USFWS National Conservation Training Center (NCTC)
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (USFWS) National Conservation Training Center (NCTC) provides training opportunities for FWS staff to increase their knowledge of climate science and climate change as they relate to resource management. NCTC also partners with others to bring field scientists and practitioners new learning opportunities in the form of on-line courses, workshops, and webinars. While some courses are specifically designed for Fish and Wildlife Service employees, most are relevant to any conservation professional.
The NCTC developed the new US Fish & Wildlife Service Intranet Site for Climate Change Resource Library services. Although part of the site is for FWS Staff only, conservation partners and the general public may access the public NCTC Climate Change Resource Library, which houses various resources, publications, climate related videos, downscaling models, a list of climate-related workshops offered by the NCTC, and other resources.
NCTC also presents an ongoing Climate Change Webinar Series. Previous presentations include: "Effects of Climate Change on Wildlife," "Adapting Conservation and Management to Climate Change," and "Predicting Biodiversity Responses to Climate Change Using Ecological Niche Models."
- Biodiversity and ecosystems
- Fish and fisheries
- Land management and conservation
- Education/training materials