Integrating Landscape Approaches and Multi-Resource Analysis into Natural Resource Management

Short Description

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.

Related Partners

NOAA is a federal agency focused on the condition of the oceans and the atmosphere. It plays several distinct roles within the Department of Commerce.
The Fish and Wildlife Service works with others to manage and monitor the conservation of wildlife habitats throughout the United States. This includes the direct management of the National Wildlife Refuge System for the wellfare of all American people, and using social science in the decision making process and utilization of management plans.
The USGS serves the Nation by providing reliable scientific information to describe and understand the Earth; minimize loss of life and property from natural disasters; manage water, biological, energy, and mineral resources; and enhance and protect our quality of life.

Suggested Citation

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.