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Integration and tradeoffs

May 1, 2019

Managing for sagebrush ecosystems that are resilient to disturbance and resistant to invasive plants often requires managers to make tough decisions in the face of considerable complexity and uncertainty. The deci¬sion making environment is often characterized by multiple management objectives, limited manage¬ment authorities and capabilities, dynamic ecosystems and plant communities, and uncertain responses to management actions. Resource decision makers must be able to determine appropriate objectives based on desired management outcomes and sort through the different management considerations involved in obtaining those desired outcomes. Decision makers must also be able to evaluate the tradeoffs associated with diverse and often competing management considerations and determine the long-term positive or negative effects of particular management actions on the resource.

Publication Year 2019
Title Integration and tradeoffs
Authors Michele R. Crist, Karen Prentice, Jeanne C. Chambers, Sue Phillips, Lief A. Wiechman
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype Other Government Series
Index ID 70204117
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center