CBLP-Buffers Certificate Course


The CBLP-Buffers certificate course includes 3 sessions:

Summer Pennsylvania Session

  • Buffer Basics Webinar
        • July 15 , 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM – online via Zoom
  • Planning & Implementation Workshop
        •   July 18, 9:00 AM- 4:00 PM,  Pennsylvania Furnace, PA
  • Maintenance Workshop
        • July 19, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Pennsylvania Furnace, PA


Fall Sessions

  • Buffer Basics Webinar
        • September 24 , 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM – online via Zoom
  • Implementation Field Workshop
        • September 26, Salem VA
        • October 1, Lancaster PA
        • October 8, Fredrick County MD
  • Maintenance Field Workshop
        • September 27, Catawba VA
        • October 2, Lancaster PA
        • October 9, Fredrick County MD

Registration fees are:

CBLP-Buffers certificate course: $250 certified CBLPs/$275 general public

Buffer Basics webinar alone: $25 certified CBLPs/$35 general public

2024 Discount  Thanks to generous funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and Maryland Department of Natural Resources, 2024 CBLP-Buffers registration fees in those locations will be discounted: CBLP-certified professionals & CCLC members will pay $35; public will pay $45.  This applies only to MD and PA sessions in 2024.

Virginia scholarship funding  The James River Association will provide partial scholarships for applicants who work in the Middle and Upper James River watersheds in Virginia, meeting a needs-based criteria. There are a limited number of scholarships available. To apply, please email Katie@cblpro.org prior to registering.


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This comprehensive riparian buffer training program includes 3 sessions. Participants must attend all sessions to earn the CBLP-Buffers certificate, however, there is an a la carte option to register for the “Riparian Buffer Basics” webinar, alone.

The certificate course is comprised of a series of videos, webinars, and in-person field workshops. Field workshops are held in Maryland, Pennsylvania, or Virginia. Pre-class emails, and logistics will come from Katie@cblpro.org – please add this to your address book so you don’t miss these details.

Workshop registration fees under $100 are non-refundable. If you must cancel, upon request, we will issue a credit equaling the cost of the class for another CBLP event. Workshop registration is transferable to another individual.

Note: Webinars will be recorded. By Joining a CBLP webinar you are consenting to such recordings. If you do not consent to being recorded please discuss your concerns with the host or do not join the session. 


Additional information


Public, CBLP Pro/ CCLC Member


Summer PA Session (online 7/15, in-person 7/18-19, Pennsylvania Furnace, PA), Fall VA Session (online 9/24, in-person 9/26 Salem, VA & 9/27 Catawba, VA), Fall PA Session (online 9/24, in-person 10/1-2, Lancaster PA), Fall MD Session (online 9/24, in-person 10/8-9, Fredrick Co, MD