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Evaluating Program Success

In 2013, we partnered with Cornell colleagues at the Center for Conservation Social Sciences to evaluate our program. A survey of more than 200 past participants found that 79% of respondents had used our program assistance and information to take at least one municipal action. The evaluation also demonstrated that program participants improved their biodiversity and conservation literacy through improved understanding of conservation principles, factors that contribute to the loss of biodiversity, and the importance of biodiversity to their municipalities. They also increased their ability to identify specific land-use practices to conserve or enhance habitat, and were better able to inform land-use decisions in their communities.

Read more about the evaluation results:

Audience of municipal officials at a training, looking at a speaker at the front of the room. By L Heady
Our program evaluation found that personal motivation of municipal volunteers was a strong and positive predictor of increasing biodiversity measures in municipal land-use planning. Photo by L. Heady