16th Annual International Seminar on Protected Area Management

The International Seminar on Protected Area Management is an integrated, state-of-the art course that examines strategies to conserve the world's most special places. The seminar is designed for mid-career planners and managers of nationally significant protected areas worldwide, and focuses on evaluating the policies and institutional arrangements that sustain both people and natural resources.

The Seminar will begin in Washington, DC. It will take place from June 27 - July 17, 2016. Participants should plan to arrive in Washington, DC on or before June 27th so they may have an opportunity to rest before beginning the program. The seminar will be largely based in Missoula, Montana. During the Seminar, participants will visit Washington, DC, four National Forests, including two Wilderness areas, the Flathead Indian Reservation, rural communities in western Montana, and Yellowstone National Park.

The Seminar is sponsored by the USDA Forest Service International Programs, the Consortium for International Protected Area Management, and the Universities of MontanaIdaho, and Colorado State.