Certified Land Steward Orientation

Event Dates

  • 08/04/2021 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
  • 08/18/2021 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
  • 09/29/2021 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
  • 10/06/2021 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
  • 10/28/2021 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
  • 05/17/2022 8:45 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Event Description

Attention Natural Areas Volunteers:

Are you interested in doing more than attending the occasional volunteer restoration day? Do you have the desire to help restore areas within our park system that may not be getting as much help as you think they deserve? This Certified Land Steward Orientation, and the corresponding handbook, help to train and empower volunteers who want to take a leadership role on restoration projects within county natural areas. Lead volunteers are those going the extra mile to combat exotic weeds, clear out invasive trees and brush, collect native seed, and make our natural areas shine!

With 12,000+ acres in the park system, it’s critical that we embrace and maintain a system of policies and procedures to keep us organized and informed. Such a system helps us to work cooperatively, ensuring that we are all on the same page and pulling ahead together towards a common goal.

This orientation provides an overview of the Natural Areas Program and offers guidance on how to work safely, efficiently, and get the most out of your volunteer experience. Topics discussed include: land management tools and techniques, invasive species control, proper herbicide use and safety, and much more!

The link below will take you to a downloadable version of the handbook:


**Upon registering, please email Claire with your mailing address** as hard copies of the handbook will be mailed to registrants ahead of time. Please take the time to read through the handbook before the orientation and come prepared with any questions.

Registration is limited. Please register in advance. Go to: https://signup.com/go/diuKtjB to register. 

Lunch will be provided. As we get closer to the day of the event we will ask for any necessary dietary restrictions.



Lussier Heritage Center 

3101 Lake Farm Rd, Madison, WI 53711


Lars Higdon - (608) 286-9497 higdon.lars@countyofdane.com

Categories: Training, Volunteer, Talk or Workshop