Social System Page Types

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Half of this wiki maps human systems and the work they do. We organize ourselves into Workgroups that can include Federal Agencies, Tribal Governments or Non-Governmental Organizations. These Workgroups complete Efforts, defined by a limited scope and schedule. A restoration project, development of a plan, or an ongoing funding program may all be efforts. These efforts produce various Products such as Documents, Graphics or Websites that store information and knowledge. We are archive these and organize them around Topics and Place. We map our human systems with workgroup pages. Workgroups can then sprawl various efforts and products. Workgroups can also have their own Workgroup Categories so you can give and take credit for efforts and products.

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Workgroups - Workgroups are self-defined social units. They are a group of people that share work toward a shared purpose. Workgroups are organized by their legal status, and may be associated with efforts and products. An important type of workgroup are those that have jurisdiction over land under our laws.

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Efforts - Efforts are what workgroups do to achieve their goals. It could be Restoration, planning or research. Efforts relate to topics, and can generate documents, and may be specific to places.

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Products - Products are the outputs of efforts, and include Documents, include the various tools and technologies that workgroups can use in their efforts. Resources are 'free standing', and are freely available and don't require labor. A technical assistance service or funding program should be described as an effort.

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Topics - Topic pages are used to synthesize evidence and postulates about particular subject. A set of master topic pages have emerged to organize accumulations of information. Different authors may add statements and citations. The discussion tab may have additional talk about the strengths and weaknesses of topic page content.

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Places - Our ecosystem model divides the landscape into units based on regional assessments. But people define place as they will at a variety of scales. Place pages describe the places surrounding or within our ecosystem site framework. Linking our wiki pages to spatial maps is the next step in our development.