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Landscape Conservation Forecasting™ POSTER


In a complex landscape, how do you choose the restoration strategy that provides the most benefit for the available budget? Landscape Conservation Forecasting (LCF) can help planners and stewards identify a set of restoration strategies that provides the most bang for the buck.

LCF was developed by the TNC Nevada Field Office (Louis Provencher, Greg Low and Susan Abele) with assistance from the TNC LANDFIRE Team. LCF works by using public domain tools to forecast how various activities and environmental changes impact the departure from desired future conditions for a series of restoration targets, with associated costs so funding needs and available budgets can be considered.

This poster illustrates how LCF was used in the Bodie Hills of Nevada. Photo of Bodie Hills ©Louis Provencher.