Tuition-free climate change vulnerability assessment course, Jackson, WY

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The Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment course is being offered by the National Conservation Training Center (NCTC) and USGS North Central Climate Science Center

Dates and Location: October 9-11, 2013 in Jackson, WY

Audience: Conservation practitioners from Federal and State fish and wildlife agencies and other conservation managers and students who work on natural resource issues and need to determine which resources are most vulnerable when setting priorities for conservation action.

At the end of this 3 day course you will be able to:

  • Design and interpret natural resource related climate management actions to help build resiliency and adaptation,
  • Understand vulnerability assessment in the broader context of adaptation planning,
  • Evaluate the different factors influencing vulnerability and how they can affect the outcome of vulnerability assessments,
  • Identify and evaluate approaches for conducting vulnerability assessments and choose among options,
  • Design a vulnerability assessment applicable to their needs,
  • Evaluate and interpret the results of vulnerability assessments and recognize next steps,
  • Communicate the purposes, methods, and results of vulnerability assessments to others,
  • Develop (elements of) a vulnerability assessment work plan/statement of work, including level of effort.

Tuition: $0

Registration: Register online at http://training.fws.gov using DOILearn, the Department of the Interior’s Learning Management System

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If you have trouble registering or would like to sign up for the NCTC Climate Change ListServ please contact: Jill DelVecchio; 304-876-7424

The National Conservation Training Center and the Department of Interior (DOI) Climate Science Centers (CSC) are working together to provide additional regional offerings of this and other climate-related courses. Please monitor nctc.fws.gov, the NCTC Climate Change Listserv or contact the CSC in your region for more information.