Insight into Enabling Adaptive Management

Document Details:

Title: Insight into Enabling Adaptive Management
Category: Technical Report
File: Greig-et-al_2013_0152_Insight-into-Enabling-Adaptive-Management.pdf
Updated Date: 17.01.2017
Author(s)/Source(s): Lorne A. Greig, David R. Marmorek, Carol Murray, Donald C. E. Robinson
Publication Date: 2013
Focal Topic: Adaptive Management

The U.S. National Commission on Science for Sustainable Forestry recognized a need for effective adaptive management to support management for biological diversity. However, difficulties in implementing adaptive management in the U.S. Northwest Forest Plan led the Commission to wonder if comparisons across multiple adaptive management trials in the forest sector could provide insight into the factors that serve to enable or inhibit adaptive management. This comparison and the resulting discussions among a group of seasoned practitioners, with adaptive management experience at a variety of scales and levels of complexity, led to insights into a hierarchy of ten factors that can serve to either enable or inhibit implementation. Doing high quality adaptive management is about doing good science to enable learning from management experience. Enabling adaptive management though is about working with people to understand their concerns, to develop a common understanding and an environment of trust that allows adaptive

Keyword Tags:
Adaptive Management cycle, Community Involvement, Planning