Product Type: Science Feature
Author(s): Allen, C.D. and J. Wilson
Allen, C.D. and J. Wilson. 2002. A sense of place: A place-based approach to science for land management. http://www.fort.usgs.gov/resources/spotlight/place/.
This publication is available from the USGS Fort Collins Science Center .
Natural resource managers entrusted with the stewardship of our public lands have long known that decision-making related to restoring, managing, and protecting these ecosystems in a sustainable way is complex. They need relevant, up-to-date information to understand and manage specific landscapes. Much research on public wildlands, however, is conducted by scientists based out of university or urban research centers distant from the land and its local managers. Although these research efforts result in valuable findings, the information may not address site-specific management needs...