After three years of collaborative efforts between the Suding laboratory and land management practitioners of The Nature Reserve of Orange County (NROC), a new web-based land management tool is now available to the stakeholders of NROC. One of the first of its kind, this tool gives land managers streamlined access to environmental geospatial data, a historic NROC restoration data base and supportive literature to aid them in planning future restoration actions. With constant involvement of all stakeholders throughout development, we created a dynamic tool relevant to land manager needs that has the ability to evolve as these needs change. The release of the tool has fueled interest in expanding access to this technology both regionally and globally. We are excited to see how the tool will be used in its current format, whether it alleviates restoration limitations faced by land managers and how it will evolve to meet the needs of potential future tool users.
Thank you to all who have supported this work from funding (UDSA) to intellectual participation.
–Post by Dr. Sara Jo Dickens