Adaptive Natural Resource Management: Tools for Implementation

Session Type:  Speed Session (20 miniutes)

Track: Conservation

 

Adaptive natural resource management is a structured, iterative process that allows for robust decision making in the face of uncertainty by learning from previous management outcomes. This session will provide a basic overview of the adaptive management cycle, along with real-world examples of tools used by Metroparks Toledo (Ohio) to drive implementation of our site-specific and long-range resource management plans. We will discuss the role of GIS, rapid ecological assessments, systemwide monitoring protocols and tracking of management inputs.

 

Learning Outcomes:

Learn about the adaptive resource management cycle, how it relates to the National Recreation and Park Association’s conservation pillar, and what resources are available for its implementation.

 

Speakers:

Tim Schetter

Director of Natural Resources, Metroparks Toledo, Ohio

Tim Schetter oversees conservation planning, natural resource management and land protection for Metroparks Toledo. Schetter is a Certified Wildlife Biologist with advanced degrees in wildlife ecology and conservation biology. He has more than 20 years of professional experience in natural-areas conservation with an emphasis on implementing habitat protection and restoration projects in Lake Erie's western basin.

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