USDA Forest Service

The Cooperative Forestry Staff at the USDA’s Forest Service connects people to resources, knowledge, and one another so that they may manage their forests and communities sustainably. The Department of Agriculture supports rural and urban individuals in caring for forests and sustaining their places of residence, work, and play through cooperative forestry. We’re working with forest-related companies and organizations to develop a wide range of environmentally beneficial products and services, including recreation, water, wildlife and fish resources, timber, and non-timber items. Cooperative Forestry works to maintain healthy forests and communities in our country’s forests by assisting in the development of local partnerships.

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service / National Conservation Training Center

The National Conservation Training Center (NCTC) at the United States Fish and Wildlife Service’s (USFWS) National Conservation Training Center (NCTC) trains and teaches natural resource managers to achieve our shared objective of preserving fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats. NCTC serves as the “center of excellence” for training and education. NCTC is a place where conservation experts from various backgrounds can interact and collaborate in an environment that is conducive to learning. Governments, non-profit organizations, and enterprises may come together in a non-threatening atmosphere to exchange ideas, break down barriers, establish networks, discover common ground, and move closer to field-based solutions based on shared goals and

National Park Service RTCA

The National Park Service’s Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Program, commonly known as the Rivers & Trails Program or RTCA, is a community assistance arm of the National Park Service. The RTCA program supports local, state, and federal government agencies in preserving rivers, protecting open space, and building trails and greenways. In communities throughout

NOAA Coastal Services Center

The Coastal Services Center, a branch of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Coastal Services Program, works with state and local governments to address coastal resource management concerns, particularly conservation and restoration. The Center’s major areas of competence include data and information, training, geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing, and ocean observing system. The Center offers a comprehensive training program to assist coastal managers in fulfilling their technical and managerial needs. The majority of these sessions may be held in the local community or at the Center’s headquarters in Charleston, South Carolina.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 3

The Environmental Assessment and Innovation Division (EAID) runs a number of initiatives. The majority of them include environmental data and information as well as innovative ways to address environmental issues.

University of Florida, GEOPlan Center

Dr. John Alexander, a professor at the University of Florida’s College of Architecture, established the Geo-Facilities Planning and Information Research Center (GeoPlan) in 1984. The GeoPlan was created as a teaching and research facility for Geographic Information Systems, also known as GIS. Since its inception, the Center has evolved into a multidis.

Urban Land Institute

The Urban Land Institute’s goal is to provide sound land-use planning that benefits society as a whole. The Urban Land Institute, or ULI, has pioneered many of the norms and techniques in the field of land usage and development. Workshops, the Real Estate School, and conferences are all part of ULI’s continuing education program for real estate.