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Conservation Site Assessment & Planning

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Conservation Site Assessment & Planning


Presented in a hybrid format (a combination of online and in-person training), this workshop builds a foundation of skills useful in conducting site assessments and developing resource management plans.


Online learning: To be completed at your own pace anytime between 3 February and 14 March 2014

In–person field trip: Two day field trip on 18-19 March 2014 at Ordway Swisher Biological Station, Melrose, FL

Registration:  $275 (does not include lodging); visit

Registration deadline: 31 January 2014

Lodging: $45/person/night at Gold Head Branch State Park (2 people per cabin; NATA will make reservations and match roommates)



Participants will:

·        Learn how to conduct a rapid site assessment

·        Discover a variety of sources of information useful when conducting site assessments

·        Learn a process for prioritizing conservation and management needs

·        Identify site-specific threats to natural resources

·        Develop management objectives and design management strategies that effectively address these priority objectives

·        Identify components of effective management plans based on program needs and goals

·        Learn about a variety of management plans used by county, state, and federal agencies


Note: Group tuition rates are available for a single agency registering multiple participants — please contact the workshop coordinator, Sarah Friedl, for details.


For more information, contact Sarah at or 850-875-7153, or visit our website (