CSP3115 - Endangered Species Listing and Candidate Assessment

Course CodeCSP3115
Course TitleEndangered Species Listing and Candidate Assessment
DescriptionThis course provides basic information regarding all aspects of endangered species petition management, candidate assessment, PECE evaluation, critical habitat designation and listing/delisting determinations. Case studies and interactive exercises are used to reinforce instruction.

College Credit: 2

•Identify the Service's obligations and authorities for listing species as threatened or endangered under Section 4 of the ESA and how these obligations relate to other parts of the ESA; .
•Define a species, including distinct population segments; .
•Explain Service compliance responsibilities under FOIA, FACA, and APA related to candidate assessment and listing;.
•Identify how to establish and maintain a complete administrative record of the Service's actions associated with a species' review for listing and/or critical habitat designation; .
•Describe the steps for placing and prioritizing a species on the candidate list; .
•Describe how pre-listing conservation influences the need for listing of species; .
•Describe the management of petitions to list or delist species or to designate critical habitat; .
•Identify the steps for determining if critical habitat is prudent and determinable; .
•Describe the need for and the steps involved in developing an outreach strategy for the entire listing process. .

Target Audience: This course is open only to Service (NOAA and USFWS) endangered species program employees whose duties include ESA - Section 4 listing and candidate assessment and conservation responsibilities, and others interested in this subject.

Delivery MethodInstructor Led
Non-FWS Fee$995.00
Instructional Hours36
Course Content ContactRichard Bulavinetz: richard_bulavinetz@fws.gov; (304) 876-7340; Richard_Bulavinetz@fws.gov
Curriculum CategoryConservation Policy
Course FrequencyOnce per year
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College Credit NameSemester Hours
College Credit Value2
Extracted from DOI LEARN on1/22/2019 3:30:20 AM

Schedule:  CSP3115 - Endangered Species Listing and Candidate Assessment

StartEndLocationSession Contact
5/13/2019 5/17/2019 National Conservation Training Center (NCTC) Brenda Hooper, brenda_hooper@fws.gov
(304) 876-7449