Ecological Monitoring Workshop
The ability to read your land on a day-to-day basis is the beginning to understanding the results of tools used in the daily management of your land. This 2-day workshop will provide the opportunity for you to understand the fundamentals behind ecological monitoring and to practice reading the land.
The Ecological Monitoring Workshop covers essential concepts in holistic ecological monitoring and provides managers with a thorough understanding of two monitoring protocols: basic and comprehensive. The basic procedure enables you to gather enough information to keep your management on track. The comprehensive procedure provides more “quantitative” data and enables you to track specific measures over time. Upon completion of this training, you will have thorough comprehension of the following concepts: how ecological monitoring fits in to Holistic Management, the importance of monitoring and how it is used to identify land trends, the seasonality of monitoring, the four main ecosystem processes and their key land health indicators, soil capping, interpreting plant forms, species identification, the significance of living organisms to community dynamics, and how to implement holistic ecological monitoring on your operation.