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Registration, Attendance, and Participation Information for Classroom Training Courses

Registration

Once enrolled for a tuition-based course, enrollee accounts will be charged the full amount of tuition, if they withdraw less than eight weeks in advance of the course, unless otherwise specified.

Attendance

To receive an official certificate of completion for Arthur Carhart National Wilderness Training Center courses, the following industry standards must be met:
  • All required prework must be completed in advance of course
  • Required field trips must be attended
  • Cumulative absences exceeding 5% of the total instructional time may result in failure of completion
  • Absences from any portion of a course must be discussed with the instructor

Participation

Students shall optimize the learning environment for themselves and their colleagues by:
  • Silencing all electronic devices and turning off vibrate mode
  • Refraining from the use of electronic devises to conduct other business while in the classroom

Course-Specific Registration Information

National Wilderness Leadership Training Course (yearly)

Nomations and selections are handled through agency and Arthur Carhart National Wilderness Training Center agency representatives. Contact the Carhart Center at 406-243-4682 for further details.

Regional Wilderness Stewardship Training Courses

Registration information for individual training courses is distributed through agency channels three or four months in advance of the training course date. Please register through your appropriate Learning Management System; DOI Learn for Department of Interior employees or AgLearn for Department of Agriculture employees. Search the course catalog using the keyword "wilderness". Within the results, look for the appropriate course name, for example: "Interagency Regional Wilderness Stewardship Training" and register for the session of your choice. Employees from other Departments/Agencies should contact the Carhart Center at 406-243-4682 for instructions on how to apply. Questions on course content or logistics should be directed to the course coordinator listed in the call letter.

Call letters and sometimes draft agendas are available online. Select a course from the current classroom course schedule to download available documents.

Unit Wilderness Workshops

To request a unit workshop please follow your agency procedures:

BLM - Field Office (unit) workshops are 1- or 2-day sessions that address a variety of topics from the fundamentals of stewardship to detailed discussions about site-specific issues. The workshops are tailored for all employees of an office to meet the needs of the wilderness area or areas managed by the office where the training is presented. There is no cost to the Field Office. To request that a Unit Wilderness Workshop come to your office, contact the Wilderness Program Lead in your State Office.

FWS - Refuge Wilderness (unit) workshops are 1 - 2 day sessions that address a variety of topics from basic wilderness awareness and the fundamentals of stewardship to agency policy and guidelines or detailed discussions about site-specific issues. The workshops are tailored for all employees of a refuge to meet the needs of the wilderness area managed by the refuge. There is no fee to attend the workshop, and the cost of presenting the workshop is generally covered by the regional office or shared between the regional office and the refuge. For more information or to request unit workshops contact the Carhart Center FWS Representative, Karen Lindsey, at 406-243-4627 or karen_lindsey@fws.gov.

FS - Forest (unit) workshops are 1, 2, or 3 day sessions that address a variety of topics from basic wilderness awareness and the fundamentals of stewardship to detailed discussions about the 10-Year Wilderness Stewardship Challenge or site-specific issues. The workshops are tailored to meet the needs of the forest and region and are provided free at a location identified by the forest. For more information about forest workshops contact Carhart Center FS Representative, Ken Straley, at 406-243-4630 or kstraley@fs.fed.us.

NPS - (unit) workshops are 2 day sessions that address a variety of topics from basic wilderness awareness and the fundamentals of stewardship to detailed discussions about site-specific issues. The workshops are tailored for all park staff, volunteers, partners, researchers, nearby parks and invited adjacent land management agencies. Cost for the workshop is the responsibility of the requesting park. For more information about unit wilderness workshops contact the Carhart Center NPS Representative, Tim Devine, at 406-243-4612 or tim_devine@nps.gov.
For registration information for online courses, click here. If you would like additional information about classroom and online training courses or other wilderness management tools, please contact the Carhart Center by phone at: 406-243-4682, by fax at: 406-243-4717.



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