Connecting the Dots: Effective Land Stewardship through Monitoring PART 3

Project Type: Research and Education
Funds awarded in 2019: $349,979.32
Projected End Date: 08/31/2022
Host Institution Award ID: G248-19-W7500
Grant Recipient: Multiplier
Region: Western
State: Utah
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Kris Hulvey
Working Lands Conservation
Taylor Payne
Utah Department of Agriculture's Grazing Improvement Program
When data “sits on the shelf,” or we select strategies that are infeasible, have low-utility or high-risk, monitoring does not support producers with management decision-making, connect to one another, or collaborate effectively with agencies, tribes, landowner groups and other potential stewardship partners. In this four-part webinar series, speakers with on-the-ground experience and knowledge will share successes and lessons learned in resource monitoring, data management and interpretation, and in meeting objectives of multi-stakeholder efforts. Some of the questions that will be addressed, include: 1. How do we choose what data to collect? 2. What is the value of cooperative monitoring? 3. How do we get started? 4. What is the value of long-term data? 5. How can we steward data for landowner and local community benefit? Given historical instances of data misuse and misinterpretation, one focus will be on how to build trust around data with tribes and other rural, land and natural resource-dependent communities. Additionally, given the flurry of technological advances, some starting points to understand what is available and how to receive support will be shared.Whether you are a landowner, ranch or farm manager, or work for an agency or organization, you will find value in this peer-to-peer learning opportunity ranging from big picture considerations to specific tools and approaches. Attend all four sessions or come to the ones you can. Part 3 - Putting People and Data to Work: Collaborative Monitoring Successes: Three examples of community-based and regional cooperative monitoring approaches. Moderated by Lawrence Gallegos and Bre Owens. David Gilroy - Taos SWCD Kris Hulvey - Working Lands Conservation Chaz Perry - University of Arizona Kent Ellett - USFS
no name, Western Landowners Alliance
no name, Quivera Coalition
Kristin Hulvey, Working Lands Conservation
Target audiences:
Farmers/Ranchers; Educators; Researchers
Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.