ROOM: RSCC, F5
Major advances in the scientific field of phenology have been made in the last decade that have the potential to inform decisions about the management of wildlife and their habitats. Phenology can inform which species of birds are breeding, when food resources are available, when to treat invasive species, when to harvest native seeds, and more. The drivers of phenological transitions in some species have been established, which allows for the development of interactive short-term forecasts and longer-term projections of when and where species will hatch, leaf out or flower. In this workshop, you will learn how to leverage the USA National Phenology Network’s plant and animal data collection program and forecasting tools to improve the efficiency of management activities. Upon completion of this workshop, you will be able to: 1. Learn how to use the infrastructure of the USA National Phenology Network’s Nature’s Notebook program to collect phenology data on species of interest. 2. Create a program plan, logic model, action plan, and volunteer engagement strategy to guide phenology monitoring. 3. Learn how to use the USA-NPN’s tools and data products to visualize phenology data and view forecasts of the onset of spring leaf out and bloom and the activity of insect pests and invasive plants.
Organizers: Erin Posthumus
Supported by: US Geological Survey, US Fish and Wildlife Service