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1:00 pm i-Tree Software: A Free Tool for...
i-Tree Software: A Free Tool for...
Aug 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
This course teaches you to use i-Tree, a state-of-the-art software suite created by the USDA Forest Service that provides urban forestry analysis and benefits assessment tools. The i-Tree tools help communities of all sizes to strengthen their urban forest management and advocacy efforts by quantifying the structure of community trees and the environmental services that trees provide. Learn how you can report on individual trees, parcels, neighborhoods, cities, and even entire states. By understanding the local, tangible ecosystem services that trees provide, i-Tree users can link urban forest management activities with environmental quality and community livability. Whether your interest is [more...]
1:00 pm Monitoring and Documentation: Th...
Monitoring and Documentation: Th...
Sep 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Monitoring your conservation and education projects and providing valid documentation are key elements of successful certification application. This course explains why monitoring and documentation are so important to documenting your success and ensuring continuous improvement of your efforts. You’ll learn the basics of acquiring baseline data—what is there, and how many? You’ll also learn how advanced monitoring can contribute to citizen science programs and why your data matters so much to the scientific community. We’ll also explore ways to select the right citizen science projects for your program. Level: Highly recommended for beginners in WHC’s certification programs, but is also [more...]
1:00 pm Building Effective Partnerships:...
Building Effective Partnerships:...
Oct 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Trying to build a lasting partnership in conservation and community engagement? Learn time-tested steps to ensure your partnership will be mutually beneficial and last from the first excitement-filled meeting well into a mature habitat enhancement program. Case studies from both older and newer partnerships will be featured, demonstrating techniques on how to reach and define your shared mission and goals to keep everyone working together. Just like planting a garden or habitat, partnerships take time to grow and need tending—let successful partners share tips on how they made it work. Level: Recommended for those beginning or considering a partnership for conservation or [more...]

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