The relationship between white-tailed deer density and activity, residential areas, vegetation, and predation

CORE REQUIREMENTS

You must complete ALL 6 core requirements and earn a minimum of 25 elective points - at least 2 points from each of the four main leadership categories (Plan, Do, Communicate, Sustain). We recognize that this list might be overwhelming, but once you start reading through, we are sure you will see that you have already been doing a lot of this work!

EcoLeader Project URL (project must be hosted in NWF EcoLeader community to be eligible for certification)
http://www.nwfecoleaders.org/projects/home/115
Core Requirements
1. Developed an EcoLeader profile, including my personal EcoMission., 2. Contributed to a project in one or more of the following ways: created or added to the EcoLeader project profile, project updates pages, and/or the application for certified project status. Project name and URL are listed below. (All projects must be hosted on EcoLeaders site to be eligible for certification), 3. Informed myself of leadership models and principals in one or more of the following ways: Read articles on leadership, participated in an NWF EcoLeaders webinar series, and/or participated in equivalent program offered by other organizations., 4. Encouraged the wider EcoLeaders community by contributing an idea, question, comment, article, video or photo in the community related to my or others’ projects, or to relevant leadership topics., 5. Secured one or more endorsers for my EcoLeader Recognition application who are willing to support my career and civic endeavors and to serve as references as I apply for career or continuing education opportunities.
Endorser First Name
Michael
Endorser Last Name
Wasserman
Endorser Title
Assistant Professor
Endorser Organization
St. Edward's University
Endorser Email
mikewa@stedwards.edu
6. Sought a basic understanding of sustainability and biodiversity by reading one of the following resources (listed below and linked in the resource box on the right) and providing your top three reflections in the box below.

PLAN

You’ve identified what you’re passionate about and declared your EcoMission, and you’re ready to take action to bring about positive change on your campus or in your community, good for you! Now it’s time to map out a plan that will help you stay on track and be prepared to succeed. Taking the time to create a well thought-out plan will help your project run as smoothly as possible.

VISIONING, PLANNING, OR RESEARCH
Clarified project outcomes and measures of success., Identified potential risks and strategies to address them., Designed or tested strategies and tactics (including various technologies, vendors, or costs)., Developed short and long-term goals and specific activities to achieve them., Investigated similar projects, Coordinated a “request for proposal” (RFP) or similar process.
RECRUITING OTHERS
Recruited one or more other individuals for the core project team., Recruited volunteers to help with the project (beyond the core project team)., Met with campus faculty or staff and received support for the project.
BUDGETING AND FUNDRAISING
Developed a budget for the project (expenses regarding materials, promotions, etc.), Raised funds for the project., Applied for a grant or scholarship for the project.

DO

PROJECT MANAGMENT AND LOGISTICS
Developed a project management plan with timeline and assigned tasks to team members. , Secured use of building space, land, goods or services., Organized materials, goods or services needed for volunteer service. , Kept a team up-to-date regularly over the course of the project., Documented and maintained a calendar for the project or managed scheduling for key meetings., Created a back-up plan in case the project faced challenges., Worked with the team to prioritize ideas for the project., Lead effective meetings with a pre-stated agenda and notes after.
EDUCATION, TRAINING OR OTHER SUPPORT
Educated myself through reading, participating in a leadership or skills training and/or earning a related credential., Encouraged at least one team member to try something new.
Facilitated a situation that required conflict management skills.
Attended events to meet new people who could help with the project or to build reciprocal support around similar aims or researched events for our team to attend to advance the project.
TECHNOLOGY AND SCIENCE
Learned a new technology to help with the project., Maintained hardware for the project., Gathered scientific data on a regular basis for the project.

COMMUNICATE

MEASUREMENT, EVALUATION AND REPORTING
Developed a summary report on goals, findings or impacts., Developed a project report including goals, progress, challenges, lessons learned or next steps.

SUSTAIN

CELEBRATING AND RECOGNIZING
Hosted a party with the leaders involved to acknowledge and appreciate effort, success and/or lessons learned.
FOSTERING REFLECTION AND CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT
Facilitated reflection on lessons learned with one or more teams., Reviewed and revised plans, goals, or policies., Helped develop a plan to broaden and sustain engagement.
CULTIVATING ENERGY AND RENEWAL
Facilitated wellness for myself and others through physical exercise., Cultivated a mentor or sought advice from others to help manage my personal and professional growth.
Other: Add up to three other actions that you think are important:
Attended professional meeting to present findings of projects. Created a project plan that contained a schedule, budget, communication plan, risk assessment and other pertinent information.

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