Restoration Policy, Planning, and Partnering


Target Audience:

Anyone interested in planning, designing, or implementing habitat restoration.

Summary and Objectives:

This course provides restoration practitioners a foundation in restoration policy and planning by covering the federal authorities for restoration; compliance requirements, including the National Environmental Policy Act; general principles of restoration science; and the steps involved in developing a restoration plan within the context of landscape-scale conservation and climate change climate change
Climate change includes both global warming driven by human-induced emissions of greenhouse gases and the resulting large-scale shifts in weather patterns. Though there have been previous periods of climatic change, since the mid-20th century humans have had an unprecedented impact on Earth's climate system and caused change on a global scale.

Learn more about climate change
. Case studies will exemplify building partnerships and other key concepts of the course.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe federal authorities supporting habitat restoration.
  • Explain fundamental concepts of restoration ecology.
  • Develop successful partnerships and communicate effectively with partners and stakeholders.
  • Prepare a framework for a restoration plan, developing alternatives in a landscape context.
  • Illustrate the iterative and adaptive nature of restoration planning given a watershed exercise.
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36 hours
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