CSP3119 - Pesticides and Fish and Wildlife Resources

Course CodeCSP3119
Course TitlePesticides and Fish and Wildlife Resources
DescriptionTUITION 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

An overview of the major types of pesticides that may affect fish and wildlife resources, typical routes of exposure, assessing potential risk, and environmental fate of pesticides in terrestrial and aquatic systems. Portions of Federal laws that relate to pesticide use will be described. A description of current pesticide use policy and principles of integrated pest management will be provided. Participants will learn procedures to evaluate non-target effects, and considerations for listed species. Case histories describe different types of pesticide use and field investigation procedures. Useful references and information sources about pesticide safety and use and fish and wildlife risk are provided.
Objectives:
Understand Federal laws, FWS policies, and other authorities related to safe pesticide use;
Assist biologists with assessing risk to listed species and other trust resources;
Apply basic principles of risk assessment as they relate to pesticides;
Assess effects of contemporary and historic pesticide use, and;
Understand the general principles of integrated pest management.
Target Audience:
FWS staff (including endangered species biologists, refuge personnel, contaminant specialists, and law enforcement officials), and other Federal and State personnel whose responsibilities include evaluating the legal and biological implications of fish and wildlife exposure to pesticides.
Delivery MethodInstructor Led
Instructional Hours36
Credits/CEUs2.0
Primary ContactMARILYN WILLIAMS; Phone: (304) 876-7940; Email: marilyn_williams@fws.gov;
Secondary ContactGARY SCHETROMPF; Phone: 304.876.7255; Email: gary_schetrompf@fws.gov;
Extracted from DOI LEARN on7/29/2014 4:03:26 AM

Schedule:  CSP3119 - Pesticides and Fish and Wildlife Resources

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07/29/2014 08/01/2014 Class site: FWS Pacific Regional Office

Portland, OR   Register