Webinar: OpenNSPECT Land Cover Analysis Tool @ Webinar
Aug 22 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

A land cover analysis can be used to help planners better understand the relationships between land use and water quality. Join this course to learn the technical aspects of OpenNSPECT, a GIS-based tool used to estimate runoff, nonpoint source pollution, and erosion. Participants listen to an introductory lecture and perform hands-on exercises to practice using various tool functions.

This course is designed for GIS professionals, including regional and municipal planners and natural resource managers, working on land use and watershed management projects.

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Training: Managing Visitor Use in Coastal and Marine Protected Areas @ Northern Great Lakes Visitors Center, Ashland, WI
Sep 5 – Sep 6 all-day

Providing a meaningful visitor experience can be at odds with a mandate to protect fragile coastal resources. This course helps participants understand, monitor, and manage visitor use to maintain healthy resource conditions and high-quality visitor experiences. This training introduces participants to a step-by-step decision-making process used to identify unacceptable visitor use impacts and explore a range of helpful strategies and tactics to address them.

You will learn how to

  • Recognize the human dimensions of coastal and marine management
  • Apply recreation and visitor use management planning frameworks
  • Identify visitor use issues, including visitor-resource and visitor-visitor impacts
  • Craft a clear problem statement
  • Develop measurable indicators for monitoring impacts and set standards for impact acceptability
  • Implement visitor use monitoring methods and management strategies and tactics

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Webinar: Seven Best Practices for Risk Communication @ Webinar
Sep 11 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

A NOAA Digital Coast training interactive webinar that introduces participants to seven best practices, numerous techniques, and examples for communicating about coastal hazards. Whether beginning a new effort or trying to keep people motivated to better prepare for future hazards, applying risk communication principles will lead to more effective results.

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WAFCM – Wisconsin Association for Floodplain, Stormwater, & Coastal Management Annual Conference @ The Ingleside Hotel
Nov 7 – Nov 9 all-day