Sunday, March 2, 2008

Restoration Planning and Techniques for Forested Lands, April 15-17, 2008

Register before Friday, March 7 to receive the early registration rate.
The Natural Areas Training Academy
Restoration Planning and Techniques for Forested Lands
Date: April 15-17, 2008
Location: Nature's Classroom, Thonotosassa, Florida
Tuition: $347.00 (On or before March 7, 2008)
(Includes registration, materials, field trip transportation, lunches)
Lodging: Not included in the price of tuition
This course emphasizes best management practices for restoring biological diversity and ecological processes to forested lands. The focus of this workshop will be on the forested lands of southwest Florida, although methodology will be applicable to other areas in Florida. Topics covered will include fire management, groundcover restoration, herbicide treatments for restoration, mechanical management, use of silviculture in ecological restoration, and monitoring success and adaptive management. The course will include classroom lecture, case study presentations, and field site visits. Flatwoods, sandhill, and scrub habitats will be featured.
Participants will learn how to:
  • Assess forested lands to determine their current status
  • Create feasible restoration goals tied to a stated desired future condition
  • Set objectives and choose management options to reach those goals
  • Use management practices to restore biological diversity to conservation lands
Please visit the Natural Areas Training Academy web site for more information and registration:
Classroom instructors may include:
Michael Andreu, Ph.D., University of Florida
Steven J. Harper, Ph.D., Pinellas County Department of Environmental Management
Kevin Love, Southwest Florida Water Management District
Robert J. Northrop, University of Florida/Hillsborough County Extension
Steve Morrison, The Nature Conservancy
Zach Prusak, The Nature Conservancy
Field instructors may include:
Mary Barnwell, Southwest Florida Water Management District
Nancy Bissett, The Natives
Ken Bradshaw, Hillsborough County
Bernie Kaiser, Hillsborough County
Butch Mallett, Florida Division of Forestry
Special thanks to: The Lykes Family Fund, Southwest Florida Water Management District, Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department
Linda Demetropoulos, Manager
Natural Areas Training Academy
The Nature Conservancy/
University of Florida/IFAS Extension
School of Natural Resources and Environment
P.O. Box 110230, University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida 32611
Phone (352) 392-3210
FAX (352) 392-7383

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