Originally published in the Science Chronicles, the “Coda Files” highlight the experiences and lessons learned from Coda Global Fellows assigned to improve The Nature Conservancy’s ability to assess our conservation impact in our global priorities. The summary is below and you can download the full profile here.
Coda Fellow: Steve Haase
Day Job: Senior Biohydrologist, The Nature Conservancy in Louisiana; Fellow, Great Rivers Partnership
Assignment: Brazilian Water Funds
Duration: July 2011 – June 2012
Task: Conduct baseline geomorphologic survey to measure the impact of two Brazilian water funds and train land-owners and natural resource managers to conduct and analyze follow-up monitoring.
Take-Home Lesson: "Bad agricultural practices degrade streams the same in both the Southern and Northern Hemispheres. The good news is that we really can transfer lessons learned from a extensive body of practice among watersheds, regardless of where we are working."
Return to Coda Global Fellows for Measures or Coda Files Dossier pages.