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This paper presents examples of how the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has used traditional knowledge from Alaska Native peoples in decision making in the North Slope Borough, Alaska. BOEM used that traditional knowledge in designing, planning and conducting scientific research; applied information from both systems at the earliest opportunity; used traditional knowledge in environmental impacts assessment; and consulted with indigenous leaders at key decision points. This demonstrates that using traditional knowledge and science, early on, allows for more complete use of pertinent information.
This paper is a work-in-progress account of ideas and propositions about resilience in social-ecological systems. It articulates our understanding of how these complex systems change and what determines their ability to absorb disturbances in either their ecological or their social domains. We call them “propositions” because, although they are useful in helping us understand and compare different social-ecological systems, they are not sufficiently well defined to be considered formal hypotheses.
Wildlife-vehicle collisions seem to be increasing over the last few decades in both the United States and Canada. This publication calculates the overall cost of the average collision, and reviewed the cost of collision mitigation measures to calculate the overall cost-benefit and where the break-even point is to start gaining benefits.
Find tools to model and describe changing agricultural conditions, watershed management, crop sequence plans, and rangeland policy. The variety of tools are designed to evaluate drought conditions, fire and fuel effects, carbon emissions, and simulate farm and forest vegetation behavior, and watershed erosion.
Authors focus on using the framing technique to convery technical information in the most effective way
There is an increasingly competitive environment for funding community programs, and this case study looks at how Extension programs are evaluated across four states to establish a set of standards for measuring common elements among programs with regard to impact, participation, and cross-program comparisons.
Central challenges of the 21st century include achieving a sustainable population level and securing life-support systems for human well-being through economic, social, and governance systems. Integrating natural capital and ecosystem services is instrumental in meeting these challenges. We examine three key areas of progress integrating natural capital into decision-making, and explore why ecosystem service information is not yet universally included in decision-making, and offer suggested paths forward for creating change.
Open Standards, created by a consortium of foundations, non-governmental organizations and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, was designed for scientific staff working on range-country conservation projects but has application in other fields.
This working paper from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation emphasizes the importance of evaluation throughout the program planning and implementation process.
Zaun placing chick with foster parent/ USFWS

What do you do when albatrosses and planes are flying in the same airspace at a naval range? You may be saying, “Great Scott! Exercise population control!” Well…what if I told you that Laysan Albatrosses have been compromised on the island of Kauai since the early 1900’s due to human and animal predation…but agency collaboration might be the answer to helping them nest successfully AND not collide with planes? “Holy Kryptonite!