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Collaborating to Manage Ecosystems

Collaborating to Manage Ecosystems
(Formerly "Working Across Boundaries to Protect Ecosystems")

Presented in a hybrid format, this workshop builds an appreciation of how to manage natural areas as part of a larger ecosystem, in coordination with neighboring land owners.

Online: 22 September - 24 October, 2014
In-person: 29 - 30 October, 2014 Wekiwa Springs State Park, Apopka FL

In this workshop, participants will:

  • Develop an understanding of the concept of 'ecosystem management' and its relevance to resource management
  • Identify the types of issues that most benefit from cooperation across ownership boundaries
  • Become familiar with approaches that can be used to address threats facing entire ecosystems
  • Discover strategies that bring multiple organizations and private individuals together to achieve common goals and seek common solutions
  • Learn about a variety of working groups used to cope with complex environmental issues in Florida
  • Develop skills in listening, communicating, moderating group dynamics, and facilitating to cope with conflict
  • Online: To be completed at your own pace anytime between 22 September - 24 October 2014.
  • In–person: Two-day in-person training on 29 - 30 October, 2014, at Wekiwa Springs State Park,
    Apopka Florida
  • Registration: $275 (does not include lodging)
  • Food: Coffee, water, snacks, and lunch will be provided by NATA during both days of the training. Workshop participants will be responsible for any other meals.
  • Optional Lodging: $40/person/night at Wekiwa Springs State Park (2 people per cabin; 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.
  • Group registration: rates are available for a single agency registering multiple participants. Please contact the workshop coordinator ( for details


Registration closes September 12, 2014

Cancellation requests are subject to a $50 fee;

no refunds will be offered after registration closes