Planning to collect, aggregate and display R&R information

The project team met in Indiana in early December to map out the Web site design and content.

The site will have three major areas: a content section where people interested in recruitment and retention programs can post information on their program, a research section where reports and other information can be posted, and a “news” section where people can post recent activities on recruitment and retention programs. The content section will allow people to post and update their information as programs are updated or new programs are added. All information will be available to share with others using the site. Additional information on R&R partners and organizations can also be posted.

Analysis on the results from the Recruitment and Retention Assessment survey has begun. All 50 state wildlife agencies and 19 conservation-minded non-government organizations supplied information regarding their recruitment and retention programs. The final report for this assessment is expected in March.

In addition, the Access Assessment survey is also nearing its final form. This assessment will be similar to the Recruitment and Retention assessment and is expected to be launched at the end of January.