SCI 275 Week 7 American Rangelands and Forests

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SCI 275 Week 7 American Rangelands and
Forests

Complete the Associate
Level Material: American Rangelands and Forests located on the student website.

Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your
assignment.

American Rangelands and
Forests

 

Part 1

 

Choose either a rangeland or a forest
of the United States and describe current federal management strategies.
Explain federal efforts to manage these lands sustainably by completing the chart below.

 




 


Rangeland or Forest Location


Brief History of Rangeland or Forest


What are current land management problems?


What are the current federal land management
strategies that address these problems?


What is one sustainable effort that should
be implemented?




American
Rangeland or Forest: name


 


 


 


 


 




 

 

Part 2

 

Take
your information from Part 1 and use it to create a Sustainability Plan.

 

Your sustainability plan should
present what, when, and how something is to be sustained and maintained now and
into the indefinite future. Your plan can be submitted in a narrative or table
format. The Corporation for National and Community Service (n.d.) provides the
following list of components that make up a sustainability plan that should be
included in your paper or table:

 

1.    
Action items: Provide the items
or activities that need to be addressed or that need to occur. Refer to the
following example:

 

My plan for sustaining clean air
in my community is to develop an education program about air
pollution-generating activities and their effects, schedule a presentation day
and time, invite community participants, and research the effects of air
pollution.

 

2.    
Order of action
items
:
Discuss how the action items in Step 1 will align or occur. One
event or activity should occur before another; thus, order the items into steps
similar to the following:

 

1)     Research the effects
of air pollution.

2)     Develop an education
program.

3)     Schedule a
presentation day and time.

4)    
Invite the community.

 

3.    
Action steps: Explain how you
are going to conduct the action items. How are you going to make each item or
activity happen? Include individuals or groups who will help you conduct these
activities. Use the following as a guide:

 

In order to schedule a
presentation day and time, I will attend next month’s community homeowner’s
association (HOA) meeting and request permission from the board to add it to
the following month’s agenda.

 

4.    
Timeline: Estimate when you
are going to conduct the action items, such as “In months 1–3,
I will complete the research.” If an item or activity does not have a specific
conclusion time, indicate that it is ongoing.

 

The following is a sample of how
you might incorporate your sustainability plan into a table format—keep in mind
this is an incomplete plan:

 




Action Items
(in the correct order)



Action Steps



Action Steps





Research and identify the effects of air
pollution.



Review environmental websites and journals.
 
Document the sources of air pollution and both
environmental and health effects of air pollution.
 
Document video interviews of environmental
researchers and facilitators.



Month 1–3





Develop an education program about air pollution
effects.



Develop a presentation about why this program is
needed and include air pollution’s ill effects, the lifestyle changes that
will be required, and the benefits and challenges of change.



Month 1–3





Schedule a presentation day and time.



Attend a monthly HOA meeting to present the
benefits of the program.
 
Request that the HOA board add the presentation
to the following month’s agenda.
 
Document the audio and visual equipment needed
for presentation and layout of the room.



Month 4





Identify and invite community participants.



Tally the number of homes in the community.
 
Create and distribute flyers to homes announcing
the next HOA meeting and the educational program that will be introduced.



Month 4–5





 

 

Blank Sample Action Plan

 




Action Items
(in order)



Action Steps



Timeline





 



 



 





 



 



 





 



 



 





 



 



 





Add
more rows if needed



 



 





 

References

 

Corporation for National & Community
Service. (n.d.). Sample sustainability plan. In Toolkit for program sustainability, capacity building, and volunteer
recruitment/management
(Section
4).
Retrieved from http://www.nationalserviceresources.org/filemanager/download/online/sustainability_plan.pdf
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