Updates from ASLA


Free PDH of the Month

ASLA continues to offer one on-demand webinar each month at no cost to all current members! Members must register for the Free PDH of the Month and pass the exam during the month it is featured in order to earn professional development hours.

In November, we are featuring:

Learning from Three Decades of Practicing Ecological Restoration in the Upper Midwest (U.S.) - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

Restoring degraded landscapes often brings both surprises and disappointments. While some changes become apparent after the first year or two of interventions, working on restorations for a decade or more provides valuable lessons and insights for the practice of ecological restoration. The leaders of this webinar have had the opportunity to work on long-term restorations in a city’s natural areas program and a university botanical gardens and arboretum and will share lessons they have learned over 20-30 years of practice. Topics will cover the detective work in learning a site’s history and potential for restoration, developing restoration targets and realistic expectations, creating the mechanisms for carrying out a restoration, and committing to the long-term needs of a restoration project. Emphasis will be on terrestrial ecosystems of the upper Midwest—namely prairies, oak openings, and woodlands.


  • Bob Grese, ASLA, Professor School for Environment and Sustainability, University of Michigan

  • David Borneman, Manager City of Ann Arbor Natural Areas Preservation

This webinar was hosted by ASLA's Ecology & Restoration Professional Practice Network (PPN) in 2018. Please check your LA CES PDH record (under the "My PDH" tab in your ASLA member account on if you are not sure whether you've already earned PDH for this presentation.

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