CLM7177 - NWRS Conservation Easements

Course CodeCLM7177
Course TitleNWRS Conservation Easements
Description

A significant portion of the wildlife habitat in the continental United States is privately owned. Conservation easements are a valuable tool for protecting working landscapes and habitat values on private land for our trust resources.  This one-week course provides an overview of the planning, acquisition, management, and enforcement of conservation easements.  Emphasis is on easements the Service acquires as a part of the National Wildlife Refuge System (NWRS). Course goals include increasing consistency, and building understanding and cooperation among Service personnel involved in conservation easements.

OBJECTIVES:

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Determine if a conservation easement is the appropriate tool;
  • Make strategic, science driven, collaborative and adaptive choices;
  • Engage with the potential sellers, the community and potential partners;
  • Acquire conservation easements in accordance with Service policy;
  • Develop and maintain working relationships with landowners/communities;
  • Effectively manage conservation easements and their uses; and
  • Ensure the United States’ interests in the land are protected.

TARGET AUDIENCE:

Project leaders, refuge managers, planners, realty specialists, law enforcement officers and all others who play a role in the planning, acquisition, management and enforcement of NWRS conservation easements.

Delivery MethodInstructor Led
Non-FWS Fee$995.00
Instructional Hours36
Credits/CEUs3.0
Course Content ContactShayna Carney; shayna_carney@fws.gov; (304) 876-7302; shayna_carney@fws.gov
Curriculum CategoryRefuge Land Policy
Registration LinkRegister
DOI LEARN Course TypeILT
College Credit NameSemester Hours
College Credit Value2
Extracted from DOI LEARN on12/18/2018 3:30:19 AM

Schedule:  CLM7177 - NWRS Conservation Easements

StartEndSession InformationLocationSession Contact
2/11/2019 2/15/2019 For registration questions: jill_delvecchio@fws.gov
For course content questions: shayna_carney@fws.gov
National Conservation Training Center (NCTC) Shayna Carney; shayna_carney@fws.gov
(304) 876-7302
shayna_carney@fws.gov