CLM7177 - NWRS Conservation Easements

Course CodeCLM7177
Course TitleNWRS Conservation Easements

A significant portion of the wildlife habitat in the continental United States is privately owned. Conservation easements are a valuable tool for protecting working landscapes and habitat values on private land for our trust resources.  This one-week course provides an overview of the planning, acquisition, management, and enforcement of conservation easements.  Emphasis is on easements the Service acquires as a part of the National Wildlife Refuge System (NWRS). Course goals include increasing consistency, and building understanding and cooperation among Service personnel involved in conservation easements.


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

  • Determine if a conservation easement is the appropriate tool;
  • Make strategic, science driven, collaborative and adaptive choices;
  • Engage with the potential sellers, the community and potential partners;
  • Acquire conservation easements in accordance with Service policy;
  • Develop and maintain working relationships with landowners/communities;
  • Effectively manage conservation easements and their uses; and
  • Ensure the United States’ interests in the land are protected.


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 NWRS conservation easements.

Delivery MethodInstructor Led
Non-FWS Fee$995.00
Instructional Hours36
Course Content ContactShayna Carney;; (304) 876-7302;
Curriculum CategoryRefuge Land Policy
Registration LinkLMS
College Credit NameSemester Hours
College Credit Value2
Extracted from DOI LEARN on1/22/2019 3:30:20 AM

Schedule:  CLM7177 - NWRS Conservation Easements