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.