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Managing for Diversity Across Florida's Unique Landscapes
Presented in a hybrid format (a combination of online and in-person training), this workshop builds understanding of management and restoration approaches for conserving biodiversity.
Online: To be completed at your own pace anytime during the period 8 August - 3 October, 2014
In–person: One day in-person training on 8 October 2014, at Disney Wilderness Preserve, Kissimmee, FL
Registration: $225 (does not include lodging)
Optional Lodging: $55/person/night at Florida FFA, Haines City FL (2 people per room; NATA will make reservations and match roommates)
Meals: Coffee, water, snacks, and lunch will be provided by NATA during the training on 8 October. Workshop participants are responsible for any other meals.
In this workshop, 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 Florida's biodiversity
- Learn how to apply a prioritization scheme to determine which invasive species are most deserving of early treatment
- Develop a monitoring plan that assesses trends in biodiversity over time
Note: Group tuition rates are available for a single agency registering multiple participants — please contact the workshop coordinator (email@example.com) for details
For more information:
Cancellation requests are subject to a $50 fee;
No refunds will be offered after registration closes on 1 August 2014.
When & Where
Natural Areas Training Academy, UF IFAS Extension
The Natural Areas Training Academy (NATA) is supported by the University of Florida IFAS Extension to conduct professional training workshops on sustainable management of Florida's natural areas.