Online Invasive Species Management Training Program
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About the event
Welcome to NAISMA's Online Invasive Species Management Training Program. This program is designed to provide the education needed for professionals and students who are managing or learning to manage invasive species. Courses provide the most current invasive species identification, control, and management techniques and comply with local and federal regulations.
There are 6 courses to choose from.
Completion of ISM 110 or successful test-out is required to take upper level courses.
Courses can be taken one or two at a time.
The average time required for each course is approximately 1-2 hours per week.
Upon completion of the six courses, students will receive a Certificate of Invasive Species Management from NAISMA.
Efforts to control invasive species are often piecemeal and under-funded. Compounding the problem is a lack of trained field specialists to lead/assist with control and management efforts. People seeking invasive species management positions usually have training in biology, forestry, agronomy, or related fields – but generally no training or field experience in controlling invasive species.
In response to this need, NAISMA is offering a unique college-level online professional development program to train Invasive Species Field Specialists. The program provides a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of ISM (Invasive Species Management) – including strategies and methods for Prevention, Early Detection and Rapid Response, and Control.
The Spring 2018 semester is a 14-week program beginning Monday, February 5, 2018. The spring semester will end on Wednesday, May 23, 2018.