Managing for Diversity Across Florida's
Presented in a hybrid format, this workshop builds understanding of management and restoration approaches for conserving biodiversity
Online: 8 August - 3 October, 2014
In-person: 8 October, 2014 Disney Wilderness Preserve, Kissimmee FL
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
- Online: To be completed at your own pace anytime between 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).
- Food: Coffee, water, snacks, and lunch will be provided by NATA during the training on 8 October. Workshop participants will be responsible for any other meals.
Registration closes August 1, 2014
Cancellation requests are subject to a $50 fee;
no refunds will be offered after registration closes