Environmental Leadership Training Unit 1: From Science to Planning

Our trainings are in-depth, collaborative online courses. Participants must attend all three sessions as well as complete additional brief online coursework. These courses are designed for Vermonters serving on municipal boards or who work as conservation volunteers and want to learn more about the science and concepts involved in Vermont land use planning and land management.

This training (formerly known as NR 1) will introduce participants to important scientific concepts involved in planning for natural resources and focus on skills leaders need to operate effectively. Participants will explore the full suite of issues at play in natural resources planning, from forests and wildlife to floodplains and climate change. Presentations on context, ecological scale, and planning for whole Communities are interspersed with interactive hands-on activities that make this an intensive and exciting training.

  • Jens Hilke, Conservation Planner, VT Fish and Wildlife Department 
  • Lincoln Frasca, Conservation Planner, VT Fish and Wildlife Department 

Note: This is a 3-session training course. You must sign up for all three sessions if you wish to take this class and receive the certificate.

Session 1: October 24th, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.  (Online)
Session 2: October 31st, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (Online)
Session 3 November 7th, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (Online)

Register for ELT Unit 1


Event Date: 
Monday, October 24, 2022 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

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