United States Forest Service & Back to Natives Restoration Training Program

Back to Natives Nursery United States Forest Service & Back to Natives Restoration Training Program The United States Forest Service & Back to Natives Restoration Training Program January 19, 2017 – March 4, 2017 Back to Natives Restoration, in a cooperative agreement with the Cleveland National Forest, provides hands on habitat restoration training over the course of a 7 week training program. Each training session focused on specific aspects of the restoration process from tool and trail safety training, to native and non-native plant identification, proper site entry/exit protocol as well as mechanical/physical abatement techniques to reduce soil disturbance and possible weed seed germination. Graduates of this course are certified to lead groups of volunteers in habitat restoration projects. This is a REAL CLASS. Expect weekly quizzes, homework and a final exam! When: Thursdays 6 – 9PM & Saturdays 8AM-2PM Students gathered for a safety meeting before beginning hands-on training in the USFS BTN Restoration Training class.Jan. 19 Orientation Jan. 21 Field Lab: Site Assessment Jan. 26 Site Assessment Jan. 28 USFS Volunteer Training Feb. 2 Supervising Volunteers/Herbaceous Perennials Feb. 4 Field Lab: Supervising Volunteers/ Perennials Feb. 9 Shrubs & Small trees Feb. 11 Field Lab: Shrubs & small trees Feb. 16 Mustards, Chemical/Bio Controls Feb. 18 Field Lab: Mustards Feb. 23 Sub-Shrubs Feb. 25 Field Lab: Sub-Shrubs Mar. 2 Final Exam – written Mar. 4 Final Exam – practical restoration trainingWhere: Field Labs will be in the Cleveland National Forest and other locations TBA within Orange County. Who’s invited: Anyone interested in hiking Orange County trails to identify invasive plants, remove them when possible, and report them when assistance is needed. Staff and Volunteers from all wildland agencies, organizations and non-profits are also welcome to participate, and then share the knowledge and skills gained to restore their own lands. Age requirement: 16 years and older. Individuals younger than 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent. Cost (incl. tool sanitization kit and textbook: Invasive Plants of California’s Wildlands by Bossard, Randall & Hoshovsky): Volunteers: $150.00 & two hours of time spent volunteering with Back to Natives monthly for a year after graduation. Certification received AFTER volunteer hours are completed. Agency/organization staff: $300.00. Certification received IMMEDIATELY upon graduation. Why: Ecological restoration is a means of sustaining the diversity of life on Earth and reestablishing healthy ecosystems. This program is for those interested in the restoration and conservation of Orange County wildlands. Successful habitat restoration ensures that native species are protected while non-native species are removed efficiently, and with minimal human impact to the site. This program will acquaint participants with non-chemical, low impact weed removal methods. Registration: Coming soon! 0 stars, based on 0 reviews 0 5
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United States Forest Service & Back to Natives Restoration Training Program
United States Forest Service & Back to Natives Restoration Training Program
United States Forest Service & Back to Natives Restoration Training Program
United States Forest Service & Back to Natives Restoration Training Program
United States Forest Service & Back to Natives Restoration Training Program
United States Forest Service & Back to Natives Restoration Training Program
United States Forest Service & Back to Natives Restoration Training Program
United States Forest Service & Back to Natives Restoration Training Program
United States Forest Service & Back to Natives Restoration Training Program
United States Forest Service & Back to Natives Restoration Training Program
United States Forest Service & Back to Natives Restoration Training Program
United States Forest Service & Back to Natives Restoration Training Program

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United States Forest Service & Back to Natives Restoration Training Program

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The United States Forest Service & Back to Natives Restoration Training Program
January 19, 2017 – March 4, 2017

Back to Natives Restoration, in a cooperative agreement with the Cleveland National Forest, provides hands on habitat restoration training over the course of a 7 week training program. Each training session focused on specific aspects of the restoration process from tool and trail safety training, to native and non-native plant identification, proper site entry/exit protocol as well as mechanical/physical abatement techniques to reduce soil disturbance and possible weed seed germination. Graduates of this course are certified to lead groups of volunteers in habitat restoration projects. This is a REAL CLASS. Expect weekly quizzes, homework and a final exam!

When: Thursdays 6 – 9PM & Saturdays 8AM-2PM

Students gathered for a safety meeting before beginning hands-on training in the USFS BTN Restoration Training class.Jan. 19 Orientation
Jan. 21 Field Lab: Site Assessment
Jan. 26 Site Assessment
Jan. 28 USFS Volunteer Training
Feb. 2 Supervising Volunteers/Herbaceous Perennials
Feb. 4 Field Lab: Supervising Volunteers/ Perennials
Feb. 9 Shrubs & Small trees
Feb. 11 Field Lab: Shrubs & small trees
Feb. 16 Mustards, Chemical/Bio Controls
Feb. 18 Field Lab: Mustards
Feb. 23 Sub-Shrubs
Feb. 25 Field Lab: Sub-Shrubs
Mar. 2 Final Exam – written
Mar. 4 Final Exam – practical

restoration trainingWhere: Field Labs will be in the Cleveland National Forest and other locations TBA within Orange County.

Who’s invited: Anyone interested in hiking Orange County trails to identify invasive plants, remove them when possible, and report them when assistance is needed. Staff and Volunteers from all wildland agencies, organizations and non-profits are also welcome to participate, and then share the knowledge and skills gained to restore their own lands. Age requirement: 16 years and older. Individuals younger than 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent.

Cost (incl. tool sanitization kit and textbook: Invasive Plants of California’s Wildlands by Bossard, Randall & Hoshovsky):

Volunteers: $150.00 & two hours of time spent volunteering with Back to Natives monthly for a year after graduation. Certification received AFTER volunteer hours are completed.
Agency/organization staff: $300.00. Certification received IMMEDIATELY upon graduation.

Why: Ecological restoration is a means of sustaining the diversity of life on Earth and reestablishing healthy ecosystems. This program is for those interested in the restoration and conservation of Orange County wildlands. Successful habitat restoration ensures that native species are protected while non-native species are removed efficiently, and with minimal human impact to the site. This program will acquaint participants with non-chemical, low impact weed removal methods.

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The United States Forest Service & Back to Natives Restoration Training Program
January 18, 2018 – March 10, 2018

Back to Natives Restoration, in a cooperative agreement with the Cleveland National Forest, provides hands on habitat restoration training over the course of a 7 week training program. Each training session focused on specific aspects of the restoration process from tool and trail safety training, to native and non-native plant identification, proper site entry/exit protocol as well as mechanical/physical abatement techniques to reduce soil disturbance and possible weed seed germination. Graduates of this course are certified to lead groups of volunteers in habitat restoration projects. This is a REAL CLASS. Expect weekly quizzes, homework and a final exam!

When: Thursdays 6 – 9PM & Saturdays 8AM-2PM

Students gathered for a safety meeting before beginning hands-on training in the USFS BTN Restoration Training class.Jan. 19 Orientation
Jan. 21 Field Lab: Site Assessment
Jan. 26 Site Assessment
Jan. 28 USFS Volunteer Training
Feb. 2 Supervising Volunteers/Herbaceous Perennials
Feb. 4 Field Lab: Supervising Volunteers/ Perennials
Feb. 9 Shrubs & Small trees
Feb. 11 Field Lab: Shrubs & small trees
Feb. 16 Mustards, Chemical/Bio Controls
Feb. 18 Field Lab: Mustards
Feb. 23 Sub-Shrubs
Feb. 25 Field Lab: Sub-Shrubs
Mar. 2 Final Exam – written
Mar. 4 Final Exam – practical

restoration trainingWhere: Field Labs will be in the Cleveland National Forest and other locations TBA within Orange County.

Who’s invited: Anyone interested in hiking Orange County trails to identify invasive plants, remove them when possible, and report them when assistance is needed. Staff and Volunteers from all wildland agencies, organizations and non-profits are also welcome to participate, and then share the knowledge and skills gained to restore their own lands. Age requirement: 16 years and older. Individuals younger than 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent.

Cost (incl. tool sanitization kit and textbook: Invasive Plants of California’s Wildlands by Bossard, Randall & Hoshovsky):

Volunteers: $150.00 & two hours of time spent volunteering with Back to Natives monthly for a year after graduation. Certification received AFTER volunteer hours are completed.
Agency/organization staff: $300.00. Certification received IMMEDIATELY upon graduation.

Why: Ecological restoration is a means of sustaining the diversity of life on Earth and reestablishing healthy ecosystems. This program is for those interested in the restoration and conservation of Orange County wildlands. Successful habitat restoration ensures that native species are protected while non-native species are removed efficiently, and with minimal human impact to the site. This program will acquaint participants with non-chemical, low impact weed removal methods.

Registration: Coming soon!

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