Operated by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Conservation Training Center is one of the world's premier conservation training facilities, created by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for natural resource managers in federal and state agencies around the country. Classrooms feature state-of-the-art equipment. Buildings designed to resemble the 19th farm landscape blend into the rural grounds, providing a unique and idyllic retreat setting to foster learning.
Although not technically a refuge, the scenic campus is home to many species of wildlife. A bald eagle's nest is visible from many points around the campus, including a number of classrooms.