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

Message from NCTC Director:

Welcome to the June 2021 National Conservation Training Center Website.  Our two eaglets in our NCTC eagle nest have fledged and summer heat is here, and our training programs continue to go full bore!

Our website also has great information on how to sign up for current NCTC virtual training and bring your organization to NCTC when we open again, post-pandemic.

We have a great schedule of training and programs for you to engage in this month, including:  Tribal Broadcast Series: Subsistence Hunting and Fishing in Alaska; Restoration Webinar Series: Sustainable Strategies for Thorn forest Restoration Along the Lower Rio Grande; Forests for the Birds: Blueprint for Success – How and Where to Focus Bird Conservation; Pollinator Ecology and Conservation Webinar Series: Pollinators 101/Ecology of Pollinators; and historian Char Miller will join us on the 24th to discuss" Biology, Conservation, and the Administrative State in Late 19th and early 20th Century America".

Make sure to check out the NCTC Course Guide for our June, July and August programs.  The Guide contains a description and list of courses by subject area. The course pathway's function suggest to you a progression of courses to help you gain proficiency in a subject area. Click on the different pieces of the guide to find pathways for your career.

We have been planning carefully for the reopening the NCTC campus.  Right now, we are looking at a soft opening with limited capacity in September of 2021.  Stay tuned for more details as our planning continues.

The light is at the end of the long tunnel!  I will be excited to welcome you back to our beautiful campus soon!

 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.

ATTENTION: Important information to read Helpful Information to Complete your Booking for a Scheduled Seminar when signing up in DOI Talent.

Online Course, Webinars, and Events 2021

4/20/2021 6/24/2021 Applied Landscape Scale Conservation Biology (Online)  DOI Talent  Contact: amanda_cucchi@fws.gov


6/9/2021 7/21/2021 The Compass to Nature Series NCTC Webinar Contact: michelle_donlan@fws.gov 


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


6/22/2021 6/22021 Forests for the Birds: Blueprint for Success – How and Where to Focus Bird Conservation NCTC Webinar Contact: shannon_m_connors@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 


6/23/2021 6/23/2021 Pollinator Ecology and Conservation Webinar Series: Pollinators 101/Ecology of Pollinators NCTC Webinar Contact:jim_siegel@fws.gov


6/24/2021 6/24/2021 Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office Webinar Series: Long Term Monitoring of Endangered Fishes in Big River Systems: Humpback Chub as an example NCTC Webinar Contact: alan_temple@fws.gov


6/24/2021 6/24/21 Virtual Public Lecture: Environmental Historian Char Miller on “Biology, Conservation, and the Administrative State in Late 19th and early 20th C America" NCTC's Livestream or NCTC's Facebook Live Contact: mark_madison@fws.gov


6/24/2021 6/24/2021 /2021 NCTC Eagle's Nest Update NCTC's Livestream or NCTC's Facebook Live Contact: randy_robinson@fws.gov


6/30/2021 6/30/2021 Pollinator Ecology and Conservation Webinar Series: Native Bees and Wasps NCTC Webinar Contact: jim_siegel@fws.gov
7/7/2021 7/7/2021 Pollinator Ecology and Conservation Webinar Series: Butterflies NCTC Webinar Contact: jim_siegel@fws.gov


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


7/13/2021 7/15/2021 Field Data Capture using Survey123 and Collector - Online DOI Talent  Contact: sharon_howard@fws.gov


7/14/2021 7/14/2021 Pollinator Ecology and Conservation Webinar Series: Bumblebees NCTC Webinar Contact: jim_siegel@fws.gov


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


7/19/2021 7/29/2021 Introduction to ArcGIS Pro - Online DOI Talent Contact: shannon_m_connors@fws.gov 


7/20/2021 7/20/2021 Forests for the Birds: The Habitat Matrix - Stepping Down Bird Management from Landscape to Stand NCTC Webinar Contact: shannon_m_connors@fws.gov


7/21/2021 7/21/2021 Pollinator Ecology and Conservation Webinar Series: Moths and Flies NCTC Webinar Contact: jim_siegel@fws.gov


7/21/2021 8/4/2021 Designing and Delivering Effective Webinars DOI Talent Contact: wendy_contrael@fws.gov


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


7/26/2021 8/5/2021 Effect Pathway Manager: Building a Decision Support Tool for Consultation - Online DOI Talent  Contact: sharon_howard@fws.gov


7/28/2021 7/28/2021 Pollinator Ecology and Conservation Webinar Series: Nectivorous Bats and Hummingbirds NCTC Webinar Contact: jim_siegel@fws.gov


8/2/2021 8/2/2021 Communicating Science: "The Essentials"  DOI Talent  Contact: sharon_howard@fws.gov


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


8/4/2021 8/4/2021 Pollinator Ecology and Conservation Webinar Series: Conservation and Land Management of Pollinators NCTC Webinar Contact: jim_siegel@fws.gov


8/4/2021 8/5/2021 Science Communication: Crafting Your Message DOI Talent Contact: katie_poston@fws.gov


8/10/2021 8/12/2021 Field Data Capture using Survey123 and Collector - Online DOI Talent  Contact: shannon_m_connors@fws.gov


8/16/2021 8/19/2021 Introduction to GIS/ArcGIS Pro - Online DOI Talent Contact: sharon_howard@fws.gov 


8/16/2021 8/20/2021 BLM/FWS/NPS Supervisory Skills Workshop DOI Talent Contact: emily_santamaria@fws.gov


8/17/2021 8/17/2021 Forests for the Birds: Stand Level Management: Desired Forest Conditions, Structure and Composition NCTC Webinar Contact: shannon_m_connors@fws.gov


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


8/19/2021 8/19/2021 Tribal Broadcast Series: Federal Native American Trust Lands NCTC's Livestream Contact: jennifer_hill@fws.gov


8/23/2021 8/27/2021 Level One Leadership: Design Your Leadership Journey DOI Talent Contact: shannon_m_connors@fws.gov


8/30/2021 12/10/2021 Introduction to R DOI Talent Contact: sharon_howard@fws.gov


9/13/2021 9/16/2021 Building Better Maps (with ArcGIS Pro) - Online  DOI Talent Contact: sharon_howard@fws.gov 


9/15/2021 9/15/2021 Tribal Broadcast Series: Developing Land Acknowledgements  NCTC's Livestream Contact: jennifer_hill@fws.gov


9/21/2021 9/21/2021 Forests for the Birds: Forestry for the Birds NCTC Webinar Contact: shannon_m_connors@fws.gov


10/19/2021 10/19/2021 Mini USFWS Foundations DOI Talent  Contact: wendy_contrael@fws.gov


10/25/2021 10/28/2021 Writing with Clarity DOI Talent Contact: brenda_hooper@fws.gov


11/2/2021 1/4/2022 The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (Online) DOI Talent Contact: emily_santamaria@fws.gov 


1/09/2021 11/09/2021 Balancing Work and Life in a Virtual World DOI Talent Contact: michele_atha@fws.gov


12/13/2021 12/17/2021 Crucial Conversations Virtual Training DOI Talent  Contact: brenda_hooper@fws.gov


 

Onsite Upcoming Courses

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