|Course Title||Waterfowl Ecology and Management
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Participants are introduced to waterfowl ecology and management through a broad wetlands management approach. Basic wetlands ecology is reviewed in the context of contemporary waterfowl management. Particular attention is given to establishing waterfowl management objectives based on the refuge landscape and considering local, regional and continental scales. The course is modular and can be tailored to meet the training needs of new wetland biologists, advanced managers and policy makers in different regional contexts. Modules can include the following topics: basic wetlands ecology, wetland biodiversity, breeding and wintering waterfowl biology, landscape ecology and management, habitat management techniques, waterfowl population management, the legal and policy framework for waterfowl management, the North American Waterfowl Management Plan and other contemporary issues.
1. Describe the fundamental principles of wetland ecology.
2. Outline the basic biology and habitat requirements of breeding and wintering waterfowl.
3. Identify the major concepts of waterfowl and wetland management on a landscape scale.
4. Summarize various waterfowl habitat and population management techniques.
5. Compare and contrast various wetland management approaches.
Biologists, managers and policy makers involved in wetland and waterfowl management.
TUITION FEES: The Cost To Learner displayed in the Course Details is an approximate amount. Please refer to the 'Class Cost to Learner' displayed in the Class Details for the specific class session you wish to attend. NCTC Standard Tuition fees are scheduled to change beginning October 1, 2012. Additional information is available at the NCTC website.
Note: Tuition is not applicable to FWS, BLM and NPS employees
|Delivery Method||Instructor Led
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|Extracted from DOI LEARN on||9/19/2014 11:06:30 AM