Restoring Natural Areas in Urban Areas
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Dr. Jairo H. Garcia
Returning Natural Areas to the Landscape
Natural land systems before development
How much natural area has been lost to development?
Benefits of restoring natural areas
What is ecological restoration?
Micro and macro benefits of restoration
Restoration on micro and macro scales
Raising the issue of restoration with clients
Site Evaluation and Project Design
Federal and state law and regulation on wetlands, development and ecological issues
Setting restoration goals
Setting project objectives
Evaluating project site
Removing sources of disturbance
Restoring ecological processes
Restoring soil and water
Monitoring and maintenance
Implementing Ecological Rehabilitation Plans
Permitting and regulatory compliance
Evaluation, review and troubleshooting
Monitoring and Management
Monitoring criteria and techniques
Long-term project management
Troubleshooting ecological threats
Outside-the-box management techniques
Restoration Project Case Studies
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7.0 HSW CE Hours
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7.0 LA CES HSW PDHs
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This webinar is open to the public and offers 7.0 PDHs to professional engineers, 7.0 HSW continuing education hours to licensed architects, and 7.0 HSW continuing education hours to landscape architects in all states that allow this learning method. Please refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility.
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Dr. Jairo H. Garcia
Dr. J Garcia is an expert in urban sustainability, climate change and sustainability education. Dr. Garcia develops innovative policies and educational programs to make communities and cities cleaner, sustainable, resilient, and equitable. He is the lead author of Atlanta’s Climate Action Plan and led a collaborative effort with more than 40 stakeholders to the 100 Resilience Cities application, awarded to the City of Atlanta in 2016. Dr. Garcia is a member of the Georgia Research Roadmap steering committee, an initiative of the Georgia Climate Project lead by University of Georgia, Georgia Tech, and Emory University, which has a goal of improving understanding of climate impacts and solutions in Georgia. He received the Individual Climate Leadership Award by the EPA in 2017. This award recognized Dr. Garcia’s leadership in addressing climate change and engaging organizations, peers and partners. He represented the Mayor of Atlanta at COP23 in Bonn, Germany and presented at an event organized by the International Urban Cooperation Programme related to global cooperation to address climate change. Dr. Garcia’s publications on urban sustainability, climate change and sustainability education are numerous. His academic experiences include a position as a research assistant and two teaching assistant positions at Columbia University, a faculty adjunct and thesis advisor position at Concordia University, and faculty adjunct positions for the UCLA-Extension Program, the Georgia Institute of Technology and Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Garcia holds an engineering degree, an MSc degree in Management of Information Technologies from Syracuse University, an MSc degree in Sustainability Management from Columbia University and a doctoral degree in Educational Technology and Sustainability from Pepperdine University.
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Course Title: Restoring Natural Areas in Urban Areas
Delivery Method: Live Online
Course Description: This seven-hour course provides design professionals with detailed guidance on restoring natural areas that were lost to development. The course begins with a framework of restoration by discussing natural land systems before development, how much natural area has been lost, and the micro and macro benefits on restoration. Building upon this foundational knowledge, the course will discuss site evaluation and specific project designs, including removing sources of disturbances and restoring ecological processes, soil, water, and vegetation. Then, the course demonstrates the implementation of ecological rehabilitation plans and discusses monitoring techniques, long-term management, and outside-the-box techniques.
Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to discuss the impact of development by understanding natural land systems prior to development, how much we have lost due to development, and why restoration is so important, both on a micro and macro level.
Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to set restoration goals and project objectives, evaluate a project site for restoration, remove sources of disturbances, and restore ecological processes, soil, water, and vegetation.
Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to implement ecological restoration plans and gain familiarity with permitting and regulatory compliance, the construction process, and troubleshooting.
Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to design long-term project management, institute monitoring techniques, troubleshoot ecological threats, and utilize outside-the-box management techniques.
LUs: 7.0 LU Type: LU|HSWs.
Prerequisites: Some knowledge of landscaping practices and interest in the environment
Advance Preparation: None
Program Level: Intermediate
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