The Conservation Efforts Database: Improving our knowledge of landscape conservation actions

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Abstract

The Conservation Efforts Database (CED) is a secure, cloud-based tool that can be used to document and track conservation actions across landscapes. A recently released factsheet describes this tool ahead of the rollout of CED version 2.0. The CED was developed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the USGS, and the Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperative to support the 2015 Endangered Species Act status review for greater sage-grouse. Currently, the CED accepts policy-level data, such as Land Use Plans, and treatment level data, such as conifer removals and post-fire recovery efforts, as custom spatial and non-spatial records. In addition to a species assessment tool, the CED can also be used to summarize the extent of restoration efforts within a specific area or to strategically site conservation actions based on the location of other implemented actions. The CED can be an important tool, along with post-conservation monitoring, for implementing landscape-scale adaptive management.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype Other Report
Title The Conservation Efforts Database: Improving our knowledge of landscape conservation actions
Year Published 2017
Language English
Publisher Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperative
Contributing office(s) Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center
Description 2 p.
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