
Project Leaders
Tool Managers
Technical Advisors
Cooks

In your welcome email, you'll be asked to identify which of these roles you're registering for and which optional sessions you'd like to attend.

TRAINING FEE
Regular Fee: $110 (covers lunch both days and all training materials)
Discounted Fee: $44 (if you are a WRV member, have volunteered twice, or can commit to leading on two projects in 2020).

DISCOUNTS and CANCELLATION POLICY

Please reach out to Rachel@wlrv.org or 303.543.1411 x109 with questions.


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Training
Training: Wilderness First Aid & CPR

SCHEDULED

Easy    ●    Weekend    ●    Minimum Age: 18 (more info)
Sponsors
Xcel Energy
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
Date(s):
Saturday May 02, 2020 - Sunday May 03, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 15
Most of us know that we need to bring a first aid kit into the outdoors to work and play, but how many of us really know how to use it or know if we are carrying the right supplies in the first place? Wilderness First Aid and CPR are an important set of skills that every outdoor enthusiast should have. WRV is proud to partner with instructor Phil Rowe to host this training opportunity in Broomfield.

Learn how to asses emergencies and patient incidents in a calm and systematic way so that you can not only treat, but avoid life-threatening emergencies in the backcountry. This class will cover basic first aid and specific techniques essential to know in wilderness settings in a mixture of lecture and hands-on activities. Students will practice during a series of scenarios designed to cover the most common real-life situations.

Please contact Rachel@wlrv.org or 303.543.1411 x109 with any questions about this event:

- Instructor is Phil Rowe - certified Advanced EMT/Wilderness EMT and a WRV volunteer!
- Certification is through the Emergency Care and Safety Institute (ECSI) and is valid for 2 years
- WFA Training will be from 8-5, Saturday and Sunday with an hour break for lunch each day. Attendance for the entire weekend is required for certification.
- CPR is OPTIONAL from 5:30-8pm on Saturday evening, please note in your registration if you would like to participate in the CPR portion or not.
- Fee of $130 ($100 for members and WRV leaders) includes all instructional course books, supplies and certification through ECSI. For those not participating in CPR, $10 will be removed from your fees. All students will be invoiced prior to the event.

BIG thanks to Jax for hosting this event!

PLEASE NOTE: Wilderness is considered any location more than an hour away from definitive care (meaning a hospital or medical clinic.) This certification does NOT qualify you to be a medic on WRV projects, but does train you to care for yourself and your companions in wilderness settings. Only certified WFR's can serve as a medic at volunteer events and projects.

If a minimum class size is not reached, all participants will be refunded full program fees. Thank you.

DISCOUNTS and CANCELLATION POLICY.



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Training: Crosscut Saw

SCHEDULED

Very Difficult    ●    Multi Day    ●    Minimum Age: 18 (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
State Farm Insurance
Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed (CPRW)
Colorado Department of Natural Resources (CDNR)
Xcel Energy
Date(s):
Friday Jun 05, 2020 - Number of Volunteers: 10
Trained sawyers play an important role in restoration and trail projects in wilderness areas. We use them to remove invasive species, close trails and roads, provide building materials for new trails and clear fallen trees and debris from existing trails.

WRV is partnering with The Arapaho Roosevelt National Forest to provide this beginner crosscut sawyer training in Winter Park. It is provided at no cost but there are limited spots and they are allocated first to ARNF staff and first come first served to volunteer organizations. If you are registering online with us here please also email Nate at nate@wlrv.org and provide current contact information so we can get your name in asap.

Training consists of 3 mandatory days of classwork and fieldwork.
* Thursday 1am - 5pm Classroom instruction in Fort Collins
* Friday 9am - 5pm Classroom instruction in Fort Collins
* Saturday 9am - 5pm Full-day hands-on training at a northern location to be determined.
ALL THREE DAYS WILL BE REQUIRED, no exceptions.

DISCOUNTS and CANCELLATION POLICY.


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