CSP2102 - Migratory Bird Conservation - A Trust Responsibility

Course CodeCSP2102
Course TitleMigratory Bird Conservation - A Trust Responsibility
DescriptionEnacted in 1918, the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) is an enduring cornerstone of the nation’s wildlife conservation laws. This course is designed to give participants a working knowledge of the legal and conservation implications of the MBTA, with special attention to the responsibilities of the Fish and Wildlife Service, through all of its programs, for migratory bird conservation.
Partnerships, resources and initiatives which address migratory bird conservation will also be discussed in detail, providing participants an excellent overview of how they can further implement migratory bird conservation.


  • Understand the intent, applicability, and protections of the MBTA;
  • Identify the responsibilities and challenges to the Service and other partners in implementing and enforcing the MBTA and other related bird conservation regulations;
  • Discuss the existing initiatives, resources and partnerships which have been developed to address migratory bird conservation;
  • Determine the applicability of certain MBTA permits or regulations under various field scenarios, and which activities require an MBTA Permit;

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

Delivery MethodInstructor Led
Non-FWS Fee$995.00
Instructional Hours36
Course Content ContactJohn Ossanna; john_ossanna@fws.gov; (304) 876-7476; john_ossanna@fws.gov
Curriculum CategoryConservation Policy
Course FrequencyMultiple per year
Registration LinkRegister
College Credit NameSemester Hours
College Credit Value2
Extracted from DOI LEARN on1/22/2019 3:30:20 AM

Schedule:  CSP2102 - Migratory Bird Conservation - A Trust Responsibility

StartEndLocationSession ContactSession Details
5/13/2019 5/17/2019 National Conservation Training Center (NCTC) Brenda Hooper, brenda_hooper@fws.gov
(304) 876-7449
Class hours: Monday-Thursday 8:00-5:00 Friday 8:12:00