|February 2, 2013||Collaborative ESD Development||Oklahoma City, OK|
|The aim of this workshop is to:
Lead Organizer: Jamin Johanson
|January 28, 2012||ESD and STM Development Technical Workshop - at the 65th Annual Meeting of the Society for Range Management||Spokane, WA|
This workshop is designed as an in-depth, technical training for those involved in the development of ecological site descriptions and state-and-transition models; particularly agency employees, contractors, and researchers with ESD/STM development responsibilities.
Background: Individuals tasked with writing ecological site descriptions (ESDs) and state-and-transition models (STMs) often have difficulty obtaining and/or summarizing the information necessary to produce documents that are useful to management. This workshop seeks to review and build on the ideas presented at a previous workshop (Billings, MT 2011), with an added emphasis on the development and use of STMs for rangeland ecological sites. Part one provides details about the ecological site land classification system and new information about the ESD development process. Part two includes a brief review of the ESD development tools presented in Billings, a question and answer session, available downloads of ESD development tools, and a poster session for sharing new ESD development tools. Part three provides examples of STM development using common data sources of varying type, quality and quantity. Part four provides examples of innovative ESD and STM applications, including an introduction to riparian ESDs, user-friendly electronic ESDs, ESD-based field guides for pinyon-juniper woodlands, and an introduction to Forage Suitability Group Descriptions.
Note: This workshop is intended to facilitate communication among ESD development specialists. It is not meant to endorse certain methods, nor is it intended to set ESD development protocols. Rather, it is an opportunity to share ideas and build relationships in an effort to improve the accuracy and efficiency of ESD development. Many ESD and STM development methods are not presented at this workshop, and participants are encouraged to share their ideas and experiences with each other and with workshop organizers in a professional manner.
Workshop Organizers: Lead Organizer: Jamin Johanson—firstname.lastname@example.org
Workshop Advisors: Joel Brown, Linda Coates-Markle, Sarah Quistberg, Susan Andrews, Pat Shaver, and Shane Green
Part I: Ecological Site Concepts
Part II: ESD Development Tools and Methods
Part III: Available Resources for STM Development
Part IV: Alternative Applications of ESD and STM Concepts
|January 30 – February 2, 2012||Using Ecological Site Descriptions as a Decision Making Tool Workshop - at the 65th Annual Meeting of the Society for Range Management||Spokane, WA|
Workshop organizers: Homer Sanchez and Pat Shaver
Purpose of the workshop: To enhance foundational knowledge, skills and understanding of ecological site concepts, classification and description; state-and-transition modeling and interpretations; and uses and application by agencies, land managers, conservation partners and consultants.
|February 10, 2011||ESD Development Workshop - at the 64th Annual Meeting of the Society for Range Management||Billings, MT|
Part I: ESD Implementation and Development
Part II: ESD Development Tools
Part III: Integrating Information to Enhance ESDs