Results Chain Model
The Partnership has created a type of logic model called a Theory of Change or Results Chain diagram to support the Strategic Action Plan. A logic model is a kind of flow chart that connects inputs aka strategies and actions along a causal “if-then” chain that leads to the desired basinwide goals and outcomes. In other words, if strategy 1 is undertaken, then outcome ‘y’ is achieved. Funders are now regularly requiring these models to provide a visual depiction and associated timeline of the connection between proposed actions and desired outcomes. The partnership’s current logic model includes:
- Strategies and Actions (yellow): Strategies to guide implmentation
- Implementation Results (blue): Implementation results are objectives and metrics
- Threats Reduced (pink): Implementation Results can reduce pressures or threats
- Ecological Results (purple): Ecological results are potential objectives and potential metrics
- Outcomes (green): Specific statement of future state; desired ecological impacts
The partnership has decided to focus on six Implementation Results and five Intermediate Ecological Results numbered below as part of a progress monitoring approach. Measuring these results over time will allow the partnership to evaluate progress in both the near (e.g. 6-year FIP timeframe) and long term, and to identify where key uncertainties might exist with regards to confidence of predicted outcomes or relationships between results. You can view how projects are contributing to the Results here.