Integrating Landscape Approaches and Multi-Resource Analysis into Natural Resource Management
This report is a summary of a workshop committee convened to examine using landscape and multi-resource analyses to better inform federal decision making for management of natural resources. The goal was to identify better ways to integrate across adaptive management, ecosystem services, and resilience among other topics. These form the scientific foundation for sustainable resource management decisions.
Integrated approaches are essential to responsibly managing natural resources for present and future needs. The pieces integrated include place-based thinking, systems thinking, and the social/economic/environmental considerations of sustainability. Integrating these pieces allows management to evaluate trade-offs between development and conservation at landscape scales. The workshop used case studies of pragmatic approaches that aim to integrate landscape and multi-resource analyses into pracitce. The full report can be accessed through the link below.
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2016. Integrating Landscape Approaches and Multi-Resource Analysis into Natural Resource Management. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/21917.