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Education for Professionals

Explores opportunities related to continuing education for invasive species management professionals. Includes educational materials and coursework information.

IPM3 -- Integrated Pest Managment Education
University of Minnesota. College of Continuing Education.
IPM3 is a consortium of federal agencies and land-grant institutions dedicated to the efficient and timely delivery of practical integrated pest information to individuals responsible for developing and implementing Integrated Pest Management (IPM). IPM3 provides a Web-based, distance delivery opportunity for people interested in IPM to become proficient in the principles and application of IPM. Increasing the quality and consistency of IPM training among Federal agencies and their adoption of an IPM approach for invasive species management will certainly help minimize harm to the environment, to human health, and to wildlife. See Registration page to register online.

General Course Information

Adapting to Climate Change: A Short Course for Land Managers
U.S. Forest Service. Climate Change Resource Center.
Online course, also available on DVD.
This short course summarizes the state-of-the science for natural resource managers and decisionmakers regarding climate variability, change, climate projections, and ecological and management responses to climate variability.

An International Short Course in Agroecology, Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and Sustainable Agriculture
Michigan State University. World Technology Access Program.

Aquatic Weed School / Weed Science School / Online Education Programs / Annual Weed Day
University of California. Cooperative Extension. Weed Research & Information Center.

Calendar of Events
Colorado Weed Management Association.
Each year CWMA sponsors a Spring Training School which presents core information to weed professionals. In late-fall we offer the Annual Conference which focuses on current topics of interest.

California Native Plant Society (CNPS) and Professional Training
California Native Plant Society.
The Plant Science Training Program specializes in providing workshops for professional botanists, biologists, and ecologists to teach the skills and provide the tools and resources for conducting sound scientific surveys for rare plants, rare plant communities, vegetation, and wetlands.

Certified Manager of Invasive Plants (CMIP)
North American Invasive Species Management Association.

Citizen's Guide to the Control of Invasive Plants in Wetland and Riparian Areas (Apr 2003; PDF | 1.2 MB)
Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay.
Provides an excellent overview of how to plan a volunteer invasive plant removal work day and includes information on recruitment, safety, supervision, and other relevant topics.

Clean Boats, Clean Waters Workshop Schedule
University of Wisconsin. Extension Lakes Program. Clean Boats, Clean Waters Program.

Conservation Science and Policy - Course Information
DOI. Fish and Wildlife Service.
National Conservation Training Center, Shepherdstown, West Virginia

Continuing Education for Natural Resources Professionals / Workshop Calendar
USDA. Forest Service.

Emerald Ash Borer University - EmeraldAshBorer.info
Michigan Department of Agriculture; Michigan Department of Natural Resources; Michigan State University; USDA. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service and Forest Service.
Free webinars, registration is required. Webinars are archived and available on demand.

Ecological Restoration Seminars
Humboldt Field Research Institute; Eagle Hill Foundation (Maine).

Forestry and Natural Resources Webinars
Southern Regional Extension Forestry. Foresty Webinars Portal.
Nonnative plants continue to invade and spread through forests in the South. These infestations increasingly erode forest productivity, hinder forest use and management activities, and degrade diversity, habitat, and our recreational experiences. Managers and landowners need to recognize and be able to identify these threats. Archived webinars are available to view at any time.

Forestry Related Workshops and Webinars
University of California. Forest Research and Outreach.

HACCP Training
Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point Planning for Natural Resource Management.

IPC (Invasive Plant Control) Web Solutions Webinars
IPC Web Solutions; University of Georgia, Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health.
Series of free webinars to assist in the managment of invasive species.

International Seminars and Workshops
USDA. FS. International Programs.
The seminars stimulate deliberations and problem solving for issues related to unique areas of natural resource management.

Introduced Reptile Early Detection and Documention (REDDy)
University of Florida. IFAS. Department of Wildlife Ecology & Conservation.
REDDYy is a free, online course that will teach participants how to recognize and report large, invasive reptiles.

Invaders of Texas Workshops
Texasinvasives.org - Pulling Together Initiative.
A citizen science program to detect and report invasive species.

Invasive Plant Atlas of New England (IPANE) Invasive Species Workshops (view Calendar of Events on right)
Invasive Plant Atlas of New England (IPANE).
Are you a plant lover or enthusiast? Are invasive plant species the scourge of your garden? Are you looking for a way to make a difference to the future of New England's environment? Theses workshops can help you learn more about invasive species!

Invasive Plant Control Certificate Workshop Series and Webcast Archives (free interactive online discussion and presentation about various topics relating to caring for natural lands and waters)
The Stewardship Network.

Invasive Plant Control, Inc. Webinar Series
Invasive Plant Control, Inc.
Series of free webinar series, changing monthly.

Invasive Plant Inventory and Survey Methods for Land Managers: A Web Seminar Series
Montana State University. Center for Invasive Species Management.
Jan 13 - Feb 24, 2010, scheduled on Wed of each week
Six free interactive web seminars on invasive plant inventory and survey methods are being offered by the Center for Invasive Plant Management and the Western Integrated Pest Management Center. This seminar series is based on chapters from the publication Inventory and Survey Methods for Nonindigenous Plant Species - Table of Contents (PDF | 392 KB) (L.J. Rew and M.L. Pokorny, editors, 2006, Montana State University Extension). Seminars will be recorded and is available for viewing shortly after each live session.

Invasive Species Learning Networks
Invasive.org.
Archive from the Nature Conservancy, Global Invasive Species Team.

Invasive Species Management - Environmental Science Technology Program (PDF | 251 KB)
Invasive Plant Control, Inc.
Southeastern Community College, Whiteville, North Carolina
Southeastern Community College is offering the first ever college-level program to train invasive species field managers. Under this program, students may complete classes for continuing education requirements, a Certificate of Invasive Species Management, or an Associate in Science degree in Environmental Science Technology with a second year focus in invasive species management.

Invasive Species Management Training Program (Online)
Invasive Plant Control, Inc.
Southeastern Community College, Whiteville, North Carolina
The five core courses in the program cover all aspects of invasive species management - including preclearance of commodities at foreign ports of exports, border clearance at ports of entry, early detection and rapid response, and control. Under this program, students may complete classes for continuing education requirements, a Certificate of Invasive Species Management, or an Associate in Science degree in Environmental Science Technology with a second year focus in invasive species management.

IPM3 -- Integrated Pest Managment Education
University of Minnesota. College of Continuing Education.
IPM3 is a consortium of federal agencies and land-grant institutions dedicated to the efficient and timely delivery of practical integrated pest information to individuals responsible for developing and implementing Integrated Pest Management (IPM). IPM3 provides a Web-based, distance delivery opportunity for people interested in IPM to become proficient in the principles and application of IPM. Increasing the quality and consistency of IPM training among Federal agencies and their adoption of an IPM approach for invasive species management will certainly help minimize harm to the environment, to human health, and to wildlife. See Registration page to register online.

King County (Washingtion) Noxious Weed Management Workshops
King County Department of Natural Resources. Water and Land Resources Division.

Minnesota EAB Community Preparedness Workshops
Minnesota Department of Agriculture.
In Jun 2010, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, University of Minnesota and the City of St. Paul presented workshops throughout Minnesota to provide information to communities preparing for the arrival of the Emerald ash borer.

National Plant Diagnostic Network First Detector On-line Training Modules (requires free account to access) / Training Workshops
National Plant Diagnostic Network.
Available Year Round

Native Plant Master Program
Colorado State. University Cooperative Extension. Jefferson County.

Natural Areas Training Academy - Workshops for the Certificate in Nature Areas Management
University of Florida; Nature Conservancy.
Dedicated to the Sound Management of Florida's Natural Areas.

North American Invasive Plant Ecology & Management Short Course
University of Nebreska - Lincoln.
The North American Invasive Plant Ecology and Management Short Course (NAIPSC) is 3 days of intense instruction and learning for those interested in the basics of invasive plant ecology and management.

Northeast Organic Farming Association Organic Land Care Accreditation Course
Northeast Organic Farming Association Organic Land Care.
Growing public awareness of pesticide use hazards and new legislation mandating least toxic and non-toxic alternatives are fueling a new market opportunity for professionals with knowledge of organic land care. This 30-hour course for professionals will provide the education needed for an understanding of organic land care design and maintenance.

Oregon Vegetation Management Association
Oregon Vegetation Management Association.
Organization which offers an annual conference with Oregon Department of Agriculture accredited classes to maintain herbicide applicator licenses. We also have credits available for Washington applicator licenses.

Pesticide Information Office
University of Florida. Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension.

Pesticide Risk Reduction Education Short Courses
University of Hawai'i - Mānoa. College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources.
Short course is offered to help those who are preparing to take the Hawaii Department of Agriculture's exam for certification to buy, use, or supervise the use of restricted use pesticides in Hawaii. Study packet, 400+ pages, in print form may be ordered without registering for the short course.

Plant Stewardship Index (PSI) Educational Programs
Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve (Pennsylvania).

Pollinator Conservation Planning Short Courses (various States)
The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

ScienceFilm Training Workshops - Introduction to Science Filmmaking
ScienceFilm.
Offering immersion workshop to particpants to communicate scientific findings, natural history information, or conservation messages by creating compelling, professional-quality videos. Workshop are attending for academic scientists at any level and professional biologists. Interested individuals from the general public will be also be considered.

Southeast Herbicide Applicator Conference
University of Florida. Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension.
The Southeast Herbicide Applicator Conference brings together more than 175 applicators, educators, and industry representatives to learn new techniques and refresh core competencies in aquatic and upland weed control. This course focuses on invasive and exotic species affecting the Southeast and provides many networking opportunities so that participants may share field experiences and lessons learned. Contuing Education Credit is available for various southeastern states.

Stewardship Network Webcasts
Stewardship Network.
The Stewardship Network builds the capacity of organizations, individuals, and businesses to preserve, restore, and manage Michigan's natural lands and waters. Free webinars are held every second Wednesday on the month 11:45 - 1 pm. Archived webinars are available for $10.

Stream Restoration Program - River Courses
North Carolina State University.

Events & Workshops (includes invasive species related)
Univeristy of California. Cooperative Extension. El Dorado County.

Watercraft Inspection and Decontamination Training - Level 1 Inspector Training
Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission. Aquatic Invasive Species.
There are two levels of Watercraft Inspection and Decontamination training. Level I Training is directed at state, federal and local natural resource and boating agency personnel, water users of all types, law makers, policy makers, and border/lake inspection personnel, marina operators and commercial boat transport operators. Inspector and Decontamination Training is designed for those individuals who are currently or will soon become active in setting-up or implementing watercraft inspection and decontamination programs for their respective agencies, organizations or businesses. For schedule, see Upcoming Classes.

Weed Workshop Material: Preventing the Introduction & Spread of Invasive Species and Yellow Starthistle
University of California Cooperative Extensin. Central Sierra.
Includes presentations, publications and handouts, and workshop videos.

Airport Wildlife Hazard Management Workshops
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

Wildland Invasive Weed Field Courses
California Invasive Plant Council.
Full-day courser provide expert instruction on core topicst for wildland weed management. Courses are designed for professional land managers and restoration volunteers — newcomers and old-timers, professionals and committed volunteers alike. Includes information to become a Cal-IPC Training Wildland Manager and also Habitat Restoration Workdays.

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AIS-HACCP: Aquatic Invasive Species - Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point
Minnesota Sea Grant; Sea Grant Great Lakes Network.

First Detector Training for the Master Gardener
BugwoodWiki.
The National Plant Diagnostic Network Training and Education Committee provides an easily accessible source of information, presentation materials, and images related to the detection of exotic or newly introduced plant pests.

Herbicide Resistant Weeds Training Modules / Press Release - Weed Science Society of America Launches Free Training Program on the Causes and Management of Herbicide Resistance in Weeds (Sep 27, 2011)
Weed Science Society of America.
WSSA is introducing a free training program designed to educate pesticide applicators, growers, agrichemical retailers, farm consultants and other stakeholders on herbicide resistance in weeds – a costly problem that threatens crop production across the U.S. and around the globe. The training is a peer reviewed (available also in Spanish), five-module program available as Web-based training, PowerPoint slides or video. WSSA plans to work with grower organizations, government agencies and others to disseminate the materials, with a special emphasis on reaching growers and agrichemical retailers. WSSA is also exploring continuing education credits for those who complete the courses.

Invasive Species Management Training Program (Online) (PDF | 46 KB)
Invasive Plant Control, Inc.
Southeastern Community College, Whiteville, North Carolina
The five core courses in the program cover all aspects of invasive species management – including preclearance of commodities at foreign ports of exports, border clearance at ports of entry, early detection and rapid response, and control. Under this program, students may complete classes for continuing education requirements, a Certificate of Invasive Species Management, or an Associate in Science degree in Environmental Science Technology with a second year focus in invasive species management.

TAME Pesticide CEU Training Courses
University of Florida. Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. TAME Invasives Portal.

Plant Biosecurity Management Course, 2006 Edition (Online course)
Louisiana State University. AgCenter. Extension Disaster Education Network.
The 2006 edition is geared toward Extension educators and specialists. However, it is readily usable by agricultural and horticultural producers, emergency managers, and public health officials who have a vested interest in plant biosecurity.

Videos
Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission. Aquatic Invasive Species.
Includes Don't Move a Mussel, Watercraft Inspection and Decontamination Training and more.

Watercraft Inspection Training Workshop - How to Organize a Workshop
University of Wisconsin. Extension Lakes Program. Clean Boats, Clean Waters Program.

Wide-Area Monitoring Webinars
Northeastern Integrated Pest Management Center.
Two free webinars on regional monitoring of pests and weather.

Wildland Weed Control - Training Videos
California Invasive Plant Council.
Cal-IPC, in partnership with the National Park Service's California Exotic Plant Managmement Team, presents training videos from their Field Courses.

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