The Eastern Region of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service is pleased to announce an upcoming webinar series “Changing Landscapes: Land Use Planning Curriculum.” Five, 45-minute webinars with associated case studies, followed by 15-minute discussions, and a 1-hour open discussion to end the series are planned. This series builds on the 2015 online publication Changing Landscapes: Land Use Planning Curriculum for Natural Resource Professionals and its associated 21 factsheets made available to you in the attached flyer.
Webinar content includes the history of planning, policies that direct planning, essential collaborative and conflict resolution skills, and how regulatory and non-regulatory tools are used in planning.
The training is targeted at anyone interested in the planning process who hopes to become more familiar with its many aspects and uses. It’s meant to improve the skill set of those who are not versed in planning, are interested in how planning tools can be used to protect natural resources, and aspire to encourage green investment when development occurs, rather than after it occurs.
This webinar series was developed by Laurie Brown, Conservation Ecologist, and Becca Pruett, Landscape Designer, Vireo. Vireo is an award-winning, LEED-certified landscape architecture, environmental, and land use planning and design consulting firm based in Kansas City, MO, and Omaha, NE.
The webinar series is free and provides ISA Certified Arborist credits.