Are you making a difference? How do you know? Regular evaluation of your actions affirms that you are doing something right; or tells you that your efforts are not having the effect you thought they were. While many of us shy away from evaluations of our work, we need this feedback to gauge our success and inform future actions. You might come across the term “adaptive management” in your watershed efforts. Adaptive management is the term used when we review our progress and make adjustments to our efforts as needed.
For specific ways to evaluate and adapt your watershed efforts, use the following resources: