NCEAS Project 3500

Decision support for conservation planning (Hosted by NCEAS)

  • Peter A. Stine
  • Richard L. Church
  • Ross Gerrard

ActivityDatesFurther Information
Working Group10th—10th August 2000Participant List  
Working Group24th—24th April 2001Participant List  

Abstract
Research effort to improve decision support for habitat conservation planning. This approach is intended to develop a computer tool accessible and useable by local HCP planning teams using off-the-shelf software combined with some customized modules tailored for the HCP process. Primary objectives include: � Multi-objective; species, habitat, variety of land-use planning considerations; � Combine the best available biotic data and socio-economic data; � GIS and database software, and optimization models; � Produce alternative potential solutions that appropriately evaluate conservation goals as well as socio-economic goals; � Identify land allocation alternatives that attain the best balance of both.