Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional Riparian Buffer Training certificate (CBLP-Buffers)

Riparian Buffers for Landscape Professionals

Registration has closed for the Fall 2023 CBLP-Buffers course.  Dates for the next sessions will be announced by May 2024.

  • Buffer Basics Webinar – September 26, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Implementation Field Workshop – September 28, Gettysburg, PA, October 10, central VA, or October 26, Frederick CO, MD, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • Maintenance Field Workshop – October 5, Gettysburg, PA, October 12, central VA, or October 27, Frederick Co, MD, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

This  comprehensive course on planning, implementing, and managing riparian buffers is designed for landscape professionals, government employees, nonprofit staff, as well as others who work on buffers. It is comprised of a series of videos, interactive webinars, and in-person field workshops. Field workshops will be repeated in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.

The program was developed in collaboration with the James River Riparian Buffer Consortium, the James River Association, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences, the City of Lancaster, PA, Maryland Department of Natural Resources, and other partners.

Choose the full 3-part course or the standalone Buffer Basics webinar by clicking the images below.

Scholarships are available.