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Conservation Site Assessment and Planning

Next Course:

Spring 2023 - Dates TBD

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Course Description:

This is a NATA Core workshop, leading to the Certificate in Natural Areas Management. This training 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)

Online coursework:

Approximately 9 hours over 3-weeks (on your own, prior to the in-person training).

In-person training:

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

Registration Fee:

$295 (does not include lodging)

*Early registration is available to participants who has previously graduated from one or more of the NATA Core Certificate Courses.

Lodging:

Participants are responsible for securing their own lodging. When selecting lodging, note that Austin Cary is located 20-25 minutes drive northeast of Gainesville.

For more information, contact: 

Workshop Coordinator

Natural Areas Training Academy

nata@ifas.ufl.edu

Instructor Michael Andreu instructs class