Conservation Policy Courses

These courses explore mission relevant policies and planning topics. Participants learn how to locate, interpret, and apply regulations resulting from policy and law.

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Service biologists who work on conservation agreements.

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This course will introduce those new to writing conservation agreements to the basics of Candidate Conservation Agreements with and without Assurances and Safe Harbor Agreements and...

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Teams who are transitioning for the SSA analytical phase to the report-writing phase, Species Assessment Team (SAT) project managers, Field office managers

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This primary goal of this course is to help SSA teams transition from analyzing the...

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Anyone interested in planning, designing, or implementing habitat restoration.

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This course provides restoration practitioners a foundation in restoration policy and planning by covering the federal authorities for restoration; compliance...

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Fish and Wildlife Service employees who are new to the PFW program and others interested in learning the fundamentals of the PFW program or who are interested in learning more about restoration/mitigation projects.

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This course will help you improve...

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Personnel from natural resource trustee agencies (federal, state, and tribes) whose responsibilities include evaluating and participating in the Natural Resource Damage Assessment and Restoration process. Due to the legal sensitivity of some cases discussed, this course is...

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Personnel from natural resource trustee agencies (federal, state, and tribes) whose responsibilities include evaluating and participating in the Natural Resource Damage Assessment and Restoration process. Due to the legal sensitivity of some cases discussed, this course is...

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Biologists, natural resource professionals, and law enforcement personnel responsible for implementing and administering federal agency actions that have potential for impacting migratory birds.

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Enacted in 1918, the Migratory Bird Treaty...

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Endangered Species Act practitioners and partners.

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This multi-week online course is an overview of the species status assessment (SSA) framework, which is an analytical approach developed by the Service to...

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FWS and NOAA Fisheries (Services) biologists, action agency biologists and consultants responsible for conducting project reviews of potential impacts to listed, proposed, or candidate species and their critical habitat.

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Participants acquire basic...

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Participants will learn when and how to apply the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to their regular Fish and Wildlife Service activities. The course will cover the purpose of NEPA and its substantive and procedural requirements; how NEPA...

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Individuals responsible for assisting in the development of Habitat Conservation Plans.

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This course addresses the basic steps and processes regarding Habitat Conservation Planning under Section 10(a)(1)(B) of the Endangered Species Act....

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Staff whose responsibilities include coordinating water resource development projects and writing FWCA reports.

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This course familiarizes the participant with the Service's responsibilities and opportunities under the FWCA. Course content...

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Biologists from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service who are responsible for writing and/or implementing a recovery plan for species listed as endangered or threatened under the Endangered Species Act. This course is appropriate for...

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All staff engaged in work with the Endangered Species Act.

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The module will give you an introduction and overview of the Endangered Species Act, otherwise known as the ESA. The course will introduce you to several sections of the Endangered...

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Open only to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service endangered species program employees whose duties include Endangered Species Act Section 4 listing and candidate assessment and conservation responsibilities.

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FWS staff and potential agreement cooperators (including State agencies and NGOs) with no or limited experience in developing voluntary agreements for non-Federal properties.

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This course will introduce those new to developing conservation...

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employees whose duties may affect tribal interests, as well as other employees who are interested in understanding the Service's Native American Policy and facilitating its implementation.

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This course...

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Federal action agency employees and their representatives, including state natural resource agencies, who provide section 7 biological assessments to the Fish and Wildlife Service and NOAA Fisheries.

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Have you been frustrated by the Fish...

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Experienced Natural Resource Damage Assessment and Restoration (NRDAR) program employees in the Department of the Interior.

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The Advanced Topics in NRDAR Workshop provides a forum for experienced NRDAR practitioners to sit alongside NRDAR...

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