Upcoming Training Opportunities
Each year, we offer a series of trainings for Forest Stewards and frequent volunteers. Join us to learn more about restoration best management practices, community engagement, and urban forest ecology.
Restoration Pruning for Healthy Future Forests| Saturday, September 14th 1:00 – 4:00 PM | Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetland
Growing a healthy urban forest requires a keen eye for the health and development of it’s vegetation. At this workshop, Horticulturist Christina Pfeiffer will teach about the timing and best practices of pruning and vegetation thinning techniques that supports forest health and safe trail corridors in all four phases of restoration. Participants will have the opportunity for hands practice at nearby Pritchard Natural Area..
Learn about the Duwamish Tribe and the Importance of Land Acknowledgement| Saturday, November 9th 10:30AM – 1:00 PM | West Duwamish Greenbelt
Join us at the Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center where we’ll hear from Duwamish Tribal members Ken Workman and James Rasmussen as they speak about the Tribe’s history and its connection to the Salish Sea region. We’ll also hear from Seattle University Professor of Anthropology and Asian studies Rob Efird on the practice of land acknowledgment and the challenges of being a non-Indigenous person working with Indigenous knowledge. The workshop will end with Seattle Parks and Recreation Naturalist, Jacob de Guzman, taking us on a native plant walk and talk outside of the Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center.
Related Learning Opportunities:
Thanks to Seattle Parks and Recreation and Seward Park Audubon, GSP Forest Steward can attend the following events FREE of charge:
The Washington Native Plant Society Central Puget Sound Chapter invites Forest Stewards and volunteers to attend their monthly programming. These events are free and open to the public. There is free plant ID help before all of the Seattle programs. Find out about upcoming programs: https://www.wnps.org/cps-events/calendar
Past trainings with links
Pacific Madrone Decline and Recovery| Saturday, February 16th
Bird Habitat Consultation| Tuesday, April 9th | Cheasty Greenspace
Prepare for Plant Orders | Thursday, April 25th | Jefferson Park
Bird Habitat Consultation| Tuesday, May 7th | Green Lake
Beavers, Bumble Bees, Foxes – Oh, My! Wildlife Stewardship in Seattle| Tuesday, June 18th
Bird Habitat Consultation| Tuesday, June 25th | Discovery Park
Bird Habitat Consultation| Tuesday, July 9th | Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands
Tree Health Trends| Monday, August 5th Camp Long
Woodpeckers of Seattle| Saturday, August 10th | Seward Park
Forestry Fun: Tips and Tricks for Working with Youth| Wednesday, August 21st | EarthCorps Office (Magnuson Park)
If you have suggestions for trainings that you would be interested in, or think would be helpful for others, please email Andrea.
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