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Conservation Policy Projects

Every project needs to be defined, articulated and implemented – working within the client’s time and budget parameters. With experience managing conservation strategy and public outreach campaigns, one of Jodi Stemler’s skills is in forging broad partnerships and integrating the grassroots, media, and policy components. With attention to detail, exceptional writing and editing skills, and the ability to manage the project from beginning to end, Jodi Stemler Consulting will ensure the final product accomplishes your goals. View the projects below to learn more about Jodi Stemler’s experience, skills, and expertise surrounding conservation policy strategy and consulting.

  • Report, Research

    Writer
    October 2017 to January 2018

    Jodi Stemler Consulting is leading interviews and writing a follow up report that seeks to identify how sage grouse collaboration efforts were different than previous responses to natural resource challenges.

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  • Editing, Writing
    2015 to present

    Since 2015, I have been editing articles for the bimonthly MDF Magazine and copyediting the designed magazine. I also periodically write articles for the magazine.

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  • Writing and Video Development

    Writer and producer
    May to July 2017

    Jodi Stemler Consulting produced a video, with partner Omega Productions, and wrote and provided images for an interactive “story map” for the Sage Grouse Initiative to spotlight the creative conservation efforts of ranchers in sagebrush country. The f …

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  • Public Relations

    Communications Lead
    2014

    Since December 2013, Jodi has been writing and coordinating press releases for the Mule Deer Foundation. Since that time, news releases have featured the organization’s policy positions, chapter activities and volunteer efforts. In addition, press atte …

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  • Legislative Campaign

    Communications Support
    2016 and 2017

    Jodi is helping NWF develop materials and outreach information for their efforts to secure dedicated funding for state fish and wildlife conservation efforts. In 2017, Jodi is writing a report focused on the wildlife conservation crisis in America.

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  • Writing and Editing

    Writer, Editor, Production Manager
    2015 to Present

    Jodi Stemler Consulting is supporting the Sage Grouse Initiative by writing for their Science to Solutions series. These 4-page reports translate complex scientific information so that it can be clearly understood by a diverse audience and connects the …

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  • Media & Messaging

    March 2016

    In March 2016, Jodi helped AFWA rollout the recommendations of the Blue Ribbon Panel on Sustaining America’s Diverse Fish and Wildlife at a press conference in the National Press Club. The event was attended by a diverse group of press, state and feder …

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  • Meeting planning, facilitation, report writing

    Facilitator, Writer, Editor
    March to June 2016

    In 2016, Jodi Stemler Consulting is organizing two forums on NRCS’s Working Lands for Wildlife Program for PFC, a national forum in Denver in May and an eastern regional forum in West Virginia in November. Jodi facilitated the Denver meeting and wrote …

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  • Meetings & events

    Meeting planner
    July 2015

    In July 2015, Jodi Stemler Consulting helped coordinate a roundtable in Helena, MT that brought together ranchers with Chief Jason Weller of the Natural Resources Conservation Service to discuss sage grouse conservation. In addition, Jodi has helped PF …

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  • Publication

    Writer, Editor, Production Manager
    April 2015

    Jodi is managing the writing, editing and production of a detailed report on Farm Bill conservation programs. The 2014 Farm Bill Guide is a detailed overview of the Farm Bill including information about programs that are important for wildlife conserva …

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  • Report

    Writing, Editing, Production Manager
    Fall 2014

    Backcountry Hunters & Anglers asked me to write, edit and manage design and production for their November 2014 report entitled Our Public Lands – Not for Sale. This report documents efforts to transfer or sell federal public lands, the importance o …

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  • Strategic Conservation Manager
    2007-2014

    Every fall, six extraordinary volunteer conservationists are honored by Field & Stream Magazine; one is ultimately chosen as that year’s Hero of Conservation. Jodi has worked with Field & Stream on this program for all but the first year helpin …

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  • Publication

    Writing, Editing and Production Manager
    2014

    When the Land and Water Conservation Fund celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 2014, Jodi Stemler Consulting coordinated the efforts to develop a report for the LWCF Coalition to celebrate this important occasion. This included significant writing and ed …

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  • 2013-2014

    As a spin-off from the Field & Stream Heroes of Conservation program, Hero for a Day projects complete important conservation projects with an eager group of volunteers. Jodi helps connect Field & Stream with conservation organizations that hav …

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  • Electronic Newsletter

    Editor, writer
    2007-Present

    Jodi has served as editor of the Wildlife Management Institute’s Outdoor News Bulletin since January 2012, and written articles for every edition since July of 2007. Her writing focuses on wildlife management policy issues in particular conservation fu …

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  • Legislative Campaign

    Communications Lead
    2011-2014

    Throughout the time working with the LWCF Coalition, Jodi Stemler Consulting has coordinated outreach to the media. In recent years, this has focused on connecting with outdoor writers and the sportsmen’s community. Specific outdoor media outreach has …

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  • Legislative Campaign

    Communications Support
    2013 to Present

    Jodi helped NWF’s public lands campaign by calling attention to efforts to undermine our nation’s system of federal public lands. This has included writing and editing campaign materials, supporting grassroots communications outreach, and coordinating …

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  • Stakeholder Meetings

    Meeting Coordinator and Facilitator
    August 2013 to 2016

    Jodi Stemler Consulting supports The High Lonesome Ranch’s efforts to develop a sustainable landscape-level energy development plan on the ranch and surrounding lands. Jodi coordinates meetings every other month, facilitates the meetings, and collabora …

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  • Legislative Campaign

    Communications Support
    2014

    Jodi helped NWF in 2014 with its efforts to enact legislation that would implement a leasing program for renewable energy development on federal public lands. Revenues from the leasing program would support state and local governments, but most importa …

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  • Reception

    Event Planner
    March 2014

    Jodi helped The High Lonesome Ranch, TRCP and other members of the Landscape Energy Stakeholders group to host a reception at the 79th annual North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference in Denver, Colorado. Ed Arnett, Director of the Theod …

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  • Conference Session

    Session Coordinator
    March 2014

    Jodi organized a special session on the Land and Water Conservation Fund during the 2014 North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference. The session featured a range of speakers representing outdoor industry, state fish and wildlife agencies, …

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  • 2008-2014

    To support Field & Stream’s Heroes of Conservation program, Jodi Stemler Consulting has coordinated a Conservation Roundtable discussion at every SHOT (Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade) Show since 2008. Each year, Jodi works with Field & Str …

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  • Coalition Development

    Business Outreach
    2013

    Jodi Stemler Consulting helped to build the Protect the Flows coalition by reaching out to hunting and fishing businesses within the Colorado River Basin. Her efforts secured the support of companies like Orvis, Scientific Angler, Prois, Sure Shot Game …

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  • Publication

    Project Manager
    2013

    Jodi Stemler Consulting used data developed by Southwick Associates that documented the potential loss of real estate values should river flows along the Colorado River watershed decline. The one-page infographics focused on four communities – Aspen, C …

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  • Reception

    Event Coordinator
    2013

    When Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell was confirmed in 2013, TRCP hosted a reception for her to introduce her to the sportsmen’s community. Jodi Stemler Consulting coordinated event details and ensured that there was a broad group of attendees to …

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  • Economic Impact Report

    Project Manager
    2012 -2013

    Every five years, upon the release of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Survey of Fishing, Hunting and Wildlife Associated Recreation, the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation has used the data to tell a compelling story about the economic …

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  • Conference

    Event Coordinator
    2011-2012

    As renewable energy development started to increase, TRCP worked with other sportsmen’s conservation organizations to ensure that industrial solar and wind facilities are properly sited and that appropriate mitigation measures are incorporated into pla …

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  • Policy Development

    Communications Lead
    2006-2008

    Jodi Stemler Consulting worked with TRCP’s Energy & Wildlife Working Group on publications to support their principles for balancing energy development on federal lands with the needs of sportsmen and wildlife populations. This included developing …

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  • Research publication

    Project Manager
    2007

    This report for the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies summarized the current siting authorities for all 50 states and outlined any existing wildlife considerations in place for wind siting. The research was used extensively during the U.S. Depa …

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  • Website

    Project Director
    2009

    In 2009, Jodi Stemler Consulting helped to oversee the design and content for the Land and Water Conservation Fund Coalition’s website. Now managed directly by the coalition, the site gets regular traffic from individuals across the country who want to …

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  • Legislative Campaign

    Initiative Manager
    August 2005 to October 2006

    Jodi Stemler Consulting’s first project in 2005 was serving as the initiative manager for the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership’s Marine Conservation Initiative. Jodi coordinated a coalition of sportfishing groups – the Angling 4 Oceans coali …

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