Aerial View of NCTC in the Fall, photo by Ryan Hagerty, USFWS

Message from NCTC Director:

Welcome to the 2021 National Conservation Training Center Website.  In February we celebrate the 150th anniversary of the US Fish and Wildlife Service--the finest conservation organization in the world, made up of the most dedicated conservation professionals on the planet..

Over the last 11 months we have retooled our programs to offer you a wide range of remote learning opportunities. February is no exception--we have a wide range of virtual training offerings on such topics as:  Level One Leadership: Design Your Leadership Journey, Conservation and Hunting in America, Transitioning Back to the Office, and Modeling for Endangered Species Management.  See all of our offerings below. We look forward to your participation. 

This website has a wealth of resources for you to explore including our course offerings, image library services, videos and podcasts and our extensive Conservation History collection of videos, oral histories, photographs, and documents.  Take note of our Conservation Lecture Series, which features some of the great American Conservationists.  There is also information on how to bring your organization to NCTC when we open again, post-pandemic.  I look forward to welcoming you back to our beautiful campus! 

 Steve Chase--Director NCTC


 For questions related to a specific course, please contact the course contact listed on our website under the related course description page. To see all of the courses NCTC has to offer, go to our Course Guide. Any questions on course offerings can be directed to nctc_training@fws.gov.

ATTENTION: Important information to read Helpful Information to Complete your Booking for a Scheduled Seminar when signing up in DOI Talent.

Online Course, Webinars, and Events 2021 (Printable Version)

1/6/2021 3/27/2021 Climate Academy (ALC3193)   DOI Talent  Contact: amanda_cucchi@fws.gov


1/19/2021 4/27/2021 Introduction to R DOI Talent Contact: sharon_howard@fws.gov


1/19/2021 4/2/2021 Species Distribution Modeling (Online)  DOI Talent  Contact: brenda_hooper@fws.gov 


1/19/2021 4/27/2021 Modeling Principles for Natural Resources Management (Intermediate Track)  DOI Talent Contact: katie_poston@fws.gov


2/2/2021 2/26/2021 Level One Leadership: Design Your Leadership Journey DOI Talent  Contact: shannon_m_connors@fws.gov


2/15/2021 3/1/2021 Conservation and Hunting in America (CHA) DOI Talent Contact: michele_atha@fws.gov


2/22/2021 3/5/2021 Modeling for Endangered Species Management (Online) DOI Talent  Contact: amanda_cucchi@fws.gov 


2/25/2021 2/25/2021 NCTC Eagle's Nest Update NCTC's Livestream or NCTC's Facebook Live Contact: randy_robinson@fws.gov


02/25/2021 02/25/2021 Restoration Webinar Series: Linking Research and Management to Improve Native Plant Restoration in Nevada NCTC Webinar Contact: mark_cancellare@fws.gov


2/25/2021 2/25/2021 Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office Webinar Series: 1. Exploring the Role of the Natural Hydrograph in Riverine Ecology; 2. Movement and Refuges for Fishes during Intermittency NCTC Webinar   Contact: alan_temple@fws.gov 


3/1/2021 3/4/2021 Business Communications - Online DOI Talent Contact: wendy_contrael@fws.gov 


3/2/2021 3/2/2021 Forest Ecology and Management Webinar Series: Assessing Future Changes in Fire Risk in the Northeastern United States using the Keetch-Byram Drought Index (KBDI) NCTC Webinar Contact: john_ossanna@fws.gov


3/2/2021 3/2/2021 Transitioning Back to the Office DOI Talent Contact: sharon_howard@fws.gov 


3/4/2021 3/4/2021 Conservation Connect Series: Kayaking NCTC's Livestream or NCTC's Facebook Live Contact: brett_billings@fws.gov


3/4/2021 3/4/2021 Women's History Month Broadcast:150 Years of Women's History in the USFS: Revisiting our past to prepare for the future NCTC's Livestream or NCTC's Facebook Live Contact: mark_madison@fws.gov


3/8/2021 3/8/2021 The Working of Congress and Executive Branches and How they Relate to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service  DOI Talent Contact: brenda_hooper@fws.gov 


3/9/2021 3/9/2021 Freshwater Mussel Conservation Webinar Series: Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation Mussel Project and Cultural Importance of Mussels NCTC Webinar  Contact: matthew_patterson@fws.gov


3/9/2021 3/9/2021 Speed of Trust Foundations DOI Talent  Contact: amanda_cucchi@fws.gov


3/11/2021 3/11/2021 NCTC Eagle's Nest Update NCTC's Livestream or NCTC's Facebook Live Contact: randy_robinson@fws.gov


3/15/2021 3/29/2021 Conservation and Hunting in America (CHA) DOI Talent Contact: michele_atha@fws.gov


3/16/2021 5/11/2021 The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (Online)  DOI Talent  Contact: emily_santamaria@fws.gov


3/18/2021 3/18/2021 Tribal Broadcast Series: Reintroduction of Black footed Ferrets on Tribal Lands NCTC's Livestream or NCTC's Facebook Live Contact: jennifer_hill@fws.gov


3/17/2021 3/17/2021 Hydrology and Aquatic Resources Conservation Webinar Series: Salt Marshes and Sea Level Rise NCTC Webinar Contact: shannon_m_connors@fws.gov 


3/18/2021 3/18/2021 Restoration Webinar Series: RestoreNet : An Emerging Restoration Network Reveals Controls on Restoration Seeding Success Across Dryland Ecosystems NCTC Webinar Contact: mark_cancellare@fws.gov 


3/18/2021 3/18/2021 Conservation Connect Series: Biking NCTC's Livestream or NCTC's Facebook Live Contact: brett_billings@fws.gov


3/18/2021 3/18/2021 Mini USFWS Foundations DOI Talent Contact: wendy_contrael@fws.gov 


3/25/2021 3/21/2021 NCTC Eagle's Nest Update NCTC's Livestream or NCTC's Facebook Live Contact: randy_robinson@fws.gov


3/29/2021 3/29/2021 Leading and Building Remote Teams DOI Talent  Contact: brenda_hooper@fws.gov


3/29/2021 4/12/2021 Conservation and Hunting in America (CHA) DOI Talent Contact: michele_atha@fws.gov


4/1/2021 4/1/2021 Conservation Connect Series: Native Gardening NCTC's Livestream or NCTC's Facebook Live Contact: brett_billings@fws.gov


4/6/2021 4/29/2021 Enterpretive Media DOI Talent Contact: wendy_contrael@fws.gov 


4/6/2021 4/6/2021 Freshwater Mussel Conservation Webinar Series: The fascinating story of the Glochidium: evolution, anatomy, physiology, and ecology NCTC Webinar   Contact: matthew_patterson@fws.gov


4/7/2021 4/9/2021 Emotional Intelligence: Exploring the Self Through Flexing, Transcending, and Striking DOI Talent   Contact: danielle_bruce@fws.gov  


4/8/2021 4/8/2021 Bat Acoustics Webinar Series: Introduction to Bat Acoustic Software: Cutting through the F.U.D. to understand software accuracy and agreement NCTC Webinar Contact: matthew_patterson@fws.gov


4/8/2021 4/8/2021 NCTC Eagle's Nest Update NCTC's Livestream or NCTC's Facebook Live Contact: randy_robinson@fws.gov

4/8/2021 4/16/2021 BLM/FWS/NPS Supervisory Skills Workshop DOI Talent  Contact: emily_santamaria@fws.gov 


4/12/2021 4/16/2021 Environmental Due Diligence: The Transaction Screen Process (Online) DOI Talent Contact: michele_atha@fws.gov


4/12/2021 4/16/2021 Scientific Writing for Publication - Online DOI Talent Contact: danielle_bruce@fws.gov


4/12/2021 4/19/2021 Crucial Conversations Virtual Training DOI Talent  Contact: danielle_bruce@fws.gov


4/12/2021 4/23/2021 Fish Population Dynamics and Assessment (Online)  DOI Talent Contact: sharon_howard@fws.gov


4/12/2021 4/26/2021 Conservation and Hunting in America (CHA) DOI Talent Contact: michele_atha@fws.gov


4/13/2021 4/15/2021 Field Data Capture using Survey123 and Collector - Online DOI Talent Contact: sharon_howard@fws.gov


4/15/2021 4/15/2021 Tribal Broadcast Series: Importance of USFWS Cultural Resources to Native American Heritage NCTC's Livestream or NCTC's Facebook Live Contact: jennifer_hill@fws.gov


4/15/2021 4/15/2021 Conservation Connect Series: Fly Fishing NCTC's Livestream or NCTC's Facebook Live Contact: brett_billings@fws.gov


4/15/2021 4/15/2021 Restoration Webinar Series: Wetland Restoration Without the Use of Plastics NCTC Webinar Contact: mark_cancellare@fws.gov


4/19/2021 4/22/2021 Writing with Clarity DOI Talent Contact: emily_santamaria@fws.gov 


4/19/2021 429/2021 Introduction to ArcGIS Pro - Online DOI Talent Contact: shannon_m_connors@fws.gov

4/20/2021 4/20/21 Freshwater Mussel Conservation Webinar Series: Dam Removal and Listed Freshwater Mussels in the Walhonding River, Ohio NCTC Webinar Contact: matthew_patterson@fws.gov 


4/21/2021 4/21/2021 Inland Oil Spill for DOI Response Webinar Series: Alaska's updated Wildlife Protection Guidelines for Spill Response NCTC Webinar  Contact: gary_schetrompf@fws.gov


4/21/2021 4/21/2021 Hydrology and Aquatic Resources Conservation Webinar Series: ECOS Species Range Project Aquatic Species Distribution Modelling NCTC Webinar  Contact: shannon_m_connors@fws.gov


4/22/2021 4/22/2021 NCTC Eagle's Nest Update NCTC's Livestream or NCTC's Facebook Live Contact: randy_robinson@fws.gov

4/26/2021 5/10/2021 Conservation and Hunting in America (CHA) DOI Talent Contact: michele_atha@fws.gov


4/28/2021 4/29/2021 Managing Multiple Projects, Objectives, and Deadlines  DOI Talent Contact: michele_atha@fws.gov


5/3/2021 5/6/2021 Introduction to GIS/ArcGIS Pro - Online  DOI Talent Contact: shannon_m_connors@fws.gov 
5/4/2021 5/4/2021 Communicating Science: "The Essentials"  DOI Talent Contact: sharon_howard@fws.gov 

5/6/2021/5/6/2021 NCTC Eagle's Nest Update NCTC's Livestream or NCTC's Facebook Live Contact: randy_robinson@fws.gov


5/10/2021 5/24/2021 Conservation and Hunting in America (CHA)  DOI Talent  Contact: michele_atha@fws.gov


5/10/2021 5/14/2021 Inspiring Leadership through Emotional Intelligence - Online DOI Talent Contact: emily_santamaria@fws.gov


5/10/2021 5/10/2021 Mini USFWS Foundations DOI Talent Contact: wendy_contrael@fws.gov   


5/13/2021 5/13/2021 Restoration Webinar Series: The Sacramento River Levee Setback: Floodplain Rehabilitation Design to Enhance Ecologic Function with Consider NCTC Webinar Contact: mark_cancellare@fws.gov


5/17/2021 5/20/2021 Cartography in ArcGIS Pro - Online DOI Talent Contact: shannon_m_connors@fws.gov 


5/17/2021 5/21/2021 Crucial Conversations Virtual Training  DOI Talent  Contact: emily_santamaria@fws.gov 


5/19/2021 5/19/2021 Hydrology and Aquatic Resources Conservation Webinar Series New Hydrologic Analysis Tools for Resource Managers NCTC Webinar Contact: shannon_m_connors@fws.gov


5/20/2021 5/20/2021 NCTC Eagle's Nest Update NCTC's Livestream or NCTC's Facebook Live Contact: randy_robinson@fws.gov


5/20/2021 5/20/2021 Tribal Broadcast Series: Significance of Feathers in Native American Cultures NCTC's Livestream or NCTC's Facebook Live Contact: jennifer_hill@fws.gov


5/20/2021 5/20/2021 Balancing Work and Life in a Virtual World DOI Talent Contact: brenda_hooper@fws.gov 


5/24/2021 5/28/2021 Level One Leadership: Design Your Leadership Journey DOI Talent Contact:  wendy_contrael@fws.gov


5/25/2021 5/27/2021 Field Data Capture using Survey123 and Collector - Online  DOI Talent Contact: sharon_howard@fws.gov 


6/3/2021 6/3/2021/2021 NCTC Eagle's Nest Update NCTC's Livestream or NCTC's Facebook Live Contact: randy_robinson@fws.gov


6/7/2021 6/10/2021 Introduction to GIS/ArcGIS Pro - Online DOI Talent Contact: sharon_howard@fws.gov 


6/7/2021 6/11/2021 BLM/FWS/NPS Supervisory Skills Workshop DOI Talent  Contact: emily_santamaria@fws.gov 


6/7/2021 6/10/2021 Keys to Effective Editing DOI Talent  Contact: amanda_cucchi@fws.gov


6/9/2021 7/21/2021 The Compass to Nature Series NCTC Webinar Contact: michelle_donlan@fws.gov 


6/17/2021 6/17/2021 Tribal Broadcast Series: Subsistence Hunting and Fishing in Alaska NCTC's Livestream or NCTC's Facebook Live Contact: jennifer_hill@fws.gov


6/17/2021 6/17/2021 /2021 NCTC Eagle's Nest Update NCTC's Livestream or NCTC's Facebook Live Contact: randy_robinson@fws.gov


6/17/2021 6/17/2021 Restoration Webinar Series: Sustainable Strategies for Thornforest Restoration Along the Lower Rio Grande NCTC Webinar Contact: mark_cancellare@fws.gov


6/21/2020 7/30/2021 Applied Conservation Genetics - Online  DOI Talent  Contact: sharon_howard@fws.gov


6/22/2021 6/22/2021 Freshwater Mussel Conservation Webinar Series: Dangerous liaisons: the dependence of pearly mussels on fish NCTC Webinar Contact: matthew_patterson@fws.gov


6/23/2021 6/23/2021 Mini USFWS Foundations DOI Talent Contact: wendy_contrael@fws.gov 


7/1/2021 7/1/2021 NCTC Eagle's Nest Update NCTC's Livestream or NCTC's Facebook Live Contact: randy_robinson@fws.gov


7/12/2021 7/16/2021 Inspiring Leadership through Emotional Intelligence - Online DOI Talentt  Contact: emily_santamaria@fws.gov


7/12/2021 7/16/2021 Crucial Conversations Virtual Training DOI Talent  Contact: katie_poston@fws.gov


7/13/2021 7/15/2021 Field Data Capture using Survey123 and Collector - Online DOI Talent  Contact: sharon_howard@fws.gov


7/13/2021 7/13/2021 NCTC Eagle's Nest Update NCTC's Livestream or NCTC's Facebook Live Contact: randy_robinson@fws.gov


7/19/2021 7/22/2021 Writing with Clarity DOI Talent  Contact: wendy_contrael@fws.gov 


7/19/2021 7/29/2021 Introduction to ArcGIS Pro - Online DOI Talent Contact: shannon_m_connors@fws.gov 


7/22/2021 7/22/2021 Mini USFWS Foundations DOI Talent Contact: wendy_contrael@fws.gov 


7/29/2021 7/29/2021 NCTC Eagle's Nest Update NCTC's Livestream or NCTC's Facebook Live Contact: randy_robinson@fws.gov


8/2/2021 8/2/2021 Communicating Science: "The Essentials"  DOI Talent  Contact: sharon_howard@fws.gov


8/2/2021 9/1/2021 Advanced Volunteer Management DOI Talent Contact: emily_santamaria@fws.gov


8/10/2021 8/12/2021 Field Data Capture using Survey123 and Collector - Online DOI Talent  Contact: shannon_m_connors@fws.gov


8/16/2021 8/19/2021 Introduction to GIS/ArcGIS Pro - Online DOI Talent Contact: sharon_howard@fws.gov 


8/16/2021 8/20/2021 BLM/FWS/NPS Supervisory Skills Workshop DOI Talent Contact: emily_santamaria@fws.gov 


8/18/2021 8/19/2021 Managing Multiple Porjects, Objectives, and Deadlines DOI Talent Contact: brenda_hooper@fws.gov


8/23/2021 8/27/2021 Level One Leadership: Design Your Leadership Journey DOI Talent Contact: shannon_m_connors@fws.gov


8/19/2021 8/19/2021 Tribal Broadcast Series: Federal Native American Trust Lands NCTC's Livestream or NCTC's Facebook Live Contact: jennifer_hill@fws.gov


8/24/2021 8/5/2021 Science Communication: Crafting Your Message DOI Talent Contact: katie_poston@fws.gov 


8/30/2021 12/10/2021 Introduction to R  DOI Talent Contact:sharon_howard@fws.gov


9/13/2021 9/16/2021 Building Better Maps (with ArcGIS Pro) - Online  DOI Talent Contact: sharon_howard@fws.gov 
9/15/2021 9/15/2021 Tribal Broadcast Series: Developing Land Acknowledgements  NCTC's Livestream or NCTC's Facebook Live Contact: jennifer_hill@fws.gov

Onsite Upcoming Courses

N/A at this time.