Join us for the Next Live Webcast:
Date: Wednesday, March 12th, 2014
Time: 12 noon to 1pm Eastern
Place: Your Computer!
"Statewide Citizen Data Collection"
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The New Hampshire Dragonfly Survey was a citizen science project conducted in 2007-2011 as a partnership between NH Audubon and the NH Fish and Game Department. Its three main goals were to: 1) Collect data on species of conservation concern, 2) Improve coverage of poorly-surveyed parts of the state, and 3) Educate people on the conservation and ecology of dragonflies and damselflies. Over the course of the survey, over 200 volunteers were trained in dragonfly identification and survey methodology, and over 100 people eventually submitted data. Their collected efforts yielded over 18,000 records of 157 species and generated roughly $150,000 dollars of in-kind match. New Hampshire now has a solid baseline against which future changes can be measured, and a wealth of information with which to access conservation priorities for this group of insects. In this presentation, project coordinator Dr. Pamela Hunt will provide an overview of the project and its results, but focus on the training, management, and retention of the volunteers who made the NHDS possible.
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Pam Hunt - New Hampshire Audubon
Lisa Brush - Executive Director, Stewardship Network. Lisa has worked in the environmental field in Michigan for the last fifteen years. She is currently the Executive Director of the Stewardship Network and has been involved with the Network since its inception more than a dozen years ago. She has a wealth of experience helping non-scientific people understand scientific issues. For over ten years, as she has built and coordinated the Stewardship Network, she has emphasized effective and meaningful stakeholder involvement in developing and implementing all aspects of this program. She has a M.S. in Natural Resources from the University of Michigan and a B.A. (Science in Society) from Wesleyan University.