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Conservation Site Assessment and Planning: Core workshop

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



Participants will:

  • Learn how to conduct a rapid site assessment
  • Discover sources of information useful when conducting site assessments
  • Gain experience classifying the condition of forest vegetation communities
  • Identify site-specific threats to natural resources at small and large spatial scales
  • Develop management objectives and design management strategies that effectively address these objectives
  • Identify components of effective management plans based on program needs and goals
  • Learn about a variety of management plans used by county, state, and federal agencies

This workshop is presented in a hybrid format (Both the online and in-person trainings are REQUIRED)

Pre-coursework online:

Approximately 8 hours, to be completed at your own pace.

In-person training:

Two day in-person training at University of Florida's Austin Cary Forest Campus in Gainesville, FL.

Registration Fee:

$275 (does not include lodging)


Participants are responsible for securing their own lodging. When selecting lodging, note that Austin Cary is located on the northeast side of Gainesville.

For more information, contact: 

Meghan Lauer, Workshop Coordinator

Natural Areas Training Academy

(850) 875-7153

Instructor Michael Andreu instructs class