Rooted in Research

November 2021 Rooted in Research Webinar

STEW-MAP: Partnership mapping to support effective land management and collaboration

Wednesday, Nov 3, 2021 12:30 – 1:30 PM EDT

Lindsay Campbell, Research Social Scientist, USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station

The Stewardship Mapping and Assessment Project (STEW-MAP) is a research tool, community organizing approach, and partnership mapping platform developed by scientists at the USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station that answers the question, “Who takes care of the local environment?”

STEW-MAP provides insights that local government and civic groups can use to enhance the capacity of local stewardship activities. This tool can foster civic participation, increase social cohesion, and support requests for funding and programming. A better understanding of environmental stewardship and partnership networks can lead to less duplication of efforts and better coordination of land and resource management. STEW-MAP has been implemented in more than 15 locations, including the Bridger Teton National Forest.

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