Badger Creek Land Health Workshop

Cañon City, CO

Saturday, September 15 | 9am – 5pm


Join us for a great day of landscape assessment, monitoring, and building at the Badger Creek Ranch! This workshop is perfect for ranchers, land managers, students, or anyone looking to learn new land management methods. Tools will be provided the day of the workshop. Attendees can bring their own lunch or pay $10 to have lunch provided. Attendees are welcome to camp the night prior to the workshop and will be responsible for dinner that evening and camping gear.

This workshop is free to attend!

Space is limited, so register below!

Getting there

Badger Creek Ranch


Erosion Control with Aaron Kauffman, Southwest Urban Hydrology, LLC
Participants will build erosion control structures through hands-on instruction and learn how to read the landscape to better understand surface water flow and the erosion process.

Ecological Monitoring with Kelli Parker, Coldharbour Regenerative Network
Participants will learn essential concepts in holistic ecological monitoring and practice a basic monitoring protocol. The basic procedure enables land stewards to gather enough information to keep management on track. Upon completion of this training, participants will have thorough comprehension of the following concepts: how ecological monitoring fits in to Holistic Management, the importance of monitoring and how it is used to identify land trends, the seasonality of monitoring, the four main ecosystem processes and their key land health indicators, soil capping, interpreting plant forms, species identification, the significance of living organisms to community dynamics, and how to implement holistic ecological monitoring on your operation.

With Thanks to Our Generous Sponsors:

The Paul H. Johanson Fund

Hosting Partner

National Grazing Lands Coalition

The National Grazing Lands Coalition (NatGLC) provides voluntary ecologically and economically sound management of all grazing lands for their adaptive uses and multiple benefits to the environment and society through science-based technical assistance, research and education.

NatGLC is partially funding this workshop.


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Upcoming workshops

The Quivira Coalition hosts a number of workshops throughout the year for land managers interested in improving or maintaining the health of the land they steward. These workshops usually consist of one to three days on a working ranch where participants are given the opportunity to learn by doing. Topics include erosion control, biological monitoring, pasture management, soil health assessment, plant identification, native seed harvesting and more. Typically, we partner with one or several ranchers and organizations to bring a number of perspectives and types of expertise to the conversation. If you would like to partner with us on a land health workshop, please contact Arielle Quintana at

Reading the Landscape

September 6-7, 2018
Join us for two great days of landscape assessment and monitoring at the San Juan Ranch!