Training

Total Training: 49
Human Dimensions of Natural Resources Conservation 2013 Broadcast Series. Why does it Matter? Attitudes and Values Make a Difference for Conservation.
In this podcast, Aaron Mize, Deputy Refuge Manager at Bosque del Apache and Natalie Sexton Chief of the Human Dimensions Branch/NWRS, discuss the relevance of the human dimensions to refuges and their management.
In this broadcast, we will more clearly define this human aspect, which includes the application of social psychology, economics, political science, communications and more.
Natalie Sexton with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service discusses the role of human dimensions in natural resource conservation.
Susan Burks, from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, joins us to discuss her work to prevent the spread of invasive species through a program called PlayCleanGo: Stop Invasive Species in Your Tracks.
In this broadcast, we will explore the principles and strategies of community-based social marketing, an approach to behavior change based in behavioral psychology and general marketing principles.
Learn some tips for using persuasive communication to influence conservation behavior.
Surrogate species approaches have been applied in various contexts in attempts to simplify or focus conservation efforts. Four different types of surrogate species have been identified: indicators, umbrellas, keystones, and flagships.
In this podcast Dr. Katie Steiger-Meister talks about the importance of and tools for stakeholder identification and engagement.
During this broadcast, you will be introduced to the Aldo Leopold's "land ethic", a moral responsibility of humans to the natural world.
Citizen Science: Engaging public participation in environmental research to meet shared conservation goals. Presented by Carolyn Enquist, US-Nat'l Phenology Network and the Wildlife Society & Jana Newman and Janety Ady, USFWS.
An effective conservation strategy includes engagement of people within diverse populations. To be relevant, we need to be innovative, resourceful and also respectful of what’s important to the people we are attempting to reach.
This broadcast will focus on "place-based" urban conservation connections: who are some target audiences, why the environment matters to them and how we can become more involved with urban communities.
In this podcast, Dr. Steve Murdock, Rice University professor and former director of the U.S. Census Bureau, shares some key demographic and socioeconomic trends we are seeing in the US.
The Nature of Americans National Report: Disconnection and Recommendations for Reconnection, reveals insights from a study of nearly 12,000 adults, children, and parents, and provides recommendations to open the outdoors for all.
If we want people to conserve fish, wildlife and habitats, we must better understand how to engage with our audiences and effectively communicate with them.
There are multiple studies that prove how nature positively affects human health and well-being. In this broadcast we'll hear about these studies.
Human-wildlife interactions can create obstacles for wildlife conservation efforts.
Human-wildlife interactions such as injuries and wildlife disease outbreaks can be economically, socially, medically, and environmentally costly.
In this podcast, we'll explore the basic principles and strategies of visitor use management, and the simple, accessible tools-you-can-use to effectively tackle projects involving visitor use of protected areas.
Providing an managing visitor experiences in our parks, refuges and other natural areas can be both a challenge and an opportunity, as we strive to enhance the public's connection with the outdoors and balance it with conservation.
Conserving sustainable landscapes in the 21st century is a significant challenge that requires a fundamental shift in thinking and action, addressing both social and ecological systems. "Landscape conservation design" involves intentional human changes to landscape patterns to sustainably provide ecosystem services that meet societal needs and respect societal values.
Everglades Headwaters Refuge Manager Charlie Pelizza shares lessons learned through his experiences in leading the establishment of this refuge.
In this seminar, we investigate ways in which mapping of social data can help to address issues stemming from people’s dependence on energy and water resources in the western U.S. First, we explore The Nature Conservancy’s work on mapping human preferences for energy development in Wyoming in relation to other values, participants' homes, and existing development.
Human Dimensions of Natural Resources Conservation addresses the relationship of people to the land and wildlife.
The potential impacts of climate change are serious challenges to the management of public lands.
This 3-day Communications, Outreach and Visitor Services Workshop will follow a format of plenary sessions in the morning and breakout sessions in the afternoon. Poster session included.
This course will foster a common understanding and application of human dimensions of natural resource conservation. It will provide an overview of key concepts, methods, and practical applications; historical context and 'must have' tools for the natural resource professional's toolbox. The course is based on a human dimensions framework and relies heavily on case study applications, including experiences of the participants, to demonstrate the benefits of addressing the human dimensions of conservation challenges.
The course goal is to help participants learn to communicate more effectively about science with people outside their field, including the general public, policy makers, the media, or funders and prospective collaborators in other disciplines.
Managing by Network is designed for federal managers, specialists or front-line supervisors involved in partnership and community collaboration. Curriculum centers on the 22 partnership and community collaboration competencies defined by OPM.
In a changing America, the answers to these and more questions are important for planning our Visitor Services activities and to efforts like the Urban Wildlife Refuge Initiative.
Listen to Richard Arnold and Jeremy Spoon discuss their work facilitating collaborations with tribes and federal land management agencies to conserve nature and culture -- two things we can never really separate.
Join Danielle Ross-Winslow as she interviews Angelina Yost about an inspiring story of collaboration between a Refuge and local tribes.
What do you do when you realize you cannot solve a problem or issue by working independently and that the only way to achieve your conservation goals is by actively collaborating?
This spotlight on evaluation is a concise but comprehensive guide, complete with links to key resources for evaluation and tips to help you effectively implement an evaluation plan.
As the United States continues to diversify, it is evermore important for us to learn and useeffective strategies to engage diverse audiences. In this issue, we give you an overview of the facts, strategies, and resources you need to do so.
This issue goes into factors that can influence behavior.
This issue highlights stakeholder engagement - what it is, why it's important, and how to be successful.
Whether you consider yourself a conservation practitioner, decision maker, or scientist, you know that communication is an important part of your work. The fish, wildlife, plants, and habitats we work to conserve depend on our ability to convey information internally and to the public.
In this issue of Conservation in HD, we take a look at how understanding values, beliefs, and attitudes can help practitioners better manage wildlife and their habitats by understanding behaviors of the public and key stakeholders.
This issue announces the launch of the FWS HD Resource Portal, describes its features, and outlines its usefulness to HD practitioners.
USFWS employees Danielle Ross-Winslow, Angelina Yost, and Delissa Padilla share notable successes and challenges encountered with the Urban Wildlife Conservation Program (UWCP) over the past five years, along with plans for using what they have learned to inform the UWCP’s path for the future.
In this podcast, we hear from hear from Heidi Keuler, Fish Habitat Biologist and Fishers and Farmers Partnership Coordinator, and Todd Sutphin from the Iowa Soybean Association about their experiences with the collaborative conservation process.
In this podcast, we learn from Brad Milley and Dr. Catherine Doyle-Capitman about the importance of local stakeholder participation in large-scale landscape conservation planning.
Join host Brad Milley from the National Wildlife Refuge System and Dr. Catherine Doyle-Capitman as they discuss the different scales at which conservation occurs and the importance of integrating local stakeholder participation and social data into collaborative landscape conservation planning.
This webinar is designed to briefly expose you to each method.
This course is a mix of lecture, hands-on training, and discussion. Please join us and other natural resource professionals facing similar problems and share your experiences. Come prepared to candidly discuss examples of successes to embrace, stalemates to recognize, and pitfalls to avoid in natural resource negotiations. Registration is open for the April 16-18, 2019 basic negotiation course.
This resource library is compiled by the National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance and features a broad range of topics and delivery types for environmental professionals.
Learn from our expert panelists how you can integrate social sciences to create successful wildlife crime interventions.

Jobs

Total Jobs: 42
The Aquatics Program Manager is responsible for overseeing the administration of the regional fisheries program that is comprised of Federal Aid Fish Management and Water quality investigations, state fish management activities, and threatened/endangered/sensitive fish species management and coordination. This position will have the responsibility of supervising of subordinate employees and volunteers.
Serve as Grants Management specialist in planning, directing, coordinating, executing and following up on a wide range of grants and cooperative programs services.
This position integrates natural resource management and environmental science principles into planning and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance on both a landscape and site-specific basis by bringing knowledge of biological, ecological, natural resources, social, cultural, economic, hydrologic, and air resources to bear on develop NEPA compliance documents and land use plans for areas within BLM NM/OK/KS/TX.
Under the direction of the Assistant Commissioner of Forestry, Horticulture, & Natural Resources, with wide latitude for the exercise of independent judgment and decision-making, oversee programs including citywide forestry operations d analysis; tree preservation; street tree procurement and planting; tree work permits; building plan review; forestry emergency response, as well as horticulture and nursery management.
This position is part of the Arcata Fish and Wildlife Office, located in Arcata, CA. In this position, you will serve as a Supervisory Fish and Wildlife Biologist for the Endangered Species Program responsible for carrying out the Service's Congressionally legislated authorities, court-mandated actions, treaty and Trust responsibilities, and Department of the Interior policies and national goals.
Distributes and balances workload among employees as directed by the supervisor, in accordance with established work flow or job specialization assuring timely accomplishment of assigned workload. Monitors status and progress of employee work; and make day-to-day adjustments in accordance with established priorities, obtaining assistance from the supervisor on problems that may arise. Instructs employees in specific tasks and job techniques and makes available written instructions, reference materials and supplies.
The Office of Applied Sciences is hiring an Assistant Crew Leader for the Deer and Predator research project! Come work with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources as where you can contribute to rewarding and meaningful work! Note - Housing also provided.
This position will assist with the development of the Lane County Parks Volunteer Program, and will implement, manage, and coordinate this program.
Provides program and technical advice for the collection, compilation, storage, analysis, reporting, and distribution of strategic annual multi-resource forest inventory data. Provides technical expertise, staff coordination and consultation in the areas of biometrics, geospatial analyses, data visualization and analytics, field and office inventory techniques (periodic and annual), and data applications.
Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation is looking for a Terrestrial Conservation Team Supervisor to join us as soon as possible at our research bases, located in the northeastern Aegean islands.
The Assistant Professor position will be placed at Campus Gotland, Visby, within the research program Natural Resources and Sustainable Development (NRHU), Department of Earth Sciences, Uppsala University. Natural resources and sustainable development is a key component of the department’s research, education and outreach.
Expertise in human dimensions of natural resource management, outdoor recreation, recreation ecology, or eco/sustainable/natural areas tourism.
Become a force for nature and a healthy planet by joining the Maryland/DC Chapter’s Science Team! Our work is focused on two areas where our outcomes can have the greatest impact for the residents of Maryland/DC: protecting clean water and tackling climate change.
The Bennington County Conservation District (BCCD) seeks to fill a half time District Manager position in southwestern Vermont. The District Manager will work on a diverse range of projects related to environmental stewardship and the promotion of rural livelihoods on working lands, farms, forests, and rivers in Bennington County.
This position involves a wide variety of responsibilities for Defenders of Wildlife’s Rockies and Plains Program and the Denver office. Principal responsibilities include providing administrative, program, technical, financial, and research assistance to the Director of the Rockies and Plains Program and other Denver office staff (including field, legal, outreach, and federal lands staff); and serving as a direct liaison to Defenders’ D.C.–based staff, Defenders’ members, and the general public.
The Native Fish Society seeks a full-time development director to head our ongoing fundraising needs. Reporting to the executive director, this role is best filled by a person who is infectiously upbeat, highly organized, energized by meeting new people, and shares our passion for reviving abundant wild fish, free-flowing rivers and thriving local communities across the Pacific Northwest. This position is based in our Oregon City office.
The CMBO Director (“Director”) must be fully engaged in all program platforms including migration watches and bird banding, special events, communications and fundraising.
Copper River Watershed Project seeks an experienced leader to serve as its next Executive Director. This is a chance to live and work in one of the last intact salmon strongholds in North America, continuing our 20-year commitment to projects which diversify the region's economy while sustaining its resource base and cultural heritage.
The current Executive Director of the Association will be retiring in mid 2020. The Association is seeking to hire and bring on board at this time an Associate Executive Director that will be ready to become the Executive Director at the time the current Executive Director retires.
To assist the Cultural Resources Director, the Government Affairs department, NPCA’s regional operations, and all other departments within the organization, with the development and implementation of legislative, administrative and grassroots strategies designed to protect and enhance the National Park Service programs, parks, personnel and partners that manage the nation’s historic and cultural resources.
American Farmland Trust is the only national organization that takes a holistic approach to agriculture, focusing on the land itself, the agricultural practices used on that land, and the farmers and ranchers who do the work.
Do you enjoy hiking, biking, horseback riding, and other outdoor recreation? Are you passionate about preserving trails, public lands and other natural resources? The Center for Organizational Excellence has partnered with the Bureau of Land Management to recruit talented professionals and assist them through the application process. We invite you to explore a career as a Natural Resource Specialist.
This position integrates natural resource management and environmental science principles into planning and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance on both a landscape and site-specific basis by bringing knowledge of biological, ecological, natural resources, social, cultural, economic, hydrologic, and air resources to bear on develop NEPA compliance documents and land use plans for areas within BLM NM/OK/KS/TX.
The US Geological Survey John Wesley Powell Center for Earth System Science Analysis and Synthesis (http:\\usgs.gov/powellcenter) employs an office and meeting assistant to help with the logistics of hosting Working Groups of scientists who regularly spend a week at a time in Fort Collins to undertake scientific synthesis activities.
The Public Policy Coordinator works as part of the Communications Team to generate awareness of the organization’s goals and operations, and advocate for policy change. The Coordinator oversees the Land Trust’s policy campaigns, advocating for the organization’s conservation goals, and developing supporter engagement and influencing policymakers’ decisions.
The successful candidate will need to demonstrate a strong research background, breadth of interest and curiosity, and support for our mission and values. Interested applicants with a current academic appointment who are seeking new challenges are encouraged to apply.
The Senior Director for Policy and Government Relations (PGR) serves in a leadership position at American Rivers. The Senior Director is responsible for the development and implementation of short and long term legislative and policy goals in support of the organization’s strategic plan.
We are looking for recent college graduates in the science and/or education field who are interested in sharing their love of God’s creation with students.
NRC Post-Doctoral research opportunity at the NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center in Santa Cruz, California. We are interested in understanding the capacity of freshwater stream systems in California to support restoration or reintroduction of populations of Pacific salmon and steelhead, including prospects for future capacity in a changing climate.
The University of Maine is seeking a Ph.D. student with an interest in the human dimensions of natural resources. The successful candidate will join a National Science Foundation-funded graduate research traineeship program that will prepare the next generation of conservation leaders.
A research opportunity is available at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of Research and Development (ORD), National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory (NHEERL), Atlantic Ecology Division (AED) in Narragansett, Rhode Island.
At an entry level, implements and administers water surface management (WSM) programs, including enforcement of program standards and ordinances. Provides basic information to stakeholders to help them understand and comply with standards and ordinances.
The Student Stewards Program (SSP) Outreach Coordinator VISTA will focus on community outreach and marketing of the health benefits associated with the Parks Foundation’s youth educational programs and events including the Student Stewards Program and Junior Naturalist Program (JNats).
Environmental Educators lead a variety of hands-on programs including Beach Study, Fishing, Coastal Birds, Pirates, Marine Invertebrates, Sailing, and much more. Educators will also lead groups through a team building process focusing on problem solving and experiential learning.
American Conservation Experience, a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS, the Service), is seeking up to fourteen (14) National Visitor Survey (NVS) Interns to provide onsite support in the implementation of a multi-year nationwide survey of visitors to national wildlife refuges.
Applicants should demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence in both teaching and research.
The Energy and Sustainability Program Manager develops and executes District-wide energy and sustainability programs and initiatives to address construction and operational issues in energy use, resource conservation, pollution, waste reduction, and reliance on landfills.
The Department of Recreation Park and Tourism Management (RPTM) is a vibrant department within the College of Health and Human Development. Academics in the Department embrace a broad conception of all aspects of the fields they teach and research; as well as collaborate across the College and beyond which demonstrates their belief and commitment to interdisciplinary understandings. As a partner of RPTM, Shavers Creek (SCEC) is a community outreach unit and field laboratory for Penn State students which collaborates across all colleges in the University as well as serving the wider community through engagement with schools, government agencies, for-profit and not-for-profit organizations, and the general public. The facilities are located 12 miles from campus.
The Science Director will assume leadership of all of the Observatory’s on-going research efforts and fulfill existing grant-administration and similar responsibilities, and lead and conduct research, monitoring activities, and similar activities within the western Great Lakes region. Working with the Board, he or she will also plan the Observatory’s future scientific work.
The Parks, Recreation & Tourism graduate program faculty are seeking qualified students who wish to pursue a M.S. degree at the University of Missouri. A limited number of Graduate Assistantships are still available for the 2019-20 academic year, available on a competitive basis. Positions are typically one-year assignments, renewable upon satisfactory performance. Graduate Assistants will work closely with faculty in one of the following areas: Recreation Administration, Tourism Development, Natural Resources Recreation Management, and Sport Management.
California State University, East Bay invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Hospitality, Recreation and Tourism Department in the area of recreation management.
We are now looking for an early career Head of Project development to coordinate the development and management of our conservation and sustainable livelihoods programmes on the ground in Madagascar.