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Interactive online tool for educating the public about landscape conservation

Collection:
Agricultural Communications Documentation Center (ACDC)
Contributor:
Hanks, R. Daniel (main author), Baldwin, Robert F. (author), Leonard, Paul B. (author), Bee, Gillian B. (author), Claflin, Patrick (author)
Format:
Online journal article
Publication Date:
2019-04
URL:
https://joe.org/joe/2019april/tt5.php
Published:
USA: Extension Journal, Inc.
Location:
Agricultural Communications Documentation Center, Funk Library, University of Illinois
Subject Term:
conservation, environmental communication, extension communication, extension services, information needs, land use planning, natural resource management, scientific communication, transparency, NatureScape, Maps
Notes:
6 pages., Via online journal., Landscape-scale conservation planning performed in a systematic and transparent manner is becoming more common as it is increasingly evident that ecological processes are being affected at large spatial scales. The Appalachian Landscape Conservation Cooperative undertook a 15-state landscape conservation planning project, resulting in a landscape conservation design called NatureScape. To facilitate NatureScape's implementation by groups and individuals participating in on-the-ground landscape conservation, we developed an online decision support tool. This tool has the potential to assist Extension services in delivering research-based information to varied stakeholders as they make land use decisions.