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A mental model of science informed by public lands managers: Increasing the chances for management based on science

Publications Posted on: June 12, 2018
Some federal public lands have been legally protected as “wilderness areas” since 1964 in the US. A federal science program evolved first in response to a novel public lands management concept, and subsequently in response to new issues that emerged both as society changed and more knowledge about social and ecological values of wilderness accumulated.

The science of decisionmaking: applications for sustainable forest and grassland management in the National Forest System

Publications Posted on: September 10, 2013
Sustainable management of national forests and grasslands within the National Forest System (NFS) often requires managers to make tough decisions under considerable uncertainty, complexity, and potential conflict.

Criterion III: Maintenance of rangeland productive capacity [Chapter 4]

Publications Posted on: July 03, 2013
Maintenance of rangeland productive capacity is one of five criteria established by the Sustainable Rangelands Roundtable (SRR) to monitor and assess rangeland sustainable management.

Introduction [Chapter 1]

Publications Posted on: July 03, 2013
The concept of sustainable management encompasses ecological, economic, and social criteria and indicators (C&I) for monitoring and assessing the association between maintaining a healthy rangeland base and sustaining the well-being of communities and economies. During a series of meetings from 2001 to 2003, the Sustainable Rangelands Roundtable (SRR) developed five criteria and 64 indicators of sustainable rangeland management.

Criterion V: Legal, institutional, and economic framework for rangeland conservation and sustainable management [Chapter 6]

Publications Posted on: July 03, 2013
Laws, institutions, and economic policies play a large role in determining the sustainability of rangelands. They provide the basic framework from which many lasting decisions about rangeland management are made. The SRR has identified 10 primary indicators to assess how this framework influences the long-term health and productivity of rangeland in this country.

Criteria and indicators for sustainable rangeland management

Publications Posted on: February 03, 2012
The concept of sustainable management encompasses ecological, economic, and social criteria and indicators (C&I) for monitoring and assessing the association between maintaining a healthy rangeland base and sustaining the well-being of communities and economies. During a series of meetings from 2001 to 2003, the Sustainable Rangelands Roundtable (SRR) developed five criteria and 64 indicators of sustainable rangeland management.

Toward a Unified Knowledge-based Society for Sustainability -- Developing a Synthesis on the Methodological Level

Publications Posted on: March 08, 2007
The debates on development manifest an increasing concern for sustainability, but as yet little awareness of the hierarchy in the ideas through which humans contribute to the problem. This gap is widened by a widespread but nevertheless unnecessary acceptance of unreasonable elements such as paradoxes, or the general fragmentation in knowledge, or allegedly general limits to it.

Problems and Issues Across Institutions and Programs

Publications Posted on: March 08, 2007
The symposium identified the major barriers to collaboration among institutions and programs. This synthesis, while admittedly drawing from only a sample of the papers presented, provides a synoptic view of the major recurring themes voiced by participants.

Condition and trends of ecological and economic systems

Publications Posted on: March 08, 2007
This Monitoring Science and Technology Symposium was designed to “put it all together” for the achievement of sustainability-related goals. It brought together senior policy makers, resource managers and scientists from many organizations and a wide range of disciplines to design a roadmap for addressing critical needs for unifying monitoring strategies, information and knowledge.

Using Information and Knowledge Required In Assessment and Management Applications for Sustainability

Publications Posted on: March 08, 2007
A broader concept of sustainability was introduced. Ted Heintz introduced the concept of sustainability as a life sustaining property of earth’s biosphere. Ted observed that Life in a wide variety of forms, interacting in networks of evolving relationships, has been sustained for nearly 4 billion years.

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