Refuge Land Policy Courses

These courses focus on in-depth exploration of law, policy, and planning topics relevant to National Wildlife Refuge System (NWRS) land acquisition, protection, and management. Participants learn about managing oil and gas activities, assessment and acquisition of land, biological program planning, cultural resource protection, and other related topics.

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Realty program employees and employees whose primary responsibilities are to support the Realty program. 

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This 3.5-day in person National Realty Training Workshop provides the opportunity for all U.S....

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Project leaders and their assistants, Regional Office program managers and staff, and other Refuge, Realty or Ecological Services staff involved in management activities affecting the identification and protection of museum property.  

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employees involved with the management and support of refuges, particularly those in the 0485, 1801, 0486, 0025, and 0401 job series.  

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This course is designed to help Service...

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service refuge and area supervisors, project leaders, refuge managers, planners, and all others who work in support of the Service's land conservation objectives but are outside the Realty program.  

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Project leaders, refuge managers, planners, realty specialists, law enforcement officers, and all others who play a role in the planning, acquisition, management, and enforcement of National Wildlife Refuge System conservation easements.  

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FWS realty specialists, refuge staff, contaminants biologists, appraisers and all others who will conduct, oversee, review or approve Transaction Screens as part of the land acquisition process. Open to FWS employees/affiliated personnel only.

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service realty specialists, refuge staff, contaminants biologists, appraisers, and all others who will conduct, oversee, review, or approve Transaction Screens as part of the land acquisition process. Open to Service employees/affiliated personnel only...

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The target audience for the DOI READ curriculum includes DOI and non-government employee with 0-10 years' experience (not as a READ). The employee will have background in natural and/or cultural resources. Examples of occupations included in the target audience are (and not...

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DOI Employees who are interested in becoming a Resource Advisor (READ).

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Those interested in becoming a Resource Advisor (READ) must receive supervisor approval to deploy or to join the roster of eligible responders; therefore interested...

This classroom will serve as a safe place to share ideas and discuss concepts that focus on cultural resources as they relate to work performed by the FWS (staff and partners); a place where participants and instructors feel safe, visible, and valued. 

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Project leaders...

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Highly recommended for those with refuge station biological program responsibilities or interests, especially new (<5 years) refuge station biologists. In addition, those wanting to learn about refuge biological programs may find value in this course.

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