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August 2015

New Online and Classroom Wilderness Courses

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A wilderness bill that has been more than 40 years in the making was signed into law on August 7 protecting 275,665 acres and creating the Hemingway-Boulders, White Clouds, and Jim McClure-Jerry Peak Wildernesses in Idaho.
Increase your knowledge and skill in wilderness stewardship by taking these new courses offered by the Arthur Carhart National Wilderness Training Center and the University of Montana's Wilderness Institute:
Managing Special Provisions in Wilderness: Commercial Services
This free self-paced online course reviews processes for determining which commercial services may be necessary in your wilderness and to what extent.
Interagency Regional Wilderness Stewardship Training Course
Held in Pendleton, OR, Nov 2-5, 2015, this course emphasizes interpreting and applying the 1964 Wilderness Act, agency policy, and wilderness management principles to on-the-ground decisions. Registration closes September 7, 2015.
Wilderness Management Planning (undergraduate)/Wilderness Planning Theory, Management Frameworks and Application (graduate)
NRSM 406 and NRSM 563 explore basic planning theory, planning concepts, and effective plan writing. The course provides a thorough treatment of the elements that characterize effective planning on public lands. Registration closes September 23, 2015.


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A student conducting invasive plant inventory using a GPS unit is a public wilderness information website formed in 1996 through a collaborative partnership between the Arthur Carhart National Wilderness Training Center and the Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute--the federal government's wilderness training and research arms, respectively--and the College of Forestry and Conservation's Wilderness Institute at the University of Montana.

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