Crowd-sourcing, digital media, and building the social networks needed for landscape conservation of native trouts in the climate change era
Time: 11am-12pm MDT / 10am-11am PDT
US Forest Service Landscape Science Webinar
Crowd-sourcing of data is usually associated with citizen science projects. But it is also a powerful way to engage resource professionals from multiple agencies with complimentary goals. Practitioners interacting within and across landscapes benefit from pooling resources to create shared databases and by leveraging analytical capabilities using readily-available digital and social media tools like webpages, email chat, blogs, and cloud computing.
Better information about the status and trends of natural resources, developed from data collected by local resource stewards, empowers local decision makers and contributes to more effective management and conservation. We illustrate these concepts with recent work on native trouts in the western U.S., where climate change and diverse stakeholders spread across broad geographies present challenges and opportunities for conservation this century. Read more..
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