ALC3128 - Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation

Course CodeALC3128
Course TitleOpen Standards for the Practice of Conservation

This course will equip project teams with the skills necessary for effective project cycle management in the conservation sector. The course will provide the theory and concepts behind the five steps (Conceptualize; Plan Actions and Monitoring; Implement Actions and Monitoring; Analyze, Use, Adapt; and Capture and Share Learning) of the Conservation Measures Partnership’s Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation and will allow participants to work together to become familiar and apply these tools in developing management and monitoring plans for their conservation projects. An overview of the Miradi Adaptive Management Software and a one-year license agreement to use the software will be provided in this course. 


  • • Strengthen project design, management, and monitoring processes
  • • Choose the most strategic actions; set meaningful and measurable goals and objectives
  • • Determine if their conservation interventions are working
  • • Demonstrate and communicate their project or program’s impact to their constituency
  • • Learn from their actions and improve them
  • • Become familiar with the Miradi program management software.


Federal and state biologists and managers who work on natural resource issues and are interested in taking an experimental approach to project management.  Participation is based on teams of two to three individuals that have conservation of the natural environment and/or natural resources as their primary mission.

Delivery MethodInstructor Led
Non-FWS Fee$796.00
Instructional Hours28
Course Content ContactJohn Ossanna;; (304) 876-7476;
Curriculum CategoryDecision Analysis
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College Credit NameSemester Hours
College Credit Value1
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Schedule:  ALC3128 - Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation

StartEndLocationSession Contact
10/29/2018 11/2/2018 National Conservation Training Center (NCTC) Brenda Hooper,
(304) 876-7449