International Seminars

Seminar

ALL SEMINAR APPLICATIONS FOR 2010 ARE CLOSED.

International Seminar on Watershed Management
Dates: April 11 - May 1, 2010
Application Deadline: CLOSED

NEW!!!
International Seminar on Climate Change and Natural Resource Management
Dates: May 9 - 30, 2010
Application Deadline: CLOSED

International Field Course in Wildlands and Protected Area Management
Dates: July6 - August 8, 2010
Application Deadline: CLOSED

International Seminar on Protected Area Management
Dates: July 12 - 31, 2010
Application Deadline: CLOSED

Overview

The US Forest Service International Programs and its partners are pleased to announce annual international training opportunities. The seminars stimulate deliberations and problem solving for issues related to unique areas of natural resource management. The US Forest Service supports the seminars and workshops with the idea of engaging a global network of natural resource managers in a productive, interactive dialogue on common challenges and solutions.

Invited participants are selected to reflect a diversity of experience. Program activities will take advantage of the experience of the participants, as well as the unique heritage of the field locations of each seminar.

Participants who have their own financial sponsorship are invited to get more information and apply. The seminars include:

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The International Seminar on Watershed Management will be held in the southwestern United States. Because of the increasing demand, legal confl ict and competing uses and practices that place tremendous pressure on its extremely scarce water supply, the southwestern U.S.

is an excellent case study for watershed managers. The seminar is designed for mid-career watershed management professionals who desire to take part in an interactive and intensive training and exchange program on integrated watershed management. The program is sponsored by the US Forest Service International Programs.

Dates: April 11 – May 1, 2010
Tuition Cost: $7,000 (plus international travel)
Application Deadline: Closed

The International Seminar on Climate Change and Natural Resource Management is a new course held in California presented by the US Forest Service International Programs and the University of California, United States. Because of its national leadership on climate change legislation,
greenhouse gas reduction targets, and multiple resource management agencies, the State of California is an ideal location to learn about cutting edge land management practices under climate change. The State contains many ecosystems affected by climate change, while facing pressure from rapid human growth, water scarcity, and important agricultural land uses. The seminar is designed for natural resource managers with a professional interest in climate change issues who wish to participate in an engaging, interactive, and highly informative training and field study program. Attendees will learn about adaptation and mitigation practices for managing natural resources in the face of climate change and its potential effects on natural resources, and will be introduced to policy and technological developments in carbon markets and offsets.

Dates: May 9 - 30, 2010
Tuition Cost: $6,800 (plus international travel)
Application Deadline: February 8, 2010

The International Field Course on Wildlands and Protected Area Management, co-hosted by the Center for Protected Area Management and Training at Colorado State University and US Forest Service International Programs, held entirely in Spanish, presents key concepts, principles, and methods of protected area management while emphasizing field-based practical exercises. Participants will interact extensively with local resource users, various local, state, and federal agencies, collaborating private conservation organizations, and other citizen groups involved in natural resource management. This interaction will provide participants hands-on experience with solving complex biodiversity conservation, natural resource use and management problems, as well as in
interacting with the many types of stakeholders involved in real world situations.

Dates: July 6 – August 8, 2010
Tuition Cost: estimated $5,195 (plus international travel)
Application Deadline: March 12, 2010

The International Seminar on Protected Area Management is held in the northern Rocky Mountains of the western United States. Designed for senior level planners and managers of nationally signifi cant protected areas worldwide, this integrated state-of-the-art course examines strategies to conserve the world’s most special places. The program, sponsored by the US Forest Service International Programs and the Universities of Montana, Idaho and Colorado State, will evaluate policies and institutional arrangements that sustain both people and natural resources.

Dates: July 12 – 31, 2010
Tuition Cost: $5,500 (plus international travel)
Application Deadline: April 2, 2010

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Funding

Neither the cooperating universities nor US Forest Service International Programs is able to provide funding for applicants. However, in the past, many participants of our international seminars and workshops have been able to find funding through a variety of other sources. The following list is a selection of U.S. government agencies, nongovernmental organizations and other international agencies that have provided funding--at least in part--to past participants:

The Executive Director
Fellowship Program
International Tropical Timber Organization
Pacifico-Yokohama 5F, 1-1-1, Minato-Mirai
Nishi-ku Yokohama 220-0012, Japan
tel: (81-45) 223-1110
fax: (81-45) 223-1111
email: itto@itto.or.jp

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