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Conservation Site Assessment & Planning

Conservation Site Assessment
& Planning

Presented in a hybrid format, this workshop builds a foundation of skills useful in conducting site assessments and developing resource management plans.

Online: 16 March - 10 April 2015
In-person: 14-15 April 2015, Ordway-Swisher Biological Station, Melrose FL

In this workshop, 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/management needs
  • Identify site-specific threats to natural resources
  • Develop management objectives and design management strategies that effectively address these 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
  • Online: To be completed at your own pace anytime between 16 March - 10 April, 2015
  • In–person: Two day in-person training on 14-15 April, 2015, at Ordway-Swisher Biological Station, Melrose FL
  • Tuition: $275.00 (does not include lodging)
  • Optional Lodging: $45/person/night at Gold Head Branch State Park (2 people per cabin; NATA will make reservations and match roommates).
    Please note there is no internet access at the park. If you prefer to secure your own lodging we recommend the Waldo Inn & Suites in Waldo, FL.
  • Food: NATA will provide lunch on both days of the workshop; breakfast and dinner will not be provided. Coffee, water, and snacks will provided throughout the workshop.
  • Group registration: Discounted rates are available for a single agency registering multiple participants. Please contact the workshop coordinator ( for details


Registration closes 6 March 2015

Cancellation requests are subject to a $50 fee;

no refunds will be offered after registration closes

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