Human Dimensions Foundation Training

Human Dimensions Foundations Training, Presented by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

This year, the Human Dimensions Foundations of Natural Resource Conservation course (CLM8226) will be offered Friday – Sunday, September 20th-22nd at the YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park, immediately preceding the Pathways: Human Dimensions of Wildlife Conference.
The course aims to foster a common understanding and application of human dimensions of natural resource conservation. It provides an overview of key concepts, methods and practical applications, historical context, and “must have” tools for the natural resource professional’s toolbox. The course is based on a human dimensions framework and relies heavily on case study applications, including experiences of the participants, to demonstrate the benefits of addressing human dimensions of conservation challenges.

This course is available to all. Tuition is $570.00 for participants outside of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and National Park Service (NPS), for which tuition is prepaid. Register online at DOI Talent, the Department of Interior’s Learning Management System byJuly 12, 2019. After this date, please call for availability.

For registration questions, contact Emily Santamaria (304-876-7746/ For questions on course content, contact Christine Brown (970-266-2951/



The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service mission is to work with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.

The Human Dimensions Branch examines the complex relationships between people and the wildlife and habitats that the National Wildlife Refuge protects. They help wildlife practitioners and decision-makers consider social systems in conservation planning, design and implementation.