Terrestrial Natural Community Health Indices: Methods Development and Implementation Protocol

Date Published: 

Monday, April 26, 2021


  • Mike Leahy

Paper Summary/Abstract: 

Natural resource managers need tools to rapidly assess natural community condition that go beyond professional experience and instincts. Increasingly state and federal natural resource agencies are asking for effectiveness monitoring rather than implementation monitoring only.
We are being asked to not just report on the sum of acres treated with a management prescription but the more difficult question of “Is the trend in the particular resource treated heading in the direction we want?”

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