CLfT Online - Conservation & Hunting in America (C&HA) is an online distance learning program for natural resource agency and NGO professionals to explore the conservation theories, policy, and practices that apply to hunting and the sustainable uses of wildlife in North America.
This program grew from our highly successful Conservation Leaders for Tomorrow (CLfT) workshops with content being delivered by over 20 experts from the natural resource profession. The program is comprised of approximately 16 hours of total learning, divided into 11 hours of self-directed digital learning interspersed with (5) 1 hour facilitated discussion sessions. Each cohort will have a CLfT staff facilitator and on occasion 1 or 2 guest experts to help answer questions about the material covered during each discussion.
Cohort sizes are kept small and maintain the same 8-12 participants throughout to ensure meaningful conversation and the opportunity for every participant to ask questions and reflect on how the topics apply to their professional responsibilities. To ensure that every participant can get their questions answered, each group will also have a discussion board, allowing questions to be sent to CLfT staff at any time while participants explore the digital content.
Each cohort is conducted over a 15-day period with Zoom discussions scheduled twice a week at predetermined times.
Program participants are expected to have access to the internet, computer with a camera, and microphone in order to fully engage and complete the course. It is expected that the total experience will require about 90-120 minutes per day on average, spread over 11 continuous working days.
The Wildlife Society allows 16 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) in Category l of the Certified Wildlife Biologist Renewal/ Professional Development Certificate Program.
|Module 1||Motivations Demographics of American Hunters|
|Module 2||Hunter Safety and Education|
|Module 3||Hunting Methods and Equipment|
|Module 4||Hunting in Wildlife Conservation: Past, Present, and Future|
Part 1 - Public Trust and the North American Model, then and now
|Module 5||Hunting in Wildlife Conservation: Past, Present, and Future|
Part 2 - Career Relevancy of the “User pay – Public benefit” System
|Module 6||The Biological Basis of Hunting|
|Module 7||Wildlife Laws, Regulations, and Enforcement|
|Module 8||Hunter Responsibility and Ethics|
|Module 9||Game as Food|
|Module 10||Role of Hunting in Society|
|Module 11||Hunting Types|
Part 1 – Specific Types of Hunting
Part 2 – Hunting with Dogs
|Module 12||Trapping and Fishing: Gear, Terminology, and Methods|
|Module 13||Contemporary Management Issues|
|Module 14||A Hunt - Before, During, and After|
|Module 15||Effective Communication|
Pathways to Becoming a Hunter
|Discussion Sessions||Five, 1-hour, small group online discussions to explore content|