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Norbeck Meeting at SDSMT 5:30pm - February 9, 2017: Meet with Beth Burkhart (Botanist) to discuss background and details of Norbeck Society's new Adopt an Allotment Project in the Black Hills.
Topics to be covered include the benefits of citizen science, basics of rangeland vegetation monitoring, introduction to the Robel pole protocol for vegetation monitoring, what citizen volunteers will do, and how results will be used.
NORBECK SOCIETY ALERT - SPEARFISH CANYON/BISMARCK LAKE LAND EXCHANGE
Norbeck Society is opposed to this land exchange, creation of Spearfish Canyon, and expansion of Custer State Park with Bismarck Lake. It is critical that you contact your federal, state, and local officials at this time and tell them your views!
On this website, look under What You Can Do menu item, Comment on Issues submenu item for Norbeck Society position statement and contact information for federal, state, and local officials.
NORBECK SOCIETY'S ADOPT AN ALLOTMENT PROJECT
Become a citizen scientist with the Norbeck Society and contribute to long-term health of vegetation, wildlife habitat and other natural resources on public lands in the Black Hills by adopting a grazing allotment!
What would I do?
---Focus on an allotment/area in the Black Hills you know and enjoy OR take assignment of an allotment/area easy for you to visit
--- Be trained by Norbeck Society in Robel pole protocol to measure residual herbage (calibrated for the Black Hills)
---Collect residual herbage/Robel data at least once a year in your adopted allotment and make observations on livestock and wildlife locations
---Submit data and observations to Norbeck Society for annual compilation, analysis, and reporting of all citizen data
| February - April 2017
|| Informational and organizational meetings throughout the Black Hills, including classroom training|
| May - June 2017
|| Field training|
| June - October 2017
|| Citizens collect data/observations and submit to Norbeck Society|
| December 2017
Final 2017 report completed by Norbeck Society and shared with citizens, organization, agencies.
Prepare for 2018 Adopt an Allotment project!
Interested? Questions? See more information under the Issues/Grazing tab of this website
Contact Beth Burkhart, Norbeck Society Coordinator at: firstname.lastname@example.org and watch this webpage for informational/organizational meeting dates and locations