Developing High-Level Work Plans and Budgets: An FOS How-To Guide

This “how-to” guidance document shows how to use a strategic plan, developed in Steps 1 and 2 of the Open Standards to develop a high-level work plan and budget. It also provides guidance on how to make strategic decisions to narrow down the work plan and...

OS Self-Paced Tutorial

This curriculum is a three-module (12 lesson), self-paced, online training program geared towards teaching Steps 1 and 2 of the Conservation Measures Partnership’s Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation. The curriculum was developed by staff from FOS,...
Conceptualizing and Planning Conservation Projects and Programs

Conceptualizing and Planning Conservation Projects and Programs

We suggest that teams use our updated, online how-to guidance found here. This new tool houses up-to-date information and will continue to grow as new modules are added. This training manual provides detailed guidance on conceptualizing and planning conservation...

Is Our Project Succeeding?

This guide describes the Threat Reduction Assessment (TRA) approach – a low-cost, practical alternative for assessing conservation project success.  It is based on data collected through simple techniques, directly related to project interventions, and readily...