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This document uses natural resource examples to create a better understanding of how adaptive management can be implemented in the field.
This guide presents an operational definition of adaptive management, and explores when and how it should be used for managing natural resources.
This course consists of an in-depth examination of cumulative impact analysis and integration of other environmental compliance laws into NEPA.
This course teaches participants how to understand and communicate the importance of clean air and visual resources for national parks.
This course provides an understanding of air resources, why they are important and the laws, regulations and policies governing air resource management.
Resources from the AAAS to help scientists build skills to more effectively communicate and engage with public audiences.
This course provides hands-on training in the use of Aquatics Informatics' Aquarius Time Series water quality data management software.
The Connected Conservation webinar series highlights topics and tools aimed at furthering the practice of landscape conservation.
An interdisciplinary journal that explores innovative thinking on critical issues across the spectrum of place-based heritage management and stewardship.
The Career Academy for Natural Resources is an array of developmental opportunities that allow you to map your own path to professional growth.
This video series highlights the National Park Service's unique position on responding to climate change and connecting with the public.
The NPS Climate Change Response Strategy articulates six principles for effective decision making in a changing climate & lays out a vision to promote climate change science & apply best management practices & sustainable behaviors.
Identify ten skills that you currently consider to be your strengths when collaborating with others and five skills that you most want to strengthen.
The Connected Conservation webinars highlight topics and tools aimed at furthering the practice of landscape conservation.
Videos, eLearning, and other resources to help bird lovers improve their understanding, gain confidence in their skills, and pursue their passion for birds.
This course explores the four most important principles of managing wilderness. The stories and case studies are based on real situations.
This course covers evaluating proposals for scientific activity in wilderness related to paleontological resources while preserving wilderness character.
Learn about a 2016 program bringing high school students to Cape Cod and Indiana Dunes to learn about and spread the science of climate change effects.
In this course, participants will learn facilitated dialogue as a technique to conduct civic engagement activities through hands-on, interactive sessions.
This course covers managing paleontological resources found in wilderness, including defining paleontological resources, stewardship, and law and policy.
This course covers Integrated Pest Management skills relating to pest-borne diseases, transmission threats, disease prevention and pest management.
This course presents the principles of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and the IPM decision making process used to reduce risk to resources from pests.
This course provides students with an understanding of the resource mission of the NPS and the primary laws and policies used to protect park resources.
Participants will find supporting resources and principles to respond to climate change and learn more about ways in which climate change is impacting parks.
This course explores the critical role science plays in helping the NPS fulfill its mission and meet the mandate of the Organic Act.
This course orients students to a natural resource management and science career path, covering natural resource roles, scientific integrity, and ethics.
This course provides an overview of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and its implementation by the National Park Service.
This course provides a detailed introduction to the PEPC system including menu navigation, search/tracking, reporting, resource tools and customization.
This course covers software, applications, tools and procedures that pertain to managing data resulting from natural resource inventory and monitoring.
This course provides an in-depth look at the inventory and monitoring process associated with paleontological resources in wilderness resources.
In this video series from NPS Climate Change Response, you'll learn how four parks are approaching park management in the face of an unpredictable future.
Students gain an understanding of how to make resource management decisions in the face of accelerating, widespread and complex change and uncertainty.
This course explains the legal basis for managing air quality in wilderness and the various issues involved for management.
This course will discuss the qualities of wilderness character and the dilemmas in keeping wilderness natural yet untrammeled.After completing this course, you should be able to:Describe and differentiate the natural and untrammeled qualities of wilderness characterExplain the dilemma that might exist in trying to preserve these two qualities while managing resources in wildernessRecognize the influences on making management decisionsApply a 4-step process for making natural resource restoration decisions that optimized both the natural and untrammeled qualities of wilderness character
This course discusses the process for evaluating proposals for conducting scientific activity in wilderness and while preserving wilderness character.
This course presents the legal foundation for managing natural resources in wilderness and addresses the myths and realities of wilderness management.
This course addresses monitoring goals and methods and weighing the costs associated with gathering precise and accurate data from monitoring efforts.
This course discusses the basis of lightscape resource management, including the threats and principles for management of night sky in wilderness.
This course covers monitoring soil and water resources, management and mitigation and restoration of impacts on soil and water in wilderness.
This course covers sounds versus noises in acoustical environments in wilderness and identifies threats and strategies for addressing soundscape management.
This course presents guidelines and current policies managers can follow when managing threatened and endangered species in wilderness.
This course defines the vegetation component of wilderness resource, their value to wilderness and mandated management policies.
Natural Resource Stewardship and Science
A science-based foundation that allows the NPS to manage natural resources day to day while focusing on long-term ecological integrity and viability.
Access recordings of monthly webinars that share information about what's happening in the field of science and natural resources, and how you can get involved.
The NRSS monthly webinar series shares the work NRSS is doing, what's happening in the field of science and natural resources, and how you can get involved.
Gain insight into the essential competencies for Natural Resource Stewardship and the more finite discipline specialist and program manager competencies.
Two introductory natural resource management eLearning courses are now available in DOI Talent. Learn more here!
Find online trainings, webinars, and learning resources to help you enhance your knowledge and skills in Natural Resources and Science.
This webinar examines cumulative impact analysis and provides a brief review on the integration of other environmental laws into the NEPA process.
This directory provides a listing of NPS Arborists organized by state.
This handbook synthesizes the legal and policy requirements and considerations related to NEPA and associated guidance applicable to the NPS.
This course provides a full overview of National Park Service National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) practice based on the 2015 NEPA handbook.
This course covers natural resource stewardship philosophy, laws, and policies governing natural resource management and tools for science-based management.
A series of videos highlighting the many ways young people are getting involved in science in parks.
This journal serves the global stewards of parks, protected areas, cultural sites, and other forms of place-based conservation.
A guide to help natural resource professionals take charge of their career progress through reflection, self-assessment and collaboration.
Influential report, originally published in 1963, revisited by the present-day Science Committee
A series of monthly webinars by leading science communication experts offers individuals a different perspective on communication.
This workshop covers how to communicate about science more effectively with the public, policy makers, the media and collaborators in other disciplines.
This two-day workshop provides practical and hands-on instruction on communicating effectively about science with people outside science fields.
This web page contains three self-paced, on-line lessons intended to improve the quality and readability of scientific writing.
This video series examines the ways NPS science personnel and citizen scientists are studying the effects of climate change.
The purpose of this course is to acquaint you with the contents of the Wilderness Act of 1964 and its application in managing a wilderness area.
Featuring a searchable database of endangered species and a searchable list of species reports
A collection of short videos that demonstrate real-world geospatial applications from adding GIS layers to your GPS device to to calculating acreage.
A searchable collection of selected images, historical artifacts, audio clips, publications, and video
This course covers visitor use management in wilderness, explains why it is necessary, reviews the relevant authorities and examines management challenges.
This course contains four modules that introduce the process for monitoring campsites, trail impacts and visitor use in wilderness.
This course covers factors that contribute to recreation impacts, and examines management strategies and tactics for solving visitor use impact problems.
This course focuses on collaborative monitoring protocols, analyses, data management and reporting across multiple inventory and monitoring (I&M) networks.
This course covers the NPS Water Resources Division (WRD) management structure, water management issues and policies developed to address resource needs.
Advance your skills with these three Wilderness University Education Programs recommended by the Arthur Carhart National Wilderness Training Center.
An assessment of NPS workforce climate change literacy and a training strategy for enhancing climate change literacy and capabilities.
This free, self-paced, online class uses eight lessons containing videos and exercises to present simple rules of style that improve written communication.