Summary and Objectives:
Participants will learn when and how to apply the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to their regular Fish and Wildlife Service activities. The course will cover the purpose of NEPA and its substantive and procedural requirements; how NEPA informs the decision-making process for federal policies, planning, and proposals; how to effectively engage in the NEPA process, including the review of NEPA documents; how to focus efficient NEPA reviews on important issues; and, how other laws and regulations are supplemented by NEPA. Instructors will present the course content, guide individual and team exercises, and provide feedback. Exercises will walk participants through the NEPA process to build the framework of an environmental assessment.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to: