The main purpose is to provide the target audience with a detailed working knowledge of fish and wildlife habitat management techniques to improve their ability to work with landowners with fish and wildlife objectives. Topics to be discussed include:
understanding the effects of conservation practices on fish and wildlife habitat;
incorporating fish and wildlife considerations in the conservation planning process;
assessing the quality of habitat for regionally important fish and wildlife species using habitat appraisal guides;
identifying limiting factors and incorporating appropriate actions to improve fish and wildlife habitat quality during the conservation planning process; and
determining landscape-level needs for regionally important fish and wildlife species.
Upon completion of this training, participants will be able to:
Demonstrate how to work with landowners and develop conservation plans that maximize fish and wildlife habitat.
Demonstrate the innovative use of NRCS programs and partner resources that affect fish and wildlife habitat.
NRCS field personnel involved in planning or implementing fish and wildlife considerations in conservation planning activities.