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Assessing Science Needs and Conservation Decisions to Inform the Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy (SECAS)

Development of a SECAS Conservation Decision Guidance Library


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A priority of the Southeast Climate Science Center (SECSC) is to support the planning and implementation of a Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy (SECAS). This project examined the decision making context, decision making process, and management planning associated with the restoration of open pine ecosystems in the Southeast. To better understand the planning practice associated with this system, we assessed the quality of 35 management plans from federal, state, and non-governmental agencies. We found that newer plans scored higher than older plans, suggesting agencies may be learning to develop better plans over time and indicating older plans should be prioritized for revision. Plans from federal and state agencies scored [...]

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Principal Investigator :
Nils Peterson, Fred Cubbage
Cooperator/Partner :
John Tirpak, Rua Mordecai
Funding Agency :
Southeast CSC
CMS Group :
Climate Adaptation Science Centers (CASC) Program

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“Longleaf pine - Credit: Alan Cressler”
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“Longleaf pine - Credit: Alan Cressler”
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