Ecosystem_Management_11_13_07

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Announcements 1. Presentations: Turn in peer review forms today or Thursday. 2. Exam review 3. Other announcements?
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Ecosystem Management Learning Objectives: Unit 3: Understand emerging issues in FIW management and the limitations of our current knowledge: ecosystem management. Unit 3: Understand the concept of adaptive management and sketch an adaptive management scenario.
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So what is ecosystem management?
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Ecosystem Management is an ecologically based natural resource strategy that maintains ecosystem integrity while producing essential commodities and other values in a manner that is ecologically sustainable , socially acceptable , and economically feasible . Ecosystem Management
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ecosystem integrity all parts and their functional processes remain
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essential commodities aesthetic qualities, wood products, food products
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ecologically sustainable future generations will sustain through time, client base is the future
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socially acceptable public owns the resource, must manage accordingly
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economically feasible must not cause us to break the bank!
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1. Maintain viable populations of all native species in their original area 1. Represent in protected areas, all native ecosystem types across their natural range of variation 1. Maintain evolutionary and ecological processes 1. Manage over time-periods long enough to maintain the evolutionary potential of species and ecosystems 1. Accommodate human use and occupancy within these constraints Goals for Ecosystem Management
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Biodiversity continues to decrease
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