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Dane County Parks

Stewardship & Training Resources


Training and Capacity Building

Dane County Parks hosts a number of training and capacity building programs for volunteers. Some example trainings include: chainsaws, herbicide application, and controlled burns. Some example capacity building programs include: social media, fundraising, etc. These will be listed on our event calendar and also sent out to Friends group board members.

2022 Volunteer Training Series

Click on an event below to register. We are moving some of these virtual due to rising COVID case numbers. We will email all registered participants the day before to confirm the location and include a zoom link if the session is virtual).

Event Calendar


Natural Areas Program

The Natural Areas Program aims to restore and sustain natural communities in these lands while fostering a deeper connection to our natural resources. Resources for this program are below.

Handbook     Program Overview and Map

Individual sections form the Volunteer Handbook are linked below as individual PDFs:


Chainsaw Information


Controlled Prairie Burn Information


Aquatic & Terrestrial Invasive Species Information


Additional Resources

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