Training

Total Training: 50
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 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.
This podcast is a follow up to our broadcast, “Combating Wildlife Crime: Toward an Integrated Approach”, which provides an overview of the need for and application of social science to holistically address wildlife crime.
The conservation community is talking a lot about barriers to hunting, especially for people living in urban areas and those who are underrepresented in the activity, including people of color and women. But what if the hunter stereotype itself is the biggest barrier?

Jobs

Total Jobs: 4
This position directs the Department of Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) public engagement processes, designs and implements survey research, assists with strategic and long-range planning services, and facilitates the integration of social and biological information in decision-making processes.
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) Individual Placements to provide onsite support in the implementation of a multi-year nationwide survey of visitors to national wildlife refuges.
The Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management at Clemson University is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate to explore the question: what leads to improved outcomes in informal STEM-based environmental education programs for youth?
Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) is seeking a social scientist or marketer to identify what the public wants with regards to outdoor connections, develop a plan to connect people with nature, and develop measures to determine the effectiveness of NDOW’s efforts.