U.S. Department of Agriculture: Forest Service -- National Agroforestry Center


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K. M. Reynolds et al. (eds.), Making Transparent Environmental Management Decisions, Environmental Science and Engineering, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-32000-2_5


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Core design components of the Ecosystem Management Decision Support system were used to develop and implement the integrated restoration and protection strategy of the Northern Region of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service. Scenarios that spatially optimized hazardous fuel reduction, protected developed recreation values, and improved watershed conditions are presented to illustrate how the evaluation and decision modeling capabilities of the decision support system can be used sequentially in both strategic and tactical planning.