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In-Person Final Training: Drought Planning and Stress Management   arrow

  • March 8-9th at the CSU Western Colorado Research Campus, Grand Junction, Colo. 
  • March 16th at the River View Event Center in Morgan County, Colo. – Update – No Training on the 15th, Event time is 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday March 16th
  • Event start at 12:00 the first day and go until 5. The second day starts at 8 and goes into 5 -with the hope of getting out a bit early for those who need to drive.
  • Lunches and snacks are provided both days.


The Drought Training Series culminates in a final, in-person event,  ‘Drought Planning and Stress Management’.  Attendees will take a deep dive into the building blocks of drought planning as a framework for action.  Stress management, communication skills and succession consideration with drought will also be addressed.  

The west slope in person session will be March 8-9 at the CSU Western Colorado Research Campus in Grand Junction, CO.  The east slope session will be March 15-16 at the River View Event Center in Morgan County.     

Agenda and Meeting

West Slope Agenda

East Slope Agenda

Places to Stay Nearby – West Slope

Grand Junction

  • Downtown Fairfield Inn and Suites | 225 Main St. Grand Junction, CO | 970.242.2525
  • Springhill Suites | 236 Main St. Grand Junction, CO | 970.424.5777
  • TRU by Hilton | 243 Colorado Ave. Grand Junction, CO | 970.256.1000
  • Hampton Inn Grand Junction | 205 Main St. Grand Junction, CO | 970.243.3222
    o Parking Fee for each hotel is $7/day per vehicle


  • Wine Country Inn | 777 Grande River Drive, 777 Stub Ditch Rd, Palisade, CO 81526 | 970-464-5777

Places to stay nearby – East Slope


  • Boarder Inn and Suites | 975 N. Colorado Avenue, Brush, CO, 80723 | (970) 842-4241
  • Rodeway Inn | 1208 N Colorado Ave, Brush, CO, 80723 | (970) 842-5146

Fort Morgan

  • Comfort Inn | 1417 Barlow Rd, Fort Morgan, CO, 80701 | 970) 867-6700
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriot | 1290 Cottonwood Parkway, Fort Morgan, CO, 80701 | (970) 441-6200

Worksheets for drought planning

Contingency Worksheet from Tolleson

Timeline worksheet for Contingency Plan

Worksheets Blank with Examples UNL and UA

Drought Planning Guide

Managing Drought Risk on the Ranch

Guide to Co-Developing Drought Preparation Plans for Livestock Grazing on Southwest National Forest

An Easy to Use System for Developing a Drought Management Contingency Plan

Drought Decision Support Tool for Ranchers