Workshop: Collaborating to Manage Ecosystems

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Workshop: Collaborating to Manage Ecosystems

Time: October 29, 2014 to October 30, 2014
Location: Wekiwa Springs State Park
City/Town: Apopka, FL
Website or Map: http://wec.ufl.edu/nata/calen…
Event Type: training, workshop
Organized By: The Natural Areas Training Academy
Latest Activity: Jul 14, 2014

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Event Description

The Natural Areas Training Academy, in conjunction with the University of Florida and The Nature Conservancy, are offering a workshop to build an appreciation of how to manage natural areas as part of a larger ecosystem, in coordination with neighboring land owners. Particpants will:

  • Develop an understanding of the concept of 'ecosystem management' and its relevance to resource management
  • Identify the types of issues that most benefit from cooperation across ownership boundaries
  • Become familiar with approaches that can be used to address threats facing entire ecosystems
  • Discover strategies that bring multiple organizations and private individuals together to achieve common goals and seek common solutions
  • Learn about a variety of working groups used to cope with complex environmental issues in Florida
  • Develop skills in listening, communicating, moderating group dynamics, and facilitating to cope with conflict

The workshop can be done either online or in-person; the online workshop can be completed at your own pace anytime between 9/22/2014-10/24/2014. The in-person training workshop takes place in Wekiwa Springs State Park, Apopka, FL on October 29-30, 2014.

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