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Maintaining and restoring sustainable ecosystems in southern Nevada [Chapter 7] (Executive Summary)

Posted date: September 09, 2013
Publication Year: 
2013
Authors: Chambers, Jeanne C.Pendleton, Burton K.; Sada, Donald W.; Ostoja, Steven M.; Brooks, Matthew L..
Publication Series: 
General Technical Report (GTR)
Source: In: Chambers, Jeanne C.; Brooks, Matthew L.; Pendleton, Burton K.; Raish, Carol B., eds. The Southern Nevada Agency Partnership Science and Research Synthesis: Science to support land management in Southern Nevada - Executive Summary. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-304. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 41-50.
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Abstract

Resource managers in southern Nevada are faced with the challenge of determining appropriate goals and objectives and developing viable approaches for maintaining and restoring sustainable ecosystems in the face of rapid socio-ecological and environmental change. Many of southern Nevada’s ecosystems are being subjected to anthropogenic stressors that span global, regional, and local scales (Chapter 2), and are crossing ecological thresholds to new and often undesirable alternative states (Chapters 4 and 5). Protection, prevention, and restoration are integral parts of managing for sustainable ecosystems that can supply both ecosystem services and habitat for the diversity of plants and animals that occupy the region. This summary addresses the restoration aspects of Sub-goal 1.3 in the SNAP Science Research Strategy, which is to “Restore and sustain proper function of southern Nevada’s watersheds and landscapes” (see table 1.1).

Citation

Chambers, Jeanne C.; Pendleton, Burton K.; Sada, Donald W.; Ostoja, Steven M.; Brooks, Matthew L.. 2013. Maintaining and restoring sustainable ecosystems in southern Nevada [Chapter 7] (Executive Summary). In: Chambers, Jeanne C.; Brooks, Matthew L.; Pendleton, Burton K.; Raish, Carol B., eds. The Southern Nevada Agency Partnership Science and Research Synthesis: Science to support land management in Southern Nevada - Executive Summary. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-304. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 41-50.