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Ecological Outcome Monitoring for Organizations

May 19 - May 20


Are you part of an organization that supports producers looking to regenerate soil and restore landscapes?  Holistic Ecological Outcome Monitoring allows you to assess land for the earliest signs of change by tracking specific indicators over time.  Keep management on course & ensure movement toward your desired future resource base!

Ecological Outcome Monitoring (EOM) for Organizations is a course for Land Trusts, Conservation Districts, and other land stewardship organizations concerned with the environment, conservation, and regeneration.

EOM is a robust and scientifically sound monitoring protocol that ranks ecological indicators of Ecosystem function using the Ecological Health Index (EHI) score.

EHI scores are contextually relevant and calibrated to an Ecoregion. Observing and ranking these biological indicators shows us how the outcomes of management practices are affecting the function of the Ecosystem processes. We can use the EHI score to better understand which Ecosystem process is being negatively affected, determine the root cause of the issue, and discover the action with the most leverage to move us toward our desired future resource base.

Without comprehensive monitoring protocols, how does your organization determine that the agreed-upon management practices are producing the intended outcomes of stewardship agreements?

This comprehensive 2-day course is for Land Stewardship Organizations and their employees managing landscapes for the purpose of sustaining or improving ecosystem services.

In this course, your organization will learn:

  1. To create a representative and outcomes-based monitoring plan that integrates easily with other compliance monitoring.

  2. To identify and qualify biological indicators of the ecosystem processes and how these processes are functioning under current management practices.

  3. To diagnose and address the root cause of problems in order to assure the realization of the desired future resource base.

    This course will be held at Sienna Ranch* in Lafayette, California
    Cost: $500.00 per person
    Lunch will be provided both days. No accommodations provided.
    *Unfortunately this site is not ADA accessible


May 19
May 20


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Jackie Eshelman
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UVE Holder, Savory Field Professional & EOV Master Verifier


Sienna Ranch
3232 Deer Hill Road
Lafayette, CA 94549 United States
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