The Forest Service Continuing Education (CE-WFW) Program mission is supporting agency natural resource professionals as they work to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the Nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations.
The Forest Service Continuing Education (CE-WFW) Program goal
is enhancing productivity and effectiveness of professionals whose
work involves or relates to management of rare plants, wildlife,
fish habitats and watersheds. CE-WFW serves the people who care
for the land. By design, the program meets natural resource professionals'
training career needs. All resource areas are invited.
Briefly, the WFW Continuing Education program has two levels
in the program.
Level I: Technical Leadership
It is aimed at GS 5-11 and those new to the Forest Service, but it is not exclusive. Technical Leadership includes such workshops as 'Endangered Species Act', 'Water Resource Management for Line & Staff', or 'Designing for Aquatic Organism Passage at Road-Stream Crossings'.
Level II: Program Leadership
Primarily a focus of four workshops; 'Leadership', 'Communications', 'Natural Resource Policy, Values and Economics', and 'Program Management'. Because workshops will always be changing in Level I, there is no graduation from that level. You are welcome to repeat any of the workshops over your career as the content will always be updated. In addition to the workshops, however, a completed project is necessary to graduate from Level II. A project can be either the Program Plan developed in Program Management or a couple other options. Work with the National Coordinator in developing your project.
Dropping from the Workshop
Once registered, a participant needing to drop must find a
substitute or pay fixed cost. Check with us first, just in
case we have a waiting list. Tuition is extremely low cost for
these workshops, consequently we do not have much leeway on letting
people drop. The budgets have been set and spent based on your
current confirmation. Thank you for your understanding and consideration.
We will be providing as many topics in an online learning format
as possible. If you have topic suggestions, please contact the
National CE-WFW Coordinator.
For more information on the Continuing Education Program
contact your Regional Coordinator,
or Shelly Witt, National Continuing
Education Program Leader, Watershed-Fish-Wildlife & Air, USDA Forest Service, PO Box 15429, Seattle, WA 98115. Phone: 435-881-4203
For specific workshop information, please contact the
professor in charge.
Additional Contacts: Regional Continuing
Education Coordinators and Resource Staff
Persons of any race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion,
or with any disability are welcome to use and enjoy all facilities,
programs, and services of the USDA. Discrimination in any form
is strictly against agency policy and should be reported to the
Secretary of Agriculture, Washington, DC 20250.