Monitoring Resources provide a network of information and tools to support many facets of ecological and biological monitoring. Check out the Monitoring Symposiums and Training Webinars below!
County contracts for the 2023-35 biennium will still require a monitoring plan, as monitoring is required in statute, but it will be up to the county to determine how. SCC highly encourages using the Monitoring Guide as guidance for creating plans.
Funding was earmarked by the legislature for use in monitoring in the next biennial budget. A monitoring plan will be due by July 1, 2024.
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The VSP Monitoring Resource Library is an Airtable database of published research, articles, toolkits, and recommendations. Click the button below to open the database.
Please note: Resources listed in the Library of Resources are for informational purposes only. SCC does not endorse or sponsor the publishers, authors, or organizations that developed the content. The library or resource list intends to provide VSP stakeholders with examples, data, protocols, and documents that support monitoring activities within VSP.
NRCS has links to recorded webinars on topics relating to critical area functions and values, conservation practice mapping and monitoring, effectiveness monitoring, and the effects of climate change on agricultural activities and critical areas.
Content is primarily from NRCS’s Conservation Outcomes Webinar Series and USGS’s National Climate Adaptation Science Center.
This folder contains the monitoring project development guide, presentations, and webinars from VSP's Monitoring Symposiums.
December 12, 2023
This webinar explored tools and approaches to identify and prioritize erosion hot spots on agricultural lands. Ryan Boylan, Research and Monitoring Coordinator at Palouse Conservation District, shared his work on this important topic. The second portion of this session provided updates on various projects, programs, and data sets that relate to VSP monitoring.
November 14, 2023
This webinar on Nov. 14 was focused on assessing wetland functions and values, with an emphasis on applications to watershed-scale monitoring and VSP.
May 30, 2023
The webinar introduced and summarized lessons learned and best practices from multiple watershed scale monitoring efforts conducted by CEAP across the US; and approaches and frameworks used by the ACPF to assist conservation districts, NRCS staff, and other partners with planning, prioritization, monitoring, and outreach at the nexus of agriculture and ecosystems.
March 9, 2023
November 1, 2022
VSP Monitoring Symposium - Fall 2022 (Nov 2022)
August 1, 2022
USDA NRCS Plant Materials Program: A history and future of developing, testing, and transferring plant science technologies to meet natural resource needs.
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