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OUR MISSION

To create a network of land managers with current knowledge and skills to conserve Florida's resources. 


NATA WORKSHOPS

Our workshops provide training in practical, field-oriented management techniques. Participants work in small groups to address real-life scenarios and realistic problems, becoming better prepared to manage Florida's natural resources. The workshops are held at various sites throughout Florida, and each is purposefully matched to provide optimal teaching facilities and proximity to natural lands.

Certificate in Natural Areas Management (CNAM)

Offered by NATA to individuals who complete a series of 'core' workshops (see below) covering the topics identified as most important by practitioners in the field. The series may be completed in any order, and there is no time limit to complete the series.

Required Workshops to receive certificate:

Click on each course title below for additional descriptions, and go to our calendar to see when they are offered!


Managing for Diversity Across Florida's Unique Landscapes

This workshop builds understanding of management and restoration approaches for conserving biodiversity. 

Managing Visitors and Volunteers in Natural Areas

This workshop provides guidance on how to integrate visitors and volunteers into natural areas management.

Collaborating to Manage Ecosystems

This workshop builds an appreciation of how to manage natural areas as part of a larger ecosystem, in coordination with neighboring land owners.

Conservation Site Assessment & Planning

This workshop builds a foundation of skills useful in conducting site assessments and developing resource management plans.

In addition to completing the above 4 workshops, the below training is mandatory in order to earn a CNAM:

Florida Certified Prescribed Burn Manager

Formerly the Interagency Prescribed Fire Training, this course is administered by the Florida Forest Service.


                       

NATA offers additional fire trainings that are not part of the Certificate in Natural Areas Management. 

Click on each course title below for additional descriptions, and go to our calendar to see when they are offered!


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Students seated in a classroom.

S-215

Students seated in a classroom.

S-130/190

Instructor addressing students before prescribed fire.

S-212

Students performing chainsaw maintenance.

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NATA has awarded 10 workshop participants with Certificate in Natural Areas Management so far in 2019

10 people have already earned their Certificate in Natural Areas Management (CNAM) in 2019! While a few of these participants have been able to accomplish this in just a year, the...
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Registration now open for S-131 and S-215 fire trainings

Calling all burners who have already taken S-130/190! Interested in expanding your wildland fire background? Registration is now open for 2 wildland fire trainings this coming June-- S-131 Firefighter Type I and S-215 Fire Operations in the...
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NATA’s Managing for Diversity workshop a success in Gainesville

Overview A spell of good weather in the form of sunny skies and cool temperatures set the scene for this year’s Managing for Diversity workshop held at Morningside Nature Center in Gainesville. This workshop is geared towards land managers...
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