A Guide to Tools for Landscape Planning


The Ecosystem-Based Management (EBM) Tools Network, OpenChannels.org, and the North Pacific Landscape Conservation Cooperative are pleased to announce that they will host a webinar on "A Guide to Tools for Landscape Conservation Planning" by Patrick Crist and Kat Maybury of NatureServe. 

Tribal, agency, conservation organization, and private sector managers are engaged in landscape-scale planning to conserve and sustainably manage natural and cultural resources in the North Pacific region of the United States and Canada. Tools that facilitate this work vary greatly, and managers often find it very difficult and time consuming to select tools appropriate for their work. Through funding from the North Pacific Landscape Conservation Cooperative, NatureServe has created a guide to tools that support landscape-level conservation in the face of climate change for natural resources managers in that region. This guide, based on surveys of tool needs for the region, emphasizes tools currently in use in the North Pacific region of the United States and Canada and augments with other proven tools. Much of the guide is also applicable to landscape-scale conservation planning in other regions as well. For this work, tools were defined broadly as applications that facilitate: 1) gathering and distributing relevant data (e.g. regional databases that support queries and downloads), 2) conducting analyses and modeling (e.g. vulnerability assessments), 3) visualizing data and analysis/modeling results (including current and potential future conditions), and 4) integrating information into planning for conservation, land use, and land management. This webinar discussion will provide a brief overview of the guide and tools.

Webinar co-sponsored by the OpenChannels.org.

The webinar will also be available for future viewing on the NPLCC YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCj--8Oy0kDMUy82V2QTNYNg