CSP3173 - Endangered Species Recovery Planning and Implementation

Course CodeCSP3173
Course TitleEndangered Species Recovery Planning and Implementation
DescriptionInstruction covers the technical, policy, and practical aspects of recovery planning and implementation for threatened and endangered species. This course will enhance your ability to plan for and effectively implement conservation actions for listed trust species and their habitats. Topics covered include: statutory framework, purpose and steps of recovery plan development, how and why to involve stakeholders, working with recovery teams and partners, policies and guidance relevant to recovery, the relationship of recovery to all parts of the Endangered Species Act, 5-year reviews, the application of conservation tools such as decision analysis and adaptive management to recovery efforts, recognizing recovery and preparing for delisting, and monitoring. Case studies and exercises are included to reinforce lecture sessions.
After attending this session, students should be able to:

• Discuss the statutory requirements and administrative policies relevant to recovery;
• Identify various means to involve stakeholders and attributes of effective recovery teams;
• Think critically about population viability of the species;
• Conduct a systematic threats assessment;
• Discuss the role of a recovery plan in effective implementation of recovery actions;
• Identify and employ techniques for successful management of individual recovery projects;
• Discuss how recovery overlaps with other agency programs (e.g., Section 7, Fisheries, Refuges);
• Conduct and prepare 5-year reviews
• Navigate the various databases for tracking recovery implementation and species status;and
• Describe the process for delisting recovered species

Target Audience:
Biologists from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service who are responsible for writing and/or implementing a recovery plan for species listed as endangered or threatened under the Endangered Species Act. This course is appropriate for someone who is new to the recovery program, those who have been drafting plans and/or implementing actions for a few years, and those who have not been actively involved in the program for a few years.
Delivery MethodInstructor Led
Non-FWS Fee$995.00
Instructional Hours36
Course Content ContactFrank Muth: frank_muth@fws.gov; (304) 876-7471; frank_muth@fws.gov
Curriculum CategoryConservation Policy
Course FrequencyOnce per year
Registration LinkRegister
College Credit NameSemester Hours
College Credit Value2
Extracted from DOI LEARN on1/22/2019 3:30:20 AM

Schedule:  CSP3173 - Endangered Species Recovery Planning and Implementation

StartEndSession InformationLocationSession Contact
6/24/2019 6/28/2019 For registration questions: jennifer_chin@fws.gov
For course content questions: frank_muth@fws.gov
National Conservation Training Center (NCTC) Jen Chin; jennifer_chin@fws.gov