Upcoming Trainings

The ACPF National Hub has two upcoming trainings for individuals interested is running ACPF and using the outputs!

Virtual ACPF Technical Training

The ACPF National Hub is pleased to announce a free cohort style ACPF Technical Training scheduled for Fall 2022.

Hosted by ACPF technical experts, this free course will teach participants how to download the ACPF toolbox and the base data and run the terrain analysis tools on a sample watershed. Learners will work through the online ACPF training in a small group, practice running the tools, and troubleshoot issues with peers and instructors. The course will also provide information on available ACPF support and customizing the ACPF tools for use in your watershed. 

The course is 6 weeks in length and will run from September 12th to October 24th. Each week participants will complete activities using the online self-paced ACPF training using a sample watershed and participate in a 2-hour virtual session with instructors on each Thursday to review their work, troubleshoot issues, and discuss next steps.

Class size is limited, so register today!

What is this training?
Guided by experts, you and your peers will use a sample watershed to advance through lessons on the technical aspects of using the ACPF toolbox.  After completing the course, participants should be comfortable running the toolbox on their home watersheds.
Who can take this class?
GIS users with intermediate to advanced knowledge of ArcGIS including experience navigating toolboxes, using tool dialogs, manipulating map characteristics, and moving and joining tables. Attendees must have access to ArcGIS Desktop 10.5 or newer or ArcGIS Pro 2.7 or newer. The course will be taught in ArcGIS Pro.
When is this training?
The course will be conducted from Sept 12, 2022 – Oct 24, 2022.   Following an introductory session, every Thursday a 2-hour virtual session will be held to discuss the week’s activities. Participants are expected to complete activities before attending the Thursday session.
How do I sign up?
Register here. Class size is limited, and enrollments will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.

 

The Watershed Applications of ACPF – A Three-part Virtual Training

The ACPF National Hub is pleased to announce a free virtual ACPF Watershed Applications Training scheduled for Fall 2022.  

The Watershed Applications course is a free training designed for non-GIS users at the federal, state, and local level who want to use ACPF results in their watershed planning or practice implementation processes.   This session will focus on Ohio and the Western Lake Erie Basin but participants from all regions are welcome to join as many of the concepts and themes will be broadly applicable.  This workshop will give an overview of what goes into the process when a GIS Specialist runs the ACPF, review case examples of the different ways ACPF has been used in a watershed planning context and give tips and tricks for displaying and sharing ACPF results and using the ACPF to engage partners. 

Class will be held virtually 10am-12pm (Eastern) over three days September 20, 22, and 27.   No GIS experience is required.  

Class size is limited, so register today!

What is this training?
The Watershed Applications course is designed to give participants an understanding of the technical basis of the ACPF and how ACPF can enhance conservation efforts.  After completing the course participants will be comfortable working with their local GIS specialist to generate ACPF results for use in watershed and farm-scale planning, as well as incorporating ACPF into existing state processes.
Who can take this class?
Non-GIS users at the federal, state, and local level who want to use ACPF results in their watershed planning to improve their small watershed-based planning and implementation projects. This session will focus on Ohio and the Western Lake Erie Basin but participants from all regions are welcome to join.  No GIS experience is required.
When is this training?
The course will be conducted virtually from 10am-12pm (Eastern) on September 20, 22, and 27.  Participants should plan to attend all days.
How do I sign up?
Register here. Class size is limited, and enrollments will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.

 

PLEASE NOTE:
The training will NOT teach you how to run the ACPF in ArcGIS. Instead, it will cover how to use the ACPF outputs in watershed planning. Individuals attending this workshop need no GIS experience, however, access to colleagues or partners with GIS expertise is needed to ensure someone can run the ACPF for your watershed.