small bird graphic What is Adaptive Management?

Adaptive management focuses on learning and adapting, through partnerships of managers, scientists, and other stakeholders who learn together how to create and maintain sustainable ecosystems.

Adaptive management:
bullet arrow helps science managers maintain FLEXIBILTY in their decisions, knowing that uncertainties exist and provides managers the latitude to change direction
bullet will improve UNDERSTANDING of ecological systems to achieve management objectives
bullet is about taking ACTION to improve progress towards desired outcomes.

Technical Guide Chapter 1 (PDF 7 pages)

Diagram of the adaptive management process, Assess problem, Design, Implement, Monitor, Evaluate, Adjust Diagram of the adaptive management process.