Sustainable Summits: Managing Public Access for the Protection of Rare Plant Communities
The Natural Areas Association (NAA) and the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation - Natural Heritage Program will host a VIRTUAL professional training on managing sensitive natural communities concurrently for biodiversity conservation and public access.
Sustainable Summits Managing Public Access for the Protection of Rare Plant Communities is a compact, interactive, virtual field workshop that will include expert-led discussions in connection to three high elevation sites with frequent public access in Virginia, Buffalo Mountain Natural Area Preserve, Bull Run Mountain Natural Area Preserve, and The Channels Natural Area Preserve. Along with the natural history, the field workshop will explore innovative stewardship strategies for improving the sustainability of public access to rare plant communities on public lands.
Filmed during an in-person field workshop in September 2021, the virtual field workshop will feature opportunities for collaboration and networking among land managers, ecologists, and outdoor recreation experts from around North America.
It is NAA's mission is to foster a community of professionals that come together to find solutions to our shared challenges. Although we offer many virtual ways for our community to connect, we know there is no substitute for bringing that community together face to face.
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