FWS Distance Learning Classrooms

The National Conservation Training Center also works with our DOI agency partners; the NPS, BLM and USGS to produce and distribute additional distance learning content. Listed below are links to our DOI agency partner web sites.

National Park Service Satellite Downlink Locations

The National Park Service (NPS) is a member of the Government Education and Training Network (GETN) and has established interactive digital satellite downlink sites, called TEL Stations (Technology Enhanced Learning), at over 240 NPS sites. TEL Stations are listed by state. Each station has an email point of contact. Please use the appropriate email contact to request the use of an NPS TEL Station. Please cc: randy_robinson@fws.gov on your request.

Bureau of Land Management Livestream Channel  
For selected training events, NCTC will coordinate with the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) National Training Center in Phoenix, AZ to make our shared programs available across agencies.

Government Education and Training Network  
The Government Education and Training Network (GETN) is a network of Federal Government agencies using a common satellite carrier for interactive television (1-way video, 2-way audio) and shared training programs. FWS and NPS are members of the GETN, and their training programs can be available when prior arrangements are made. The GETN website will list training offered by other GETN member agencies as well.

FWS Distance Learning Classrooms
State City Facility Point of Contact
AK Anchorage Region 7 Regional Office Chuck Young
907-786-3909
Catherine Pearson
907-786-3309
AL Daphne ES Field Office Bruce Porter
251-441-5181
AL Decatur Wheeler NWR Teresa Adams
256-350-6639
AZ Parker Bill Williams River NWR Leslie Denny
928-667-4144
Dick Gilbert
928-667-4144
AZ Phoenix BLM National Training Center (NTC) Terry Loftus
602-906-5541
CA Anderson Coleman National Fish Hatchery Complex Debbie Anderson
530-365-8622
Brett Galyean
530-365-8622
CA Arcata Arcata FWO Greg Goldsmith
707-822-7201
Mike Long
707-822-7201
CA Carlsbad Carlsbad Field Office Mark Catalano
760-431-9440 x262
CA Newark San Francisco Bay NWRC John Bradley
510-792-0222 x27
Diane Kodama
510-792-0222 x30
CA Red Bluff Red Bluff FWO Keenan True
530-527-3043 x260
Harry Ostapenko
530-527-3043 x259
CA Sacramento Sacramento Field Office Dennis Taylor
916-414-6521
Paul McKim
916-414-6619
CA Ventura Ventura Fish and Wildlife Office Loring Navarro
805-644-1766 x229
Erik Germain
805-644-1766 x322
CO Denver Region 6 Regional Office George Bowen
303-236-4581
Carla Goltz
303-236-7912
DC* Washington Main Interior Building (Channel 25)
*(NPS Installation)
Arthur McDaniel
703-358-1703
J. Mike Mason
202-208-4156
FL Vero Beach Vero Beach ES Office

Olen (Wayne) Burden
772-562-3909 x 248
Andrew Caron
772-562-3909 x 263

GA Atlanta Region 4 Regional Office Lewis Brown
404-679-4048
Phil Hart
404-679-4134
GA Folkston Okefenokee NWR Maury Bedford
912-496-7836 x225
Judy Drury
912-496-7366 x221
HI Honolulu Pacific Islands FWO

Luis Mendoza
808-792-9418
Eloise Wong
808-792-9543

ID Boise Snake River FWO Gina Egusquiza
208-378-5243
Meggan Laxalt Mackey
208-378-5796
IL Marion Crab Orchard NWR Terry Rendleman
618-998-5908
KY Jamestown Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery

Teresa Devore
270-343-3797
Kristi Pupak
270-343-3797

LA Bell City Southwest Louisiana Refuge Complex Wes Brown
337-598-2216
Don Voros
337-598-2216
LA Lacombe Lacombe Field Office Byron Fortier
985-882-2025
Douglas Hunt
985-882-2024
LA Lafayette Lafayette ES Office Jim Boggs
337-291-3100
Robert Greco
337-291-3150
LA Monroe Black Bayou NWR Sharon Fuller
318-387-1114
Brett Hortman
318-726-4222
MA Hadley Region 5 Regional Office Greg Thompson
413-253-8587
ME East Orland Craig Brook NFH Paul Santavy
207-469-6701 x232
Peter Steenstra
207-469-6701 x215
MI Ludington Ludington Field Office Danya Sanders
231-843-7335
Joe Tyron
231-845-6205
MI Marquette Marquette Biological Station Tracy Demeny
906-226-1205
MN Fergus Falls Fergus Falls Wetland
Management District Office
Ken Garrahan
218-736-0938 x11
Dawn Johnson
218-736-0645
MN Bloomington Region 3 Regional Office Pat Percy
612-713-5122  
MS Grenada North Mississippi Refuges

Steve Gard
662-226-8286 x11
Becky Rosamond
662-226-8286 x114

MT Bozeman Bozeman Fish Technology Center Jon Gilleen
406-994-9914
Cal Fraser
406-994-9948
NC Columbia Pocosin Lakes NWR Howard Phillips
252-796-3004 x226
Debbie McGowan
252-796-3004 x222
ND Bismarck Bismarck Field Office Marie Nelson
701-355-8560
Chuck Loesch
701-355-8537 x537
ND Coleharbor Audubon NWR Jenifer Zorn
701-442-5474 x20
Jackie Jacobson
701-442-5474 x17
NM Albuquerque Region 2 Regional Office Steven Hamlin
505-248-6592
Pat Simms
505-248-6610
NM Socorro Sevilleta NWR Jeannine Kimble
505-864-4021 x106
Jon Erz
505-864-4021 x110
NV Las Vegas Desert NWRC Cynthia Martinez
702-515-5452
NY Basom Iroquois NWR Dorothy Gerhart
585-948-5445 x200
Tom Roster
585-948-5445
OK Indiahoma Wichita Mountains NWR

Ralph Bryant
580-429-3222
Marty Quinlan
580-429-3222

OR Ashland FWS National Forensics Lab JoJane Moon
541-482-4191
Darrell Hegdah
541-482-4191
Brad Foster
541-482-4191
OR Portland Region 1 Regional Office Michelle Bowden
503-231-6141
Mike Fields
503-231-2165
OR Portland Oregon Fish and Wildlife Office Bob Lawrence
503-231-6939
Tim Henkes
503-231-6986
Cindy Rutherford
503-231-6179
PA Philadelphia John Heinz NWR Gary Stolz
215-365-3118
Bill Buchanan
215-365-3118 x104
SC Awendaw Cape Romain NWR
Sewee Visitor Center
SC Lowcountry Refuges
Patricia Midgett
843-928-3264 x222
Jean Ruble
843-928-3264 x218

 

TX

 

Marble Falls Balcones Canyonlands NWR Becky Simpson
512-339-9432 x47
David Maple
512-339-9432 x20
UT Brigham City Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge Kathi Stopher
435-734-6438
Betsy Beneke
435-734-6436
UT Vernal Utah Fish & Wildlife Management Assistance Office Dave Irving
435-789-4078 x17
Dolores Manning
435 789 4078 x10
VA Arlington Arlington Square Office

Bill Brown
703-358-2507
User Support
703-358-2200

VA Chincoteague Island Chincoteague NWR Visitors Center Kimberly Mills
757-336-6122 x302
Michael Dixon
757-336-6122
WA Vancouver Columbia River Fisheries Program Office

Larry Fishler
360-604-2532
Mike Margeta
360-604-2570

WI Onalaska Upper Miss. River NWR
LaCrosse District Office

Randy Mulholland
608-781-6261
Nancy Christopherson
608-783-8434

WV Shepherdstown National Conservation Training Center (NCTC) Mark Chesna
304-876-7342
WY Jackson National Elk Refuge Ann Blakley
307-733-9212 x222
Lori Iverson
307-733-9212 x227