United States Forest Service & Back to Natives Restoration Training Program GreenShirt Volunteer Refresher Registration
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The United States Forest Service & Back to Natives Restoration Training Program-Refresher for GreenShirts
January 27, 2018, from 8AM-4PM
Back to Natives Restoration, in a cooperative agreement with the Cleveland National Forest, provides hands on refresher class and Exam for the Restoration Training Program. This one day refresher class will focus on specific key 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, so annual Continuing Education Units(CEUs) and a refresher course is required every two years to maintain certification recognition. This is a REAL CLASS to RENEW YOU CERTIFICATION. Expect a final exam!
When: Saturday January 27th 8AM-4PM
Field Lab will be in the Santiago Nature Reserve in Santa Ana and possibly the Cleveland National Forest. from 8AM until 11AM (please arrive by 730AM to be sure class starts on time!)
Class Review and Recertification Exam will be at downtown Anaheim Community Center, from 12Noon to 4PM. Please be prepared to take notes and the EXAM! We recommend a sack lunch so you can head directly to the classroom!
Who’s invited: Everyone who has complete the USFS & Back to Natives Restoration Training Program in the past, to identify invasive plants, remove them when possible, and report them when assistance is needed.
Cost: $25 (tool sanitization kit and textbook: Invasive Plants of California’s Wildlands by Bossard, Randall & Hoshovsky Can be made available for purchase at the class. Please let us know in advance if you wish to purchase the textbook or a new sanitizing kit):
Why: Ecological restoration is a means of sustaining the diversity of life on Earth and reestablishing healthy ecosystems. The USFS and Back to Natives Restoration Training 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 for the 2018 full Restoration Training Program: Coming soon!