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Adaptive management and monitoring [Chapter 2]

Posted date: August 14, 2019
Publication Year: 
2019
Authors: Wiechman, Lief A.; Pyke, David A.; Crist, Michele R.; Munson, Seth M.; Brooks, Matthew L.; Chambers, Jeanne C.; Rowland, Mary M.; Kachergis, Emily J.; Davidson, Zoe
Publication Series: 
General Technical Report (GTR)
Source: In: Crist, Michele R.; Chambers, Jeanne C.; Phillips, Susan L.; Prentice, Karen L.; Wiechman, Lief A., eds. Science framework for conservation and restoration of the sagebrush biome: Linking the Department of the Interior’s Integrated Rangeland Fire Management Strategy to long-term strategic conservation actions. Part 2. Management applications. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-389. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 19-36.
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Abstract

Monitoring programs designed to track ecosystem changes in response to both stressors and disturbances use repeated observations of ecosystem attributes. Such programs can increase our understanding of how interactions among resilience to disturbance, resistance to invasive species, and “change agents” including management actions influence resource conditions (or status) and trends and outcomes of conservation and restoration actions. This type of monitoring information provides the basis for adaptive management. The overarching goal of an integrated monitoring and adaptive management program is to reduce the uncertainty in the effectiveness of management actions over time by improving management objectives and strategies to increase the effectiveness of those actions.

Citation

Wiechman, Lief A.; Pyke, David A.; Crist, Michele R.; Munson, Seth M.; Brooks, Matthew L.; Chambers, Jeanne C.; Rowland, Mary M.; Kachergis, Emily J.; Davidson, Zoe. 2019. Adaptive management and monitoring [Chapter 2]. In: Crist, Michele R.; Chambers, Jeanne C.; Phillips, Susan L.; Prentice, Karen L.; Wiechman, Lief A., eds. Science framework for conservation and restoration of the sagebrush biome: Linking the Department of the Interior’s Integrated Rangeland Fire Management Strategy to long-term strategic conservation actions. Part 2. Management applications. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-389. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 19-36.