Back in the 90's I took a semester long course on Environmental Impact Assessment, which is essentially NEPA. The section 7 stuff is just part of the process. Frankly, if you purchased an EIA book and looked in the govt pubs at a few of the DEIS, and EISs you would probably learn pretty quickly what is involved. However, before signing up for a class beware that there are many incredulous organizations that offer what is basically a waste of money. Consider who is offering and teaching the courses before you take them! The wide range of environmental policy that comes into play in the NEPA process frankly is sometimes best learned by doing it!!! :) Unsure if you are trying to get a consultant gig or such, but if so, contact some of the consulting agencies and they can probably give you good advice.
Malcolm On Tue, Apr 24, 2012 at 7:06 PM, Lee Davis <m.lee.da...@gmail.com> wrote: > I'm looking for opinions on the best venues for ESA (especially section 7) > and NEPA training. If you've taken a course, either online or in person, > and felt that it was both worthwhile and generally looked upon as favorable > experience by employers I would really appreciate hearing about it. I'm > especially interested in hearing from folks who work in consulting or for > USFWS. > > I'm interested in courses that cover the general outline of the laws, as > well as courses that cover the paper-work aspect. > > Thanks, > > Lee -- Malcolm L. McCallum Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry School of Biological Sciences University of Missouri at Kansas City Managing Editor, Herpetological Conservation and Biology "Peer pressure is designed to contain anyone with a sense of drive" - Allan Nation 1880's: "There's lots of good fish in the sea" W.S. Gilbert 1990's: Many fish stocks depleted due to overfishing, habitat loss, and pollution. 2000: Marine reserves, ecosystem restoration, and pollution reduction MAY help restore populations. 2022: Soylent Green is People! The Seven Blunders of the World (Mohandas Gandhi) Wealth w/o work Pleasure w/o conscience Knowledge w/o character Commerce w/o morality Science w/o humanity Worship w/o sacrifice Politics w/o principle Confidentiality Notice: This e-mail message, including any attachments, is for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) and may contain confidential and privileged information. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure or distribution is prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient, please contact the sender by reply e-mail and destroy all copies of the original message.