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Public Lands Institute

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Las Vegas (Nev.)

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  • Was recognized with two consecutive National Take Pride in America Awards (2005 and 2006) in the Federal Program category.
  • Created a central clearinghouse created for Southern Nevada public lands volunteers, including:─ an online volunteer data‐management application (Volgistics) adopted and customized for the program and populated with 2,866 active and 974 prospective volunteer records ─ a community outreach Web site that currently averages 57,930 hits per month and has aided in the recruitment of 1,211 volunteers ─ branding development and marketing and outreach tool creation
  • Developed Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for all areas of Interagency Volunteer Program Management—recruitment, training, recognition, retention of volunteers, event planning, and database management.
  • Implemented an Interagency Volunteer Program with the following components: ─ volunteer recruitment activities ─ volunteer orientation and training courses ─ volunteer recognition events ─ volunteer service yielding nearly 8,500 hours of volunteer work (equivalent to more than $159,000) done on Federal public lands
  • Acquired in‐kind and monetary awards based on research and identification of potential funding opportunities and collaborations with national and local organizations.
  • Identified volunteer preferences via informal survey.
  • Built and maintained relationships with the public through outreach activities at community events; rapid data entry into database; timely response to inquiries through telephone, electronic, and mail correspondence; and presentation at a professional conference.

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Environmental management; Interagency coordination; Nevada – Clark county; Voluntarism; Volunteer workers in environmental education; Volunteer workers in environmental protection


Civic and Community Engagement | Environmental Health and Protection | Environmental Monitoring | Natural Resources and Conservation

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