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Conservation Planning Using Landscape Conservation Forecasting™ SELECTED REPORTS

 
 
link DOWNLOAD FILE: Contact Jeannie Patton

These final reports, published papers, and other materials contain a body of work showing the birth and application of a method called Landscape Conservation Forecasting™ (LCF) -- originally termed Enhanced-Conservation Action Planning.

LCF summary is shown in a poster and explained in six simple steps. 

Watch a video showing how LCF was used in the Cherokee National Forest.

Primary contact: Louis Provencher, Director of Science, TNC-Nevada

 

THE REPORTS MENTIONED BELOW (AND OTHERS) ARE STORED IN A ZIP FILE. PLEASE CONTACT JEANNIE PATTON TO RECEIVE THE FILE DIRECTLY VIA LARGE FILE ATTACHMENT to EMAIL.

The birth of Landscape Conservation Forecasting can be traced to one of the first “A to Z” implementation of the Fire Regime Condition Class (FRCC) rapid assessment methodology using local remote sensing, state-and-transition models, FRCC mapping and partitioning, and Fire Regime Condition departure values to identify strategic management decisions for different ecological systems on 45,000-acre Mt. Grant (NV). This approach was repeated with local remote sensing in the 1.1 million-acre Grouse Creek Mountains-Raft River Mountains project area of northwest Utah. 

An important component of LCF is remote sensing à la LANDFIRE.  Two projects explored this aspect in the Spring Mountains and at the Wassuk Range (NV).

The first complete implementation of LCF with local remote sensing and return-on-investment analysis was for the Bodie Hills (CA) and included the first integration of management modeling with and without climate change. *
 
Climate change modeling and adaptation was repeated for the 5 million-acre Northern Sierra Project using LANDFIRE biophysical setting and Sclass geodata updated with National Forests geodata; however, the report also contains climate change refugia and vulnerability assessments that are not part of LCF.
 
A series of reports portray the evolution in Ward Mountain (NV), Great Basin National Park (NV), Fremont River Ranger District (UT), and the Powell Ranger District (UT).
 
 
*More on Bodie Hills:
LANDFIRE National Report (351 KB)
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