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DOI LEARN is a Learning Management System that automates the administration of training. DOI LEARN is an Internet based application that deploys, manages, tracks and reports on all learning opportunities for Service employees. This includes handling student registration, tracking learner progress and recording test scores.
Sign up for courses at DOI LEARN.
National Conservation Training Center (NCTC)
The NCTC provides training and education services to the natural resource management community to better accomplish the goal of conserving fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats.
Find information for courses offered at NCTC.
USDA Forest Service - Continuing Education for Natural Resource Professionals
The USDA offers workshops and learning materials sponsored by a wide variety of groups, from the Forest Service, other federal agencies, and Universities to private vendors. Every workshop is offered annually (pending adequate participation), integrating current philosophies, techniques and learning methods. A number of the workshops alternate locations providing varied travel options. Some of the workshops travel to other areas, pending interest and demand.
View this year's course list.
Scientific Data and WorkshopsThreatened, Endangered and At-Risk Species (TER-S) Repository of Gray Literature
This Repository represents a compilation of DoD Threatened and Endangered Species documents and data made available online through the National Biological Information Infrastructure. Documents are continually added, and it will continue to expand beyond the current species covered. The information contained within these documents is considered "gray" literature (i.e., not peer reviewed).
Access the literature repository.
Pacific Islands Region Threatened, Endangered, and At-Risk Species (TER-S) Workshop
In 2006, this workshop sought to identify the highest priority research, demonstration, and management needs for TER-S on DoD and adjacent lands throughout the Pacific Islands region. Based on the results of this workshop, the sponsors funded projects to address many of the identified needs. In February 2010, a follow-on workshop revisited the adaptive management priorities identified and progress in addressing them, while identifying additional needs considering global change impacts.
Learn more about these workshops.
Natural Resource Management Information
Introduction to the Endangered Species Act Presentation
This PowerPoint presentation provides an excellent overview of the ESA, including a history, review of the various sections of the Act, and a discussion of the guiding principles used to carry out the defined actions.
Download the PowerPoint presentation. [PPT 9.3MB]
Laws and Policies
The Service has issued internal guidance and national policies to promote efficiency and nationwide consistency in implementing the ESA to conserve and recover listed species of plants and animals native to the United States and its territories.
Access Federal Register notices.
The ESA charges Federal agencies to aid in the conservation of listed species, and requires the agencies, through consultation with the Service, to ensure that their activities are not likely to jeopardize the continued existence of listed species or adversely modify designated critical habitats.
Find answers to frequently asked questions
Species At Risk on US Military Installations
Beginning in 2003, NatureServe and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service cooperated to analyze patterns of species at risk found on DoD installations. Species at risk on DoD installations are defined to be: (1) plant and animal species that are not yet federally listed as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act, but that are either designated as candidates for listing or are regarded by NatureServe as critically imperiled or imperiled throughout their range and (2) with populations on or near DOD installations.
Download management guidelines [5.3MB] for species at risk found on U.S. military installations.
Download spreadsheet listing species at risk on U.S. military installations.
Currently Threatened and Endangered Animals and Plants
The Service maintains an up-to-date database of threatened and endangered animals and plants. You can access this data to determine where a species is listed, the FWS region responsible for coordinating all actions taken to study, propose, list, conserve, and delist that species, and its listing status.
View data for endangered animals and plants in the U.S.
Department of Defense Programs
The Department of Defense is responsible for many programs that help further the goals of the Endangered Species program. Below are links to various DoD program websites where you can find more information.
- Department of Defense Partners in Flight
- Environmental Security Technology Certification Program
- Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program/Environmental Security Technology Certification Program
- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering Research and Development Command
- U.S. Army Environmental Center
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Programs
There are many branches of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that work closely with the Department of Defense to promote natural resource conservation. Below are links to various other FWS program websites where you can find more information.
- Division of Habitat and Resource Conservation
- Sikes Act
- Field Offices
- Fisheries Habitat Conservation
- Law Enforcement
- National Fish Hatchery System
- National Wildlife Refuge System
Other Government Partners
The Department of Defense and the Service also partner with many other governmental agencies to achieve common goals that are related to conservation. Below are links to various government websites where you can find more information.
What We Do
- Habitat Conservation Plans (HCPs)
- Safe Harbor Agreements
- Candidate Conservation Agreements
- Candidate Conservation Agreements with Assurances
- Recovery Credits and Tax Deductions
- Conservation Banking
- Conservation Plans Database
- Information, Planning and Conservation System (IPaC)
- Recovery Online Activity Reporting System (ROAR)
- News Stories
- Featured Species
- Recovery Success Stories
- Endangered Species Bulletin
- Partnership Stories