Conservation Standards Trainings in 2020


While CCNet global and franchises focus their trainings mostly on new conservation coaches, individual franchises or partner organizations also offer basic methods trainings on adaptive management and the Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation (Conservation Standards) and related method adaptations.

Conservation Standards or related trainings that we are aware of:

Upcoming trainings:

Healthy Country Planning | May 15-17 and May 22-24 | Victoria, Canada. In conjunction with the CCNet Rally, colleagues are willing to offer two sets of three-day trainings on Healthy Country Planning, one at an introductory level from May 15-17, and one focusing on measures, evaluation, adaptation, and learning from May 22-24. If you are interested, contact Stuart Cowell and Frank Weisenberger.

In-depth Conservation Standards Training | June 22-26, 2020 | Maine, USA: We will be teaching a five-day, in-depth course on the Conservation Standards at the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine. This training is offered through the Center for Wildlife Studies. Continuing Education credits for the The Wildlife Society Certified Wildlife Biologist program and/or graduate/undergraduate credits are optional. Additional information and registration is available here. Contact Andrew Bridges or John Morrison with questions.

Introductory Conservation Standards Training | July 26-27, 2020 | Colorado, USA: In conjunction with the North American Congress on Conservation Biology, we will be offering a two-day introductory training on the Conservation Standards. Additional information and registration is available here. Contact Andrew Bridges or Jim Goetz with questions.


Trainings that already happened:

Southeast Asia – Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur. July 20-21, 2019. NaturePlan’s Andrew Bridges will teach a 2-day Open Standards short course at the International Congress on Conservation Biology, University of Nottingham.  Registration is now closed, and 20 students from 12 countries will participate.

North America – USA, Reno, Nevada. September 29, 2019 from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm: The course “Systematic Planning to Improve Wildlife and Fisheries Conservation and Management”, is hosted by The Wildlife Society, with support from the Military Lands Working Group, within the joint annual conference of the American Fisheries Society and The Wildlife Society 2019. In addition to providing an introduction to the Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation and the support software Miradi, participants will learn how this adaptive management method can be applied in highly regimented and complex situations such as federal military lands Integrated Natural Resource Management Plans (INRMPs) and State Wildlife Action Plans (SWAPs). Click here for more information.

Europe – Multi-team workshop in the UK – October 20-25, 2019: the European Conservation Coaches Network (CCNet Europe) and Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust are organizing a Multiple Team Workshop for conservation practitioners on Adaptive Management of conservation projects and natural areas using the CMP Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation. The workshop will be held at the Durrell Conservation Academy, Jersey Zoo, Jersey (UK), from 20 to 25 October 2019. This event allows for up to 24 participants or 3 teams of 8 people each to join. Click here for more information.


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