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1 June 4, 2003 Sustainable Rangelands Roundtable

2 June 4, 2003 A Strategic Course for the Future Sustainable Rangelands Roundtable June 4, 2003

3 Five Goals Continue criteria and indicator development and refinement, including data sets Continue criteria and indicator development and refinement, including data sets Coordination Coordination Enhanced outreach Enhanced outreach Sustainability research Sustainability research Funding and support Funding and support

4 June 4, 2003 Continued Criteria and Indicator Development and Refinement Expand efforts to identify data sets and data set needs for indicators. Expand efforts to identify data sets and data set needs for indicators. Issues related to data sets: Issues related to data sets: Data base management – content, format, and structure Data base management – content, format, and structure Definitions of rangeland and forests Definitions of rangeland and forests Implementation and conversion of existing data sets Implementation and conversion of existing data sets Coordination of indicators between roundtables Coordination of indicators between roundtables

5 June 4, 2003 Coordination Commitment for formal agreements on roles and responsibilities Commitment for formal agreements on roles and responsibilities Discuss at next Roundtable Network meeting Discuss at next Roundtable Network meeting Develop & promote assessment capabilities among wide range of users Develop & promote assessment capabilities among wide range of users

6 June 4, 2003 Coordination Workshop of scientists and organizations collecting data to identify data sets, sources, gaps, incompatibilities and data quality Workshop of scientists and organizations collecting data to identify data sets, sources, gaps, incompatibilities and data quality Commitment from agencies to support & partially sponsor. Commitment from agencies to support & partially sponsor. Build coordination with other indicator groups. Build coordination with other indicator groups.

7 June 4, 2003 Coordination Local & regional dialogue with stakeholders for acceptance and applicability to on-the-ground assessments. Local & regional dialogue with stakeholders for acceptance and applicability to on-the-ground assessments. Pilot project – start in 2004, two years Pilot project – start in 2004, two years Identify and reach out to stakeholders Identify and reach out to stakeholders Coop program with agencies at multiple scales Coop program with agencies at multiple scales Use empirical data to facilitate dialogue Use empirical data to facilitate dialogue

8 June 4, 2003 Enhanced SRR Outreach A communications plan A communications plan Draft completed in 2002 and revised Draft completed in 2002 and revised Finalize at Albuquerque meeting Finalize at Albuquerque meeting Implement communications plan Implement communications plan Activities & budget needs by month for 2003 Activities & budget needs by month for 2003 Assign responsibilities for 2003 Assign responsibilities for 2003

9 June 4, 2003 Enhanced SRR Outreach Materials for different constituencies & stakeholders by 2004 Materials for different constituencies & stakeholders by 2004 Promote utilization of agency & public institution capacities for reaching the public Promote utilization of agency & public institution capacities for reaching the public Characterize groups by mission/vision and contacts by March 2003 Characterize groups by mission/vision and contacts by March 2003 Relationship of each group to SRR by March 2003 Relationship of each group to SRR by March 2003

10 June 4, 2003 Enhanced SRR Outreach Materials for different constituencies & stakeholders by 2004 Materials for different constituencies & stakeholders by 2004 Method to reach each group by March 2003 Method to reach each group by March 2003 Materials and presentations prepared by May 2003 and revised through 2003 Materials and presentations prepared by May 2003 and revised through 2003 Summary of FAR 2003 report in May 2003; use in outreach efforts through 2003 Summary of FAR 2003 report in May 2003; use in outreach efforts through 2003

11 June 4, 2003 Enhanced SRR Outreach Examples of interpretations and assessments using SRR C&I at multiple scales by June 2005 Examples of interpretations and assessments using SRR C&I at multiple scales by June 2005 Form Example Working Group in March 2003 (One person from each CG) Form Example Working Group in March 2003 (One person from each CG) Example Working Group develops draft examples by June 2003 Example Working Group develops draft examples by June 2003 Incorporate examples into outreach efforts Incorporate examples into outreach efforts

12 June 4, 2003 Enhanced SRR Outreach Meet individually with agency heads, and Congressional staff once each year Meet individually with agency heads, and Congressional staff once each year Identify by Jan Identify by Jan Relation to SRR mission/vision Relation to SRR mission/vision SRR representative to meet in May SRR representative to meet in May Schedule of meetings for May19-23 Schedule of meetings for May19-23 Hold meetings in 2003 and annually Hold meetings in 2003 and annually

13 June 4, 2003 Enhanced SRR Outreach Encourage groups to champion importance of ecological, social and economic sustainability of rangelands Encourage groups to champion importance of ecological, social and economic sustainability of rangelands Use Executive Summary of FAR. Use Executive Summary of FAR. Identify and sell SRR to those not involved Identify and sell SRR to those not involved SRR participants sell SRR product to their leadership SRR participants sell SRR product to their leadership Participants ensure their leadership participates in May 19-23, 2003 Participants ensure their leadership participates in May 19-23, 2003

14 June 4, 2003 Enhanced SRR Outreach Encourage groups to champion importance of ecological, social and economic sustainability of rangelands Encourage groups to champion importance of ecological, social and economic sustainability of rangelands Championing done by August 2003 for 2004 budgets; by November 2003 for FY05 Championing done by August 2003 for 2004 budgets; by November 2003 for FY05 Champions will inform Congress and Administration of importance of C&I for sustainable rangelands Champions will inform Congress and Administration of importance of C&I for sustainable rangelands

15 June 4, 2003 Sustainability Research Goal Research funding organizations have defined, stable & long- term program emphasizing sustainable rangeland C&I research by Research funding organizations have defined, stable & long- term program emphasizing sustainable rangeland C&I research by National database of protocols & indicator research projects National database of protocols & indicator research projects

16 June 4, 2003 Sustainability Research Goal Research funding by 2008 Research funding by 2008 Assess proportion of research/funding supporting SRR indicators. Assess proportion of research/funding supporting SRR indicators. Prioritize SRR research needs Prioritize SRR research needs Work with funding group to implement changes in programs Work with funding group to implement changes in programs

17 June 4, 2003 Sustainability Research Goal Research funding by 2008 Research funding by 2008 Work with research agencies to shift priorities. Work with research agencies to shift priorities.

18 June 4, 2003 Sustainability Research Goal Periodically review and determine research needs related to SRR C&I Periodically review and determine research needs related to SRR C&I

19 June 4, 2003 Stable and Adequate Funding Increase funding from current supporters of SRR Increase funding from current supporters of SRR Use SRR agency participants to secure continued funding Use SRR agency participants to secure continued funding Develop 5-year budget with needs and outcomes Develop 5-year budget with needs and outcomes

20 June 4, 2003 Stable and Adequate Funding Expand number of agencies funding SRR Expand number of agencies funding SRR Use SRR participants to secure funding Use SRR participants to secure funding Establish recurring multi-agency cooperation and pooling of funds – through MOUs & line-item in budgets Establish recurring multi-agency cooperation and pooling of funds – through MOUs & line-item in budgets

21 June 4, 2003 Stable and Adequate Funding Establish recurring NGO cooperation & pooling of funding Establish recurring NGO cooperation & pooling of funding Recruit NGO & foundation involvement – funding and support of stakeholder forums Recruit NGO & foundation involvement – funding and support of stakeholder forums One or more 5-year grant dedicated to public forms on C&I usefulness at different scales One or more 5-year grant dedicated to public forms on C&I usefulness at different scales

22 June 4, 2003 Stable and Adequate Funding Provide champions of SRR with convincing information on SRR funding needs Provide champions of SRR with convincing information on SRR funding needs

23 June 4, 2003 A Strategic Course for the Future An ambitious strategy for SRR in 2003 and beyond. A bold course for the SRR to achieve its mission.


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