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to Climate Change: A Short Course for Land Managers
U.S. Forest Service. Climate Change Resource Center.
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.
International Short Course in Agroecology, Integrated
Pest Management (IPM) and Sustainable Agriculture
Michigan State University. World Technology Access
Weed School / Weed
Science School / Online
Education Programs / Annual
University of California. Cooperative Extension.
Weed Research & Information Center.
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
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.
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
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
Education for Natural Resources Professionals /
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.
Humboldt Field Research Institute; Eagle Hill Foundation
and Natural Resources Webinars
Southern Regional Extension Forestry. Foresty Webinars
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.
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.
Seminars and Workshops
The seminars stimulate deliberations and
problem solving for issues related to unique areas
of natural resource management.
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
of Texas Workshops
Texasinvasives.org - Pulling Together
A citizen science program to detect and report
Plant Control Certificate Workshop Series and Webcast
interactive online discussion and presentation about
various topics relating to caring for natural lands
The Stewardship Network.
Invasive Plant Control, Inc. Webinar Series
Invasive Plant Control, Inc.
Series of free webinar series, changing monthly.
Plant Inventory and Survey Methods for Land Managers:
A Web Seminar Series
Montana State University. Center for Invasive Species
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
Archive from the Nature Conservancy, Global Invasive
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
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.
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.
Integrated Pest Management Education
University of Minnesota. College of Continuing
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
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.
County (Washingtion) Noxious Weed Management Workshops
King County Department of Natural Resources. Water
and Land Resources Division.
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.
Plant Diagnostic Network First Detector On-line Training
Modules (requires free account
to access) / Training
National Plant Diagnostic Network.
Available Year Round
Native Plant Master Program
Colorado State. University Cooperative Extension. Jefferson County.
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
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.
Organic Farming Association Organic Land Care Accreditation
Northeast Organic Farming Association Organic Land
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
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.
University of Florida. Institute of Food and Agricultural
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).
Planning Short Courses (various States)
The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
Training Workshops - Introduction to Science Filmmaking
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.
Herbicide Applicator Conference
University of Florida. Institute of Food and Agricultural
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
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.
& Workshops (includes invasive species related)
Univeristy of California. Cooperative Extension. El Dorado
Watercraft Inspection and Decontamination Training - Level 1 Inspector Training
Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission. Aquatic
There are two levels of Watercraft Inspection and Decontamination
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.
Workshop Material: Preventing the Introduction & Spread
of Invasive Species and Yellow Starthistle
University of California Cooperative Extensin. Central
Includes presentations, publications and handouts,
and workshop videos.
Hazard Management Workshops
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
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
Includes information to become a Cal-IPC Training Wildland
Manager and also Habitat Restoration Workdays.