Natural resource management, involving humans as it does, increasingly demands skills in negotiation in order to better involve the public in making decisions about trust resources. Based on research they have been conducting since the early 1980s, USGS scientists with the Policy Analysis and Science Assistance Branch of the Fort Collins Science Center annually offer two courses on natural resource negotiation. Both the Basic Natural Resource Negotiation and Advanced Natural Resource Negotiation courses are offered in collaboration with the USGS National Training Center. Participants in this year's Advanced course, held Sept. 14-16 in Fort Collins, Colo., represented the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, National Park Service, and USDA Forest Service. On October 19-21, USGS scientists will conduct the Basic course for Seattle City Light employees. The Basic course will be offered again in Fort Collins during March and April 2005 and is open to anyone.
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