Ecological Monitoring Fundamentals for Organizations
Dates: September 27, 28, 29, 2021
Times: 10 am to 5 pm Pacific Time
Location: Union Meadows and Buffalo Peak Land and Livestock
1782 Main St. Union, Oregon
In this course, you will learn how to conduct a practical ecological health assessment in order to inform decision-making and land management for your organization. This assessment is called Ecological Outcomes Verification (EOV). It was created by a global team organized by the Savory Institute and is applied in ecoregions across the world. As a contextually relevant and scalable landscape methodology, EOV tracks outcomes in biodiversity, soil health and ecosystem function. Learn how to document a commitment to regeneration with your partners through EOV. This course focuses on the Blue Mountain Middle Rocky Mountain EcoRegion and enhancing habitat for floodplain restoration.
Safe social distancing practices will be in place for this event.
Recommended Prerequisites: Foundations of Holistic Management Online courses, Allan Savory’s TED Talk
Andrea Malmberg has lived her life on the land with livestock and real food in the western United States. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and a Master of Science in Natural Resource Sciences from Washington State University. After completing her studies in Zimbabwe and Argentina in 2004, Andrea became an accredited professional in Holistic Management. Seeing the need to bring the tools of human flourishing to rural communities, Andrea received a Masters in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. As a result, she has created a platform that people throughout the world are using to manage and monitor their well-being - LifeEnergy.Guide.
Over the last twenty-five years, in many different capacities, Andrea has facilitated the exploration of ecological, financial, sociological, and emotional factors, empowering the potential of people to make sound holistic decisions. With her husband Tony, she has run several regenerative land-based enterprises always with the purpose of honing her skills to enhance the well-being of people, animals, and‚ now and into the future. She delights in ranching, homesteading, conviviality, vibrant philosophical discussions, studying human behavior, and finds purpose in being civically active, participating in the creation of healthy communities, and restoring land.
Tony Malmberg is a third-generation rancher. As the recipient of many honors from agricultural organizations, environmental and wildlife interests, including the National Environmental Stewardship Award from the National Cattlemen's Association. Tony demonstrates profitable ecological land use that adds value to his community. Tony has worked for The Freshwater Trust for 10 years to support ranchers in providing salmon habitat.
As founder and president of Ranchers Management Company, Tony managed ranch properties and consulted for individual ranches in the western United States for nearly twenty years. Tony owned and operated Twin Creek Ranch, south of Lander, Wyoming, for 31 years. The ranch served as a laboratory for master’s thesis and other academic studies concerning the interaction of properly managed grazing and sage grouse habitat, wildlife-friendly fence and migration, riparian habitat, and migratory songbird population.
Tony has been a practitioner of Holistic Management for over thirty years and has supervised the implementation of Holistic Management on ranches in Wyoming, South Dakota, Montana, Oregon, and Hawaii. Tony and his wife, Andrea, sold their Wyoming ranch in 2009. They used the Holistic Decision Making Framework in selecting northeastern Oregon and now ranch in Union County Oregon. They raise Beyond Organic Beef: Grown to Enhance the Land that Creates it and the People who Enjoy it. Tony currently sits on the Board of Carman Ranch Provisions, a regional grass-finished beef company.