Aerial View of NCTC in the Fall, photo by Ryan Hagerty, USFWS

Message from NCTC Director:

Welcome to the National Conservation Training Center Website.  Over the last nine months we have worked very hard to provide you with a wide range of virtual training opportunities designed to meet your needs.  December is no exception--we have a wide range of virtual training offerings on such topics as:  Fresh Water Mussel Conservation, Leadership, Urban Environmental Education, and Field Data Management.  We look forward to your participation.

 This website has a wealth of resources for you to explore including our course offerings, image library services, videos and podcasts and our extensive Conservation History collection of videos, oral histories, photographs, and documents.  There is also information on how to bring your organization to NCTC when we open up again, post-pandemic.  I look forward to welcoming you back to NCTC!

 Steve Chase--Director NCTC


 For questions related to a specific course, please contact the course contact listed on our website under the related course description page. To see all of the courses NCTC has to offer, go to our Course Guide. Any questions on course offerings can be directed to nctc_training@fws.gov.

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Online Course, Webinars, and Events 2021 (Printable Version)

1/6/2021 3/27/2021 Climate Academy (ALC3193)   DOI Talent - Contact: amanda_cucchi@fws.gov


1/19/2021 4/27/2021 Introduction to R DOI Talent - Contact: sharon_howard@fws.gov


1/19/2021 2/18/2021 Volunteer Recruitment and Management DOI Talent - Contact: wendy_contrael@fws.gov 
1/19/2021 4/2/2021 Species Distribution Modeling (Online)  DOI Talent  - Contact: brenda_hooper@fws.gov 
1/19/2021 4/27/2021 Modeling Principles for Natural Resources Management (Intermediate Track)  DOI Talent - Contact: katie_poston@fws.gov

1/20/2021 1/20/2021 Hydrology and Aquatic Resources Conservation Webinar Series: Assessing climate change vulnerabilities and adaptation opportunities for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in the Midwest NCTC Webinar - Contact: john_faustini@fws.gov


1/20/2021 1/20/2021 Balancing Work and Life in a Virtual World DOI Talent - Contact: brenda_hooper@fws.gov 


1/20/2021 1/20/2021 Inland Oil Spill for DOI Response Webinar Series: Initial Oil Spill Response and Tactics NCTC Webinar - Contact: gary_schetrompf@fws.gov 


1/21/2021 1/21/2021 Introducing the Writing Style Guide for FWS.gov DOI Talent - Contact: wendy_contrael@fws.gov 


1/21/2021 1/21/2021 Tribal Broadcast Series: Application of Traditional Ecological Knowledge NCTC Broadcast - Contact: jennifer_hill@fws.gov


1/21/2021 12/21/2021 Conservation Connect Series: Outdoor Photography NCTC's Livestream or NCTC's Facebook Live - Contact: brett_billings@fws.gov


1/21/2021 1/21/2021 Managing Multiple Projects, Objectives, and Deadlines DOI Talent - Contact: emily_santamaria@fws.gov 


1/25/2021 1/28/2021 Business Communications-Online DOI Talent  - Contact: katie_poston@fws.gov


1/25/2021 1/29/2021 Level One Leadership: Design Your Leadership Journey DOI Talent  - Contact: shannon_m_connors@fws.gov


1/26/2021 1/28/2021 2021 Virtual Data Management Workshop DOI Talent - Contact: sharon_howard@fws.gov


1/27/2021 1/27/2021 NCTC's Public Lecture:  "J. Drew Lanham on his book The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man’s Love Affair with Nature " LiveStream Broadcast Link or NCTC Facebook Live - Contact: mark_madison@fws.gov


1/28/2021 1/28/2021 Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office Webinar Series: Chasing Fish Using Remote Antenna Systems on Baca NWR and Introduction to Passive Integrated Transponder (PIT) Arrays NCTC Webinar  - Contact: alan_temple@fws.gov 


2/1/2021 2/19/2021 Cultural Resources Overview DOI Talent  - Contact: brenda_hooper@fws.gov 


2/2/2021 2/26/2021 Level One Leadership: Design Your Leadership Journey DOI Talent  - Contact: shannon_m_connors@fws.gov


2/4/2021 2/4/2021 Conservation Connect Series: Hiking and Wilderness NCTC's Livestream or NCTC's Facebook Live - Contact: brett_billings@fws.gov


2/8/2021 2/26/2021 Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation - Online DOI Talent - Contact: brenda_hooper@fws.gov 


2/8/2021 2/12/2021 BLM/FWS/NPS Supervisory Skills Workshop DOI Talent - Contact: emily_santamaria@fws.gov


2/11/2021 2/11/2021 Facilitating Virtual Meetings DOI Talent  - Contact: brenda_hooper@fws.gov 


2/15/2021 3/1/2021 Conservation and Hunting in America (CHA) DOI Talent - Contact: michele_atha@fws.gov


2/17/2021 2/17/2021 Hydrology and Aquatic Resources Conservation Webinar Series: Near Real-time Ecological Assessment Tools Based on Hydrologic Monitoring Gauges  NCTC Webinar - Contact: shannon_m_connors@fws.gov


2/17/2021 2/19/2021 Emotional Intelligence: Exploring the Self Through Flexing, Transcending, and Striking DOI Talent   - Contact: danielle_bruce@fws.gov

2/18/2021 2/18/2021 Transitioning Back to the Office DOI Talent  - Contact: katie_poston@fws.gov


2/18/2021 2/18/2021 Conservation Connect Series: 150th FWS Anniversary NCTC's Livestream or NCTC's Facebook Live - Contact: brett_billings@fws.gov


2/22/2021 3/5/2021 Modeling for Endangered Species Management (Online) DOI Talent  - Contact: katie_poston@fws.gov 


2/23/2021 2/23/2021 Freshwater Mussel Conservation Webinar Series: The Current State of Freshwater Mussel Propagation: New Advancements and Tricks of the Trade NCTC Webinar  - Contact: matthew_patterson@fws.gov


2/25/2021 2/25/2021 Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office Webinar Series: 1. Exploring the Role of the Natural Hydrograph in Riverine Ecology; 2. Movement and Refuges for Fishes during Intermittency NCTC Webinar  - Contact: alan_temple@fws.gov 


3/1/2021 3/4/2021 Business Communications - Online DOI Talent Contact: katie_poston@fws.gov 


3/2/2021 3/2/2021 Transitioning Back to the Office DOI Talent - Contact: sharon_howard@fws.gov 


3/4/2021 3/4/2021 Conservation Connect Series: Kayaking NCTC's Livestream or NCTC's Facebook Live - Contact: brett_billings@fws.gov


3/8/2021 3/22/2021 Conservation and Hunting in America (CHA) DOI Talent - Contact: michele_atha@fws.gov


3/8/2021 3/8/2021 The Working of Congress and Executive Branches and How they Relate to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service  DOI Talent - Contact: brenda_hooper@fws.gov 


3/9/2021 3/9/2021 Speed of Trust Foundations DOI Talent - Contact: amanda_cucchi@fws.gov


3/16/2021 5/11/2021 The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (Online)  DOI Talent - Contact: emily_santamaria@fws.gov


3/17/2021 3/17/2021 Hydrology and Aquatic Resources Conservation Webinar Series: Salt Marshes and Sea Level Rise NCTC Webinar - Contact: shannon_m_connors@fws.gov 


3/18/2021 3/18/2021 Conservation Connect Series: Biking NCTC's Livestream or NCTC's Facebook Live - Contact: brett_billings@fws.gov


3/18/2021 3/18/2021 Mini USFWS Foundations DOI Talent - Contact: wendy_contrael@fws.gov 

3/22/2021 4/5/2021 Conservation and Hunting in America (CHA) DOI Talent - Contact: michele_atha@fws.gov


4/1/2021 4/1/2021 Conservation Connect Series: Native Gardening NCTC's Livestream or NCTC's Facebook Live - Contact: brett_billings@fws.gov


4/6/2021 4/29/2021 Enterpretive Media DOI Talent - Contact: wendy_contrael@fws.gov 


4/6/2021 4/6/2021 Freshwater Mussel Conservation Webinar Series: The fascinating story of the Glochidium: evolution, anatomy, physiology, and ecology NCTC Webinar  - Contact: matthew_patterson@fws.gov


4/7/2021 4/9/2021 Emotional Intelligence: Exploring the Self Through Flexing, Transcending, and Striking DOI Talent  - Contact: danielle_bruce@fws.gov  
4/8/2021 4/16/2021 BLM/FWS/NPS Supervisory Skills Workshop DOI Talent  - Contact: emily_santamaria@fws.gov 

4/12/2021 4/16/2021 Environmental Due Diligence: The Transaction Screen Process (Online) DOI Talent - Contact: katie_poston@fws.gov


4/12/2021 4/16/2021 Scientific Writing for Publication - Online DOI Talent Contact: danielle_bruce@fws.gov


4/12/2021 4/19/2021 Crucial Conversations Virtual Training DOI Talent - Contact: danielle_bruce@fws.gov

4/12/2021 4/23/2021 Fish Population Dynamics and Assessment (Online)  DOI Talent Contact: sharon_howard@fws.gov


4/12/2021 4/26/2021 Conservation and Hunting in America (CHA) DOI Talent - Contact: michele_atha@fws.gov


4/15/2021 4/15/2021 Conservation Connect Series: Fly Fishing NCTC's Livestream or NCTC's Facebook Live - Contact: brett_billings@fws.gov


4/19/2021 4/22/2021 Writing with ClarityDOI Talent - Contact: emily_santamaria@fws.gov 

4/21/2021 4/21/2021 Hydrology and Aquatic Resources Conservation Webinar Series: ECOS Species Range Project Aquatic Species Distribution Modelling NCTC Webinar - Contact: shannon_m_connors@fws.gov


4/26/2021 5/10/2021 Conservation and Hunting in America (CHA) DOI Talent - Contact: michele_atha@fws.gov


4/28/2021 4/29/2021 Managing Multiple Projects, Objectives, and Deadlines  DOI Talent - Contact: michele_atha@fws.gov


5/10/2021 5/24/2021 Conservation and Hunting in America (CHA)  DOI Talent - Contact: michele_atha@fws.gov
5/10/2021 5/10/2021 Mini USFWS Foundations DOI Talent - Contact: wendy_contrael@fws.gov   

5/17/2021 5/21/2021 Crucial Conversations Virtual Training  DOI Talent  - Contact: emily_santamaria@fws.gov 


5/19/2021 5/19/2021 Hydrology and Aquatic Resources Conservation Webinar Series New Hydrologic Analysis Tools for Resource Managers NCTC Webinar - Contact: shannon_m_connors@fws.gov


5/20/2021 5/20/2021 Balancing Work and Life in a Virtual World DOI Talent - Contact: brenda_hooper@fws.gov 


5/24/2021 5/28/2021 Level One Leadership: Design Your Leadership Journey DOI Talent - Contact:  wendy_contrael@fws.gov

6/7/2021 6/11/2021 BLM/FWS/NPS Supervisory Skills Workshop DOI Talent  - Contact: emily_santamaria@fws.gov 


6/7/2021 6/10/2021 Keys to Effective Editing DOI Talent - Contact: amanda_cucchi@fws.gov


6/21/2020 7/30/2021 Applied Conservation Genetics - Online  DOI Talent - Contact: sharon_howard@fws.gov


6/22/2021 6/22/2021 Freshwater Mussel Conservation Webinar Series: Dangerous liaisons: the dependence of pearly mussels on fish NCTC Webinar - Contact: matthew_patterson@fws.gov


6/23/2021 6/23/2021 Mini USFWS Foundations DOI Talent - Contact: wendy_contrael@fws.gov 


7/12/2021 7/16/2021 Crucial Conversations Virtual Training DOI Talent - Contact: katie_poston@fws.gov


7/19/2021 7/22/2021 Writing with Clarity DOI Talent - Contact: wendy_contrael@fws.gov 


7/22/2021 7/22/2021 Mini USFWS Foundations DOI Talent - Contact: wendy_contrael@fws.gov 


8/2/2021 9/1/2021 Advanced Volunteer Management DOI Talent - Contact: emily_santamaria@fws.gov 


8/24/2021 8/5/2021 Science Communication: Crafting Your Message DOI Talent - Contact: katie_poston@fws.gov 


8/18/2021 8/19/2021 Managing Multiple Porjects, Objectives, and Deadlines DOI Talent - Contact: brenda_hooper@fws.gov 

Onsite Upcoming Courses

N/A at this time.