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Coda Files: Doug Shaw

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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: Doug Shaw
Day Job: Assistant state director, The Nature Conservancy in Minnesota, South Dakota and North Dakota (current): director of conservation, The Nature Conservancy in Florida (at time of fellowship)
Assignment: Colorado River Program, June 2010-May 2011
Task: Develop basin-wide measures framework
Take-Home Lesson: "Finding the data needed to develop measures relevant at a scale of seven states and 250,000 square miles can be very challenging, even in such high profile and well-studied basins as the Colorado. We need to put as much thought and energy into strategies for developing meaningful data sets at that scale as into our conservation strategies themselves."

Return to Coda Global Fellows for Measures or Coda Files Dossier pages.