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UW Seminar Features Successful Reclamation Components


February 3, 2011 — Successful land reclamation techniques and related weed management and wildlife issues are part of a workshop Friday, Feb. 11, in Worland by the Wyoming Reclamation and Restoration Center (WRRC).

"Reclamation 101: Components of Successful Reclamation" will be from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Worland Community Center Complex. The WRRC is in the University of Wyoming College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

"Our Reclamation 101 workshops are intended for individuals who are involved in reclamation or are going to be involved in reclamation," said Peter Stahl, director of the WRRC. "This workshop lays the foundation for successful reclamation by examining and explaining what individuals should be looking for, how to develop a reclamation plan and how to maximize reclamation. Individuals who would like to attend should have a base knowledge of reclamation."

Lunch is provided. There is a $20 fee collected the morning of the workshop. Information is available at www.uwyo.edu/wrrc/workshops.asp .

The agenda is:

8-8:10 a.m. - Sign-up/registration.

8:15-8:30 a.m. - Introduction, Dallen Smith, University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension Service (UW CES) educator.

8:35-9:05 a.m. - Reclamation planning, Calvin Strom, research scientist with the WRRC.

9:10-9:40 a.m. - Soil properties, Jay Norton, assistant professor and extension soils specialist.

9:45-10:05 a.m. - Break.

10:10-10:40 a.m. - Reclamation surface water and erosion, Ginger Paige, professor and water resources extension specialist.

10:45-11:15 a.m. - Seeding/seed selection, Rachel Mealor, extension range specialist.

11:20-11:50 a.m. - Weed identification and management, Brian Mealor, assistant professor and extension weed specialist.

11:50-12:30 p.m. - Lunch.

12:35-1:05 p.m. - Wildlife issues, Jeff Beck, assistant professor, wildlife habitat and restoration ecology.

1:10-1:40 p.m. - Monitoring reclamation process, Barton Stam, extension educator.

1:45-2:15 p.m. - Costs and benefits of restoration, Kristi Hansen, assistant professor, and Roger Coupal, associate professor and department head, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics.

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