Wildlands Restoration Volunteers

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2019 Trainings
Training Name Day(s) Date(s)
Instructor Training Saturday Feb 02, 2019

Wildlands University - Boulder Saturday - Sunday Mar 16, 2019 - Mar 17, 2019

Wildlands University - Boulder (Saturday Afternoon Only) Saturday Mar 16, 2019

Wildlands University - Fort Collins Saturday - Sunday Mar 30, 2019 - Mar 31, 2019

Wildlands University - Fort Collins (Saturday Afternoon Only) Saturday Mar 30, 2019

Willow Skills: Environmental Learning Center Saturday Apr 06, 2019

Crew Leader Training for Trails Saturday - Sunday Apr 06, 2019 - Apr 07, 2019

Training: Wilderness First Aid & CPR Saturday - Sunday May 04, 2019 - May 05, 2019

Training: Rock Skills with CATS Saturday - Sunday May 11, 2019 - May 12, 2019

Training: Advanced Rock Skills with Mike McHugh of Eldorado Canyon State Park Saturday
Sunday
May 25, 2019
May 26, 2019

Beginner Sawyer Training I Thursday - Saturday May 30, 2019 - Jun 01, 2019

Crosscut Sawyer Training Thursday - Saturday Jun 06, 2019 - Jun 08, 2019

Instructor Training

COMPLETED

Easy    ●    Full Day    ●    Minimum Age: 16 (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
Xcel Energy
Date(s):
Saturday Feb 02, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 10
Do you love to lead? Would you love to help impart your knowledge to others and help grow the WRV Leadership community?

Current leaders and others with relevant background experience are encouraged to become a WRV Training Instructor!

Leaders are what make WRV projects amazing, but it's the instructors who lead our trainings are the keys to inspiring, motivating, and preparing those amazing leaders.
Master level trainers will lead this course. If you want to help us build the community of WRV leaders, now is your chance!

Note: This training will help prepare you to teach WRV topics that are applicable for all leader roles. Your technical background from projects will determine your ability to lead technical sections on future trainings. All leader roles are encouraged to participate!

This course is being offered for free to those who are able to instruct at one or more of WRV's trainings in 2019. Training weekends will be March 16/17 (Boulder) and March 30/31 (Fort Collins).

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

TRAINING FEE
Regular Fee: $100
Discounted Fee: $0 (if you can commit to instructing at one of WRV's CL trainings later in the year. Please call or email Rachel at 303 543 1411 ext. 109 or rachel@wlrv.org to discuss.

Scholarships are available to WRV volunteers on an individual basis. Call Rachel for more information. 303-543-1411 x 109

DISCOUNTS and CANCELLATION POLICY.


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Wildlands University - Boulder

COMPLETED

Intermediate    ●    Weekend    ●    Minimum Age: 16 (more info)
Sponsors
Xcel Energy
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
Date(s):
Saturday Mar 16, 2019 - Sunday Mar 17, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 50
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 Botany, Working with Youth, 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: $40 (if you are a WRV member, have volunteered twice, or can commit to leading on two projects in 2019).

SCHEDULE

DISCOUNTS and CANCELLATION POLICY

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


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Wildlands University - Boulder (Saturday Afternoon Only)

COMPLETED

Intermediate    ●    Afternoon    ●    Minimum Age: 16 (more info)
Sponsors
Xcel Energy
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
Date(s):
Saturday Mar 16, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 15
This option is only available to existing WRV leaders.

Ready to take your leadership game to the next level? Our new Wildlands University has new opportunities to build your leader skills.

Join us in the afternoon on Saturday, March 16th for sessions on Taking your Leadership to the Next Level, Inclusiveness at WRV, intro to our new Technical Library, and more. You'll also have a chance to share your experiences with new leaders.

In your welcome email, you'll be asked to identify which sessions you'd like to attend.

TRAINING FEE
Fee: $15 (to cover lunch and materials).

SCHEDULE

DISCOUNTS and CANCELLATION POLICY

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


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Wildlands University - Fort Collins

COMPLETED

Intermediate    ●    Weekend    ●    Minimum Age: 16 (more info)
Sponsors
Xcel Energy
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
Date(s):
Saturday Mar 30, 2019 - Sunday Mar 31, 2019 - 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: $40 (if you are a WRV member, have volunteered twice, or can commit to leading on two projects in 2019).

SCHEDULE

DISCOUNTS and CANCELLATION POLICY

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


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Wildlands University - Fort Collins (Saturday Afternoon Only)

COMPLETED

Intermediate    ●    Afternoon    ●    Minimum Age: 16 (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
Xcel Energy
Date(s):
Saturday Mar 30, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 15
This option is only available to existing WRV leaders.

Ready to take your leadership game to the next level? Our new Wildlands University has new opportunities to build your leader skills.

Join us in the afternoon on Saturday, March 30th for sessions on Taking your Leadership to the Next Level, Inclusiveness at WRV, intro to our new Technical Library, and more. You'll also have a chance to share your experiences with new leaders.

In your welcome email, you'll be asked to identify which sessions you'd like to attend.

TRAINING FEE
Fee: $15 (to cover lunch and materials).

SCHEDULE

DISCOUNTS and CANCELLATION POLICY

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


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Willow Skills: Environmental Learning Center

COMPLETED

Easy    ●    Partial Day    ●    Minimum Age: 16 (more info)
Sponsors
Date(s):
Saturday Apr 06, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 10
Wildlands Restoration Volunteers is teaming up with the CSU Environmental Learning Center's youth educators and members of the community to learn the techniques used by WRV to harvest, transplant and restore riparian areas using native willow species. The Training will be held from 9am to 12pm at the Environmental Learning Center in Fort Collins.

A section of land on the ELC property which borders the Poudre River was badly eroded during the 2013 floods and drastically changed the hydrology of the area. Large portions of mature cottonwood forests and riparian areas are at risk of being damaged by the new river flows. WRV and the ELC will be working together over the years to repair this area, along with members of the community, youth attending day camps at the project site as well as local school groups.

Training the dedicated staff at the ELC to properly restore these areas is the first step in restoring this precious resource. Youth leaders from Poudre High School will join the training and will use those skills on April 23rd and 25th to plant willows with local kindergarten students on the property. Staff of the ELC, along with WRV, will work later in the summer with local middle school aged youth to continue restoring the banks.

Existing WRV leaders are welcome to join this willow skills training and should contact Annemarie at the Fort Collins office with any questions.


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Crew Leader Training for Trails

SCHEDULED

Intermediate    ●    Weekend    ●    Minimum Age: 16 with adult (more info)
Sponsors
Overland Mountain Bike Club
Colorado Addicted Trailbuilder Society
Wildlands Restoration Volunteers - WRV
Xcel Energy
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
Date(s):
Saturday Apr 06, 2019 - Sunday Apr 07, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 1
Learn Crew Leadership for volunteer trail projects, in Loveland!

WRV is collaborating with CATS and the Overland Mountain Bike Club to bring you a comprehensive leadership training for trail construction and maintenance. This will be mostly a classroom oriented event with a focus on leadership skills, but we will have some time to get outside and cover basic trail construction practices from a leadership perspective as well. There will be opportunities later in the season to expand and fine tune those trail construction skills.

Sign up at Eventbrite.

DISCOUNTS and CANCELLATION POLICY.


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Training: Wilderness First Aid & CPR

COMPLETED

Easy    ●    Weekend    ●    Minimum Age: 18 (more info)
Sponsors
Xcel Energy
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
Date(s):
Saturday May 04, 2019 - Sunday May 05, 2019 - 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: Rock Skills with CATS

SCHEDULED

Intermediate    ●    Weekend    ●    Minimum Age: 16 with adult (more info)
Date(s):
Saturday May 11, 2019 - Sunday May 12, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 1
Learn trail skills close to home at the No Barriers Field Campus, near Red Feather Lakes!

WRV is partnering with the Colorado Addicted Trailbuilders Society "CATS". CATS and No Barriers on their beautiful Field Campus near Red Feather Lakes to redesign and build a safe trail to the top of their climbing area. Participants will learn from the Rock Skills Gurus at CATS about the design and construction of switchbacks and rock walls.

No barriers is providing the food for the weekend. We also get to use their wall tents with bunk beds (optional) or camp on the property. Climbing is available in the evening for those that have energy left.

Sign up on the CATS Signup Page.


DISCOUNTS and CANCELLATION POLICY.


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Training
Training: Advanced Rock Skills with Mike McHugh of Eldorado Canyon State Park

SCHEDULED

Difficult    ●    Weekend    ●    Minimum Age: 16 (more info)
Sponsors
Xcel Energy
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
Date(s):
Saturday May 25, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 10
Sunday May 26, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 10
Love trails and love rocks? This training is for you. Rock work is a technically challenging but extremely rewarding advanced component of trail construction and maintenance. Working with Mike McHugh trails manager at Eldorado Canyon State Park and one of the best rock experts on the Front Range, you will learn the principles behind rock structures.

This rock work skills training is primarily intended for anyone who has trail building experience and wants to take it to the next level. (If you do not have basic trail experience, please check out one of our basic trails trainings first).

Saturday - Rock Rigging skills - Using ropes and mechanical advantage tools to move large rocks/logs on back country projects.

Sunday - Rock Shaping and Stacking - Using rock splitting tools to create ideal shapes for dry stacked walls.

The training will include two full days in the field and will be very hands on. You can sign up for one or both days to round out your skills.


TRAINING FEE
Regular Fee: 50$
Please inquire about scholarships if needed.

DISCOUNTS and CANCELLATION POLICY.


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Training
Beginner Sawyer Training I

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):
Thursday May 30, 2019 - Saturday Jun 01, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 12
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 The Nature Conservancy 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 upfront price- normally $450-$600/student, only $225 for WRV volunteers! Upon completion of 2 forestry projects, we will reimburse you the full amount.

Students and return volunteers may be eligible for a scholarship to cover the upfront cost. Contact william@wlrv.org for details.

Training consists of 3 mandatory days of classwork and fieldwork.
* Thursday 9am - 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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Crosscut Sawyer Training

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):
Thursday Jun 06, 2019 - Saturday Jun 08, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 7
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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