Conservation Training Network Broadcasts

Live Broadcasts

Broadcasts are delivered online via the Livestream platform from the Conservation Training Network studio located
on the National Conservation Training Center (NCTC) campus near Shepherdstown, WV.

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Broadcast Schedule

February 25, 2020 Time 1:00-1:30pm Eastern Time
NCTC Eagle's Nest Broadcast

Starting today, please join us every other Thursday from 1-1:30pm ET when Randy Robinson give's us an update on the NCTC's Eagle's nest !

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March 4, 2021 Time: 1:00-1:30pm Eastern Time -- LiveStream Broadcast Link or NCTC Facebook Live
Conservation Connect Series: Kayaking

Put a little adventure in your outdoors!  Whether you relish a mountain-biking excursion in the mountains or a simple family ride along the beach, biking on our national wildlife refuges can be an inexpensive way to experience unprecedented beauty and nature.  Experts will give us some advice on gear and techniques to help you have an enjoyable biking experience...all on Conservation Connect Live! 

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March 4, 2021 Time: 3:00-4:00pm Eastern Time -- LiveStream Broadcast Link or NCTC Facebook Live
Women's History Month Broadcast: 150 Years of Women's History in the Service: Revisiting Our Past to Prepare for the Future

In recognition of Women’s History Monthwe  hope you will join our virtual event on March 4th featuring opening remarks by Principal Deputy Director Martha Williams, profiles of pioneering women conservationists by the National Conservation Training Center, and a moderated roundtable discussion among women leaders in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service).  

During the employee roundtable, Anna Munoz, Assistant Regional Director for External Affairs in the Mountain-Prairie Region, will moderate a discussion about the experiences of women working for the Service. Other presenters include:

  • Naimah Aziz, Supervisory Wildlife Inspector, Office of Law Enforcement in Valley Stream, New York
  • Danielle Fujii-Doe, Manager, Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge, Plush, Oregon
  • Dr. Nicole Hams, Fish Biologist and Science Communication Specialist, Columbia River Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office, Vancouver, Washington
  • Crystal Leonetti, Native Affairs Specialist, Alaska Region, Anchorage, Alaska

Learn more about Women’s History Month and ways you can become involved on our SharePoint site (not available to the public). The 2021 Women’s History Month observance is co-hosted by the National Conservation Training Center and Office of Diversity and Inclusive Workforce Management

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March 4, 2021 Time: 7:00-8:00pm Eastern Time -- LiveStream Broadcast Link or NCTC Facebook Live
Virtual Public Lecture: The Conservation Fund’s Brad Meiklejohn screens “Return to Us: Restoring Alaska’s Eklutna River”

On Thursday March 4 at 7:00 p.m. (ET), The Conservation Fund’s Brad Meiklejohn will present “Return to Us: Restoring Alaska’s Eklutna River online on the National Conservation Training Center Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/USFWSNCTC or at https://nctc.fws.gov/broadcasts. 

This powerful documentary film describes the effort to restore the Eklutna River. Produced by Ryan Peterson, award winning filmmaker of Super Salmon, this 8-minute film reveals the intertwined histories of the Eklutna Dena’ina Native people and Pacific salmon. The beauty and tragedy of the Eklutna River, the dreams of the Eklutna people, and the tenacity of salmon are revealed in this film and the discussion to follow with Meiklejohn.

The Eklutna River near Anchorage, Alaska, is the scene of the most ambitious river restoration project ever attempted in the state. First dammed for hydropower production in the 1920’s, the Eklutna is now the subject of a major recovery effort to establish a free-flowing river to benefit salmon and the Eklutna Dena’ina tribe. Beginning in 2015, The Conservation Fund launched a $7.5 million project to remove the Lower Eklutna River dam. As described in the film “Return to Us” the project was completed in 2018 to open the river to salmon once again after 90 years.

 According to Meiklejohn: “Removing the Eklutna River dam was easily the highwater mark of my 30 year conservation career. We have done a lot of good here in Alaska since 1994, but nothing else has generated anything close to the excitement, attention and eagerness to help that we found on this dam project. This project united people across all boundaries and persuasions to the task of fixing a broken river. People love fixing things, and especially now there is a thirst for helping Nature in real, tangible ways. At the Eklutna we are putting Humpty Dumpty back together after 90 years of being broken.” 

Brad Meiklejohn has been with The Conservation Fund in Alaska since 1994. The Conservation Fund is a national land trust based in Arlington, Virginia. Brad has served on the Board of Directors of the Murie Center and the Alaska Avalanche School, is past president of the Patagonia Land Trust and the American Packrafting Association, and the recipient of the Olaus Murie Conservation Award from the Alaska Conservation Foundation. 

This talk is as part of NCTC’s Conservation Lecture Series, which is cosponsored by The Friends of the NCTC (http://www.friendsofnctc.org).  

For more information, please contact Mark Madison (304-876-7276; mark_madison@fws.gov) or visit nctc.fws.gov/history/publiclectures.html.  

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March 11, 2021 Time: 1-1:30pm ET - LiveStream Broadcast Link or NCTC Facebook Live
NCTC Eagle's Nest Broadcast

Please join us every other Thursday from 1-1:30pm ET when Randy Robinson give's us an update on the NCTC's Eagle's nest !

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March 18, 2021 Time: 1:00-1:30pm Eastern Time - LiveStream Broadcast Link or NCTC Facebook Live
Conservation Connect Series: Biking

Put a little adventure in your outdoors!  Whether you relish a mountain-biking excursion in the mountains or a simple family ride along the beach, biking on our national wildlife refuges can be an inexpensive way to experience unprecedented beauty and nature.  Experts will give us some advice on gear and techniques to help you have an enjoyable biking experience...all on Conservation Connect Live!

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March 19, 2021 Time: 3:00-4:00pm Eastern Time - LiveStream Broadcast Link
Tribal Broadcast Series: Reintroduction of Black-footed Ferrets on Tribal Lands

More details to soon follow!

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March 25, 2021 Time: 1-1:30pm ET - LiveStream Broadcast Link or NCTC Facebook Live
NCTC Eagle's Nest Broadcast

Please join us every other Thursday from 1-1:30pm ET when Randy Robinson give's us an update on the Eagle's nest at NCTC!

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April 1, 2021 Time: 1:00-1:30pm Eastern Time - LiveStream Broadcast Link or NCTC Facebook Live
Conservation Connect Live Series: Native Gardening

With the spring wildflowers starting to bloom, many people's thoughts turn to gardening.  In this week's show we'll talk to a native plantscaper and learn about how you can use native plants to make a low-maintenance garden that wildlife will love!  ...all on Conservation Connect Live!

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April 8, 2021 Time: 1-1:30pm ET- LiveStream Broadcast Link or NCTC Facebook Live
NCTC Eagle's Nest Broadcast

Please join us every other Thursday from 1-1:30pm ET when Randy Robinson give's us an update on the Eagle's nest at NCTC!

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April 15, 2021 Time: 1:00-1:30pm Eastern Time - LiveStream Broadcast Link or NCTC Facebook Live
Conservation Connect LIVE Series: Fly Fishing

With spring here, many anglers are taking to the water.  Fly fishing is just one of many ways to catch fish.  We'll talk with expert fly anglers on how to get started, where to go and what kinds of gear one needs to wade into the world of fly fishing...all on Conservation Connect Live!

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April 15, 2021 Time: 3:00-4:00pm Eastern Time - LiveStream Broadcast Link
Tribal Broadcast Series: Importance of USFWS Cultural Resources to Native American Heritage

More details to soon follow!

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April 22, 2021 Time: 1-1:30pm ET - LiveStream Broadcast Link or NCTC Facebook Live
NCTC Eagle's Nest Broadcast

Please join us every other Thursday from 1-1:30pm ET when Randy Robinson give's us an update on the Eagle's nest at NCTC!

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April 26-30, 2021 Time: 12noon-5:00pm Every day - LiveStream Broadcast Link
Retirement Planning for Federal Employees

Stay tuned for additional information and scheduling in DOI Talent.


Support /Captioning

Contacts

During this time of Covid, please email all questions to broadcast@fws.gov.

  • NCTC Studio Control Room: 304-876-7666 (currently not available)
    Please Note: The studio control room is staffed only on scheduled broadcast days. If you need assistance, call one of the staff listed below.

  • Rhonda Miller, Studio Manager, Video and Web Support, rhonda_miller@fws.gov; 304-876-7325
  • Melissa Gonzales, Studio Assistant, melissa_gonzalez@fws.gov; 304-876-7368
  • DOI Learn Registration Support; nctc_training@fws.gov; 304-876-7709

Broadcast Archive

Resources

Click here to go to Conservation Connect Conservation Connect is a web-based video series produced by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Conservation Training Center (NCTC), which aims to connect youth, ages 9-13 (although any age is encouraged to enjoy!), with the great outdoors, wildlife species, and conservation careers. Click to learn more.
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