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Technical Training
  • National Conservation Training Center  Exit EPA Disclaimer - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's National Conservation Training Center trains and educates natural resource managers to conserve fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats. Government, nonprofit organizations, and corporations can come together in a nonthreatening, collaborative setting to learn new skills, share perspectives, break down barriers, establish networks, find common ground, and move toward field-based solutions built on consensus and mutual interest. Located approximately 75 miles from Washington, D.C., the NCTC campus provides full-service residential facilities, complemented by professional staff, cutting-edge programs and curricula, and the most advanced technology available.
  • National Environmental Training Center for Small Communities Exit EPA Disclaimer - NETCSC was established in 1991. Funded by the EPA, NETCSC seeks to improve small community health by helping environmental trainers improve drinking water, wastewater, and solid waste services in small communities (those with populations less than 10,000). These trainers help environmental professionals in small communities develop skills and knowledge so they can better plan, manage, and operate environmental infrastructure.
  • NPDES Permit Writers Training Course - The objective of this course is to provide the basic regulatory framework and technical considerations that support the development of wastewater discharge permits as required under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Program. The course is designed for new permit writers, and highlights the process of developing, issuing, and complying with NPDES permits.
  • Watershed Academy Training Courses - The Watershed Academy offers several training courses that support watershed approaches. It also publicizes watershed courses sponsored by others, including EPA's Office of Water, other federal agencies, and nongovernmental organizations.


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