Module 1: History of Fish and Wildlife Conservation

A review of the origins of conservation

Herodotus, "the Father of History"

This course presents a detailed summary of the history of fish and wildlife conservation in the United States from the 1700s to the present. It provides a background in the establishment of laws, the individuals who championed the effort, and specific examples of the look and feel of conservation. The guiding text is supplemented with photos, video clips, maps, and links to additional references. At the end of each chapter a summary of key points is provided.

Numerous individuals and sources have provided material for this module, and their contributions are acknowledged in the text and in the Resources section. This module just breaks the surface of the subject and students are encouraged to read the primary sources as part of their continuing education.

Outfitters and guides who are registered as students of the Guiding for the Future program are required to complete each module of the course. The course is available online 24/7, features short 'chapters' and includes a final test.

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