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Connecting the Dots: Effective Land Stewardship Through Monitoring – Session Four

March 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm MDT


Data Stewardship: Monitoring in Service to Local Communities
March 24th, 11:00 – 12:30 MT

How can data be helpful for building understanding, reducing risk and connecting people?

Too often data “sits on the shelf,” or we select strategies that are infeasible or have low utility. Monitoring should and could support producers with decision-making, connect to one another, and contribute to effective collaboration with agencies, tribes, landowner groups and other 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?


Webinar Series Topics

Flexibility with Accountability: Applications of Data in Adaptive Management
Feb 17th, 11:00 – 12:30 MT
Big picture overview of ranch-scale to regional monitoring across multiple jurisdictions and the value of data for decision-making in complex and shifting systems (i.e., influenced by drought, market fluctuations and regulatory dynamics).

Where Does the Data Go? Data Collection and Management with Multiple Stakeholders
Feb 24th, 11:00 – 12:30 MT
Considerations for developing a monitoring plan – exploring data collection and analysis partners, relevant metrics and management platforms to meet monitoring objectives.

Putting People and Data to Work: Collaborative Monitoring Successes
March 17th, 11:00 – 12:30 MT
Three examples of community-based and regional cooperative monitoring approaches.

Data Stewardship: Monitoring in Service to Local Communities
March 24th, 11:00 – 12:30 MT
How data can support and enhance collaborative efforts and outcomes for land stewards and local communities. Steward (verb): to manage or look after (another’s property)

Given historical instances of data misuse and misinterpretation, one focus of the series 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 technology 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.



March 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm MDT

Cost: Free

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