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Adaptive management on the central Platte River - Science, engineering, and decision analysis to assist in the recovery of four species.
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PMID:  20971546     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Active adaptive management is the centerpiece of a major species recovery program now underway on the central Platte River in Nebraska. The Platte River Recovery Implementation Program initiated on January 1, 2007 and is a joint effort between the states of Colorado, Wyoming, and Nebraska; the U.S. Department of the Interior; waters users; and conservation groups. This program is intended to address issues related to endangered species and loss of habitat along the Platte River in central Nebraska by managing land and water resources and using adaptive management as its science framework. The adaptive management plan provides a systematic process to test hypotheses and apply the information learned to improve management on the ground, and is centered on conceptual models and priority hypotheses that reflect different interpretations of how river processes work and the best approach to meeting key objectives. This framework reveals a shared attempt to use the best available science to implement experiments, learn, and revise management actions accordingly on the Platte River. This paper focuses on the status of adaptive management implementation on the Platte, experimental and habitat design issues, and the use of decision analysis tools to help set objectives and guide decisions.
Chadwin B Smith
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-10-23
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of environmental management     Volume:  92     ISSN:  1095-8630     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Environ. Manage.     Publication Date:  2011 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-03-04     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401664     Medline TA:  J Environ Manage     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1414-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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