The Nature Conservancy in Nevada developed the Landscape Conservation ForecastingTM (LCF) methodology that uses remotely-sensed vegetation map layers, scenario-based state-and-transition simulation models of ecological systems, and metrics of success. LCF can forecast how simulated activities and environmental changes might impact the departure from desired future conditions in mapped ecological systems. TNC-Nevada has used LCF to consider climate change impacts, fire management, range management, sage grouse habitat conservation, federally-listed Utah prairie dog habitat conservation, and other landscape dynamics.  

DOI-​Barrick Sage Grouse Agreement (March 2015)

 

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