Nature Restoration Program Sign-up Page

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Welcome to the Nature Restoration Sign-up Page. Below this brief text there is a form intended to start your personal involvement in Nature Restoration. Although we are focused on creating alignments of interest groups to heal the environment in specified parts of nature, it is the individuals who want to see it happen that are the first priority.  We are an organization of people and if that does not work there will be no benefit to nature at all.

The Nature Restoration form is designed to enable you to say which part of the process you would like to be involved with restoring.

Nature Restoration Sign-up Form

Use this form to join the Nature Restoration Program. Whether you are student, Volunteer group leader, land holder or employed by a supervising agency, you can use this form to begin the process or Nature Restoration somewhere right here and right now. This form is evolving and will be adapted as feedback demands. Please send email to nature@prepareforchange.net with any comments.
  • Please put your name in the fields above and contact information below. In order for us to contact you, please give your complete name and title.
  • Use your personal email if you want to be contacted about this personally.
  • optional- this will only be seen by administrators
  • Please say what you envision your role in the nature Restoration process will be. A Restoration Organizer identifies sites and serves as the process coordinator. A field Volunteer goes to the site and works to move invasive plants and feral animals, build fences guided structures, plants restorative vegetation and performs data collection. A Field Volunteer Supervisor leads the field volunteers and is usually a teacher or instructor at the group's organization, such as a school, church or club. A Volunteer Group Contact is usually an executive or principle in an organization which is adopting the Nature Restoration Program for an educational and field activity. A land holder may be a private owner of property, an administrator of trust land, or official delegated to maintain public land. A supervising agency is mandated by law to oversee compliance of statutes covering any of the areas involved with nature restoration.
  • Please define the area or region with which you can participate. Please use City, County, State and Nation so others can identify your project's location or the area your group can serve or in which your authority applies.
  • Use this field to share thoughts or ask questions.

The Nature Restoration Program is intended to facilitate a high level effort toward a global program to enable any volunteer organization to work in this capacity. Connecting volunteers from a local organization to heal one place by restoring it and maintaining it twice a year in perpetuity is what the program is about.

The primary effort is to identify sources of volunteers that can return to the same location in nature twice a year to provide a group of services such as monitoring, reporting, repair of fences, catchments, nesting areas and to assure the ability of the natural environment to persevere in the face of encroachment from feral animals and invasive species, and the occasional devastating storm.

Church groups, school clubs, boy scout troops, ongoing youth programs from all parts of society are candidates to provide this volunteer work.   The land holders will vary, but ranches, public parks, state agencies and national organizations such as the Bureau of Land Management (for the US) or similar for other countries and other private groups are probable sources of sites to be regularly maintained. Also involved will be resources of expertise and materials such as wildlife management agencies, state departments of fisheries, and others dedicated to parts of the natural environment.  One of the key roles to this program is to unite thee various groups around solving a particular site’s environmental and ecological problems.

The benefits this flow to all its participants. The volunteers connect to nature in away that provides insight about all aspects of the environment, the organizations get a living workshop to teach a variety of courses related to nature, the landholder is able to meet civic obligations without undue expense or concern, the supervising authorities are able to fulfill their mandates with the help of enthusiastic volunteers who will continue throughout their lives to value nature and behave as responsible stewards of the natural world.

The Nature Restoration Programs will be successful because it creates win-win propositions for all involved, since most of the sites will be acknowledged to need help, but lack of money and organization will be cited as the reason for inaction. This program can use what is available from many interested parties to create a whole solution. And it begins with gathering information around a proposed solution, which is something we can do. If high level professional networking on behalf of the natural environment is something you would like to do, please post possible contacts and solutions to this list.

The Nature Restoration list is to discuss organizing regular expeditions to maintain at-risk environmental sites by creating alignments of interest groups around specified parts of nature, identify sources of volunteers, land holders such as ranches, parks and agencies and recruit expertise and resources from others dedicated to parts of the natural environment.

Address your emails to: pfc-nature-restoration@googlegroups.com

Go to the Google Groups site to read the forum threads.https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/pfc-nature-restoration

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