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Education for Professionals

Explores opportunities related to continuing education for invasive species management professionals (latest calendar dates listed first). Includes educational materials and coursework information. A listing of previous year's educational opportunities is available on the Archives page. See our searchable database of future and past Conferences and Workshops related to invasive species.

Course Calendar - 2013

Vegetation Rapid Assessment and Relevé Protocols
California Native Plant Society.
Sep 10-12, 2013
Trukee, California
The course will be a combination of lecture and field exercises in vegetation sampling with a focus on collecting data using a combined vegetation rapid assessment / relevé method.

Aquatic Plant I.D. Workshop
Wild Ones.
Aug 24-25, 2013
Are you a fisheries biologist, botanist, environmental consultant, biological technician, aquatic biologist, extension agent, college student, etc. who would like to improve your knowledge of aquatic plant identification? If so, be sure to sign up for the Gratiot Lake Conservancy-sponsored Aquatic Plant Workshop in Michigan'ss Upper Peninsula. This class will also be useful to volunteer monitors or lake association members interested in learning how to identify aquatic plants and invasive species in order to protect healthy ecosystems in inland lakes.

Managing Visitors & Volunteers / All Natural Areas Training Academy Workshops
University of Florida; The Nature Conservancy.
Online: to be completed at your own pace anytime during Aug 19-Oct 11, 2013
In Person: Oct 16, 2013 - Gold Head Branch State Park, Keystone Heights, Florida
Presented in a hybrid format (a combination of online and in-person training), this workshop will provide guidance on how to integrate visitors and volunteers into natural areas management.

Pollinator Conservation Planning Short Course
The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
Aug 14, 2013
State College, Pennsylvania
This full day training will provide you with the latest science-based approaches to reversing the trend of pollinator declines, and will equip you with the recipes necessary to protect and manage habitat for these vital insects.
Note: This training is taking place during the 2013 International Conference on Pollinator Biology, Health and Policy.

2013 Basic Wildland Firefighter Training / All Natural Areas Training Academy Workshops
University of Florida; The Nature Conservancy.
Aug 12-16, 2013
Classroom training - Gainesville, Florida
Field training - Melrose, Florida
This course prepares the individual to participate in wildland fire management/fire suppression activities as a Firefighter Type II qualified fire crew.

Field Techniques for Invasive Plant Management - CLM2139
DOI. FWS. National Conservation Training Center.
Aug 5-9, 2013
Shepherdstown, West Virginia
This course introduces participants to invasive plant management at the field level. Instruction will include invasive plant ecology; road maintenance and its influence on the introduction and distribution of invasives; mapping and monitoring invasive plants; invasive control methods; the proper and safe use of recommended equipment; and applicable Refuge System policy. Other topics include preparing pesticide use proposals, interpreting herbicide labels, and identifying Best Management Practices.

Working Across Boundaries to Protect Ecosystems / All Natural Areas Training Academy Workshops
University of Florida; The Nature Conservancy.
Online: To be completed at your own pace anytime during the period Jul 22-Sep 13, 2013
In Person: Sep 17-18, 2013 - Wekiwa Springs State Park, Apopka, Florida
Presented in a hybrid format (a combination of online and in-person training), this workshop builds an appreciation of how to manage natural areas as part of a larger ecosystem, in coordination with neighboring land owners, land managers, and other outside influences.

Weed Day -- July 11, 2013
University of California - Davis. College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences. Department of Plant Sciences.
University of California - Davis
Annual event that offers farm advisors, pest control advisors, applicators, growers, chemical company cooperators, college faculty and students, and regulatory officials an opportunity to learn about current weed science research at the University of California.

North American Invasive Plant Ecology and Management Short Course (NAIPSC) - Special Session on Biocontrol
University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Jun 25-27, 2013
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, West Central Research and Extension Center, North Platte, Nebraska
The NAIPSC is three days of intense instruction and learning for those interested in the basics of invasive plant ecology and management. The course combines hands on workshops, site visits and instructor-led discussion sessions to provide the most in-depth, comprehensive education on a variety of principles and topics related to invasive plant ecology and management.

Aquatic Weed Control Short Course
University of Florida. Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension.
May 6-9, 2013
Coral Springs Marriott Hotel
Coral Springs, Florida

Cooperative Weed Management Area (CWMA) Training
Mid-Atlantic Invasive Plant Council.
Apr 24, 2013
Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve
St. Jones Reserve
Dover, Delaware
Learn how to establish, manage and fund a Cooperative Weed Management Area (CWMA) or Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (CISMA) or similar organization for the purpose of removing invasive plants and restoring natural habitats.

Cooperative Weed Management Area (CWMA) Training
Mid-Atlantic Invasive Plant Council.
Apr 23, 2013
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
National Conservation Training Center
Shepherdstown, West Virginia
Learn how to establish, manage and fund a Cooperative Weed Management Area (CWMA) or Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (CISMA) or similar organization for the purpose of removing invasive plants and restoring natural habitats.

Brown Bag with Forestry Webinar Series
University of California - Berkeley.
Monthly lunch webinars begin Jan 28, 2013, continue monthly through Jun 2013.
The goal of these programs is to present cutting edge research to professional foresters, landowners, policy makers, and organizations with an interest in forestry issues.
Note: Webinar recordings are available.

Conservation Site Assessment and Planning
University of Florida; The Nature Conservancy.
Online: To be completed at your own pace anytime between Jan 15 and Feb 26, 2013 AND
In-person: Two day field trip Feb 27-28, 2013 at Ordway Swisher Biological Station, Melrose, Florida
Dedicated to the Sound Management of Florida's Natural Areas. 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.

Invasive Species ID Workshop (PDF | 127 KB)
Nebraska Invasive Species Council.
Jan 17, 2013 - North Platte, Nebraska
Jan 8, 2013 - Lincoln, Nebraska
Hands-on training in identification and reporting of Nebraska's invasive species. Receive a copy of the new invasive species field guide. Learn what species to watch for and how to prevent their spread.

Vegetation Mapping Workshop
California Native Plant Society.
Jan 16-18, 2013
University of California - Berkeley, California and Mount Tamalpais

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