Welcome to this self-paced training for an Overview of Structured Decision Making (SDM). This course is designed to offer natural resource managers a rational framework and techniques to assist in making smart decisions. To apply SDM with confidence, it will be helpful to have a basic understanding of modeling concepts.
Each module consists of video lectures and a section from the course workbook (pdf). Skill checks identified in the videos include a reference to a specific page found in the workbook.
This course was developed in collaboration between these U.S. Department of the Interior agencies: Bureau of Land Management (National Training Center), the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (National Conservation Training Center), and the U.S. Geological Survey (Patuxent Wildlife Research Center).
Last Updated: July 14, 2020