With the click of a button, field-based land managers across the West can access resources to help make their work more efficient and effective.
One example of a resource that could be found on the list is a webinar module series on low-tech wet meadow restoration techniques. The IWJV and NRCS Working Lands for Wildlife partnered with local and regional experts to create a module-style webinar to help partners read the landscape and recognize meadow conservation opportunities, learn about various low-tech “Zeedyk” structures (e.g., One Rock Dams, Zuni Bowls), and discuss project planning, implementation, and monitoring. This resource assists practitioners by providing them the skills needed to implement mesic restoration techniques for these rare but disproportionately important habitats.
Beyond science papers and resources authored by partner organizations and universities, the Resource List features the strong body of science and tools produced in-house by the IWJV. The IWJV’s science focuses on wetland and wet meadow conservation and provides partners the tools needed to focus funding and implementation into areas that are the most critical for migratory waterbirds. A key focus of the IWJV’s Water 4 program is delivering actionable science into the hands of managers, from private landowners to agency decision-makers and implementers.
“We’re working to get the science and tools we’ve developed into the hands of partners in key landscapes to leverage funding and prioritize on-the-ground action,” said Joy Morris, IWJV Water 4 Coordinator. “The Resilient Landscapes Resource List will be a great way to reach a broader suite of partners in the West.”
With a powerful combination of communications and multi-disciplinary expertise, the IWJV is uniquely positioned to take a major leadership role in science to implementation for landscape-scale conservation.