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Arthur Carhart National Wilderness Training Center Classroom Courses for FY14

Currently no upcoming training courses are scheduled. This course schedule is updated regularly as the current and upcoming fiscal year program of work is determined. Please check back.

General Course Descriptions

NOTE: NOT ALL OF THE TYPES OF COURSES LISTED BELOW ARE OFFERED EACH YEAR.

NATIONAL WILDERNESS STEWARDSHIP
Upon completion of this 5 day, interagency session, participants will be able to: 1) interpret and discuss the 1964 Wilderness Act, agency policies and wilderness values envisioned by Congress and wilderness leaders 2) recognize the changing national issues affecting wilderness management 3) use case studies to identify and apply wilderness law, agency policy, and management principles to specific management challenges 4) demonstrate commitment to excellent wilderness stewardship and sound decision-making. Target audience: Senior-level decision makers. Tuition - $350

REGIONAL WILDERNESS STEWARDSHIP
Upon completion of this 5 day, interagency session, participants will be able to: 1) interpret and discuss the 1964 Wilderness Act, agency policies and wilderness values envisioned by Congress and wilderness leaders 2) recognize the changing regional issues affecting wilderness management 3) identify and apply wilderness law, agency policy, and management principles to regionally-specific management challenges 4) demonstrate commitment to excellent wilderness stewardship and sound decision-making. Target audience: Field-level decision makers & key staff. Tuition - None

UNIT WILDERNESS WORKSHOPS
These 1-3 day sessions are tailored to meet the specific wilderness awareness and training needs of a unit based on unique course objectives developed for each session. This custom approach provides the foundation needed for units to address critical issues. For registration information please contact the unit sponsoring the workshop or agency representative at the Arthur Carhart National Wilderness Training Center. Tuition - None

Unit Wilderness Workshops are scheduled on a first come, first served basis and are tailored to meet the specific needs of the requesting unit including awareness, planning, wilderness reviews, etc. Unit Wilderness Workshops can be interagency but participation is limited to those working on the sponsoring and nearby units.

IMP training is based on the Interim Management Policy for lands under wilderness review. This training is only applicable to BLM wilderness study areas. There is no advanced registration necessary.

WILDERNESS FIRE RESOURCE ADVISOR - TRAINING FOR TRAINERS
Upon completion of this 3 day interagency session, participants will be able to instruct others to: 1) recognize fire and wilderness management policy and opportunities for achieving management objectives; 2) explain the roles and responsibilities of the Wilderness Fire Resource Advisor (WFRA) in the Incident Command System; 3) identify necessary components and organize a WFRA Kit; and, 4) serve as a Wilderness Fire Resource Advisor (WFRA) Trainee or Assistant, Target audience: Instructors and Training Course Coordinators. Tuition - None

RESOURCE MONITORING & RESTORATION IN WILDERNESS
Upon completion of this 5 day, interagency session, participants will be able to: 1) incorporate appropriate procedures for defining natural resource monitoring needs and techniques; 2) plan and implement interdisciplinary, science-based restoration and revegetation projects. Focus is on restoring small sites in both Sierra and Great Basin ecosystems. Target audience: Wilderness Managers and Resource Specialists and anyone involved in wilderness restoration and/or monitoring of natural resources. Tuition - None

VISITOR USE MANAGEMENT
Upon completion of this 5 day, interagency session, participants will be able to: 1) apply a framework for wilderness stewardship to address visitor use issues; 2) identify indicators, standards and monitoring techniques for their wilderness area; and, 3) implement various techniques for managing visitor use and impacts. Target audience: Decision makers, Wilderness Managers and Staff. Tuition - None

WILDERNESS AWARENESS AND STEWARDSHIP WORKSHOP
This 1-day (8 hour) session is tailored to meet the specific wilderness awareness and fundamental training needs to participate in wilderness stewardship. The learning objectives include awareness of foundational law and policy direction, examination of specific resources, tools, and examples for analysis and decision-making, and interactive discussion of current public issues, management concerns, and agency strategies for designated wilderness areas including the 10-Year Wilderness Stewardship Challenge. This is an interactive course with lots of discussions utilizing Power Point presentations, video, and web-based resources to describe fundamentals of wilderness stewardship and apply analysis and decision-making tools using creative thinking for challenging topics. Participants are encouraged to bring examples of issues and topics from their unit and general questions about stewardship of wilderness areas. Target audience: All FS, BLM, FWS, NPS employees or others interested or involved in wilderness stewardship (line officers, wilderness and recreation staff, resource specialists, visitor contact staff, etc.). Tuition - None
WILDERNESS MANAGEMENT DISTANCE EDUCATION COURSES
In partnership with the University of Montana we are offering: Wilderness in the American Context, Managing the Wilderness Resource, Managing Wilderness Recreation, and Wilderness Management Planning. These courses may be available in two formats: 1) traditional study guide format; and 2) electronic format using the Internet. For individual course objectives or registration information, please contact the University of Montana, School of Forestry (406) 243-5346 FAX: 406-243-4845, email wmdep@forestry.umt.edu or visit the web site at http://wmdep.wilderness.net. Target audience: Federal land managers, city and state land and recreation planners, conservation organization members, educators, international wildland managers, students. Tuition, books, credit fee: $445-$894 for 3-4 credit courses, both undergraduate and graduate credit available.



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