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2 Wade Johnson - MN DNR Outdoor Heritage Council February, Legacy Fund Restoration Evaluations

3 Evaluation is Essential to “Hitting the Target” Establish Effectiveness of Restorations Facilitate Continuous Improvement Restoration Effectiveness

4 Evaluation Hitting the Target (Achieving Project Goals) AIM READY FIRE EVALUATE

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6 OHF Project Evaluations

7 FY 2012

8 OHF Project Evaluations FY 2012 FY 2013

9 OHF Project Evaluations FY 2012 FY 2013 FY 2014 part. 15

10 Restoration Evaluation Panel Chris Weir-KoetterDNR, Parks & Trails Mark OjaMN NRCS Sue GalatowitschU of M Greg LarsonBWSR Greg BergStearns Co. SWCD Greg HochDNR, Wildlife Carol Strojny

11 “Did project managers do what they said they would do?” Establish Restoration Effectiveness

12 “Did project managers use commonly accepted guidelines and BMPs in project implementation?” Establish Restoration Effectiveness

13 “Will the restoration actions be effective in meeting project goals?” Establish Restoration Effectiveness

14 Standard Eval. Form 1. Goal(s) of the restoration: Quantifiable objectives of the restoration: 6. Is the plan based on current science (best management practices, standards, guidelines)? Describe: 9. Are corrections or modifications needed to meet proposed outcomes? Explain: 7. List indicators of project outcomes at this project stage: 8. Does the project plan / implementation reasonably allow for achieving proposed project outcome(s)? Explain:

15 Standard Eval Form

16 Getting into the Weeds

17 This seeding looks really successful…

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19 Here is a challenge we had… Here is what we found worked…

20 Facilitate Continuous Improvement Feedback Lessons Learned

21 Facilitate Continuous Improvement Disseminate Restoration Outcomes Support Technical Assistance Training BWSR Academy

22 Facilitate Continuous Improvement Promote Best Practices in Restoration Planning and Documentation Project Data Templates / Examples Simple, Concise, USABLE

23 Tatley WMA, MN DNR

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25 NE Forest, Conifer Regen - TNC

26 Lake Maria WMA, MN Waterfowl Association

27 Rollie Johnson Island – CPL Grant

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29 Metro Big Rivers (Great River Greening) – Cherokee Park

30 Trout Unlimited – W Indian Creek

31 Anoka Sand Plain, Great River Greening – Beklin Homestead WMA

32 Shallow Lakes - Ducks Unlimited/MN DNR Fenmont WMA

33 Restoration Evaluations Hit the Target Effective Restorations Continuous Improvement Restoration Effectiveness

34 Wade Johnson - Restoration Evaluation Coordinator, MN DNR Thank You

35 Legacy Fund Restoration Evaluations


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