In life, less is more.
In conservation, do more with less.
"Like it or not, and prepared or not, we are the mind and stewards of the living world."
-E. O. Wilson
People tend to overestimate what they can do in a day,
and underestimate what they can do in a lifetime.
The Strategic Stewardship Initiative aims to support conservation of natural resources by all means. We are available to help in any way. Some of our strengths are:
We help people set clear and pragmatic goals for conservation, and then develop action plans to achieve them efficiently.
We explore data or synthesize the best available information to support conservation planning.
We assist with plan adoption and implementation by documenting decisions and developing brief overviews for all interested parties.
We help groups of people share their experience and perspectives in pursuit of their strategic plan.
IS BEHIND IT
Elizabeth is a scientist - a generalist with degrees in physics (B.S.), agronomy (M.S.), and geography (PhD). Her work as a government scientist, teacher, and community activist has cultivated the skills she offers through the Strategic Stewardship Iniative: strategic planning, science communication, facilitation, conservation planning, and science policy development and application.
In 2013 Elizabeth supported the Northeast region states in developing their first Lexicon - now, in preparation for the 2022 State Wildlife Action Plans (SWAPs), it's time for an update. The Lexicon outlines a data framework for the first five of the eight required elements in State Wildlife Action Plans and the development process provides a forum for SWAP coordinators to work together on new frontiers.
Habitat Management for Pollinators in Xeric Habitats
We provide coordination and science direction for an ambitious project aiming to improve habitat management for barrens habitats in the Northeastern U.S. With 20 active sites contributing vegetation, bee, and nocturnal moth data, and additional static physical resource data, we aim to understand how prescribed fire, and fire surrogates improve habitat condition to support the rare species known to occur only in these special remnant habitats. This project is funded through the regional conservation needs grant program. You can learn more about this program at www.northeastbarrens.org.
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