Citizen Science Strategy for Eyre Peninsula

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Consultation has concluded

Consultation Process


UPDATE: Below is a record of what appeared on YourSAy during the open consultation process from 15 May 2018 to 8 June 2018.


Have your say on how we shape citizen science projects on Eyre Peninsula.

What is being decided?

A key goal of Eyre Peninsula’s natural resources management plan is that the community is actively involved in managing natural resources across the region. Natural Resources Eyre Peninsula supports citizen science as an innovative and exciting way of engaging the community while increasing our knowledge of the region’s natural environments.

To date, most of Natural Resources Eyre Peninsula’s

Consultation Process


UPDATE: Below is a record of what appeared on YourSAy during the open consultation process from 15 May 2018 to 8 June 2018.


Have your say on how we shape citizen science projects on Eyre Peninsula.

What is being decided?

A key goal of Eyre Peninsula’s natural resources management plan is that the community is actively involved in managing natural resources across the region. Natural Resources Eyre Peninsula supports citizen science as an innovative and exciting way of engaging the community while increasing our knowledge of the region’s natural environments.

To date, most of Natural Resources Eyre Peninsula’s citizen science projects have been developed opportunistically. While they are often successful in achieving research and engagement outcomes, more time must be given to planning and developing future projects to ensure they meet the natural resources management plan’s objectives.

The Draft Citizen Science Strategy for Eyre Peninsula has been developed to guide future citizen science initiatives.

The strategy aims to increase the number of community members participating in citizen science activities, build environmental monitoring skills and knowledge in the community and increase the number of citizen science projects in the region over the next 4 years.

We are keen to hear your thoughts and ideas about how the strategy could be used and whether it meets the needs of our citizen science community.

We would also like to hear from anyone who has an idea for a new citizen science project or would like to participate in our existing projects on Eyre Peninsula.

How can your input influence the decision?

Your input will help shape the way we design, implement and manage citizen science projects on Eyre Peninsula.

How will your input be used?

Provide your feedback by 8 June 2018 to help shape how citizen science projects are designed, implemented and managed on the Eyre Peninsula by:

emailing DEWNR.NREPAdmin@sa.gov.au
calling (08) 8688 3111

Your feedback will help finalise the Citizen Science Strategy for Eyre Peninsula and ensure it meets the needs of our citizen science community.

Information about what we heard and what updates were made to the Citizen Science Strategy for Eyre Peninsula as a result of your feedback will be available on this website and at www.epcitizenscience.com.au in July 2018.


Background


Natural Resources Eyre Peninsula has supported a range of citizen science projects, including:

  • EP Birds
  • EP Goannas
  • EP Koalas
  • EP King Tides
  • Shorebird 2020
  • Malleefowl
  • FrogWatch SA

To date, most of Natural Resources Eyre Peninsula’s citizen science projects have been developed opportunistically. While they are often successful in achieving research and engagement outcomes, more time must be given to planning and developing future projects to ensure they meet the natural resources management plan’s objectives.

Consultation has concluded
  • Updates

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    The Citizen Science Strategy for Eyre Peninsula has been finalised

    The Citizen Science Strategy for Eyre Peninsula has been finalised.

    Five submissions about the draft Citizen Science Strategy for Eyre Peninsula were received during the 3 week consultation period. As a result, some small changes were made to the strategy, including:

    expanding the data management section to include details of how information and results will be communicated to the community
    correcting grammatical errors.

    A number of potential new citizen science projects were suggested for the region as part of the community feedback, which are being investigated. These include projects on saltmarshes, waterbirds, wetlands, reptiles, seagrass, subtidal macro-fauna and plant-based projects.