Certified Land Steward Orientation

Event Dates

  • Thursday, 06/13/2024 8:45 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Event Description

This orientation and the corresponding Natural Areas Program Volunteer Handbook empower volunteers who want to take a leadership role as a Certified Land Steward to help manage a vast and growing system of natural areas within the parks. With guidance from staff, Certified Land Stewards plan, organize, and conduct restoration work in the parks without direct on-site staff supervision. The orientation provides an overview of the Dane County Parks’ Natural Areas Program, covers important policies and procedures, reviews herbicide safety, and orients volunteers to the assortment of tools and resources available to them for working safely and efficiently in the parks. Lunch will be provided.

This class will be indoors with participants sitting for most of the day. Bring note taking supplies and whatever you need to be comfortable for an all-day training.

Steps to Register: 

  1. Use Better Impact to register. You will need to create an account. 
  2. After registering, complete these pre-orientation questions.
  3. Agendas will be sent to registrants ahead of time.
  4. Prior to the training, volunteers should review the Natural Areas Volunteer Handbook. Hard copies will be presented at the training.



Dane County UW-Extension (Fen Oak)

5201 Fen Oak Dr #138, Madison, WI 53718

Meeting in the first floor Driftless-121 Conference Room (turn left as you come in the main entrance – doors will be pas the bathrooms on your left).


Categories: Training, Volunteer, Talk or Workshop

Sign Up