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    Author(s): Eleanor S. Towns
    Date: 2000
    Source: In: Ffolliott, Peter F.; Baker Jr., Malchus B.; Edminster, Carleton B.; Dillon, Madelyn C.; Mora, Karen L., tech. coords. Land Stewardship in the 21st Century: The Contributions of Watershed Management; 2000 March 13-16; Tucson, AZ. Proc. RMRS-P-13. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 74-80.
    Publication Series: Proceedings (P)
    Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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    Shared resources are universal resources that are vital for sustaining communities, enhancing our quality of life and preserving ecosystem health. We have a shared responsibility to conserve shared resources and preserve their integrity for future generations. Resource integration is accomplished through ecosystem management, often at a watershed scale. The shared outcome of resource integration is sustainability, which can be measured with the appropriate criteria and indicators. Using a watershed approach to land stewardship, we can identify priority problems, obtain stakeholder involvement, integrate the support and participation of multiple agencies, and measure success through monitoring.

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    Towns, Eleanor S. 2000. Resource integration and shared outcomes at the watershed scale. In: Ffolliott, Peter F.; Baker Jr., Malchus B.; Edminster, Carleton B.; Dillon, Madelyn C.; Mora, Karen L., tech. coords. Land Stewardship in the 21st Century: The Contributions of Watershed Management; 2000 March 13-16; Tucson, AZ. Proc. RMRS-P-13. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 74-80.

    Keywords

    land stewardship, watershed management, ecosystem-based management, natural resources, conservation, sustainable development, sustainable use

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