BLM/NRCS LTPBR Series | 2024

LTPBR Series Trainings - Federal Agencies

The USU Restoration Consortium has partnered with the Natural Resources Conservation Service West National Technology Support Center and the Bureau of Land Management’s Aquatic Resources Program to develop a standardized training series for Low-Tech Process-Based Restoration. These training series are pending incorporation into AgLearn and DOI Talent. Students will also receive continuing education units (CEUs) and a transcript of professional credit from Utah State University.

In Spring 2024, we will offer the LTPBR Level I and II trainings. Delivery of Level III is planned for Fall 2025.

Level I Training Series

In this training, students will learn the key principles and techniques for Low-Tech Process-Based Restoration. Students will

  • Study the key principles and techniques for Low-Tech Process Based Restoration.
  • Explore the scientific foundations of LTPBR and gain an understanding of the current state of LTPBR science
  • Learn to assess current riverscape conditions & estimate recovery potential for effective LTPBR project planning
Course # Course Title Dates Time (MST) Cost Link to Register
CEWA 5620 Introduction to Low-Tech Process-Based Restoration of Riverscapes Jan 9, 16 & 23 1:30 - 4:15 $315 Registration Full
CEWA 5621 Science & Case Studies of Low-Tech Process-Based Restoration of Riverscapes Feb 20, 27 & Mar 5 1:30 - 4:15 $315 Register <5 spots available
CEWA 5622 Planning to Low-Tech Process-Based Restoration of Riverscapes Jan 30 & Feb 6, 13 1:30 - 4:15 $315 Registration Full

Students must register for all three courses to satisfy the Level 1 Series requirements.

Level II Training Series

Participants will engage in hands-on activities, from designing their own restoration projects to constructing low-tech structures and mastering adaptive management principles.

  • Develop the skills to plan LTPBR restoration projects
  • Construct & implement LTPBR strucures, learn about the permitting process and construction safety and logistics
  • Learn how to build adaptive management plans and associated monitoring plans for LTPBR projects.
Course # Course Title Dates Time Cost Link to Register
CEWA 5623 Design to Low-Tech Process-Based Restoration of Riverscapes Mar 19, 26 & Apr 2 1:30 - 4:15 $315 Registration Full
CEWA 5624 Implementing Low-Tech Process-Based Restoration of Riverscapes Apr 9 & 13*
* Field Trip
Apr 9: 1:30 -3:30
April 13: 9-5
$415 Register
CEWA 5625 Adaptive Management of Low-Tech Process-Based Restoration of Riverscapes Apr 16 & 23 1:30 - 4:15 $315 Register

*April 13 Saturday field day in Logan, UT or NRCS/BLM field day TBD

Students have completed the Level 1 training prior to taking the Level 2 courses and must register for all three courses to satisfy the Level 2 Series requirements.

Registration Instructions

  1. Create an account or Login to an existing account at https://cpe.usu.edu/
  2. Search for course by Course Number or Program (Watershed Sciences).
  3. Register for a course by adding the course to the Cart.
  4. Checkout and submit payment.

Level III Training Series (Planned Fall 2025)

An advanced, Level III Training Series will be developed and will likely consist of the following short-courses:

  • Advanced Planning of LTPBR Projects
  • Advanced Design of LTPBR Projects
  • Screening & Prioritization of LTPBR at Regional Scales
  • LTPBR Action Effectiveness Monitoring

These advanced courses are targetted at practitioners within the agencies that are leading implementation efforts and attempting to scale up LTPBR practices to the scope of the problem in their watersheds and riverscapes.