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Forest Stewardship 2021

Sat Oct 09 | 9am-12pm

Forest Stewardship is a series of classes held every Saturday of October. The goal of the Forest Stewardship program is to introduce practical concepts for identifying native species versus invasive species, basic science of its environmental impact, and methods for controlling invasive (or aggressive) species for the everyday community steward.

Participants will learn virtually with video lessons sent ahead of the Saturday classes and in-person at outdoor locations on Saturdays. The themes of each class are indicated below (and may change in response to class needs). Attendance at all four classes is required to receive the webinar link for the fourth class for your certificate of completion and to continue onto volunteer duties to become a Certified Forest Stewardship Volunteer.

  • Saturday, October 9: Identifying Native and Invasive Plant Species: Anatomy, Phytogeography, Phenology
  • Saturday, October 16: Invasive Plant Species: Why and How to Remove Invasive Plant Species
  • Saturday, October 23: Replanting with Natives: Understanding Ecological Interactions While Developing a Reforestation Plan
  • Saturday, October 30: Certified Volunteer Webinar / How to apply Forest Stewardship experience

Location: Virtual Pre-Work and Outdoors at Frazer Forest

Completion of Sessions: After completing this Forest Stewardship, you will be eligible to earn "Certified Volunteer" designation after meeting volunteer service leadership requirements. Certified Volunteer (CV) represents significant volunteer achievement for specific areas of expertise or leadership. Details for Certified Volunteer status will be covered in the webinar, including how CVs may organize projects within their neighborhood in partnership with Trees Atlanta.

*Need-based scholarships are available for community residents who are working in collaboration with their neighborhood associations or other conservation group. Requirements include organizing and/or leading one or more Invasive Removal projects in their community.

Please contact susan@treesatlanta.org if you need to request a fee waiver for further information.

CANCELLATION POLICY

Cancellations are permitted before 10 business days prior to the start of the event; however, all refunds are subject to a 5% or $5.00 processing fee, whichever is higher. Cancellations within 10 days of event will be refunded at 50%. This registration may be transferred.


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