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Past Webinars

Located here are all of the past webinars along with links to their respective presentations (if applicable). Note that the webinar times given represent the presentation and any questions/discussion. Also note that information from earlier webinars may have been superseded in a later webinar.


2020

  • July 24: Stream Crossing Notifications

    • Upon approval of a new policy at the July SCC meeting, Conservation Districts will need to notify the SCC of upcoming stream crossing replacement projects. We have created an online notification system for districts on the CDGRS website. This webinar walked through the notification system, and allowed CDs to ask questions.
    • Webinar Download (55.7 MB): MP4 format  (~ 36 minutes)
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  • July 23: Policies, DSA, and more

    • This webinar reviewed a variety of topics and policies, including changes to the DSA specification, that were approved at the 7/22 SCC meeting. We will reviewed a new optional “request for quote” form that is available for use in specifying material for road fill projects.
    • Webinar Download (135 MB): MP4 format  (~ 49 minutes)
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  • July 16: CDGRS Educational Programs COVID Update

    • The CDGRS is currently working through the University system to restart ESM trainings, hold a Stream Crossing Boot Camp, and schedule other educational events, both remote and in-person. This webinar provided a status update of these events and overview of the changes that had to be made, and gave CDs an opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback.
    • Webinar Download (32.3 MB): MP4 format  (~ 34 minutes)
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  • July 14: GIS and Quarterly Reporting Updates

    • We have made a few changes and improvements to the quarterly reporting process to give CDs easier access to some of their data. Tioga county has volunteered to let us use their data to demonstrate some of these new features on this webinar.
    • Webinar Download (88.1 MB): MP4 format  (~ 42 minutes)
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  • June 9: COSTARS and Purchasing

    • As part of the 4/14/20 “Municipal Bidding” webinar, there was some discussion and a request for more information about the COSTARS program, a cooperative purchasing program designed to make purchasing both easier and price competitive for public entities. Felicia Campbell & Kim Bullivant, two representatives from COSTARS, presented information and answered available for questions.
    • Webinar Download (178 MB): MP4 format  (~ 1 hour 19 minutes)
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  • June 4: Quarterly Reporting and Replenishment Updates

    • This webinar highlighted changes made to ACH (direct deposit) replenishments for Conservation Districts and the data now required.  It also reviewed a new feature which will allow districts to upload an invoice receipt for expenses declared on a replenishment request.
    • Webinar Download (149 MB): MP4 format  (~ 44 minutes)
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  • May 7: Structure Selection Technical Bulletin

    • As part of the Center’s efforts to expand on technical guidance for stream crossing replacements, we have worked with TU and the SCC to create a technical bulletin on "Structure Selection for Stream Crossings". This webinar walked through the bulletin allowing CDs to ask questions and provide feedback.
    • Webinar Download (176 MB): MP4 format  (~ 42 minutes)
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  • May 5: Unpaved Road Assessment Perspective

    • CDs have until June 15th to conduct assessments before CD allocations are taken to the SCC. Several CDs have been working to complete assessments during this time of remote work. We reviewed statewide assessment status, then Juniata County shared and discussed their assessment progress, planning, obstacles, and how they dealt with social distancing restrictions.
    • Webinar Download (70.5 MB): MP4 format  (~ 37 minutes)
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  • April 28: Coronavirus Update and the Restart of Construction

    • This webinar reviewed the order, discussed DGLVR program impacts, answered questions about projects potentially starting on May 1, and shared available guidance on conducting safe field work during this time.
    • Webinar Download (61 MB): MP4 format  (~ 28 minutes)
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  • April 21: Coronavirus DGLVR Impacts Update

    • This webiner was a follow-up to the 3/26 webinar that discusses DGLVR-related impacts from the coronavirus quarantine.
    • Webinar Download (36.4 MB): MP4 format  (~ 26 minutes)
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  • April 16: Project Detail Sheets

    • This webiner covered the fillable “Standard Detail Sheets” for commonly used ESM practices such as underdrain, French mattress, road fill, etc. It also demonstrated the DGLVR Materials Calculator.
    • Webinar Download (80.5 MB): MP4 format  (~ 45 minutes)
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  • April 14: Municipal Bidding

    • This webinar reviewed various aspects of the municipal bidding process as it relates to municipal projects funded through the DGLVR Program.  It covered an overview of the bidding process and provided additional resources.
    • Webinar Download (66.3 MB): MP4 format  (~ 1 hour 8 minutes)
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  • April 9: New Stream Crossing Bulletins: Bankfull Guidance

    • The Center has been working with TU on several Technical Bulletins to provide more guidance on stream crossing replacements. This webinar reviewed a technical bulletin on providing additional guidance on determining bankful widths.
    • Webinar Download (130 MB): MP4 format  (~ 38 minutes)
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  • April 7: GIS Updates

    • This webinar reviewed a few new additions to the GIS system including a “Contract Viewer” and notifications related to the quarterly report.
    • Webinar Download (133 MB): MP4 format  (~ 42 minutes)
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  • April 2: DEP GP11 Clarification Memo

    • DEP provided a clarification memo pertaining to GP11s for the DGLVR Program. This webinar reviewed the memo and gave CDs an opportunity to ask questions. DEP Central office participated in this webinar as well.
    • Webinar Download (94.6 MB): MP4 format  (~ 1 hour 14 minutes)
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  • March 26: DGLVR Coronavirus Impact

    • This webinar looked at questions and impacts to the Program caused by the current travel and work limitations.  We discussed spending, allocations, traffic counts, technical assistance, etc.  CDGRS and SCC staff answered any questions the CD's had about how the current working limitations may impact how CDs administer the Program.
    • Webinar Download (100 MB): MP4 format  (~ 37 minutes)
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  • March 24: Review of Draft Policy Changes

    • Some policy changes were drafted this winter, and are currently out to Conservation Districts for comment. This webinar briefly reviewed the policy changes and gave districts a chance to ask questions.
    • Webinar Download (58.5 MB): MP4 format  (~ 45 minutes)
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  • January 8: Annual Summary Report Training

    • This webinar will demonstrate how to complete this year's Annual Summary Report as well as serve as a Q&A for any questions you may have with the current system.
    • Webinar Download (72.8 MB): MP4 format  (~ 24 minutes)
    • Presentation Downloads:

2019

  • October 8: GIS Updates: Admin & Edu Tracker, Project Completion Date

    • This webinar will discussed and demonstrated two new updates to the GIS Mapper. The Admin and Edu Tracker will allow you to determine how much administrative and education expenses you can claim before you reach the 10% max. The Project Completion Date clears up confusion with the current method of Completing a project.
    • Webinar Download (88.6 MB): MP4 format  (~ 29 minutes)
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  • July 1: GIS Changes Update

    • This webinar will demonstrate the changes made to the DGLVR online GIS tracker that will be made available to CDs on 7/1. They include changes to the Contract and amendments with some added functionality, and changes to the Project Completion Report used to summarize completed projects. The webinar will demonstrate the changes, which will be available to CDs later that same day. 
    • Webinar Download (52.8 MB): MP4 format  (~ 30 minutes)
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  • May 23: Manual, Reporting, and Spending Updates

    • This webinar will provide updates on a number of current hot topics in the DGLVR Program: Overview of updates to the Administrative Manual approved on 5/14; a summary of lessons from the quarterly reporting process; and a summary of CD spending status to meet the June 30th spending deadline.
    • Webinar Download (40.9 MB): MP4 format  (~ 44 minutes)
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  • April 4: Project Sharing Session Recap

    • An overview of projects presented by Conservation Districts at the spring 2019 Project Sharing Sessions around the state.
    • Webinar Download (185 MB): MP4 format  (~ 1 hour, 6 minutes)
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  • March 28: CD Spending Deadline Update

    • Roy Richardson reviewed and answered questions on the 5-year contract and spending issues, including the March SCC actions for counties who did not meet spending requirements.
    • Webinar Download (34.3 MB): MP4 format  (~ 37 minutes)
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  • March 21: Detailed GIS Data Analysis Demo in Excel

    • This webinar spent some time doing more detailed summarization and analysis of one county’s GIS data in excel. It went into more detail on sorts, summarizations, formulas, and graphs, and other functions in excel.
    • Webinar Download (134 MB): MP4 format  (~ 48 minutes)
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  • March 7: Analyzing GIS data for CDs

    • Overview of GIS Reporting tools and tips and hints with analyzing GIS data for CDs.
    • Webinar Download (101 MB): MP4 format  (~ 45 minutes)
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  • March 6: 2018 Annual Summary Data Review

  • February 12: “Old” Money Spending Overview

    • Tips and Tricks for meeting the June 30, 2019 Spending Deadline.
    • Webinar Download (53 MB): MP4 format  (~ 41 minutes)
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  • February 5: Prevailing Wage Update and Q&A Review

    • This webinar discussed prevailing wage updates and supporting documents as well as provide an overview of Q&A.
    • Supporting Documents:
      • Prevailing Wage and the DGLVR (118 KB): Prevailing wage as it pertains to the Dirt, Gravel, and Low Volume Road Maintenance Program. (5/15)

      • Prevailing Wage Q&A (268 KB): Question and answer document for grant applicants about how Prevailing Wage applies to the DGLVR Program. Thanks to Huntingdon Conservation District for developing initial document. (2/19)

    • Webinar Download (65.1 MB): MP4 format  (~ 37 minutes)
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  • January 9: Annual Summary Report Training

    • This webinar will demonstrate how to complete this year's Annual Summary Report as well as serve as a Q&A for any questions you may have with the current system.
    • Webinar Download (32.2 MB): MP4 format  (~ 31 minutes)
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2018

  • October 5: Quarterly Reporting Submitting Demo w/ Huntingdon CCD

    • Huntingdon CCD will be submitting their QR live and we will have slides of the email tracking that occurs after submitting.
    • Webinar Download (45.6 MB): MP4 format  (~ 40 minutes)
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  • September 24: Quarterly Report Session from 2018 Workshop

    • Repeat of the Quarterly Report session from the 2018 Workshop. Designed to review and discuss the types of information to enter into the QR.
    • Webinar Download (24.4 MB): MP4 format  (~ 34 minutes)
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  • ​September 13: Quarterly Report Workshop and Training Overview

    • Overview of the QR Sessions at the 2018 Annual Workshop and the webinar-based training sessions that will follow.
    • Webinar Download (18.9 MB): MP4 format  (~ 17 minutes)
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  • ​July 6, 9, and 20: ​Entering Project Payments

    • Training webinar to illustrate how individual project payments (checks) are now tracked. Note that this webinar was repeated for each day and only the July 9th webinar was recorded and posted.
    • Webinar Download (39 MB): MP4 format  (~ 35 minutes)
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  • June 18, 21, and 26: ​GIS and Quarterly Reporting Update

    • This webinar presented an overview of the upcoming Quarterly Report and Project Payments tracker, along with instructions on how to complete the Quarterly Report Financial Statement and Checklist. Note that this webinar was repeated for each day and only the June 26 webinar was recorded and posted.
    • Webinar Download (50.5 MB): MP4 format  (~ 58 minutes)
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  • April 3: ​Taking Better Project Photos (from 2017 Workshop)

    • This webinar presented the “project photo taking tips” presentation given at the 2017 workshop in Bradford. The presentation covers tips and tricks to take more effective photos of DGLVR (and other) field projects to make more effective education and presentation material.
    • Webinar Download (46.8 MB): MP4 format  (~ 35 minutes)
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  • March 27: ​Project Sharing Session Highlights

    • An overview of the four regional sessions where CDs shared pictures and stories about recently completed projects.
    • Webinar Download (201 MB): MP4 format  (~ 1 hour 12 minutes)
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  • February 13: ​2017 Annual Summary Report Review

  • February 6: ​DGLVR District Allocation Changes

  • January 25: 5-year Contracts and Spending Concerns

    • An overview of the new and existing 5-year contracts and spending.
    • Webinar Download (29.3 MB): MP4 format  (~ 39 minutes)
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  • January 23: Overview of Spring Trainings and Events


2017

  • December 12: Annual Summary Report Review

    • Review of the Annual Summary Report process, worksite creation and data entry. A "how to" to complete this year's ASR.
    • Webinar Download (40.8 MB): MP4 format  (~ 31 minutes)
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  • April 18: CD Replenishments and Direct Deposit

  • March 17: Project Sharing Session Highlights

    • Highlights from the regional Conservation District project sharing sessions.
    • Unfortunately due microphone issues, a recording of this webinar is not available.
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  • February 14: 2016 Annual Summary Report Review

    • A brief overview of data compiled from the CDs using the GIS system for the 2016 Annual Report.
    • Webinar Download (35.2 MB): MP4 format  (~ 28 minutes)
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  • January 31: Worksite Assessment Overview

    • History and overview of the DGLVR “Assessment” process that was used to identify and evaluate the 16,000+ unpaved road pollution sites across PA.
    • Webinar Download (28.7 MB): MP4 format  (~ 19 minutes)
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  • January 17: CD Education and Outreach Ideas

    • Education and outreach ideas and efforts for Conservation Districts to improve interactions with municipalities and other potential applicants.
    • Webinar Download (45.3 MB): MP4 format  (~ 38 minutes)
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2016

  • December 6: Annual Summary Report Review

    • Review of the Annual Summary Report process, worksite creation and data entry. A "how to" to complete this year's ASR.
    • Webinar Download (42.4 MB): MP4 format  (~ 28 minutes)
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  • July 20: Inside the DGLVR Annual Summary Report

    • Detailed look at projects, spending, and practices being reported in both D&G and LVR.
    • Webinar Download (48.2 MB): MP4 format  (~ 37 minutes)
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  • July 7: Maintaining Better Project Hard Files

    • Advice on better project files learned from ~30 QAQC visits over the last 18 months.
    • Webinar Download (45.1 MB): MP4 format  (~ 36 minutes)
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  • June 15: DSA “Technical” Details

    • A more In-depth look at DSA issues, including a review of the new “DSA handbook”. No presentation is available.
    • Webinar Download (83.3 MB): MP4 format  (~ 54 minutes)
  • May 19: DSA “Administrative” Overview

  • January 7: Annual Summary Report and GIS Q&A

    • Review of the Annual Summary Report process, worksite creation and data entry.
    • Webinar Download (74.9 MB): MP4 format  (~ 1 hour 8 minutes)
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2015

  • July 31: Prevailing Wage

    • Holly Fishel (PA State Association of Township Supervisors, PSATS) provided information and answered questions on Prevailing Wage as it relates to the DGLVR Program.
    • Webinar Download (50.9 MB): MP4 format  (~ 43 minutes)
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  • July 24: GIS Update

    • Repeat of update given at the July 8 SCC meeting for those who could not attend.
    • Webinar Download (46.7 MB): MP4 format  (~ 32 minutes)
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  • July 22: Low Volume Road Calls

    • A chance for districts to share and discuss LVR policies, applications, project pictures, and other issues with each other and Center/Program staff.
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  • April 9: QA/QC - Quality Assurance / Quality Control Effort and Visit Overview

    • An overview of the Program's Quality Assurance / Quality Control effort and visitations.
    • Webinar Download (29.1 MB): MP4 format  (~ 25 minutes)
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  • April 2: Large Program Counties (over $300K combined allocation)

    • This was an "informal/interaction" webinar and did not contain a presentation. This informal session allowed CDs to interact and discuss current topics with each other and Center/Program staff.
    • Webinar Download (47.2 MB): MP4 format  (~ 38 minutes)
  • March 13: Details of the Program’s new Stream Crossing Replacement Policy

    • An overview of the Program’s new Stream Crossing Replacement Policy.
    • Webinar Download (37.3 MB): MP4 format  (~ 29 minutes)
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  • March 5: Small Program Counties (under $300K combined allocation)

    • This was an "informal/interaction" webinar and did not contain a presentation. This informal session allowed CDs to interact and discuss current topics with each other and Center/Program staff.
    • Webinar Download (38.1 MB): MP4 format  (~ 32 minutes)
  • February 27: DGRoads Online GIS System Update and Demo


2014

  • December 17: Update of Revised Program Forms

    • Overview of new and updated program forms such as Grant Application, Contract, and financial documents.
    • Webinar Download (45.8 MB): MP4 format  (~ 38 minutes)
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  • December 11: Developing/Revamping Application Ranking Criteria

    • Discussion of the Grant Application Ranking criteria that each Conservation District must develop for use within their county.
    • Webinar Download (43.2 MB): MP4 format  (~ 37 minutes)
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  • November 20: Quality Assurance Board Issues

    • Quality Assurance Boards are four member advisory groups that are established in each county to steer the DGLVRP at the local level. This webinar focuses on an overview of QABs including: purpose and structure; meeting procedures; role in projects; and role in policy.
    • Webinar Download (43.1 MB): MP4 format  (~ 37 minutes)
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  • October 23: Low Volume Roads and Traffic Counts

    • Paved Low Volume Roads must have 500 vehicles per day or less to be eligible for Program funds. This session is a walkthrough of the Program's Traffic Count Policy for Low Volume Roads that was approved at the September 2014 SCC meeting.
    • Webinar Download (36.6 MB): MP4 format  (~ 31 minutes)
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  • June 23: Program Overview and Update

    • General overview and update on a wide range of issues related to changes to the PA Dirt, Gravel, and Low Volume Road Maintenance Program.
    • Webinar Download (89.1 MB): MP4 format  (~ 1 hour 17 minutes)
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