Roots of Resilience

Ecological Land Monitoring Workshop—Bellingham, WA

Photograph of monitoring workshops attendess and instructor in the field making observations and taking notes.

Workshop attendees get hands-on monitoring practice.

Learn How to Monitor to Improve Your Land’s Health

Two-Day Hands-On Land Monitoring Training in Bellingham

This comprehensive workshop covers ecological principles with hands-on activities. You will learn practical techniques you can use on your own land.

This workshop focuses on non-irrigated land West of the Cascades. The monitoring principles you will learn can be applied to any type of ecosystem.
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What You Will Learn at the Ecological Land Monitoring Workshop

Learn how regular monitoring tracks changes and shows trends so you can determine the impact of your management on the land. When you know what’s happening on your land, you can make better management decisions. Your monitoring data documents the health of your land and tracks changes over time.

In this workshop you’ll get hands-on ecological land monitoring experience. Use the knowledge you gain to start or improve your monitoring program on your own land.

If you do not know how your current management is affecting the ecosystem processes on your land (water cycle, mineral cycle, energy flow, community dynamics), this workshop is for you!

We will practice monitoring on non-irrigated pasture land.

The workshop site, Matheson Farm, has been practicing Holistic Management for over 20 years.

Monitoring Workshop Dates and Location

Dates: Saturday and Sunday, June 3 and 4, 2017

Location: Matheson Farm, 228 East Smith Road, Bellingham, WA  98226, 1/4 mile east of Guide Meridian on East Smith Road, north side of the road

Your Workshop Leader

Sandra Matheson, DVM—Owner of Matheson Farm.

Sandra  is a life-long farmer, educator, filmmaker, author, speaker, and retired veterinarian. She runs a cow/calf operation and grass fed beef and yak business. Sandra participated in the five-year Washington State University IFS Holistic Management Project. She completed intensive two-year training to become a Certified Educator and Accredited Consultant/Field Professional in Holistic Management.

Register Now for the Bellingham Land Monitoring Workshop

Hurry! Workshop space is limited and early registration prices end May 21. Bring your whole team and get our special group rates.

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Workshop Registration Fees

Early Registration,  by May 21
Regular early registration price—$227
Student early registration price—$127
Additional person from the same family, ranch, or organization early registration price$127

Regular Registration, after May 21
Regular registration price—$247
Student registration price—$147
Additional participants from the same family, ranch, or organization—$147

What’s included: Registration fee includes all materials needed for the workshop.

What to bring: The workshop will take place rain or shine, so please dress for the weather. Lunch is not included. Please bring your own lunch and snacks and a water bottle or you may purchase food nearby.  No dogs please. Thanks.

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Cancellation/Refund Policy

If you register and can not attend, you may send a substitute. Please let us know if you are sending a substitute. You may cancel before May 19 and receive a refund of the amount you paid, less a processing fee of $25. If you need to cancel after May 19, we can refund 50% of your registration fee or you may send a substitute. No refunds if you cancel after May 26, but you may send a substitute.

Thank You to Our 2017 Sponsor

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