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Monitoring California Hardwood Rangeland Resources: An Adaptive ApproachAuthor(s): Raul Tuazon
Source: In: Standiford, Richard B., tech. coord. 1991. Proceedings of the symposium on oak woodlands and hardwood rangeland management; October 31 - November 2, 1990; Davis, California. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-126. Berkeley, CA: Pacific Southwest Research Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; p. 165-169
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Pacific Southwest Research Station
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DescriptionThis paper describes monitoring hardwood rangelands in California within the context of an adaptive or anticipatory approach. A heuristic process of policy evolution under conditions of complexity and uncertainty is presented. Long-term, short-term and program effectiveness monitoring for hardwood rangelands are discussed relative to the process described. The objectives of monitoring include establishing baseline information about the extent, status and condition of hardwood rangelands throughout the state. Baseline information serves as a starting point for detecting change, evaluating the forces driving these changes, evaluating risk and identifying areas where policy actions are needed. Baseline and trend information also serve to invalidate analysis and modeling that has occurred, and improve our understanding of the ecological and social systems involved. Implications for monitoring under conditions of uncertainty and complexity, including what to monitor, how and when, are discussed.
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CitationTuazon, Raul. 1991. Monitoring California Hardwood Rangeland Resources: An Adaptive Approach. In: Standiford, Richard B., tech. coord. 1991. Proceedings of the symposium on oak woodlands and hardwood rangeland management; October 31 - November 2, 1990; Davis, California. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-126. Berkeley, CA: Pacific Southwest Research Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; p. 165-169
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