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Conserving Biodiversity and Bird Habitat When Land Is Developed

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University of Florida/IFAS Extension Sarasota County

6700 Clark Road

Sarasota, FL 34241

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UF/IFAS Workshop: Conserving Biodiversity and Bird Habitat When Land Is Developed

Synopsis: Opportunities exist to conserve biodiversity when land is subdivided for development. This workshop introduces participants to the key principles and practices required to conserve biodiversity during design, construction, and postconstruction phases. Participants will also learn about an online evaluation tool, called “Building for Birds.” This tool allows decision makers to manipulate amounts of forest fragments (urban/rural) and tree canopy (in residential areas) and determine the best designs for conserving bird habitat. In addition, participants will learn about Sarasota County natural resource programs and extension resources that can be used to create neighborhoods and individual lots that conserve natural resources.

WORKSHOP OBJECTIVES:

1) To provide information and resources on key principles and practices required to conserve biodiversity and natural resources during design, construction, and postconstruction phases of development.

2) To provide information about how to use an online tool to evaluate different landscape design scenarios and impacts on bird habitat during the breeding season.

3) To provide information about how to use an online tool to evaluate different landscape design scenarios and impacts on bird habitat during the migration season.

SPONSOR: University of Florida

*REGISTRATION: A $23.16 charge applies to registrants that want LEED CE credits and AICP credits. Free to other registrants.

PRESENTERS: Professor Mark Hostetler (University of Florida); Dr. Katherine Clements (University of Florida- Sarasota County); Sara Kane (University of Florida- Sarasota County); Dr. Abbey Tyrna (University of Florida- Sarasota County); Dr. Robert Kluson (University of Florida- Sarasota County)

* Registered participants will receive a 126-page resource manual developed by Mark Hostetler and associated UF/IFAS personnel with detailed strategies and resources to help one to create communities that conserve biodiversity over the long term. Participants will also receive a certificate as proof of attendance and will be eligible for up to LEED CEU 3 credits (self-reporting) and AICP CEU 3 credits through Florida Zoning and Planning Board. A $23.16 charge applies to registrants that want LEED CEU credits and AICP credits.

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University of Florida/IFAS Extension Sarasota County

6700 Clark Road

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