Re-Framing Forest and Resource Management Strategies for a Climate Change Context

Contents of the ToolBox: Adaptation, Mitigation and the "5-R Strategies"

Fig. 4. Realigning ecosystems far out of the range of natural variability. Rather than using the common rule to target historic pre-disturbance conditions and lake level elevation as a restoration effort for Mono Lake's aquatic ecosystem, the 1990 court settlement and subsequent policies used water balance and climate models to develop goals that would re-align the lake level to current dynamics and anticipated future climates. Photo: C. Millar.