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July 27, 2009
In Reply Refer To:
2000 (350) P
Instruction Memorandum No. 2009-185
Expires: 09/30/2010
To:                  AFOs, ADs 200 and 300
From:              Acting Assistant Director, Minerals and Realty Management
Subject:           National Lands Training for Line Officers and Program Managers
Course, 2000-23                                                          DD: 09/04/2009
Program Area:  Lands and Realty
Purpose: To provide information pertaining to registering for National Lands Training for Line Officers and Program Managers Course, 2000-23.
Policy/Action: The joint Bureau of Land Management (BLM)/Forest Service (FS) National Lands Training for Line Officers and Program Managerscourse will be held October 19 - 23, 2009, at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Conservation Training Center (NCTC) in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. Primary objectives of this national course are to provide line officers and lands program managers with concepts and principles unique to land and realty management responsibilities and to enhance competency in application of lands policies and procedures. This course is co-sponsored by the BLM and FS to strengthen the lands and realty missions of both agencies. The Eastern Lands and Resources Council and the Western States Land Commissioners Association are also invited to participate in this course.
Nominees will be notified of their selection by late September along with information regarding meals, lodging, and transportation. Total class size is limited to approximately 100 BLM and FS staff including 5 state participants, divided into smaller groups for more one-on-one instruction. This course is offered once per year in the fall, with the Fiscal Year 2011 course scheduled for October 18 – 22, 2010.
Timeframe: All individuals interested in attending this course should register on DOILEARN https://doilearn.doi.gov/ before September 4, 2009. 

Budget Impact: There is no tuition charge for this course. Costs include Federal per diem (currently $80 + 44, Not-To-Exceed $124), salary, and travel (Dulles International Airport (IAD), or other appropriate airport). 

Background: This course is presented in two units using discussion and case study methods. The first unit provides an overview of history, evolution of public land laws and policies, legal issues, and how current congressional and agency/bureau decisions affect lands and realty administration. The second unit presents various technical tools and processes to help participating managers support and evaluate staff specialist performance in solving lands and realty related issues on their units. This course is targeted to BLM state and field level managers with realty program responsibilities.
Program managers in other resource areas and technical staff specialists responsible for execution of lands and related activities at the district level, may be better served by courses offered through the BLM National Training Center, http://www.ntc.blm.gov/, Lands and Realty Program.
Manual/Handbook Sections Affected: None
Coordination: This Instructional Memorandum was prepared by the Division of Lands, Realty and Cadastral Survey with input from the National Training Center.
Contacts: The BLM contact at the NCTC for course signup is Tracy Kremer at 602-906-5625 or tkremer@fs.fed.us. If you have questions pertaining to the technical aspects of the course, please contact Jeff Holdren at 202-452-779 or jeff_holdren@blm.gov
Signed by:                                                                    Authenticated by:
Timothy Spisak                                                             Robert M. Williams
Acting, Assistant Director                                             Division of IRM Governance,WO-560
Minerals and Realty Management

Last updated: 10-20-2009