CSP3910 - Introduction to Species Status Assessment

Course CodeCSP3910
Course TitleIntroduction to Species Status Assessment
DescriptionPlease disregard the seat total for this class in DOI Learn, all students go to a waitlist until we enroll.

This is an overview of the species status assessment (SSA) framework, which is an analytical approach developed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to deliver foundational science information for all Endangered Species Act decisions. The overview will cover the basic concepts and minimum requirements of an SSA and will show you how to diagnose the level of complexity and expertise required to complete an SSA. Although the overview won’t cover technical methods in detail, it will introduce the participant to some of the tools and resources available to conduct SSA's with an emphasis on those of low to moderate complexity.

Course Objectives:

Upon completion, the participant will be able to:

  • Understand where an SSA fits within an Endangered Species Act decision process;
  • Understand the basic concepts and minimum requirements of an SSA;
  • Diagnose the level of complexity and expertise needed to complete an SSA;
  • Know where to find tools and resources to conduct an SSA;
  • Know the additional training and support available to assist with conducting or managing an SSA.

Target Audience:

Fish and Wildlife Service, Endangered Species Act practitioners

Delivery MethodInstructor Led
Non-FWS Fee$796.00
Instructional Hours32
Credits/CEUs3.0
Course Content ContactChristy Coghlan; christy_coghlan@fws.gov; (304) 876-7438; christy_coghlan@fws.gov
Curriculum CategoryConservation Policy
Registration LinkRegister
DOI LEARN Course TypeILT
College Credit NameSemester Hours
College Credit Value2
Extracted from DOI LEARN on12/15/2018 3:30:20 AM

Schedule:  CSP3910 - Introduction to Species Status Assessment

StartEndLocationSession ContactSession Details
3/11/2019 3/15/2019 National Conservation Training Center (NCTC) Brenda Hooper, brenda_hooper@fws.gov
(304) 876-7449
brenda_hooper@fws.gov
All students go to our waitlist until we enroll. Class Hours: Monday 1:00-5:00 pm Tuesday-Thursday 8:00-5:00 pm Friday 8:00-12:00 pm
7/15/2019 7/19/2019 National Conservation Training Center (NCTC) Brenda Hooper, brenda_hooper@fws.gov
(304) 876-7449
brenda_hooper@fws.gov
All participants go to a watlist until we enroll. Class Hours: Monday 1:00-5:00 Tuesday-Thursday 8:00-5:00 Friday 8:00-12:00