The California Department of Water Resources is sponsoring two sessions of training on the National Hydrography Dataset editing tools, which will be taught by USGS. This training is essential for anyone who wishes to participate in NHD stewardship or become an NHD sub-steward. This is not a training on how to use NHD.
There are two three-day trainings in Sacramento: September 20 – 22, 2016 and again from September 27 – 29, 2016. The trainings are from 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM all three days. The two trainings are the same; the second week is a repeat of the first week. If you want to attend, then select one training; you do not have to attend both weeks. Each training is a combination of two courses: a two-day course for editing NHD and a one-day course for editing Watershed Boundaries Dataset. (Each dataset has its own editing tools.)
DWR will hold both trainings at the USFS Wildland Fire and Training Center in McClellan Park, Sacramento, California.
The course is free, but you have to provide for your own travel, room and board. You will have to bring a laptop.
There are about six positions available for each training. DWR is offering these positions on a first-come basis to anyone who is interested. Please email Greg Smith at DWR to register for one of the trainings. His email is Greg.Smith@water.ca.gov. The last day to register is September 14, 2016.
If you have questions, please contact Jane Schafer-Kramer at 916.653.4441 or Greg Smith at 916.653.6410.
If you would like to learn about the NHD and how to use it in your work, we encourage you to check out these training videos: