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To get you started we’ve put together a descriptions of some of the great tools and resources on OurForestPlace. 

 

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Forum

See an interesting discussion on the Forum page?  Don't be shy. Jump into the conversation. We are all here to communicate, participate, and collaborate. Your contribution is welcome!  Of course, feel free to start your own discussion, too!

 

Blogs

Have something to say?  Want to see what others are saying?  Use the Blog. Blogs are a great way to tell a story, share opinions and ideas, or provide commentary on a new article or other online resource.  But remember to follow our common sense Code of Conduct.

Before you blog, please visit OurForestPlace’s How to Blog page for tips and guidelines.

 

Groups

Groups provide you with an online meeting room where you can focus on a specific topic, collaborate on a document, share discussions, or work as a team. It's easy to browse existing groups and to join a group. If you don't see a group that you’d like to join, feel free to start your own.  Groups can be public -- open to anyone to join -- or private, where membership is "by invitation only."  So even if you're part of an existing collaborative group (i.e. interagency, inter-organizational) that needs a private online space for discussion, sharing documents, making comments, or posting information, look no farther, and create your own private group on OurForestPlace!

 

My Page 

After you've explored, please introduce yourself on your own "My Page," where you can tell us about yourself, post photos, let others know your status, and communicate with others. 

 

Assessment Toolkit

In this section we highlight some tools that can be useful for Forest Assessments.  First, the LivingAssessment is a wiki-based Assessment that allow you -- yes, you -- to help write content for a CA forest assessment. You can also upload sources for a particular topic, and share in discussion about content or sources.  The Value Mapping page outlines some new tools in development that help capture public values across the landscape. Lastly, we explore some new ideas for smartphone applications and user submitted videos

 

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