A framework for setting watershed-scale priorities for forest and freshwater restoration on...

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Literature
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Albert, D., L. Baker, S. Howell, K. V. Koski, and R. Bosworth. 2008. A framework for setting watershed-scale priorities for forest and freshwater restoration on Prince of Wales Island. The Nature Conservancy, Juneau, Alaska.
Year Published: 
2008
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The Nature Conservancy
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The purpose of this project has been to develop and implement a systematic framework for prioritizing investment in restoration activities among watersheds on Prince of Wales Island. For the purposes of this report, restoration is defined as the process of reestablishing a self-sustaining habitat that in time can come to closely resemble a natural condition in terms of structure and function (Turner and Streever 2002). The Nature Conservancy's (TNC) methodology involved development of a consensus approach to priority setting, inclusion of the best available science and previous efforts, and a transparent decision framework that can be used across a mix of land ownerships. While this framework is designed specifically for Prince of Wales Island, it can be generalized to evaluate priorities throughout Southeast Alaska

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Southeast Alaska, subsistence, Tlingit, Haida, Tsimshian, Klawock, Kasaan, Hydaburg, watershed, precipitation, hydrology, water quality, management, restoration

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