Aerial View of NCTC in the Fall, photo by Ryan Hagerty, USFWS

Message from NCTC Director:

Welcome to the May 2021 National Conservation Training Center Website.  Spring has sprung on campus, and the spring migrants have come and gone, headed for the north country.

Our website also has great information on how to sign up for current NCTC virtual training and bring your organization to NCTC when we open again, post-pandemic.

We have a great schedule of training and programs for you to engage in this month, including:  An Introduction to GIS/ArcGIS Pro; Conservation and Hunting in America; Forests for the Birds: Climate Change, Adaptation, and Impacts on Forest Bird Recovery; and a new addition to our Restoration Webinar Series: The Sacramento River Levee Setback: Floodplain Rehabilitation Design to Enhance Ecologic Function.

Make sure to check out the NCTC Course Guide, which gives a comprehensive view of the courses the NCTC offers to both U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) employees and our colleagues in the broader conservation community. The Guide contains a description and list of courses by subject area. These pathways suggest a progression of courses to help you gain proficiency in a subject area. Click on the different pieces of the guide to find pathways for your career.

I look forward to welcoming you back to our beautiful campus soon!

 Steve Chase--Director NCTC


 For questions related to a specific course, please contact the course contact listed on our website under the related course description page. To see all of the courses NCTC has to offer, go to our Course Guide. Any questions on course offerings can be directed to nctc_training@fws.gov.

ATTENTION: Important information to read Helpful Information to Complete your Booking for a Scheduled Seminar when signing up in DOI Talent.

Online Course, Webinars, and Events 2021

3/16/2021 5/11/2021 The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (Online)  DOI Talent  Contact: emily_santamaria@fws.gov


4/20/2021 6/24/2021 Applied Landscape Scale Conservation Biology (Online)  DOI Talent  Contact: amanda_cucchi@fws.gov


4/26/2021 5/10/2021 Conservation and Hunting in America (CHA) DOI Talent Contact: michele_atha@fws.gov


5/10/2021 5/24/2021 Conservation and Hunting in America (CHA)  DOI Talent  Contact: michele_atha@fws.gov


5/10/2021 5/14/2021 Inspiring Leadership through Emotional Intelligence - Online DOI Talent Contact: emily_santamaria@fws.gov


5/11/2021 5/11/2021 Digital Storytelling Webinar Series: Storytelling Lifecycle: Creating Engaging Evergreen Content NCTC Webinar Contact: blaine_eckberg@fws.gov   


5/13/2021 5/13/2021 Restoration Webinar Series: The Sacramento River Levee Setback: Floodplain Rehabilitation Design to Enhance Ecologic Function with Consider NCTC Webinar Contact: mark_cancellare@fws.gov


5/17/2021 5/21/2021 Environmental Due Diligence: The Transaction Screen Process (Online) DOI Talent Contact:  wendy_contrael@fws.gov


5/17/2021 5/20/2021 Advanced Cartography in ArcGIS Pro - Online DOI Talent Contact: shannon_m_connors@fws.gov 


5/17/2021 5/21/2021 Crucial Conversations Virtual Training  DOI Talent  Contact: emily_santamaria@fws.gov 


5/18/2021 5/18/2021 Forests for the Birds: Climate Change, Adaptation and Impacts on Forest Bird Recovery NCTC Webinar Contact: shannon_m_connors@fws.gov


5/19/2021 5/19/2021 Hydrology and Aquatic Resources Conservation Webinar Series New Hydrologic Analysis Tools for Resource Managers NCTC Webinar Contact: shannon_m_connors@fws.gov


5/20/2021 5/20/2021 NCTC Eagle's Nest Update NCTC's Livestream or NCTC's Facebook Live Contact: randy_robinson@fws.gov


5/20/2021 5/20/2021 Tribal Broadcast Series: Significance of Feathers in Native American Cultures NCTC's Livestream or NCTC's Facebook Live Contact: jennifer_hill@fws.gov


5/20/2021 5/20/2021 Balancing Work and Life in a Virtual World DOI Talent Contact: brenda_hooper@fws.gov 


5/24/2021 5/28/2021 Level One Leadership: Design Your Leadership Journey DOI Talent Contact:  wendy_contrael@fws.gov


5/25/2021 5/27/2021 Field Data Capture using Survey123 and Collector - Online  DOI Talent Contact: sharon_howard@fws.gov 


5/25/2021 5/25/2021 Visitor Services Webinar: Growing Complex Urban Partnerships  NCTC Webinar Contact: laurie_heupel@fws.gov


5/25/2021 5/252021 Digital Storytelling Webinar Series: Elevating Place-based Social Media Accounts: How to Best Connect with Online Audiences and Local Communities  NCTC Webinar Contact: blaine_eckberg@fws.gov 


5/27/2021 5/27/2021 Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office Webinar Series: Changing freshwater conditions and Alaska salmon; Exploring factors that influence Chinook Salmon productivity NCTC Webinar Contact: alan_temple@fws.gov


6/3/2021 6/3/2021/2021 NCTC Eagle's Nest Update NCTC's Livestream or NCTC's Facebook Live Contact: randy_robinson@fws.gov


6/7/2021 6/10/2021 Introduction to GIS/ArcGIS Pro - Online DOI Talent Contact: sharon_howard@fws.gov 


6/7/2021 6/11/2021 BLM/FWS/NPS Supervisory Skills Workshop DOI Talent  Contact: emily_santamaria@fws.gov 


6/7/2021 6/10/2021 Keys to Effective Editing DOI Talent  Contact: amanda_cucchi@fws.gov


6/8/2021 6/8/2021 Digital Storytelling Webinar Series: Video Production and Distribution Best Practices NCTC Webinar Contact: blaine_eckberg@fws.gov 


6/9/2021 7/21/2021 The Compass to Nature Series NCTC Webinar Contact: michelle_donlan@fws.gov 


6/17/2021 6/17/2021 Tribal Broadcast Series: Subsistence Hunting and Fishing in Alaska NCTC's Livestream or NCTC's Facebook Live Contact: jennifer_hill@fws.gov


6/17/2021 6/17/2021 /2021 NCTC Eagle's Nest Update NCTC's Livestream or NCTC's Facebook Live Contact: randy_robinson@fws.gov


6/17/2021 6/17/2021 Restoration Webinar Series: Sustainable Strategies for Thornforest Restoration Along the Lower Rio Grande NCTC Webinar Contact: mark_cancellare@fws.gov


6/21/2020 7/30/2021 Applied Conservation Genetics - Online  DOI Talent  Contact: sharon_howard@fws.gov


6/22/2021 6/22021 Forests for the Birds: Blueprint for Success – How and Where to Focus Bird Conservation NCTC Webinar Contact: shannon_m_connors@fws.gov


6/22/2021 6/22/2021 Freshwater Mussel Conservation Webinar Series: Dangerous liaisons: the dependence of pearly mussels on fish NCTC Webinar Contact: matthew_patterson@fws.gov


6/23/2021 6/23/2021 Mini USFWS Foundations DOI Talent Contact: wendy_contrael@fws.gov 


6/24/2021 6/24/21 Virtual Public Lecture: Environmental Historian Char Miller on “Biology, Conservation, and the Administrative State in Late 19th and early 20th C America" NCTC's Livestream or NCTC's Facebook Live Contact: mark_madison@fws.gov


7/1/2021 7/1/2021 NCTC Eagle's Nest Update NCTC's Livestream or NCTC's Facebook Live Contact: randy_robinson@fws.gov


7/12/2021 7/16/2021 Crucial Conversations Virtual Training DOI Talent  Contact: katie_poston@fws.gov


7/13/2021 7/15/2021 Field Data Capture using Survey123 and Collector - Online DOI Talent  Contact: sharon_howard@fws.gov


7/13/2021 7/13/2021 NCTC Eagle's Nest Update NCTC's Livestream or NCTC's Facebook Live Contact: randy_robinson@fws.gov


7/19/2021 7/22/2021 Writing with Clarity DOI Talent  Contact: wendy_contrael@fws.gov 


7/19/2021 7/29/2021 Introduction to ArcGIS Pro - Online DOI Talent Contact: shannon_m_connors@fws.gov 


7/20/2021 7/20/2021 Forests for the Birds: The Habitat Matrix - Stepping Down Bird Management from Landscape to Stand NCTC Webinar Contact: shannon_m_connors@fws.gov


7/22/2021 7/22/2021 Mini USFWS Foundations DOI Talent Contact: wendy_contrael@fws.gov 


7/29/2021 7/29/2021 NCTC Eagle's Nest Update NCTC's Livestream or NCTC's Facebook Live Contact: randy_robinson@fws.gov


7/26/2021 8/5/2021 Effect Pathway Manager: Building a Decision Support Tool for Consultation - Online DOI Talent  Contact: sharon_howard@fws.gov


8/2/2021 8/2/2021 Communicating Science: "The Essentials"  DOI Talent  Contact: sharon_howard@fws.gov


8/2/2021 9/1/2021 Advanced Volunteer Management DOI Talent Contact: emily_santamaria@fws.gov


8/10/2021 8/12/2021 Field Data Capture using Survey123 and Collector - Online DOI Talent  Contact: shannon_m_connors@fws.gov


8/16/2021 8/19/2021 Introduction to GIS/ArcGIS Pro - Online DOI Talent Contact: sharon_howard@fws.gov 


8/16/2021 8/20/2021 BLM/FWS/NPS Supervisory Skills Workshop DOI Talent Contact: emily_santamaria@fws.gov 


8/17/2021 8/17/2021 Forests for the Birds: Stand Level Management: Desired Forest Conditions, Structure and Composition NCTC Webinar Contact: shannon_m_connors@fws.gov


8/18/2021 8/19/2021 Managing Multiple Porjects, Objectives, and Deadlines DOI Talent Contact: brenda_hooper@fws.gov


8/23/2021 8/27/2021 Level One Leadership: Design Your Leadership Journey DOI Talent Contact: shannon_m_connors@fws.gov


8/19/2021 8/19/2021 Tribal Broadcast Series: Federal Native American Trust Lands NCTC's Livestream or NCTC's Facebook Live Contact: jennifer_hill@fws.gov


8/4/2021 8/5/2021 Science Communication: Crafting Your Message DOI Talent Contact: katie_poston@fws.gov 


8/30/2021 12/10/2021 Introduction to R  DOI Talent Contact: sharon_howard@fws.gov


9/13/2021 9/16/2021 Building Better Maps (with ArcGIS Pro) - Online  DOI Talent Contact: sharon_howard@fws.gov 
9/15/2021 9/15/2021 Tribal Broadcast Series: Developing Land Acknowledgements  NCTC's Livestream or NCTC's Facebook Live Contact: jennifer_hill@fws.gov
9/21/2021 9/21/2021 Forests for the Birds: Forestry for the Birds NCTC Webinar Contact: shannon_m_connors@fws.gov

Onsite Upcoming Courses

N/A at this time.