Project Leader: Tyler Lau Project Date: February 7th- May 6th, 2011 Cowpens National Battlefield PO Box 308 Chesnee, SC 29323 Phone: 208-954-4462 Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org 
Greetings to everyone,
Below is a recap of the Corps Member Training the Native Plant Team working at Cowpens National Battlefield attended from February 8th to 16th.
Location: Oracle, AZ
Team Members arrived with the intention of learning as much as possible while also receiving the opportunity to interact with other Native Plant Corps and Corps-Trails Teams. What they got was 8 days of learning, fun, games, skills and developing life long friendships and partnerships.
1) WFA and CPR Training and Certification from AERIE Backcountry Medicine
2) Plant identification skills
3) GPS and Orienteering practice
4) Basecamp set up skills
5) SCA Driver Training
6) Work Skills (Body Mechanics, Tool Use-Maintenance)
7) Leave No Trace Awareness Workshop and LNT Training Course
8) And of course plenty of new games, friendships and team building
Now onto a long weekend before ATV Training next week,
Have a happy holiday weekend and Happy President's Day,
Feb 7th: Team arrives at Cowpens National Battlefield
Feb 8th - 16th: Corps Member Training in Tucson, AZ
Feb 17th-18th: Orientation to Site
Feb 22nd - 25th: ATV Training, Herbicide Safety Training, First days of Field Work (cane transplants)
Feb 28th - March 3rd: Cane Transplants
(more to come soon)
This is Tyler's second year as a Project Leader with the SCA Conservation Corps Native Plants. His background is based in Environmental Science with degrees in Environmental Systems and Urban Studies and Planning. Tyler has worked with various conservation organizations in the past and enjoys opprotunities to travel and support conservation/restoration efforts. He enjoys venturing into the field and working hard. Hobbies and interests include sports, outdoor adventures and trying all types of cuisine.
Tyler is excited to be at Cowpens National Battlefield and looks forward to a great season!
"In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks"
Cowpens National Battlefield, located in Chesnee, South Carolina, is a historical Revolutionary War site. Before the Battle of Cowpens of 1781, the area in which British and American troops engaged was used as a pasturing area for cattle.
The site honors the place where General Daniel Morgan and his men divided and turned the flanks of Banastre Tarleton's British Army using a classic tactic known as double envelpment. This is one of the only times in recorded history that it was attempted and successful. To this day the battle and tactics are still studied to this day by the military.
Today the Park is preserving the battlefield and restoring it to its original state with the help of staff, volunteers and conservation organizations such as Palmetto Conservation Foundation.
More information can be found at the NPS website:
and at the Palmetto Conservation Foundation Website: