Dates/Locations/Contacts for Region 4

Contact: David McCaghren (256) 642-5417;

Student spaces in USFWS-sponsored courses are filled with USFWS personnel first, collaborators and other DOI personnel second. If you work for one of the other DOI bureaus, contact your watercraft lead. Dates subject to change.

Course attendees must be: (a) able to wear a personal flotation device (PFD) and perform manual tasks while in the water, (b) on official duty (thus covered by worker's compensation), and (c) able to legally operate a motorized vehicle.

Location Date Course Contact
Airboat - Loxahatchee NWR March 4, 2019
MOCC - Loxahatchee NWR March 5-7, 2019
Airboat - SE Louisiana NWR March 18
MOCC - SE Louisiana NWR March 19-21, 2019
Airboat - Merritt Island NWR June 3, 2019
MOCC - Merritt Island NWR June 4-6, 2019
MOCC - Grenada Lake (North Mississippi NWR) June 25-27, 2019

Notice: FWS employees only can register for classes using the following link:

Once on the page, click on MOCC on the right, then follow the instructions.

Others can register by contacting the Region 4 Watercraft Safety Coordinator: or Cell: 256-642-5417