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Managing for Diversity Across Florida's Unique Landscapes

Next Course:

Is being planned for Winter 2022; 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 understanding of management and restoration approaches for conserving biodiversity.

Participants will: 

  • Identify factors responsible for Florida's high biodiversity
  • Discover sources of information on biodiversity in Florida
  • Understand threats to biodiversity and strategies that can be used to abate these threats
  • Become aware of biodiversity protection laws and how environmental laws are enforced
  • Learn about the role of restoration in maintaining biodiversity over the long term
  • Compare ways to control invasive and non-native plant/animal species that threaten FL biodiversity
  • Develop a monitoring plan that assesses trends in biodiversity over time

Online coursework:

Approximately 12 hours over 3-weeks (on your own, prior to the in-person training).

In-person training:

1.5 day in-person training at Morningside Nature Center in Gainesville, FL.

Registration Fee:

$290 (does not include lodging)

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


Participants are responsible for securing their own lodging.

For more information, contact: 

Workshop Coordinator

Natural Areas Training Academy