Training

Total Training: 47
Offered at the USGS Fort Collins Science Center by the USGS, this training course provides participants with the basic principles, skills, and techniques used in natural resource negotiation so that they can more effectively plan for and participate in these processes.
Human Dimensions of Natural Resources Conservation 2013 Broadcast Series. Why does it Matter? Attitudes and Values Make a Difference for Conservation.
Offered by the USGS At the USGS Fort Collins Science Center, this training course presents participants with advanced principles, skills, and techniques used in natural resource negotiation.
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.
This integration includes the important work of communicating conservation science and activities.
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.
Why is storytelling so important when communicating?
In the Fish and Wildlife Service, we are all communicators for conservation - in all our different jobs and from all Program Areas. Good overall science communication helps to connect with people, where they are - in their "backyards".
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.
Offered at NCTC by the Fish & Wildlife Service, this training course provides participants with the basic principles, skills, and techniques used in natural resource negotiation.
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.

Jobs

Total Jobs: 28
The successful candidate to fill this position will play a leadership role in initiating, coordinating, and conducting research within the Institute. The Institute provides resource management personnel, elected officials, private industries, and the general public throughout Utah with a better understanding of the social and economic trade-offs faced by communities who manage outdoor recreation resources and tourism destinations. Through this position, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to play an integral role in shaping the research that informs the management of outdoor recreation resources throughout the state of Utah.
The EXPERIENCE INDUSTRY MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA, invites applications for a tenure‐track, academic year position.
The Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation at Virginia Tech is pleased to announce a search for an Assistant or Associate Professor in Fish or Fisheries Conservation and Management. Social scientists who work in this field are encouraged to apply as we are casting a wide net with this search.
The Department of Natural Resource Management (NRM) at South Dakota State University (SDSU) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track, 9-month position (50% Teaching, 50% Research) at the rank of Assistant Professor with expertise in utilizing landscape ecology to inform conservation planning for natural areas, parks, and protected areas to start as soon as mutually agreeable and no later than August 2019.
The Department of Environment and Society (ENVS) at Utah State University (USU) invites applications for a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor with expertise in analysis and modeling of social-ecological systems. This is a full-time, academic year (nine-month) position based at the USU main campus in Logan. The relative emphasis for the position is 50% research, 40% teaching/advising, and 10% service. The position will start August 1, 2019.
The California State University, Long Beach Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies welcomes applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor, with an emphasis in Tourism/Events Management. This position has an effective start date of August 2019. A review of applications will begin toward the end of October and will continue until the position has been filled. Details about the position are attached, and interested candidates can send required application materials via email to: keith.fulthorp@csulb.edu
The Cooperative Wildlife Research Laboratory and Department of Zoology at Southern Illinois University Carbondale invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position. We seek a broadly trained wildlife ecologist that can contribute to our diverse research faculty. We have identified needs in wildlife population ecology, disease ecology, conservation biology, and landscape ecology, but encourage those with other research foci to apply as well. The successful candidate will be expected to enhance departmental research and graduate program capabilities by developing an externally funded research program. Teaching duties will be in the area of wildlife ecology, and could include a course on wildlife Biology Principles.
Lake Superior State University seeks qualified applicants for a tenure track faculty position in Fisheries and Aquatic Ecology starting in late August 2019. Responsibilities include teaching at least 9 contract hours of core courses in the Fisheries and Wildlife Management degree program each semester (e.g., Field Biology, Ichthyology, Freshwater Fish Culture, Limnology labs, Principles of Watersheds). These are upper level courses and enrollment for each is generally less than 30 students. In addition, this position includes 3 contract hours of release to develop research integrating undergraduate students at LSSU’s new Center for Freshwater Research and Education (CFRE; www.lssu.edu/cfre).
The Department of Environment and Society (ENVS) at Utah State University (USU) invites applications for a tenure-track position in Assistant Professor of Wildlife and Society. This is a full-time, academic-year (nine-month) position based at the USU main campus in Logan. The relative emphases for the position are 50% research, 40% teaching/advising, and 10% service. The position will start August 2019.
The Department of Environmental Studies, California State University, Sacramento (CSUS) invites applications for the position of Department Chair at the Associate/Full Professor level, with tenure, beginning fall 2019. This position is based on an academic year appointment as a faculty member, with an assignment as 12-month Chair of the Department (a 3-year term, renewable). The position requires a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral-level degree, academic administrative experience, teaching experience at the undergraduate or graduate levels, research that engages undergraduate or graduate students, and public service. Expertise in one or more areas of environmental science including, but not limited to, environmental toxicology, conservation biology, global change science, urban ecology, or land-use ecology required. Review of applications will begin on 1 November 2018. Position will remain open until filled. CSUS is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.
This position focuses on teaching, at the undergraduate and graduate level, in the fields of sustainable economics and community development. Candidates are expected to also carry out research in a manner that encourages student involvement and to contribute to the overall development of the Eden Hall Campus community.
The Communications Coordinator helps raise awareness and grow support for the Door County Land Trust’s mission. Using web content, social media, emails, newsletters, short films, outreach events, and other avenues, this position is ideal for a creative, deadline-driven, collaborative, and organized storyteller who enjoys meeting new people, experiencing new places, and describing the ways in which people connect to the natural environment of Door County. The Communications Coordinator position spends the majority of time in the office, with infrequent reporting in the field as needed. The position periodically requires evening and weekend hours.
The Fairfax County Park Authority, located in Northern Virginia outside Washington D.C., seeks two (2) ecologists to perform in two of the countywide natural resources management programs. We seek ecologists with skills in vegetation survey, natural community classification, ecological restoration, natural resource management, and project management. Both positions are part-time seasonal, not to exceed 1,560 hours per calendar year.
The Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism Management at NC State University is currently recruiting a graduate student (PhD preferred) to join a dynamic team working on a USDA AFRI NIFA-funded project to strengthen local food systems through agritourism. Specifically, we are investigating how agritourism - visiting farms for recreation and/or education - may build agricultural literacy among children, and how that knowledge may “trickle up” to parents to encourage their purchasing of local foods. This project brings together agritourism, K-12 education, and policy through research, education, and extension approaches. There is currently one PhD student on the project, and we are seeking an additional student. We are looking for someone to jump in to the project who has demonstrated research experience. For that reason, we prefer PhD students, but will consider highly qualified MS students.
The Department of Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Ecology at New Mexico State University (NMSU) seeks a motivated Master’s (MSc) or Doctorate (PhD) Student to participate in a Department of Energy (DOE)- funded project aimed to increase algal biomass productivity through the design of microbial consortia. The project was developed in response to the Bioenergy Technologies’ Office (BETO) Productivity Enhanced Algae and Tool-Kits (PEAK) FOA (http://bit.ly/2HBN1i4).
Teaching and research assistants generally begin mentored teaching in an integrated block of core courses and progress to independent course instruction. Currently funded research assistants are working with the American Camp Association (ACA), the Spencer Foundation, the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), the National Park Service, the Kendeda Fund, and the Global Change and Sustainability Center (GCSC). Additional opportunities are anticipated for 2019, and many positions offer a blend of teaching and research.
Practical Farmers of Iowa is seeking an outgoing and driven professional to join our staff as habitat and farm transfer coordinator. For over 30 years, PFI has equipped farmers to build resilient farms and communities through farmer-to-farmer knowledge sharing, on-farm research and strategic partnerships. This new, full-time position will work with PFI staff, farmers, landowners and external partners to coordinate and execute farmer-led events and research related to on-farm prairie, edge-of-field conservation practices and habitat management. This person will create a network of farmer and landowner leaders in on-farm prairie and habitat, including a conservation and habitat committee. This person will also build networks with farmland owners and organize regional events to strengthen PFI’s farm transfer program.
This is work providing technical assistance to the District's forest, fire and land management programs.
Frontier Group policy analysts work on a range of issues, and develop expertise in a few. We write reports, op-eds, blog entries and journal articles that insert the results of our research into the public debate. We develop training materials, fact sheets and social media ideas for advocates and organizers.
Frontier Group policy analysts work on a range of issues, and develop expertise in a few. We write reports, op-eds, blog entries and journal articles that insert the results of our research into the public debate. We develop training materials, fact sheets and social media ideas for advocates and organizers.
This position is part of a developing project on the politics of pipeline development in the United States, with a particular focus on the Dakota Access Pipeline in Southern Illinois and Iowa. The project will explore linkages between environmental regulation, public participation, and social justice in US environmental policy. It seeks to advance our understanding of the capacity of US environmental institutions to engage rural communities in participatory processes that increase security and resilience.
The Forest and Rangeland Stewardship Department at Colorado State University is seeking a Research Associate II to work with Dr. Courtney Schultz and the Public Lands Policy Group to conduct research, write papers for practitioner and academic audiences, and conduct outreach in the field of forest fire management. The incumbent will be tasked with conducting research activities and assisting in the preparation of peer-reviewed publications through literature review, qualitative data collection, and report writing. Projects will focus on federal fire management, with an emphasis on prescribed fire, fire management in the Wildland-Urban Interface, and cross-boundary and partnership efforts associated with federal fire management.
We are seeking a research fellow to join the Family Forest Research Center (www.familyforestresearchcenter.org) a joint venture between the US Forest Service and the University of Massachusetts Amherst dedicated to increasing our understanding of the people who own a plurality of the forestland in the US – family forest owners. The research fellow will largely work on the implementation and analysis of the U.S. Forest Service, National Woodland Owner Survey, but they will also be involved in other family forest owner related projects.
The EPA Environmental Research and Business Support Program has an immediate opening for a Social Science Communities Research Support position with the Office of Research and Development at the EPA’s facility in Duluth, Minnesota. The selected candidate has completed at least one year of coursework towards a Master's Degree or Doctoral degree, and shall assist in the provision of data collection, transcription, and qualitative analysis services to support social science research.
rimary responsibilities are to assist with activities for family-based and school-aged education programs. Other opportunities include assisting with the creative development and implementation of new programs for the 2018-2019 school year, animal care, and participation in other activities as they arise.
This is an opportunity to support our stewardship, outreach, education and volunteer programs as well as operations on Save Mount Diablo properties. The Stewardship and Outreach Associate supports the care of our properties, promotes public engagement through new and existing programs, effectively manages dedicated volunteers, and acts in an administrative capacity on behalf of these programs.
This vacancy is for multiple Survey Statistician positions in the Associate Director for Decennial Census Programs located at the U.S. Census Bureau Headquarters. Positions may also be filled in Greenbelt, MD and Washington Navy Yard, DC.
The Visiting Scientist will be responsible for designing and conducting a publishable, independent research project at Great Hollow Nature Preserve and/or other sites in the general area that can be completed and preferably submitted for publication within the 12-month fellowship period. Projects that have a conservation application are preferred. The Visiting Scientist will be expected to apply for grants or other funding to help support their research (e.g., equipment/supplies, lab analyses, field assistant wages), but their proposed project should be possible to conduct with a modest budget provided by Great Hollow (up to $2k for direct expenses) in the event that efforts to procure external funding are unsuccessful.