Visualizing collaborative conservation : a picture is really worth a thousand words!
One of the main challenges facing collaborative conservation efforts is the need to clearly communicate land management alternatives with diverse stakeholders and to engage all participants in shaping these alternatives into a mutually agreeable plan of action. Despite the use of GIS maps, management plans, and engineering drawings, many stakeholders still have difficulty in conceptualizing what a proposed conservation action will actually look like on the landscape. This lack of understanding often creates impassable barriers in the collaborative planning process and is exacerbated by the ...
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