Working Across Boundaries
to Protect Ecosystems
Presented in a hybrid format (a combination of online and in-person training), this workshop builds an appreciation of how to manage natural areas as part of a larger ecosystem, in coordination with neighboring land owners, land managers, and other outside influences.
Online: To be completed at your own pace anytime during the period 22 July — 13 September 2013
In–person: Two day in-person training on 17—18 September 2013 at Wekiwa Springs State Park, Apopka, FL
Registration: $275 (does not include lodging)
Meals: Coffee, water, snacks, and lunch will be provided by NATA during the training on 9/17 and 9/18/13. Workshop participants are responsible for any other meals.
Optional Lodging: $30/person/night at Wekiwa Springs State Park (2 people per room; NATA will make reservations and match roommates)
Please note that accommodations are somewhat “rustic.” You will need to bring your own linens (sheets, towels, pillows) and rooms will be shared between 2 people. If you prefer to secure your own lodging we recommend either the Holiday Inn or Hampton Inn in Apopka.
- Learn about the concept of ‘ecosystem management’ and its relevance to resource management
- Become familiar with approaches that can be used to address threats that span property boundaries
- Discover a wide spectrum of strategies that can be used to bring individuals together to achieve common goals and seek common solutions
- Acquire skills in listening, communicating, and facilitating to build consensus and cope with conflicts
Note: Group registration rates are available for a single agency registering multiple participants — please contact the workshop coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org) for details
For more information:
Natural Areas Training Academy
Due to the format of the workshop refunds cannot be offered once the online material has been accessed. A partial refund may be possible before online workshop material has been accessed; all refund requests are subject to a $50 cancellation fee.
Wekiwa Springs State Park
1800 Wekiwa Cir
Natural Areas Training Academy, UF IFAS Extension
The Natural Areas Training Academy (NATA) conducts workshops on sustainable management of natural areas in the Southeastern US. Workshops are taught by working natural resource professionals to other professionals in the natural resources field and anyone else interested in furthering their understanding of sustainable land managment, including site assessment, managing for diversity, prescribed burning, planning for visitors and volunteers, and collaboration.