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1 July 24, 2001 Sustainable Rangelands Roundtable Process and Procedures Tom Bartlett

2 July 24, 2001 Roundtable Meetings Facilitated and Interactive Facilitated and Interactive Agenda: Will be sent before each meeting of the Roundtable Agenda: Will be sent before each meeting of the Roundtable Meetings will be two days Meetings will be two days Morning of the first day Morning of the first day Update new members Update new members Introduction Introduction

3 July 24, 2001 Afternoon of the first day. Afternoon of the first day. Agenda will have the starting point. Agenda will have the starting point. One or more presentations related to the topic for the meeting. One or more presentations related to the topic for the meeting. Agenda is flexible to fit needs, progress and dynamics of the group. Agenda is flexible to fit needs, progress and dynamics of the group. Lou Romero will adjust agenda. Lou Romero will adjust agenda. Roundtable Meetings

4 July 24, 2001 Roundtable Meetings At the end of day two: At the end of day two: We will decide what we have attained. We will decide what we have attained. We will determine the topics for the Delphi process between the meetings. We will determine the topics for the Delphi process between the meetings. We will agree on a rough agenda for the next meeting. We will agree on a rough agenda for the next meeting.

5 July 24, 2001 Delphi Process Building between meetings. Building between meetings. Continue to develop ideas. Continue to develop ideas. Obtain discussion and agreement on products of the previous meeting. Obtain discussion and agreement on products of the previous meeting. Discuss needs for the next meeting. Discuss needs for the next meeting. To be successful, SRR members must participate and exchange ideas. To be successful, SRR members must participate and exchange ideas.

6 July 24, 2001 Delphi Process Open-ended or opinion questions. Open-ended or opinion questions. Helen Rowe will send out questions. Helen Rowe will send out questions. Members will respond. Members will respond. Helen will analyze and summarize responses. Helen will analyze and summarize responses. Individual responses will be anonymous. Individual responses will be anonymous. Process will be iterative. Process will be iterative.

7 July 24, 2001 SRR Team Hosts: Hosts: Tom Bartlett, Colorado State University Tom Bartlett, Colorado State University John Mitchell, Rocky Mountain Research Station, FS John Mitchell, Rocky Mountain Research Station, FS Facilitator: Lou Romero, de LaPorte & Assoc Facilitator: Lou Romero, de LaPorte & Assoc Kristie Maczko, Rocky Mountain Station Kristie Maczko, Rocky Mountain Station Hotel arrangements Hotel arrangements Notes Notes Communications Communications

8 July 24, 2001 SRR Team Helen Rowe, Colorado State University Helen Rowe, Colorado State University Delphi Process Delphi Process Web page Web page Communications Communications Noelle Grether, Colorado State University Noelle Grether, Colorado State University Travel reimbursement Travel reimbursement Idea Staff and Coordination Idea Staff and Coordination Alison Hill, WO, FS Alison Hill, WO, FS Larry Bryant, WO, FS Larry Bryant, WO, FS Mike Manfredo, CSU Mike Manfredo, CSU

9 July 24, 2001 SRR Team Steering Committee Steering Committee Tom Bartlett, Colorado State University Tom Bartlett, Colorado State University John Mitchell, Rocky Mountain Research Station, FS John Mitchell, Rocky Mountain Research Station, FS Tom Reuwsaat, WO, BLM Tom Reuwsaat, WO, BLM Evert Byington, WO, ARS Evert Byington, WO, ARS Alison Hill, WO, FS Alison Hill, WO, FS Larry Bryant, WO, FS Larry Bryant, WO, FS Ex-officio – Kristie Maczko, Helen Rowe Ex-officio – Kristie Maczko, Helen Rowe

10 July 24, 2001 Sustainable Rangelands Roundtable Open Open Positive Positive Future focused Future focused Dynamic Dynamic Agenda Agenda Members Members Values and respects all opinions and contributions of members Values and respects all opinions and contributions of members

11 July 24, 2001 Sustainable Rangelands Roundtable The group determines the outcomes. The group determines the outcomes. Identify indicators for Sustainable Rangelands Identify indicators for Sustainable Rangelands Indicators are suitable nationwide. Indicators are suitable nationwide. Gain from other efforts: Gain from other efforts: Sustainable Forest Roundtable Sustainable Forest Roundtable Sustainable Minerals Roundtable Sustainable Minerals Roundtable

12 July 24, 2001 SRR Working Groups Outreach Working Group Outreach Working Group Lori Hidinger, ESA Lori Hidinger, ESA Coordination Working Group Coordination Working Group Tom Roberts, BLM Tom Roberts, BLM Scale Working Group Scale Working Group Paul Geissler, USGS Paul Geissler, USGS

13 July 24, 2001 SRR Time Line Would like to be done by Would like to be done by Nine Meetings: Nine Meetings: Four meetings in 2001; five in Four meetings in 2001; five in April – Denver April – Denver June – Salt Lake City June – Salt Lake City July – Reno July – Reno Nov. – San Antonio Nov. – San Antonio Dynamic Dynamic

14 July 24, 2001 Schedule of Meetings Reno, NVJuly 24-25, 2001 Reno, NVJuly 24-25, 2001 San Antonio, TXNov. 7-8, 2001 San Antonio, TXNov. 7-8, 2001 Tucson, AZJan. 9-10, 2002 Tucson, AZJan. 9-10, 2002 Denver,COMarch 26-27, 2002 Denver,COMarch 26-27, 2002 Washington, DCMay 29-30, 2002 Washington, DCMay 29-30, 2002 Billings, MTJuly 29-30, 2002 Billings, MTJuly 29-30, 2002 Las Vegas, NVNov. 6-7, 2002 Las Vegas, NVNov. 6-7, 2002

15 July 24, 2001 SRR Support Time and effort of all individuals and organizations participating. Time and effort of all individuals and organizations participating. USDA Forest Service USDA Forest Service Colorado State University Colorado State University Bureau of Land Management Bureau of Land Management Agricultural Research Service Agricultural Research Service Additional partners Additional partners

16 July 24, 2001 Benefits of the Work of SRR Criteria and indicators can provide a comprehensive, holistic view of rangeland conditions, incorporating ecological, economic, social and institutional measures. Criteria and indicators can provide a comprehensive, holistic view of rangeland conditions, incorporating ecological, economic, social and institutional measures. Criteria and indicators show a linkage between sustaining society and sustaining the environment. Criteria and indicators show a linkage between sustaining society and sustaining the environment.

17 July 24, 2001 Benefits of the Work of SRR Use of criteria and indicators provides a common language and framework to evaluate status of U.S. rangelands. Use of criteria and indicators provides a common language and framework to evaluate status of U.S. rangelands. Criteria and indicators can enhance informed dialogue, policy-making, and rangeland management. Criteria and indicators can enhance informed dialogue, policy-making, and rangeland management. Roundtable protocol is interactive process involving multiple stakeholders, enabling values of all groups to contribute. Roundtable protocol is interactive process involving multiple stakeholders, enabling values of all groups to contribute.

18 July 24, 2001 Benefits of the Work of SRR The work of SRR will help define and direct research on the measurement and monitoring of sustainability indicators. The work of SRR will help define and direct research on the measurement and monitoring of sustainability indicators. The work of the SRR will be coordinated with other efforts on implementing a comprehensive approach to monitoring U.S. rangelands. The work of the SRR will be coordinated with other efforts on implementing a comprehensive approach to monitoring U.S. rangelands.

19 July 24, 2001 Products of SRR Symposium and Proceedings at the 2002 SRM Annual Meeting in Kansas City, MO Symposium and Proceedings at the 2002 SRM Annual Meeting in Kansas City, MO Report on Sustainable Rangelands in Spring, Report on Sustainable Rangelands in Spring, Will be used as input into First Approximation Report – June Will be used as input into First Approximation Report – June 2003.

20 July 24, 2001 SRR Mission The Roundtable will identify indicators of sustainability based on social, economic, and ecological factors, to provide a framework for national assessments of rangelands and rangeland use.

21 July 24, 2001 SRR Vision for Rangelands We envision a future in which rangelands in the U.S. provide a desired mix of economic, ecological and social benefits to current and future generations.

22 July 24, 2001 Vision for the SRR Process We envision a future where we have widely accepted criteria and indicators for monitoring and assessing the economic, social and ecological sustainability of rangelands.

23 July 24, 2001 SRR Guiding Principles 1. Collectively, indicators should guide monitoring efforts to measure rangeland sustainability in the U.S. at the national scale. Indicators should guide monitoring efforts at multiple scales.

24 July 24, 2001 SRR Guiding Principles 2. Ensure that the indicators employ the appropriate temporal and spatial scales for assessing the criteria. 3. Collectively, C&I will address social, ecological, and economic aspects of sustainability.

25 July 24, 2001 SRR Guiding Principles 4. Use a C&I framework as a common language and operational framework for defining and assessing sustainability. Begin by considering C&I of SFR.

26 July 24, 2001 SRR Guiding Principles 5. Review and consider other indicator initiatives. 6. Numerous political questions related to rangelands. We will focus on vision-mission agreed to by SRR.

27 July 24, 2001 SRR Guiding Principles 7. Process will feature outreach to stakeholders, open dialogue, and respect for differing opinions. 8. The SRR will be supportive of and compatible with improved on-the- ground management of rangelands.


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