RBMN Approved Service Projects

 
This document constitues the entirety of RBMN Approved Projects.
It is also intended to assist in picking the right Oppotunity and comment field entry inside VMS.
If you are following along in the “Naturalist's Field Guide to VMS”, this page relates to Path #3 for Service Projects
 
All of these terms are used interchangably: Service Project = Service Opportunity = Opportunity = Project
Key words and tricky phrases highlighted in blue.

When you add to the coment box, use at a minmum that which is in the last column, but feel free to elaborate or add more.
If the last column is blank on the project you are entering hours for, no comment is needed, but feel free to elaborate or add more.

To summarize, adding “RBMN specific Service Project” (via the VMS “Drop down list”) to “RBMN specifc Comment Field” results in a complete and approved project.

Much of this has been taken from page 17-18 of the state published document: “Chapter Management and Operations Protocols” dated June 2015

State name, code and definition Abridged state examples RBMN specific Service Project
RBMN specifc Comment Field


(aka the VMS “Drop down list”)

Training & Educating Others (TR)








Leading, organizing, instructing or staffing an educational activity where participants have a planned learning objective and generally stay for the full event (e.g., planned start and end times with a single agenda). giving workshops, presentations or classes




RBMN: Educating Others
ANC




FRWC




CSP




DVSP




Outdoors Woman




Burleson Park Activities




Comanche Peak Trail




EL Tesoro




Ft. Worth Nature Center




Meridian State Park




Comanche County Historic Museum




Risk Youth Programs
        Presenting Initial Training Class
        Young birders of greater Hood county
       

Chisholm Trail Museum








Public School Children








Home School Children








Community Pesentations








Initial Training (only available to students)
















Public Access (NPA)








Field-based activities that improve and manage the public's access to natural areas or resources. Creating and/or maintaining nature trails, Wildscapes and/or interpretive areas maintenance of trails or gardens or blinds, leading interpretive hikes




RBMN: Public Access
Outdoors Woman




Burleson Park Activities




Comanche Peak Trail




EL Tesoro




Ft. Worth Nature Center




Meridian State Park




Unimin Nature Trail




Comanche City Park Native Hiking Trail




BRIT




Chalk Mountain Wildlife Mgmnt
        Cleburne McGregor House
       

Chisholm Trail Museum

        Young birders of greater Hood county
        Burleson Park Prairie Dog Trail







ANC: Public Access
Bird Blind




Trail Maintenance




Butterfly Garden




Facility Maintenance




interpretive hike




Night Sounds







DVSP: Public Access
Trail Maintenance




Facility Maintenance




interpretive hike







FRWC: Public Access
Trail Maintenance




Facility Maintenance




Gardens




Tours







CSP: Public Access
Trail Maintenance




Facility Maintenance




interpretive hike










Natural Resource Management (RM)








Activities that improve the health of a public natural area or resource. Natural resource management, restoration rescue and rehabilitation. habitat maintenance




ANC: Resource Management
Bird Boxes




Bat Boxes




Planting







DVSP: Resource Management
Planting







FRWC: Resource Management
Planting







CSP: Resource Management
Planting





    RBMN: Resource Management   Brazos River Cleanup





Other (OT)








Any activity approved by a Chapter that is not defined above. Time spent serving as a board or committee member of, or supporting the activities of a natural resource organization partner i.e., NPSOT, Friends organizations




Brazos Valley Soil and Water Conservation Board








Friends of Acton Nature Center








Friends of Cleburne State Park






    Friends of Dinosaur Valley State Park    
         


Friends of Ft. Worth Nature Center








Native Plant Society of Texas








RBMN: Other
Prairielands Groundwater Conservation District










Field Research (FR)








Planning, leading or participating in data collection and/or analysis of natural resources where the results are intended to further scientific understanding. Field surveys - Banding and tagging - Species watch - Texas Nature Trackers Programs - CoCoRaHs - Stream Watch/Stream Team/Water Quality Monitoring




CoCoRaHS








Cornell Project feeder watch








Stream Team








Tarleton Permaculture Research Farm








Milkweed Seed Collection Project








ANC: Field Research
bird walk (ebird, cornell, etc)




plant survey







DVSP: Field Research
bird walk (ebird, cornell, etc)




plant survey
        MLMP surveys and data collection







FRWC: Field Research
Shrike Survery




bird walk (ebird, cornell, etc)




plant survey





    RBMN: Field Research   Texas Milkweeds and Monarchs
        Journey North: Monarch Reporting
        Bugguide
        Ebird (if not covered by other project)
        iNaturalist
        Texas Winter Bat Survey
        Dove Banding for TPWD
        BRIT (incl. Adopt a Research Plot)





Technical Guidance (TG)








Any work that provides natural resource or program related business, land management, and other expertise consultation and/or written management recommendations to cooperators, Chapters, partners, land owners and/or land managers. Writing ecosystem management plans - Land Management Assistance Program (LMAP) - City/Community/Regional Habitat Conservation Plan Committee




RBMN: Technical Guidance
ANC




FRWC




DVSP




CSP




BRIT




Fort Worth Nature Center




EL Tesoro




Meridian State Park




Unimin Nature Trail




Chalk Mountain Wildlife Mgmnt.




Texas A&M Agrilife Extension




Public Schools
        Cleburne McGregor House
       

Chisholm Trail Museum

        TPWD Editorial Assistance





Public Outreach (PO)








Leading, organizing, or staffing an educational activity where participants come and go and are able to inquire on a broad set of topics. Writing an educational article or brochure. Manning booth or visitor center - Writing articles or brochures/newsletters - Wildlife Hotline




RBMN: Public Outreach
Newsletter




Texas Wildlife Association L.A.N.D.S.




Earth day at NPSOT
        Swoon to the Moon at CSP
        Ag and Conservation Day
        BRIT (including TPCC)
        Burleson Park Activities
         


Star Party








Monarch Event








Reptile Fest








Feather Fest








Native Arts Day






    Nature Run    
         
    Wing Ding