California Legacy Project

Systematic conservation planning is concerned with developing scientifically-guided conservation strategies over large planning areas. It requires formal measures of biodiversity, explicit conservation goals, recognition of trade-offs between biological conservation and other social goals, and explicit and repeatable procedures for producing alternative plans. The goal of this workgroup is to assist the State of California by bringing systematic conservation planning theory and methods to bear on the design and implementation of the California Continuing Resource Investment Strategy Project (CCRISP). CCRISP, an initiative of The Resources Agency of California, is a cooperative, comprehensive planning effort to develop a set of policy and strategy recommendations on protecting California's diverse biological and natural resources (
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Frank W. Davis

Project Period: 

December, 2000 to August, 2003

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