What is Monitoring, Why It’s Important and How to Do It Well

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One of the foundations of successful conservation projects is monitoring. This webinar explains what good monitoring is, why it’s important for documenting your success, and tips on how to implement monitoring in your project management routine. WHC staff will discuss the basic strategies for monitoring conservation projects, including designing a monitoring protocol that fits your project, the various monitoring techniques that could be used, and using baseline data. We’ll also explore how to use monitoring information in your Conservation Certification application.

You’ll learn:

  • The importance of monitoring conservation projects
  • How to design a robust but easy-to-use monitoring protocol
  • How to use the monitoring data you gather to evaluate and improve your project over time
  • What monitoring is needed for a strong Conservation Certification application

Who should take this webinar:

  • Anyone new to conservation projects
  • Site team members or partners looking to refresh or improve their monitoring skills


  • Colleen Beaty, Manager, Content , WHC
  • Emily Voldstad, Director, Conservation Certification and Technology, WHC

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