bullet Approach to Adaptive Management

Everyday, Interior Department bureaus must make complex land management decisions, often with uncertain or incomplete information. Adaptive management offers a tool to help bureaus make better decisions in this context of uncertainty as the bureaus are accumulating more information. The Department's policy on adaptive management will provide for better understanding and use of adaptive management by all Interior's bureaus.


bullet What is Adaptive Management?

For many of the challenges that now face the natural resources management community, adaptive management holds great promise. Adaptive management involves ongoing, real-time learning and knowledge creation, both in a substantive sense and in terms of the adaptive process itself.  Button Link to more information


bullet Getting Started with Adaptive Management

small bullet and link  When should it be used?

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bullet AM In Use


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