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Understanding the social dimensions of conservation opportunity is crucial for conservation planning in multiple-use landscapes. However, factors that influence the feasibility of implementing conservation actions, such as the history of landscape management, and landholders’ willingness to engage are often difficult or time consuming to quantify and rarely incorporated into planning. We examined how conservation agencies could reduce costs of acquiring such data by developing predictive models of management feasibility parameterized with social and biophysical factors likely to influence landholders’ decisions to engage in management.
These toolboxes are a compilation of resources on current issues in wilderness management.
This resource library is compiled by the National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance and features a broad range of topics and delivery types for environmental professionals.
The course is designed to meet the needs of a broad range of students from wilderness professionals, outdoor recreational planners and educators, to members of conservation groups and interested citizens. It is one of four courses leading to a graduate certificate in Wilderness Management.
Managing by Network is designed for federal managers, specialists or front-line supervisors involved in partnership and community collaboration. Curriculum centers on the 22 partnership and community collaboration competencies defined by OPM.
This report is a comprehensive status assessment of 45 species of bats in North America and Mexico.
This technical guide supports transportation planners and natural resource specialists using standardized, scientific approaches to determine ecological priorities and integrate them into infrastructure decision-making.
Part of a series in Conservation and Stewardship Publications, this handbook is a guide to engaging the full spectrum of Americans in the stewardship of our parks and special places. It assists the National Park Service managers and practitioners and their partners in developing programs that successfully connect diverse communities with their local national parks, and provides an assessment tool that identifies gaps in readiness and informs the development of an effective engagement strategy.
Ecosystems and species show evidence of climate change impacts, and this tool allows managers to quantify the relative impact of expected climate changes for terrestrial vertebrate species.
This article examines four case-study areas in northern Germany for sustainable land use management. It discusses the guiding principle process and presents two methodological aspests addressing the challenges between practitioners and researchers.