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Events &Skills Workshops &Training jbarnes on 20 Jan 2010

Contractor Info Sessions Feb 2 & 8

30 minute informational sessions about the FHWP projects, bidding process, and Forest Invasive Management Certification will be held Feb 2nd & Feb 8th,  4:30pm at Weaver Auditorium in the Coastal Institute building on URI’s Kingston campus. MAP/DIRECTIONS

Events &Invasives &Training dgregg on 14 Jan 2010

Contractor Qualification Training March 5 & 8

–WEBSITE UNDER CONSTRUCTION–

Forest Invasive Plant Management Certification: March 5th & 8th 2010

The Forest Invasive Plant Management Certification will provide contractors with the necessary technical knowledge to control invasive species in and near forests using best management practices. This certification will also qualify contractors to bid on 2010 and 2011 Forest Health Works Projects.  The March 5th & 8th certification combines classroom and field-based training and will cover:

  • Invasive plant ID
  • Best management practices for invasives
  • Invasive Site visits and control demonstrations
  • Bidding Process
  • & More (Tentative Agenda coming soon)

Intended Audience: On-Site, Hands-on Contractors

This certification is being offered in conjunction with the CRMC Coastal Invasive Plant Management Certification.   For more information, please contact jbarnes at RINHS dot org Or come to a 30 minute informational sessions about the FHWP projects, bidding process, and certification  Feb 2nd & Feb 8th, 4:30pm at Weaver Auditorium in the Coastal Institute building on URI’s Kingston campus. MAP/DIRECTIONS

The joint application is available HERE.  The fee for the Forest Invasive Plant Management Certification is $100 for 1.5 days of training which includes instruction, handouts, and March 5th lunch. $80 job training scholarships for contractors are available through the RINHS.  These funds are provided by the U.S. Forest Service through a grant under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

How to Apply for a Forest Certification Scholarship

To apply please submit:

  • The Application
  • $20 Check (Payable to RI Natural History Survey — don’t include the full $100)
  • A cover letter describing your business, your business goals, and why you would benefit from this training (no more than one page total).

Scholarship spots are limited to the first 15 qualifying applicants. Interested contractors should submit materials by February 19th.  For more information, please contact jbarnes@rinhs.org.



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