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Managing for Diversity Across Florida's Unique Landscapes: Core workshop

This workshop 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

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

Pre-coursework online: 

Approximately 14 hours, to be completed at your own pace.

In-person training:

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

Registration fee:

$250 (does not include lodging)


Participants are responsible for securing their own lodging. A nearby lodging suggestion is the Wyndham Garden Gainesville. (

For more information, contact: 

Meghan Lauer, Workshop Coordinator

Natural Areas Training Academy

(850) 875-7153