Natural Resources Management Partnerships

Reports

Creating CISMAs to Effectively Reduce Re-infestation on Four (4) Military Bases and Surrounding Lands in Florida: Statewide Coordination July 2010 (Legacy 09-437) (PDF)

This document contains a Strategic Plan template for use by Cooperative Invasive Species Management Areas (CISMA) throughout Florida. It should be considered a starting point and should be revised by each CISMA to reflect local area priorities, landowners and membership capacity. It should also be noted that this plan has a strong emphasis on terrestrial invasive plants. However, actions were defined that address animals and pest/pathogens as well as aquatic resources. This document also includes a presentation describing CISMAs and a poster highlighting the project.
 

Creating Cooperative Invasive Species Management Areas (CISMAs) to Effectively Reduce Re-infestation on Four (4) Military Bases and Surrounding Lands in Florida: Heartland CISMA/Avon Park AFR-Strategic Plan July 2010 (Legacy 09-437) (PDF)

This Strategic Plan with its goals and objectives was designed to guide the interactions of all agencies and landowners within the CISMA boundaries.
 

Creating Cooperative Invasive Species Management Areas (CISMAs) to Effectively Reduce Re-infestation on Four (4) Military Bases and Surrounding Lands in Florida: Keys ISTF/ Naval Air Station Key West -Strategic Plan July 2010 (Legacy 09-437) (PDF)

This Strategic Plan with its goals and objectives was designed to guide the interactions of all agencies and landowners within the CISMA boundaries.
 

Creating Cooperative Invasive Species Management Areas (CISMAs) to Effectively Reduce Re-infestation on Four (4) Military Bases and Surrounding Lands in Florida: First Coast IWG/Camp Blanding Army National Guard -Strategic Plan July 2010 (Legacy 09-437) (PDF)

The First Coast Invasive Working Group (FCIWG) was established in December 2006 to work across federal, state, local, and private lands for invasive species management. This plan includes Camp Blanding ANG. This Strategic Plan with its goals and objectives was designed to guide the interactions of all agencies and landowners within the CISMA boundaries.
 

Creating Cooperative Invasive Species Management Areas (CISMAs) to Effectively Reduce Re-infestation on Four (4) Military Bases and Surrounding Lands in Florida: Six Rivers CISMA/Eglin AFB-Strategic Plan July 2010 (Legacy 09-437) (PDF)

Six Rivers CISMA is a partnership of public and private agencies and landowners from across nine Florida and Alabama counties. Alabama counties include Baldwin, Convington and Escambia. Florida counties include Escambia, Holmes, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Walton, and Washington. This CISMA includes Eglin Air Force Base, FL. This Strategic Plan with its goals and objectives was designed to guide the interactions of all agencies and landowners within the CISMA boundaries.
 

Creating Cooperative Invasive Species Management Areas (CISMAs) to Effectively Reduce Re-infestation on Four (4) Military Bases and Surrounding Lands in Florida Phase I Report-July 2010 (Legacy 09-437) (PDF)

The overall objective of this effort was to strengthen, sustain and create four CISMAs to address the critical threat from invasive species on four Florida military bases and surrounding lands. Strong CISMAs would have plans to prioritize their efforts, would include many agencies and organization and would use on-the-ground control projects to demonstrate effectiveness in approach. They would also be networked into other CISMAs in the Florida. This report details the efforts for the 1st phase.
 

State Wildlife Action Plans: Shaping National Fish & Wildlife Conservation - Final Report, April 2011 (Legacy 07-338) (PDF)

The objective of this project was to review State Wildlife Action Plans to identify key threats and conservation actions of national significance that are shared by the states and territories.
 

Grand Bay-Banks Lake Stewardship Partnership - Phase II (Legacy 05-158) (PDF)

November 2006. The Grand Bay-Banks Lake ecosystem is a major part of an expansive palustrine wetland complex (over 18,000 acres) in south-central Georgia in Lanier and Lowndes Counties near Valdosta. The wetland is co-owned by Moody Air Force Base (AFB); Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Grand Bay Wildlife Management. This project involved the development of preliminary hydrological and fire management plans for the area as well as a monitoring plan to track the impacts of management action or inaction on the rare species and natural communities found at GBBL. Other components of this project include mapping of current and historic vegetation at the site, and a description of the presettlement fire regime and vegetation of the GBBL area.
 

Linking Science and Policy Through an Adaptive Management Approach: The San Pedro River - Long Range Five Year Planning Document 2007 - 2011 (Legacy 05-250) (PDF)

This strategic plan is to identify and prioritize projects, policies and programs to meet the Partnership's mission to meet the long-term water needs of the Sierra Vista Sub-watershed by achieving sustainable yield of the regional aquifer by 2011 and beyond to: 1) preserve the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area (SPRNCA), and 2) ensure the long-term viability of Fort Huachuca.
 

Fact Sheets

Fact Sheet: State Wildlife Action Plans Shared Threats and Conservation Actions (Legacy 07-338) (PDF)

Fact Sheet: Linking Science and Policy Through an Adaptive Management Approach -- The San Pedro River (Legacy 06-250) (PDF)

Fact Sheet: Linking Science and Policy Through an Adaptive Management Approach--The San Pedro River (Legacy 05-250) (PDF)

Fact Sheet: Grand Bay-Banks Lake Stewardship Partnership - Phase II (Legacy 05-158) (PDF)

November 2006. Summarizes this project that involved the development of preliminary hydrological and fire management plans for the area as well as a monitoring plan to track the impacts of management action or inaction on the rare species and natural communities found at GBBL.
 

Fact Sheet: Chesapeake Bay Program Interagency Partnership: Submerged Aquatic Vegetation (Legacy 00-36) (DOC)

This document summarizes a project that, using existing restoration planting, identified the best areas within the bay and resulted in the development of low cost, long term SAV monitoring protocols.
 

Publications

Integrating Science & Policy for Water Management (Legacy 06-250) (PDF)

H. Richter, D. Goodrich, A. Browning-Aiken, and R. Varady. (2009). Chapter 21: Integrating Science and Policy for Water Management. In J. Stromberg & B. Tellman (eds.) Ecology and conservation of the San Pedro River (pp. 388-409). AZ. University of Arizona Press. This chapter describes the collaborative efforts of scientists, agency representatives, non-governmental organizations, elected officials, and other stakeholders to address water policy and management issues in the Sierra Vista subwatershed of the upper San Pedro River basin. The recent efforts of the Upper San Pedro Partnership (the Partnership) to manage groundwater resources through an adaptive management approach are described. (Legacy 06-250)
 

Tools

Stakeholder Analysis Exercise: A Quick Process for Identifying Stakeholders and Developing Community Outreach Strategies - Partners Edition, April 2000 (Legacy 02-136) (PDF)

The purpose of this exercise is to help your field staff to better understand the communities in which they work, and the roles of individuals and groups within those communities, so you can become a more effective force for community-based conservation. This exercise is a quick, lowtech procedure for identifying a community's key stakeholders and should result in an outreach strategy visavis these stakeholders that will assist you in achieving your local conservation goals.
 

State Agencies

State Plant Regulatory Agencies and Noxious Weed Coordinators (PDF)

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