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DOI RELEASES ADAPTIVE MANAGEMENT APPLICATIONS GUIDE
The recently published "Adaptive Management: The U.S. Department of the Interior Applications Guide" is a new guide that provides federal, state, tribal and other natural resource managers with tools to more effectively address the complexities and uncertainties involved in natural resource management, especially under challenging conditions such as climate change. The Applications Guide includes case studies ranging from river flow management and protecting migratory birds to siting renewable energy projects. These are drawn from four areas important to Interior and its partners: climate change, water resources, energy, and human impacts on the landscape. The examples show the breadth of adaptive management applications at different scales and different levels of complexity.
The Applications Guide is available for download at www.doi.gov/ppa/upload/DOI-Adapative-Management-Applications-Guide.pdf. It was designed to complement and build on the framework established by its companion document, Adaptive Management: The U.S. Department of the Interior Technical Guide, available at www.doi.gov/ppa/upload/TechGuide.pdf. Dr. Todd Hopkins, GBLCC Science Coordinator, is a contributing author to the Applications Guide.
SAGEBRUSH ECOSYSTEM PROPOSAL SELECTED FOR FUNDING
Dr. Matt Germino, Great Basin LCC Research Ecologist, recently received funding from the Northwest Climate Science Center to conduct sagebrush ecosystem research in the Great Basin. The project will evaluate the application of climate science as it relates to assessing the vulnerability of sagebrush ecosystems and habitat, in terms of their resistance to environmental change and human-mediated resilience in restoration.