Natural resource scientists and managers continually need access to new knowledge, skills, and technologies in their efforts to protect and enhance our Nation's resources. The Fort Collins Science Center (FORT) helps to meet this need by offering a special selection of natural resource management courses. Some are instructed courses and are scheduled throughout the year at various locations. Others are available as correspondence courses and independent study, providing participants the flexibility to work and learn at their own pace.
The courses are open to individuals from federal, state/territorial, and local governments; universities; private organizations and businesses; and foreign governments. Should you have questions, a designated contact person is available for each course.
Negotiation Training Courses
A suite of dynamic courses that are a mix of lecture, hands-on training, and discussion. Courses include training on Basic and Advanced Negotiations and the Legal Institutional Analysis Model (LIAM).
Stream Temperature Modeling
This correspondence course concentrates on the theory and application of water temperature modeling. Participants will develop knowledge of stream geometry, hydrology, and meteorology to enable understanding and prediction of stream temperatures. Topics covered include the models' assumptions and limitations, calibration and verification, troubleshooting, field data collection, parameter estimation, handling missing data, quality control, reviewing a completed temperature study for quality assurance, and linkage to other IFIM programs. Hands-on exercises are used to reinforce concepts learned in lectures. Participants will be supplied with all relevant models and material that they will complete at their own pace. An instructor will be available by phone or E-mail for individual questions with a final exam gauging successful completion of the material.