Faster, Better, Cheaper: Building Your Field Data Collection Tools for Monitoring
Instructors: Kyle Pinjuv, Calen May-Tobin, Lisa Shealy
When NASA was faced with major budget cuts in the early 90s they adopted a “Faster, Better, Cheaper” approach to project design. Let’s face it, land conservation isn’t rocket science… it’s *much* more complicated! Collecting, integrating, and managing field data for property monitoring can be tricky. Juggling GIS devices, tablets and maps, much less moving that information to a database can test even the most experienced land trust staffer. With all the technology options out there, it can be difficult to decide the most accurate, efficient, and cost effective approach to designing your monitoring protocol. But, we’re here to help!
Join stewardship experts Calen May-Tobin and Kyle Pinjuv, Sonoma Land Trust, and Lisa Shealy, Peace of Land, as they discuss homegrown strategies for developing the right monitoring protocol that fits the needs (and budget!) of your monitoring program. They will discuss how to use technology that is cheap, free, or that you already own – including Avenza, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Adobe - to ensure that your monitoring data is collected and stored in the most efficient way possible. They will also briefly discuss when it might be time for your land trust to start considering the leap to larger database driven software programs.
How will you benefit from this webinar?
- Explore and understand the different options for mobile monitoring and discover which option is best for your land trust
- Learn how to build and utilize monitoring forms using commonly used software that does not require expensive membership fees
- Simplify your process for field collection, data management, and report writing
Access to this recording will expire on December 31, 2021, and is subject to availability of the AdobeConnect service.