Training

Total Training: 44
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.
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.
International Environmental Communication Association (IECA) will again be offering our online course Environmental Communication: Research Into Practice.

Jobs

Total Jobs: 17
Humboldt State University’s Department of Environmental Science and Management invites applications for an academic year tenure-track faculty position in Environmental Policy, Law and Conflict Resolution.
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.
The IWJV is seeking a Sagebrush Collaborative Conservation Specialist to support the Partnering to Conserve Sagebrush Rangelands initiative.
To advance this mission, CI seeks a Director of Social Science to serve as an expert advisor and to build upon current successes by leading development and implementation of a strategic portfolio of social science activities.
Lake Superior State University seeks qualified applicants for a tenure track faculty position in Fisheries and Aquatic Ecology starting in late August 2019.
The Environmental Studies Program at the University of Colorado Boulder announces an opening for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in quantitative human-environment science.
The University of Minnesota’s College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences invites applications for a newly-established tenure-track position (20% outreach/engagement, 30% teaching, 50% research) in Tribal Natural Resources.
The Warner College of Natural Resources at Colorado State University has a new position available for a tenure track Assistant or Associate professor focusing on Diversity and Inclusion in Natural Resources.
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.
We are seeking one postdoctoral researcher to join our interdisciplinary collaboration on assessing synergistic effects of global change and human adaptation behavior on forests.
This is a tenure-track faculty position focused on diversity and inclusion in natural resources with a workload distribution of 40% teaching/advising, 50% research and 10% service/outreach. The candidate’s research focus will be at the intersection of natural resources and minority, underserved, or underrepresented populations or cultures in the United States.
This position is for a spatial / landscape ecologist, potentially focusing on answering large-scale applied and theoretical ecological questions in terrestrial and / or aquatic ecosystems involving fish and wildlife with utility for conservation and management of natural resources.
M.S. Assistantships are funded for 2 years and include a full tuition waiver and a stipend of $20,540/year.
Ph.D. assistantships are funded for 3 ½ years and include a full tuition waiver and a stipend of $22,201/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.
PhD graduate student assistantship to study climate change communication, collaborative learning, and collective impact in the United States.
Purdue Forestry and Natural Resources is offering a great summer opportunity for undergraduate students who are interested in natural resources.