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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 covers visitor use management in wilderness, explains why it is necessary, reviews the relevant authorities and examines management challenges.
This course covers factors that contribute to recreation impacts, and examines management strategies and tactics for solving visitor use impact problems.
This course contains four modules that introduce the process for monitoring campsites, trail impacts and visitor use in wilderness.
This course defines the vegetation component of wilderness resource, their value to wilderness and mandated management policies.
This workshop covers how to communicate about science more effectively with the public, policy makers, the media and collaborators in other disciplines.
A collection of short videos that demonstrate real-world geospatial applications from adding GIS layers to your GPS device to to calculating acreage.
This handbook synthesizes the legal and policy requirements and considerations related to NEPA and associated guidance applicable to the NPS.
An assessment of NPS workforce climate change literacy and a training strategy for enhancing climate change literacy and capabilities.
This web page contains three self-paced, on-line lessons intended to improve the quality and readability of scientific writing.
This document uses natural resource examples to create a better understanding of how adaptive management can be implemented in the field.
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.
This video series examines the ways NPS science personnel and citizen scientists are studying the effects of climate change.
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.
This guide presents an operational definition of adaptive management, and explores when and how it should be used for managing natural resources.
This directory provides a listing of NPS Arborists organized by state.
Influential report, originally published in 1963, revisited by the present-day Science Committee
A searchable collection of selected images, historical artifacts, audio clips, publications, and video
Featuring a searchable database of endangered species and a searchable list of species reports