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ECOLOGICAL MONITORING TO DIAGNOSE AND ADDRESS THE ROOT CAUSE OF PROBLEMS

June 9 @ 9:00 am - June 10 @ 4:00 pm MDT

$500.00

COURSE DETAILS:

When you change your management, how do you know if you are moving in the right direction? Learning to monitor the land for the earliest signs of change enables you to quickly adapt your management. When you are adept at using Holistic Management to diagnose problems you will uncover the causes of deviation from a management plan and find the reasons behind distortions in the functioning of the ecosystem (increased floods, droughts, outbreaks of problem plants and insects, disease, etc.). In principle, diagnosis using Holistic Management rests on knowing the effects the various tools tend to have on the four ecosystem processes.

Tangible Outcomes:

  • Holistic Ecological Monitoring enables you to gather relevant information to keep your management on track and to see trends in your Ecological Health Index over time.

  • Learning to monitor the land for the earliest signs of change enables you to quickly adapt your management to move toward your desired future resource base.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Gain experience in the field observing signs of change.

  • Learn how to complete Holistic Ecological Monitoring and become proficient enough to monitor your own land.

  • Uncover the causes of the deviations from a plan, find the reasons behind distortions in the functioning of the ecosystem, and create strategies to get back on track.

Classes will be held at the Sorensen Ranch in Clover Valley, Nevada. Participants will experience hands-on learning, some classroom presentations, and lots of interaction with fellow students. The ranch has a 3,500 + square foot Walipini-style solar greenhouse where produce is grown year-round, outdoor gardens, lots of shade, and is at the foot of the Humboldt mountain range.

Details

Start:
June 9 @ 9:00 am MDT
End:
June 10 @ 4:00 pm MDT
Cost:
$500.00
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Website:
https://uvehub.com/training-and-consulting/courses/foundations-03-2022-dnfzw-gfsph

Organizer

UVE
Phone:
541-805-1124
Email:
andrea@uvehub.com
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Instructor
JACKIE ESHELMAN
Instructor Bio
Exploring the outdoors barefoot in rural Pennsylvania’s Amish Country, I experienced farming in one of its simplest forms. This perspective hangs in my memory and nudges me to envision a future where peoples’ connection to Land is felt deeply. I now make my home in Central Oregon, where my journey in regenerative agriculture began teaching ecological monitoring, described as science and math in the field, for a local Expeditionary Learning middle school located in Bend. I am a lifelong learner focused on developing the skills and knowledge to bring myself and others closer to the land. Graduating summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Adventure Leadership Education from the College of Forestry at Oregon State University, I have spent most of my life working with people outdoors in nature. In 2017, I earned my Permaculture Design Certificate through OSU, and in 2019, I became an Accredited Professional Educator with the Savory Institute. Through a lifetime of outdoor experience, I bring fresh eyes to landscapes as I lead the Ecological Outcome Verification (EOV™) program for UVE. As an accredited EOV™ Hub Verifier, I find myself in the privileged position of traveling the western US visiting with farmers, ranchers, and land stewards of every kind, monitoring a vast range of landscapes and eco-regions. Growing relationships, whole-hearted empathy, and deep care for Land and People are at the core of my work. I meet all land stewards where they are, at any stage in their regenerative journey, and work to inspire decisions at the soil surface.

Venue

Sorensen Ranch
Clover Valley, NV United States + Google Map