This module can be done by Kimberley Rangers who have already done modules 1-9 of the learning package.
At the end of this form you will have made your own monitoring plan.
You can complete it by yourself or with another ranger. You'll probably need your IPA or Ranger Coordinator close by to help for some parts.
You can finish it over a few weeks (but don't leave it for more than4 weeks).
Please answer each part to the best of your knowledge.
Don't worry if you aren't sure of all your answers. Even people who are very experienced in monitoring have to make their best guess sometimes.
Talk to people with knowledge as you go and give it a crack.
Each time you click on "save and next" at the end of a page your work will be saved.
Once you have finished it and hit "submit" at the end, an email with your monitoring project plan will be sent toyour trainer and each of the ranger email addresses you type below.
RESOURCES TO HAVE HANDY:
The Dilly Bag document
The module 8 stepping stones exercise instructions
Your Monitoring Toolbox (table 1 and 2)
Your Monitoring Database (on your ranger computer)
Phone numbers and email of other Kimberley saltwater ranger groups.
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Who is working on this monitoring project plan?
You are monitoring because you want to know straight away if something really important becomes threatened in the future.
You will need to monitor the value (the important thing). It's usually a lot of work and something that you keep an eye on for a long time.
You are monitoring because you think a new threat to your Country is coming OR that a threat is here already but no-one has been managing it yet.
You will need to monitor the threat as well as the value you think it will affect.
For this module exercise, you will just choose ONE of these things to monitor. In real life, you'd need to monitor both the value and threat to see how they are connected.
You are monitoring to make sure your ranger work is getting the results you want (to make sure your work is working).
You will need to make up a stepping stone story to work out what you should monitor.
Have a look back at Module 8 of the learning package and go through the same three steps you did to make your stepping stone story then.
You might need to get some help from your trainer or ranger coordinator for this part.
Once you have made up the stepping stone story and decided where you will monitor, please upload a copy of it.
If the value (the important thing) is used as a resource then people on community would probably already be keeping an eye on it.
They could also have knowledge about how to manage of the threat (like overtime fishing).
These both include monitoring knowledge.
If they are happy to share this knowledge with you, then you could use it as part of your monitoring program.
The Monitoring Toolbox helps rangers working in Kimberley saltwater Country find the right tools they can use to answer their monitoring question.
You will need to go through a few steps in order to answer the next three sections.
Firstly, you will need to work out what type of value you are looking after (the important thing you are worried abaout).
**NOTE: once you go to the next page you can't go back to this page or those before it. Please check you are happy with all of your answers in this form so far**
Next you can find your monitoring question
SALTWATER FOOD AND RESOURCES
SIGNIFICANT AREAS AND PLACES
Next you can choose the tool that your group will use.
WAIT! Remember your answers about Indigenous monitoring knowledge on page 5 of this form?
If there are people on community who are already doing Indigenous monitoring and would be happy to share this knowledge with you, then you have the option of choosing one of the Indigenous Knowledge monitoring tools below.
Just choose ONE tool for this exercise (in real life you can use more than one if you have time)
Now that you have chosen which monitoring tool you will use, you need to know how to use it.
Go to Table 2 of your monitoring toolbox and fill in these details:
On a piece of paper quickly copy down the regional value, value and monitoring tool (you'll use these later). Then keep looking at the toolbox for the next few answers:
Some tools in the monitoring toolbox have been used by people a lot before and there are instructions available to you about how to use them.
Other tools haven't been tried out by anyone yet.
If there are instructions for the tool you have chosen they will be in your monitoring database.
**REMEMBER you can make up your own participatory tools with the Dilly Bag too**
Using the list you wrote down (regional value, value and monitoring tool) navigate through the folders to the tool you selected.
Have a look through any instructions available to you.
If the monitoring toolbox tells you that another Kimberley saltwater ranger group has been doing monitoring for the same reason (to answer the same question) it is a really good idea to give them a call and learn from their experiences.
Their advice on what worked or how they had to change the way they used the tool on Country will make it easier for your group.
If other ranger groups have been doing the same type of monitoring, call them and have a chat and fill in the questions below:
A 'ranger day' is one days work by one ranger. Its a usefule way to measure how much work a job requires. Here is the 'ranger days' formula:
Once you've done the monitoring and collected the new data, you'll need to work out what it means.
Then you will need to share this new knowledge with the community, especially TOs, knowledge holders who were invovled and your Heathy Country Advisory Committee.
It can be tricky to work out how happy your community is with your monitoring work.
You will need to choose a technique to keep track of community satisfaction with your monitoring project.
Have your copy of the Dilly Bag handy to help answer these questions:
You've finished Module 10
This was the last module in your learning package.
Thankyou for your hard work Kimberley Rangers!