Contact Us  |  Search:  
 
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Science and Technology for Sustainability Program
Science and Technology for Sustainability Program
Policy and Global Affairs
Home About Us STS Roundtable Sustainability Across The Academies
Quick Links

Newsletter

Download a description of our program

Upcoming Events

Roundtable on Science and Technology for Sustainability
January 30, Washington, DC

View a list of
Sustainability-related meetings at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Recent Events

The Network for Emerging Leaders in Sustainability (NELS)
October 26, Washington, DC


The Network for Emerging Leaders in Sustainability (NELS)

June 13, 2017, Washington, DC


Roundtable on Science and Technology for Sustainability

June 12, 2017, Washington, DC


Sustainability at the National Academies

May 31, 2017, Washington, DC


Meeting 4: Housing, Health, and Homelessness: Evaluating the Evidence

January 26-27, 2017, Washington, DC


Slider small image - STS WorkshopWorkshop on Landscape Approaches and Multi-Resource Assessments for Natural Resource Management
  Project Information  

Project Scope
Meetings and Events
Reports
Members
Sponsors


Project Scope

An expert committee under the Science and Technology for Sustainability (STS) Program conducted a workshop on landscape approaches and multi-resource assessments to better inform federal decision making on the sustainable management of natural resources. These approaches focused on the inter-relationships among different natural resources at multiple scales within a framework that accommodates social, economic, and environmental linkages.

The workshop identified knowledge gaps and priority areas for research, and used case studies to illustrate how these approaches have been effectively integrated into practice.  The workshop examined several goals and questions:

  • How can multiple resource assessments and ecosystem services be defined and integrated into a practical, overarching landscape-based framework to guide decision making?
  • What key relationships among natural resources need to be incorporated into landscape analysis, and what social, economic, and environmental impacts are most relevant?
  • What are the most effective approaches for designing a value structure for multiple resources?
  • What best practices can be implemented to ensure that these approaches will be beneficial to and utilized by key stakeholders, land managers, and ultimately, policy-makers?

The workshop included key federal agencies, policymakers, and the broader scientific community in a discussion of how to incorporate these approaches more broadly into the sustainable management of natural resources.  


Meetngs & Events

Workshop on Landscape Approaches and Multi-Resource Assessments for Natural Resource Management
National Academy of Sciences
2101 Constitution Ave NW
Washington, DC 20418


June 2, 2015

Workshop Agenda

8:30 AM     Welcome 
                   Jerry Miller, Director, Science and Technology for Sustainability Program, The National Academies of
                   Sciences, Engineering and Medicine

8:35 AM     Introduction
                   Ingrid Burke, Director, Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources, University of Wyoming  

8:40 AM     Keynote Panel: Decision-Oriented Approaches to Natural Resource Management
                   Suzette Kimball, Acting Director, U.S. Geological Survey 
                   Steven Ellis, Deputy Director, Bureau of Land Management 
                   Ann Bartuska, Deputy Under Secretary for Research, Education, and Economics, U.S. Department of Agriculture   

9:40 AM     Identifying Needs and Challenges for Landscape and Multi-Resource Analyses
                   Moderator: Kit Muller, Management and Program Analyst, Bureau of Land Management  

                        Elsa Haubold, National Landscape Conservation Cooperatives Coordinator, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service  
                        Ione Taylor, Executive Director of Earth and Energy Resources Leadership, Queens University

10:50 AM   BREAK

11:05 AM   Methods for Spatial Analysis: Identifying Scenarios
                    Moderator: Steve Bergman, Principal Regional Geologist, Shell International Exploration and Production Co.  

                         Lisa Wainger, Research Professor, University of Maryland  
                         Murray Hitzman, Charles F. Fogarty Professor Economic Geology, Colorado School of Mines  
                         Dean Urban, Professor of Landscape Ecology, Duke University 

12:15 PM  LUNCH

1:00 PM    Methods for Evaluating Scenarios: Reconciling Quantities and Values
                   Moderator: Patrick Huber, Project Scientist, Information Center for the Environment, University of California, Davis 

                        Richard Bernknopf, Research Professor, University of New Mexico  
                        Karen Jenni, President, Insight Decisions LLC  
                        Robert Johnston, Director and Research Professor, George Perkins Marsh Institute, Clark University 

2:10 PM    Discussion

3:00 PM    BREAK

3:15 PM    Multi-Disciplinary and Cross-Agency Synthesis
                   Moderator: Joseph Kiesecker, Lead Scientist, The Nature Conservancy’s Conservation Lands Team  

                       Mark Schaefer, Global Fellow, Science and Technology Innovation Program, Wilson Center  
                       Gail Bingham, President Emeritus, RESOLVE  
                       Paul Sandifer, College of Charleston and Former Chief Science Advisor, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 

4:25 PM    Discussion

4:55 PM    Wrap-up

5:00 PM    ADJOURN

Disclaimer: This website contains unedited verbatim presentations made by workshop participants and is not an official report of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. Opinions and statements included in this material are solely those of the individual authors. They have not been verified as accurate, nor do they necessarily represent the views of other workshop participants, the planning committee, or the Academies.


Reports


Integrating Landscape Approaches and Multi-Resource Analysis into Natural Resource Management: Summary of a Workshop
Integrating Landscape Approaches and Multi-Resource Analysis into Natural Resource Management: 
Summary of a Workshop
 (2016)
The responsible management of natural resources for present-day needs and future generations requires integrated approaches that are place-based, embrace systems thinking, and incorporate the social, economic, and environmental considerations of sustainability. In June 2015, the STS Program convened a workshop on using landscape-based approaches and mutli-resource analysis to better inform federal decision making for the sustainable management of natural resources. This report summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop.






Committee Members

  • Ingrid Burke
    Director and Professor, Haub School and Ruckelshaus Institute of Environment and Natural Resources, Department of Botany, University of Wyoming
  • Steve Bergman
    Principal Regional Geologist, Shell International Exploration & Production Company
  • Robert Johnston
    Director and Professor, George Perkins Marsh Institute, Clark University
  • Joe Kiesecker
    Lead Scientist, Conservation Lands Team, The Nature Conservancy
  • Elizabeth Murray
    Research Biologist, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Staff
  • Dominic Brose
    Program Officer, Science and Technology for Sustainability Program

Sponsors

The project is supported by the U.S. Geological Survey and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.