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1 by David Pilz, Heidi L. Ballard, Eric T. Jones An introductory overview of the publication: Broadening Participation in Biological Monitoring: Guidelines for Scientists and Managers Funded by Administered by © 2005 Institute for Culture and Ecology (IFCAE) For details visit: www.ifcae.org/projects/ncssf3/

2 Purpose of Guidelines The guidelines are a tool for forest managers and scientists to encourage volunteer and forest worker involvement in new and existing biological monitoring projects. Broadening participation in projects can increase the project scope, reduce costs, and build positive working relationships with stakeholders. The guidelines are organized around the needs and concerns of forest managers and scientists. They are pertinent to a broad range of public and private forest managers and ownerships and applicable across a wide spectrum of participants and modes of participation.

3 Expected Users Examples of primary users: Forest managersForest managers EcologistsEcologists BotanistsBotanists Monitoring coordinatorsMonitoring coordinators Scientists (e.g., FIA, University)Scientists (e.g., FIA, University) Examples of other users: Community groupsCommunity groups Special interest groupsSpecial interest groups Resource stakeholdersResource stakeholders Non-government organizationsNon-government organizations

4 The guidelines avoid duplicating, but complement existing monitoring tools such as…. Manuals on biological monitoring methods Collaborative monitoring guides created by and for community groups

5 Process for Creating Guidelines Acquired stakeholder input through workshops and interviewsAcquired stakeholder input through workshops and interviews Analyzed participatory monitoring literatureAnalyzed participatory monitoring literature Converted analyses into comprehensive guidelines, checklists, workbook forms, and lists of resourcesConverted analyses into comprehensive guidelines, checklists, workbook forms, and lists of resources Created a curriculum for training managers and scientists in how to use the guidelines effectivelyCreated a curriculum for training managers and scientists in how to use the guidelines effectively Solicited reviews of drafts and final products from practitioners at collaborative monitoring workshops and through peer-reviewsSolicited reviews of drafts and final products from practitioners at collaborative monitoring workshops and through peer-reviews

6 A central feature of the Guidelines are the reference Modules The modules are a comprehensive breakdown of the various elements that a participatory project might need to consider. Each module includes a discussion, a checklist of key questions, and references.

7 Additional information in the Guidelines includes: Over 100 annotated references and resources Over 100 annotated references and resources A list of over 50 pertinent organizations A list of over 50 pertinent organizations A workbook with forms to help with planning a project A workbook with forms to help with planning a project

8 For Training and Consulting Training and consulting on using the guidelines and setting up participatory biological monitoring projects is available from the Institute for Culture and Ecology. Training and consulting on using the guidelines and setting up participatory biological monitoring projects is available from the Institute for Culture and Ecology. www.ifcae.org | email: ifcae@ifcae.org www.ifcae.orgifcae@ifcae.org Additionally, a training curriculum is available for free at the IFCAE website to help experienced trainers train managers and scientists in how to work with the guidelines. The curriculum was written by Heidi L. Ballard, David Pilz, and Eric T. Jones and can be downloaded at www.ifcae.org/projects/ncssf3/

9 Special thanks to: The National Commission on Science for Sustainable ForestryThe National Commission on Science for Sustainable Forestry Nils Christoffersen, Wallowa Resources, Enterprise, ORNils Christoffersen, Wallowa Resources, Enterprise, OR Christina Getz and the California Extension Service, Berkeley, CAChristina Getz and the California Extension Service, Berkeley, CA Colin Donohue and staff, Rural Action, Trimble OHColin Donohue and staff, Rural Action, Trimble OH Patrice Janiga and staff, USDA Forest Service Inventory and Monitoring Institute, Fort Collins, COPatrice Janiga and staff, USDA Forest Service Inventory and Monitoring Institute, Fort Collins, CO And the many collaborative monitoring groups, participatory monitoring specialists, and forest managers who guided our effortsAnd the many collaborative monitoring groups, participatory monitoring specialists, and forest managers who guided our efforts


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