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Bioregional Assessments: Science at the Crossroads of Management and Policy

Edited By: K Norman Johnson, Frederick Swanson, Margaret Herring and Sarah Greene

398 pages, no illustrations

Island Press

Paperback | Jan 1999 | #84393 | ISBN: 1559636580
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Hardback | Jan 1999 | #84392 | ISBN: 1559636572
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About this book

Bioregional assessment is a new approach to environmental management and policymaking that brings together experts on a range of issues to assess existing ecological and social conditions and to provide a base of knowledge from which to develop policy options and management decisions. This volume synthesizes the knowledge from many regions by examining the assessment process and detailing a series of case studies in the USA.


Practice and theory of bioregional assessments; learning from the past and moving to the future; assessing for understanding in complex regional systems; the role of science in bioregional assessments; a political context model for bioregional assessments; case histories and reviews; Forest Ecosystem Management Assessment Team (FEMAT) assessment; Great Lakes; St Lawrence River Basin assessments; Everglades; South Florida assessments; northern forest lands assessments; Southern California Natural Community Conservation Planning (NCCP); interior Columbia Basin ecosystem management project; Sierra Nevada Ecosystem Project (SNEP); management review; policy review; synthesis; understanding bioregional assessments.

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