Highly Interactive Course on Using the Conservation Standards for Conservation Planning (March 2023)

The Center for Wildlife Studies will be offering a course on how to use the Conservation Standards to write highly effective conservation plans. Please note that the early bird discount (saving you $100) ends February 9th, 2023.

Course: Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation (ONLINE)

Organization: The Center for Wildlife Studies

Course Description: “Stop writing conservation plans that have low buy-in and become obsolete after a few years. Learn how to create a unified vision and a strategic, adaptable plan for addressing the greatest threats to natural resources at your project site—even if team members don’t always see eye to eye! Join us for this highly interactive course that explores the philosophy, core principles, and systematic steps of the Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation (Conservation Standards). This is not your typical learn at your own pace virtual course, but instead this live course is built on experiential learning through professionally facilitated, team-based and hands-on application. We will work together on real-world case studies provided by fellow students to identify key and desired conservation and human well-being outcomes, develop ecological models, construct situation diagrams, incorporate empirical data, integrate monitoring and adaptive management, and develop effective action plans for our changing world. These skills will not only improve your impact as conservation practitioners and planners, but also provide invaluable tools for developing grant applications, evaluating project plans, communicating with funders, and integrating stakeholders. You’ll come away from the class with more than just new skills – you’ll have new friends, colleagues, and future collaborators.”

Instructors: Dr. Quinn Shurtliff and associates

Dates: March 9-30, 2023

Fee (and additional credits):

More information here.

Learn about other Conservation Standards trainings here.