Description: This course provides participants with an introduction to structured decision making in the context of natural resource management problems. A solid foundation in structured decision making begins with knowledge of current practices, theory, and noteworthy case studies from FWS and USGS. Progressing from that foundation, you will get hands-on experience using various decision tools including, decision trees, multiple objective ranking techniques, and expert panels. This course gives you the skills to develop structured approaches in order to make a complicated decision making process more explicit, transparent, and clear. You will learn practical approaches to critical thinking, logic, reasoning, and structuring decisions that support your day-to-day work.
US Fish & Wildlife Service