1: The SNAMP cycle of planning and implementing management treatments, and learning from the results to change management direction.
Research results are being published in peer-reviewed journals -- briefs of each publication and a list of publications are available at the project website, snamp.cnr.berkeley.edu.
UCCE has coordinated and facilitated all public, researcher and manager involvement in SNAMP, including integration meetings on specific research topics, field trips, lectures, annual meetings and presentations to local, state and regional groups and local high schools, and it manages an interactive website for sharing meeting information, notes, reports and responses to comments and questions (fig.
3: UCCE facilitated 244 events from 2005 to 2013 to engage the public in SNAMP. [Figure omitted]
To find out who was participating in SNAMP, what their different perspectives were, and what they believed they were getting out of the process, a survey was undertaken in summer 2010.
Email contacts on a list maintained by UCCE to promote SNAMP events and update stakeholders were invited to respond to the web-based survey.
A quarter of the respondents had not been to a SNAMP meeting but 80% of all respondents had visited the website or participated in a webinar.
The vast majority of respondents felt that participation in SNAMP was worth their time and meetings were well organized and facilitated (fig.
Workshops on collaborative adaptive management were held to help SNAMP participants learn communication strategies for productive meetings and to create a shared language to help build the long-term relationships to support learning and adaptation (Stringer et al.
Multiple formats for sharing research plans and results and getting feedback were used in the SNAMP process, as has been shown beneficial in other studies (Arnold et al.
The survey indicates general satisfaction in this area of shared understandings, with strong agreement that the SNAMP process promoted learning and that the meetings were well organized (fig.