Who is eligible?
candidates include wildlife, fisheries, botany, hydrology, watershed,
timber, and other resource professionals with a degree in wildlife,
fisheries, plant management or related fields and generally 5
years experience in resource management. A few workshops are applicable
Line officers are encouraged to apply. Of specific interest are:
- Natural Resource Policy, Values & Economics
- Endangered Species Act: A Practical Primer - for Decision Makers, Biologists and Staff Specialists
- Water Resource Management for Line Officers
- Plain & Simple! Document Writing
Resource specialists from Cities, Counties, State, Tribal, private
industry, other Federal agencies and the general public are also
welcome. Contact the National
Program Leader or the vendors if you have any questions.
International professionals are welcome to participate in any
of the workshops. Workshops do not (usually) have an international
perspective, but topics may be broadly applicable. Unfortunately,
we do not have funding for international travel or tuition. Contact
the National Program Leader
or the vendors if you have any questions.
Entry Level/New Employee Training
Entry Level/New Employee training (Forest Service) was
initiated in 1986. It consists of week-long workshops helping
new employees better understand the Forest Service and be more
effective in their respective roles. Participants learn the fundamentals
of resource programs, Forest Service culture, and acquire skills
that contribute to effective and satisfying careers.
Regions are responsible for conducting this training. Contact
your Forest Service Regional Coordinator
or regional Human Resources Training staff for further information
on dates for workshops. The workshops are usually titled "Integrating
Natural Resource Professionals into the Forest Service."
Rest of Career Training
"Rest of Career Training" (post Entry; formerly
called "Mid-career") was initiated in 1987, and is the
Continuing Education program described here. It consists of graduate-level
workshops hosted by selected universities and institutions. The
workshops are designed to increase the productivity and effectiveness
of experienced natural resource professionals and technicians
on Forest Service management teams. They provide natural resource
professionals with knowledge and skills needed to become leaders
in integrated resource management. These workshops are rigorous
(e.g., tests, exercises, and projects) and will require work.
Instructors for each workshops are leaders in their fields and
include university professors, experienced Forest Service managers
and researchers, and others.