Learn how to protect your healthy forest ecosystem by participating in a citizen survey searching for exotic woodboring beetles. This training hosted by the Cascade Land Conservancy (CLC) will have expert facilitators from Washington State Department of Agriculture and USDA – Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services. This is a free training, open to Forest and Habitat Stewards and anyone interested in learning about how to protect our forest ecosystems from exotic woodboring beetles. Also, this course is sponsored for WSDA pesticide and Structural Pest Inspector Recertification Credits. By attending this training Washington State Licensees can receive four recertification credits.
Two trainings will be provided, and will cover the same information presented at trainings in August 2010 (in Seattle) and March 2011 (in Tacoma). Feel free to attend the trainings again if you need a review or had difficulties in the field examining for damage or filling out the ALB Survey Data Form.
The first training will be November 4, 2011 from 10 am to 2 pm in Tacoma at Pt. Defiance Lodge.
The second training will be November 18, 2011 from 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm in Seattle at Seward Park Audubon Center.
Please contact Jennifer Chang, South Sound Green Cities Project Associate, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (253) 383-7245 if you have any questions about either of these trainings.
Feel free to forward this message along to anyone else who might be interested- ALL Green Cities staff, stewards, foresters, gardeners, volunteers, crews and ambassadors invited!