Urban Wildlife Conservation Program: Building a Foundation Together


Target Audience:

FWS employees, volunteers, Friends' members, and external partners who are nominated by FWS regions and HQ.

Summary and Audience:

This foundational course will set the stage for building long-term, meaningful relationships with urban communities through four critical elements: community-focus, intention, inclusion, and collaboration. It will provide those working in urban communities with information, skills-based training, and tools to address historic exclusion, build stronger partnerships, and improve conservation efforts.

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

  • Develop a personal 'urban profile'.
  • Use a reframing tool to examine biases and assumptions.
  • Develop a new framework for mitigating previously biased assumptions.
  • Explain the Service's role in urban conservation efforts.
  • Discuss how land-use decisions - past and present - affect wildlife and people in urban areas.
  • Explain the UWCP Critical Elements' relevancy to mission-critical work across the Service.
  • Discuss the benefits of using the UWCP Critical Elements to build stronger relationships with urban communities.
Course Short Name
Course Type
Training Tuition Cost
22.0 hours
Training Credit Hours
Semester Hours

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