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Wildlife Management Adaptation Planning and Practices Course (2022)

The Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science, Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, Midwest Climate Adaptation Science Center, Michigan Department of Natural Resources, University of Wisconsin, and the USDA Northern Forests Climate Hub are offering a wildlife habitat-focused version of the Adaptation Planning and Practices online course for land managers and professionals. This course will be held during the weeks of February 28, 2022, to April 20, 2022.


Register by February 18th!


This unique opportunity provides hands-on training in considering climate change information and identifying adaptation actions relevant to wildlife habitat management and conservation. Participants will receive coaching and feedback while using the Adaptation Workbook to develop their own real-world climate adaptation project. The course consists of seven weekly web sessions, three discussion sessions, with independent work time occurring between sessions.

Course information will focus on terrestrial wildlife management, including population management as well as habitat management. We will give preference to project teams from the Midwest and Northeast US, but applicants from other regions should apply and may be accepted if space allows. Find more information and a general weekly agenda on the course webpage: 

Through this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify locally-important climate change impacts, challenges, and opportunities
  • Develop specific actions to help wildlife adapt to changing conditions
  • Gain experience using the Adaptation Workbook to create their own “climate-informed” projects
  • Better communicate with stakeholders about key climate change impacts, challenges, and opportunities
  • Access post-training support from NIACS staff during project planning and implementation

Participants can receive 10 continuing education credits from the Wildlife Society in Category 1 of the Certified Wildlife Biologist Renewal and Professional Development Certificate Program by completing the course.


Event Date Start-End
February 28, 2022 / 10:00 AM - April 20, 2022 / 10:00 AM