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Title: A systems approach to ecosystem adaptive management : a USACE technical guide
Authors: Fischenich, J. Craig, 1962-
Miller, Sarah J.
LoSchiavo, Andrew J.
Keywords: Adaptive management
Ecosystem restoration
Ecosystem management
SMART planning
Publisher: Environmental Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Special Report (Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)) ; no. ERDC/EL SR-19-9
Abstract: Implementation guidance for Sections 2036 and 2039 of WRDA 2007 and Section 1161 of WRDA 2016 requires that ecosystem restoration projects either include appropriately scoped monitoring and adaptive management plans or provide sound justifications for why adaptive management is not warranted. Under adaptive management, decisions are based on the best available (yet often incomplete and imperfect) scientific data, information, and understanding, recognizing uncertainties that introduce risks to the achievement of goals and objectives. Revision to management actions based upon information derived from ongoing monitoring and evaluation is possible. This guide provides an overview of adaptive management practice, emphasizing underpinning principles. An approach to determine the need for and development of adaptive management plans is presented, and the implementation of ecosystem restoration projects under adaptive management is presented.
Description: Special Report
Gov't Doc #: ERDC/EL SR-19-9
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
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