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Immersive data collection, peer networks among key elements of effective watershed councils

Community watershed councils can establish a social infrastructure that facilitates successful science-based management by participating in data collection and forming neighborhood peer networks, according to a study from the U.S. Forest Service's Pacific Northwest Research Station.

Findings of the studywhich is featured in the January issue of Science Findings, a monthly publication of the stationcan help watershed councils increase the effectiveness of their work.

"Watershed councils are locally organized volunteer groups that bring together diverse arrays of citizens concerned with how their watersheds are managed, and they are tremendously powerful partners in large-scale land management," said Rebecca Flitcroft, research fisheries biologist with the station and the study's lead. "Until now, we haven't really known what makes some councils particularly successful in managing their lands."

To address this knowledge gap, Flitcroft collaborated with Oregon State University Professor Courtland Smith and studied the Long Tom Watershed Council, an active group based in Oregon's Willamette Valley that has generated baseline data and is involved in more than 50 restoration projects. Flitcroft has served as technical advisor to the leadership of the Long Tomwhose watershed encompasses 10 major subwatersheds managed for a wide range of purposesand, in the study, identified aspects of the group and its processes that contribute to its productivity and success.

Among the study's findings:

  • Use data collection as an outreach tool to not only acquire scientific information, but to simultaneously educate landowners and increase their awareness and knowledge.

  • Establish trust by building a network of neighborhood peer leaders that have contact with the council.

  • Create a culture that is informed by science and seeks to increase knowledge and awareness across the watershed by includ

Contact: Yasmeen Sands
USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station

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