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Continuing Education for Natural Resource Professionals

Endangered Species Act: A Practical Primer (ESA)
for Decision Makers, Biologists and Staff Specialists


Explain policy, legal and administrative aspects of managing threatened, endangered and sensitive species.

Designed for Decision Makers, biologists and staff specialists. Focus on provisions of ESA and other laws governing species management, agency policies, procedures, and taking action to prevent listings. Review of law and agency policy relating to the management of threatened, endangered, and sensitive species. Particular attention will be paid to building appropriate administrative records of decisions, and the roles of all the players. Discuss obligations for consultation and recovery under the ESA. Interactive lectures, roundtable discussions, exercises, a field trip, and panels are used to facilitate learning. Challenging case studies are used to explore managing TES species across landscapes and jurisdictions in an effort to develop best management practices.

What is YOUR hot issue? Underwater photograph of Salmon spawning. Cougar.  Photo from California, Department of Fish & Game.
Photograph of lynx on a rock. Find a photo

Photograph of raging fire.
Helianthella_uniflora.  Endangered Species.  Photo taken by Teresa Prendusi, USFS. Find-a-Photo. Sandhill Cranes.  Endangered Species.  Photo taken by Alan Dyck.  Find_A_Photo
Key  deer. Photo taken by Lin Harmon, Lewis & Clark College.

Lewis & Clark ESAL website

Fall 2022 (FY23) - Tuesday through Friday
May 2025 (skipping a year)

Portland, Oregon (FY23)

Lodging: See vendor's website for current details

Tuition: $1,095 (does NOT include meals and lodging).

Registration Status: Register with vendor for FY23

Forest Service/USDA: Register directly with vendor and fill out the SF182. Filling out the SF182 does NOT automatically register you for training. It also does NOT pay your tuition.

SF182 in AgLearn: Data to fill in the blanks

Dropping from the Workshop: Tuition is low for this workshop consequently there is not much leeway on letting people drop. If you are registered, check with us first, just in case we have a waiting list. If there is not a waiting list, you will need to find a substitute or pay fixed costs. The budget has been set and spent based on your current confirmation. Thank you for your understanding and consideration.

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Janice Weis, J.D.
Associate Dean and Director
Environmental and Natural Resources Law Program, Lewis & Clark Law School

Environmental and Natural Resources Law
Northwestern School of Law
Lewis and Clark College
10015 SW Terwilliger Boulevard
Portland OR 97219-7899

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Forest Service Continuing Education for Natural Resource Professionals
Author: Shelly Witt, National Continuing Education Coordinator,
WFW staff
Phone: 435-881-4203
Expires: none

Photo Credits

USDA Forest Service
1400 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-0003
(202) 205-8333

 Last Modified: January 2015