Science to Implementation

The IWJV supports our partners in bridging science and implementation to strengthen ecosystem restoration and management.

Bridging Science and Implementation through Technical Transfer

To maximize the benefits of conservation efforts, land managers must be able to integrate relevant science, data, and other information into policy, planning, and implementation decision making. However, the systems and institutions where knowledge is generated and land management decisions are made are not often well integrated. Dedicated time, capacity, and skills are needed to bridge science and implementation.

The IWJV bridges science and implementation through technical transfer. Technical (“tech”) transfer is the process of transferring science, data, technology, best practices, and other technical information to end-users who influence land management. When done successfully, technical transfer expands awareness and integration of this information and facilitates adoption of practices that strengthen on-the-ground outcomes of management activities.

Meet the Science to Implementation Team

IWJV’s Science to Implementation (S2I) Team is here to support our partners!

We work with partners one-on-one to identify and address barriers to integrating science, data, tools, and other information into management policy, planning, and implementation. Reach out to our team to learn more about how we can support your science-to-implementation needs.

Andrew Olsen

Science to Implementation Coordinator

Teagan Hayes

Science to Implementation Specialist

Mariah McIntosh

Science to Implementation Specialist

What we provide:

  • Support for spatial prioritization and using maps for decision support

  • Technical training through one-on-one sessions, webinars, and workshops

  • Science synthesis and integration into conservation policy, planning, and implementation

  • Science communications and outreach

  • Decision support tool development, training, and outreach

  • Support and facilitation of science co-production

Science to Implementation Around the Intermountain West

Low-Tech Process-Based Restoration Workshops
Pinyon-Juniper Woodlands Reports
Wetland Evaluation Tool (WET)
Resilient Landscapes Resource List

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