LAND RESTORATION TRAINING

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Land Restoration Training

Course Description

This 5-day Project-Based Land & Watershed Restoration Training is a must for anyone owning land or working in landscape design. The course offers hands-on experience in the assessment, design and construction of an on-going land restorative and regenerative watershed project with intensive immersion and experiential training.

Participants will learn skills needed to do high quality work that will stand up to natural processes over time. These skills will serve a wide spectrum of people and professions, from backyard restorationists to farmers and land managers.

Craig Sponholtz’s Applied Watershed Restoration courses are a must. I was very impressed with the thoroughness, hands-on learning, and Craig’s deep knowledge – based on years of real-life experiences. The strategies taught are simple and effective. They build on natural patterns so you work with natural processes not against them. This way nature does the bulk of the work once the structures are in place. I highly recommend these courses for anyone working with the land and water.

– Brad Lancaster, author of Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond

Topics we will explore


  • Healing degraded land by harvesting runoff
  • Reading the landscape and making informed decisions
  • Recognizing the symptoms and causes of degraded land
  • Identifying regenerative natural processes
  • Understanding how humans affect and are affected by the landscape and watershed
  • Designing resilient solutions
  • Understanding management options for degraded land
  • Deciding what is doable and what should be done first
  • Planning and preparing to complete a successful project
  • Maintaining a project and ensuring its long-term success

Instructors


Craig Sponholtz

Craig Sponholtz

Craig founded Dryland Solutions, Inc. in 2003, renamed Watershed Artisans, Inc. in 2014, and continues to design and implement watershed restoration projects throughout the Southwest. He has earned a Masters Degree in Agro-Ecological Restoration from Prescott College and a Permaculture Designer’s Certificate at the Permaculture Research Institute in Australia. He is an expert heavy equipment operator specializing in low impact techniques and the creation of artistic in-stream structures.

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Brenton Kelly

Brenton Kelly

Brenton Kelly was born in Lusaka, Northern Rhodesia. By his first birthday he saw the peaceful liberation and birth of the nation of Zambia. By his tenth year he had witnessed a variety of civil & revolutionary conflicts across Africa. His father was a Voice of America radio corespondent who then took his family over to Southeast Asia to cover the communist insurgency in Vietnam. Thailand was good for this 12 year old. The world was as big as domesticated elephants and as home made as the banana leaf to-go wrappers around the fresh roasted squid being sold from bicycle powered street vendors.

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Neil Bertrando

Neil Bertrando

Neil moved to Reno with his family when he was five and grew up on the burgeoning edge of suburbia. His love for nature is likely rooted in those early years spent exploring foothills and ravines, catching what critters he could and watching them interact in the way that little boys do. He’s always liked spending time outside and in the time just after college decided that any career he chose needed to connect him tangibly with his local environment.

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Registration Information


  • Course Tuition: $750
  • Course fee includes: Instruction, catered meals and camping accommodations

Discounts:

  • Early Bird: $100 discount (Discount Code: LRebird10 – Expires: September 1, 2015)
  • PDC Discount: $50 discount for participants who have taken a full PDC
  • Bring A Friend: $50 discount (each) for couples or friends attending the course together
  • Group & Family: For groups of 3 or more attending the course together


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