Effect Pathway Manager: Building a Decision Support Tool for Consultation - Online


Target Audience:

Endangered species biologists.

Summary and Objectives:

This course is intended for FWS biologists who work with the Effect Pathway Manager (EPM) within the services IPaC IPaC
Information for Planning and Consultation (IPaC) is a project planning tool that streamlines the USFWS environmental review process

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system. Participants will work with EPM practitioners to learn the different tools within the system and practice the development of pathways within a learning environment. This class will prepare participants for the growing use of the EPM in FWS offices.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify what a Resource Needs (RN) is, the different components that constitute a RN, and be able to create Resource Needs for a species of your choice.
  • Identify the EPM definition of an exposure path and be able to build activity specific stressors for a species of your choice.
  • Identify the EPM definition of consequences and be able to create species responses and individual effects to an exposure path for a species of your choice.
  • Identify the two parts that constitute a Conservation Measure (CM) in EPM and be able to apply CMs to an Effect Pathway.
  • Cite specific data elements in EPM.
  • Publish species specific data in EPM. 

Competencies Addressed:

Decision Making - Basic, Human Factors - Basic, Wildlife Biology - Intermediate, Information Management - Basic, Computer Skills - Basic

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36.0 hours
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