• UWA teaches land owners benefits of GPS

    Posted: March 07, 2011

    Author: Betsy Compton

    LIVINGSTON, Ala.— In cooperation with Alabama Treasure Forests, The Sumter County Soil and Water Conservation District and the UWA Black Belt Conservation and Research Institute, the Alabama Cooperative Extension System will host a day-long workshop on March 16 from 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. entitled “GPS 101” at ALFA Environmental Hall on the University of West Alabama campus in Livingston.

    The workshop will provide a hands-on opportunity to integrate GPS technology and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software to support and efficiently meet land management objectives. Specifically, land owners and managers are encouraged to attend. The workshop is open to anyone interested in learning more about low-cost methods for using these technologies. Prior experience using GPS or GIS is not necessary.

    Workshop registration is $35, and the class is limited to 30 participants. For those seeking Continuing Education Credits (CEUs), this course will provide six Category 1 CFE’s and six PLM Points. For more information, please contact Dr. Lee Stanton, director of the Black Belt Research and Conservation Institute at (205) 652-3415 or at lstanton@uwa.edu.  
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