Level 1 class materials

Welcome to CBLP Level 1 training!
On this page you will find the tools you need for your training. Please complete pre-class assignments before joining class so you can fully interact with your classmates and instructors.

Before  class please do the following.

Webinars to watch

If you are attending the in-person option you will want to complete all assignments before attending. If you are enrolled in the online sessions, complete this section of webinars before day one.

Introduction to CBLP Level 1, by Beth Ginter
Terminology, by Sara Tangren
Meet the BMPs, Shereen Hughes
Soils,  by Sara Tangren
Native Plants, by Sara Tangren

If you are enrolled in the online sessions, complete this section of webinars before day two.

BMP Drainage Areas and Calculations, Chris Sonne
Watch Vegetation Guidance for BMPs, Dave Hirschman
Optional review: Calculating Runoff, Dave Hirschman

Prior to the field practicum please watch these webinars

BMP Inspection and Verification Presentation, Shereen Hughes
BMP worksheet and tools video, by David Hirschman and Beth Ginter


Exercises to complete

Soil Texture exercise, by Sarah Tangren
Complete the BMP worksheet
Field Day Form: All event participants, including instructors and guests, must sign this form prior to attending any in-person CCLC/CBLP event, to acknowledge that they have read and agree to these guidelines.

Take a look at these resources when studying for the CBLP Level 1 Exam

When you complete your field day you will receive a link to the online exam. If you did not receive your link, or your link has expired, please email katie@cblpro.org

Meet the Instructors

Hirschman Water & Environment, LLC, a consulting firm located in Charlottesville, VA.

Executive director of the Chesapeake Conservation Landscaping Council, and Maryland coordinator of the CBLP program

Horticulture Associate for the Virginia Tech School of Plant & Environmental Sciences, in Hampton Roads Virginia.

Virginia CBLP Program Coordinator and Assistant Director of Wetlands Watch.

Landscape Designer at Plusen Landscape Architects, Located in Maryland

Maintenance Supervisor at LandStudies, Inc. a design/ build ecological restoration firm located in Lititz, PA.

Lower Susquehanna Project Coordinator for the Penn State Agriculture and Environment Center.

Regional Watershed Restoration Specialist with the Maryland Sea Grant Extension Program.

Educator with a Ph.D in Natural Resources, specializes in plants and seeds.

Landscape Architect and Principal at Stromberg/Garrigan & Associates, Inc.

Engineer, Educator, and Principal at Design Green, located in the Washington, DC area,

Freelance Landscape Designer serving the Baltimore, MD area.

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