Online Environmental Training | EPA Institute

An Introduction into the Endangered Species Act

Course Description
This two (2) hour course provides each student with a detailed analysis of the policy, laws and requirements associated with the Endangered Species Act. The course includes an in-depth review of the Endangered Species Act, major rules promulgated under the Act, “on-the-ground” applications, and case studies, all aimed at putting the student in the shoes of policy-makers. The course is intended to be comprehensive in its perspective, looking at policy decisions from the viewpoint of agency personnel, environmental advocates, water and land development managers, and citizens at large.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, each student will have the capacity to:

  • Comprehend key provisions of the Endangered Species Act.
  • Identify National conservation policies affecting wildlife.
  • Describe how wildlife becomes endangered and list examples of endangered wildlife.
  • Understand federal enforcement programs aimed at protecting endangered species.
  • Identify the numerous issues landowners and developers face regarding endangered species protection