Application of ecological land classification in regional integrated resource planning.

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ContributionsAlberta. Alberta Energy and Natural Resources. Resource Evaluation and Planning Division., Alberta. Alberta Energy and Natural Resources.
LC ClassificationsHD319.A6 A66
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Paginationvi, 21 p. :
Number of Pages21
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The evaluation starts by selecting the land-use types (biotope types / ecosystem types), which are of regional relevance and by defining the land-use services and functions of regional interest. The land-use classification standards of CLC and the land-use services and functions (LUF) set described by Perez-Soba et al. () are available Cited by: 2. Get this from a library! Global to Local: Ecological Land Classification ; Thunderbay, Ontario, Canada, August , [R A Sims; I G W Corns; K Klinka;] -- Ecological Land Classification (ELC) refers to the description of land resources at a range of spatial resolutions (i.e. global to local) and for a range of purposes or values. The emerging science. "Ecological assessments are a critical component of land management planning and regulatory decision-making. the main intent of this book is to describe topics with particular importance to strategic integrated ecological assessments at a regional or sub-regional scale. the book provides both theoretical and practical advice for future. Traditional approaches to ecological land classification (ELC) can be enhanced by integrating, a priori, data describing disturbances (natural and human), in addition to the usual vegetation.

These facts suggest that effective riparian management could ameliorate many ecological issues related to land use and environmental quality. We contend that riparian corridors should play an essential role in water and landscape planning, in the restoration of aquatic systems, and in catalyzing institutional and societal cooperation for these Cited by:   Land use planning 1. LAND USE PLANNING 2. Land Use PlanningDefinitions:• Refers to the rational and judicious approach of allocating available land resources to different land using activities and for different functions consistent with the overall development vision/goal of a particular city• refers to a document embodying a set of policies accompanied by maps and similar illustrations. Natural resource management must integrate commercial development and use of forest resources with the maintenance of ecological values. The "New Perspectives" program of the U.S. Forest Service is responding to increased public environmental awareness and legislative mandates in placing a greater emphasis on ecosystem sustainability and non—traditional utilization of national by: land-use decisions may develop as stakeholders pursue DEFINITIONS Land cover: the ecological state and physical appearance of the land surface (e.g., closed forests, open forests, grasslands). Land use: the purpose to which land is put by humans (e.g., protected areas, forestry for timber products, plantations, row-crop agriculture, pastures File Size: KB.

Ecological Land Classification An Ecological Land Classification (ELC) is a mapping tool that identifies and describes areas of similar enduring physical attributes. It is based on features such as climate, elevation, topography, bedrock formation, and vegetation. land with valuable natural resources. Congress established the Sikes Act in to manage these lands for wildlife conservation and human access. The Sikes Act was amended in to develop and implement mutually agreed upon Integrated Natural Resource Management Plans (INRMPs) through voluntary cooperative agreementsFile Size: KB. 3. Ecological Land Cover Classification Development: Using data from the data assembly and subsequent field reconnaissance, AES created an ecological classification representing existing natural resources in the region, a GIS-based information database, and . Ecological Land Classification (ELC) The Ecological Land Classification provides tools and techniques for consistent description, identification, classification and mapping of community types. The ELC is now becoming a standard method across Ontario to meet the needs of .

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Ecological land classification is a cartographical delineation or regionalisation of distinct ecological areas, identified by their geology, topography, soils, vegetation, climate conditions, living species, habitats, water resources, and sometimes also anthropic factors. These factors control and influence biotic composition and ecological processes.

The Ecodistrict level of the Ecological Land Classification of Nova Scotia defines landscape ecosystems at the appropriate scale for Integrated Resource Management planning within the Province. The first step in developing an understanding of the landscape ecosystem is to compile a resource Size: 1MB.

The Canada Committee on Ecological Land Classification was created in to provide a national forum to encourage the development of a uniform national ecological approach to terrestrial ecosystem classification and mapping, and for the sound application of the ecological approach to sustainable resource management and planning.

Application of an integrated land classification. In: Proceedings, Artificial Regeneration of Conifers in the Upper Lakes Region. Octoberpp Green Bay, WI.

Ecological Land Classification (ELC) refers to the description of land resources at a range of spatial resolutions (i.e. global to local) and for a range of purposes or values.

The emerging science of ELC is in fact a very carefully integrated blend of vegetation and earth sciences. Application of Geospatial Ecological Tools and Data in the Planning and the test of the refined land use/land cover classification determined that the refined data can be used by regulatory and resource agencies for transportation planning, watershed conservation, and other green infrastructure efforts.

Capacity Project C40B has. Read "Global to Local: Ecological Land Classification Thunderbay, Ontario, Canada, August 14–17, " by available from Rakuten Kobo. Ecological Land Classification (ELC) refers to the description of land resources at a range of spatial resolutions (: Springer Netherlands.

Global to Local: Ecological Land Classification Thunderbay, Ontario, Canada, August 14–17, It provides particular insight into the role of ELC in current and future forest resource planning and management, and emphasizes its application and usefulness at various spatial scales, for a variety of geographic locations, and under a range.

Regional Development Planning; Issues and Realities 41st ISoCaRP Congress 3 examination of a number of physical, social, economic and environmental aspects of the building site and the neighboring sites.

The recognized purpose of any development is social investment. But human progress is not an automatic consequence of economic growth. Land-use planning is the process of regulating the use of land in an effort to promote more desirable social and environmental outcomes as well as a more efficient use of resources.

Goals of land use planning may include environmental conservation, restraint of urban sprawl, minimization of transport costs, prevention of land use conflicts, and a reduction in exposure to pollutants.

Ecological planning offers such a method. Application of the method allows planners and resource managers to better understand the nature and character of the land and/or resource and therefore make better decisions about its appropriate use or by: Regional science is a field of the social sciences concerned with analytical approaches to problems that are specifically urban, rural, or in regional science include, but are not limited to location theory or spatial economics, location modeling, transportation, migration analysis, land use and urban development, interindustry analysis, environmental and ecological analysis.

Using soils and land potential as a basis for land use decisions and conservation planning: A resilience-based strategy [abstract]. th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America (ESA). August 9. Terrestrial Ecological Unit Inventory Technical Guide i 1 Soil and Water Program Manager, Bridger-Teton National Forest, Jackson, WY.

2 Natural Resource Information System (NRIS) Terra Program Coordinator, Intermountain Region, Ogden, UT. 3 Ecologist, NRIS Terra Staff, Washington Office, Sandy, OR.

4 Ecologist, Pacific Northwest Region, Portland, OR. 5 Ecologist, Eastern Region, Milwaukee, WI. An Ecological Approach to Integrating Conservation and Highway Planning, Volume 2 is a summary of the approach and outcomes of a partner project, Integration of Conservation, Highway Planning, and Environmental Permitting through Development of an Outcome-Based Ecosystem-Scale Approach and Corresponding Credit System.

TRB’s second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2) Capacity Project C40B has released a report that explores the application of a geospatial tool to support integrated ecological planning at regional and local levels.

Its main objectives are to encourage the continued development and to promote the application of a uniform ecological ap- proach to land classification for resource planning and management, and en- vironmental impact assessment purposes (CCLEC, ).Cited by: Framework for integrated land use classification 1.

The classification should cover the total area of land that needs to be classified irrespective of the fact if it is being used for any economic activity. For this purpose we need to define land 2.

The categories of the classification should not overlap Size: 88KB. Description: Ecological Land Classification (ELC) systems are used to classify and describe ecosystems, by delineating areas of similar ecology at different scales, often within a nested or hierarchical framework.

Ecosystems can be defined and characterized on the basis of common features such as bedrock geology, climate, patterns of relief, and vegetation, which set them apart from other units. GWP was created in to foster integrated water resources management (IWRM), and to ensure the co-ordinated development and management of water, land and related resources by maximising economic and social welfare without compromising the sustainability of vital environmental systems.

The GWP global network is open to allFile Size: KB. Integrated land-use and regional resource management – A cross-disciplinary dialogue on future perspectives for a sustainable development of regional resources Edited by Christine Fürst, Katharina Helming, Carsten Lorz, Felix Müller, Peter H.

Verburg. ment to land use planning and development. The use Of the land is perhaps the most significant dHvi_ng force in human impact on the natural environment. Land development for human settlement and resource production poses critical impacts on the land itself, but also on water, and materials and enerv use.

TheFile Size: 3MB. Regional Planning provides a comprehensive introduction to the concepts and theory of regional planning in the UK. Drawing on examples from throughout the UK, it provides students and practitioners with a descriptive and analytical foundation for understanding this rapidly changing area of planning.

The book includes four main sections covering:5/5(1). Ecological assessments are a critical component of land management planning and regulatory decision-making. In the United States, for example, the National Environmental Policy Act of directs that the environmental consequences associated with proposed management of federal lands be fully disclosed to the general public through environmental impact assessments.

The present report reviews progress and problems in the development and application of integrated planning and management of land resources, in accordance with chapter 10 of Agenda 1 The.

To address our objective, we used Ecological Land Classification (ELC) to identify landscapes of the region. ELC was developed in by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources.

It is a hierarchical classification that defines similar and dissimilar areas using patterns among soil, vegetation, geology, climate and the general Size: 2MB. TRB’s second Strategic Highway Research Program 2 (SHRP 2) Report S2-CRW An Ecological Approach to Integrating Conservation and Highway Planning, Volume 2 is designed to help transportation and environmental professionals apply ecological principles early in the planning and programming process of highway capacity improvements to inform later environmental reviews and permitting.

Regional patterns of degradation on different geomorphic units Grass dynamics in trend plots: ca. km Public lands 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% % ic G v y Sa y Loss Loss-recovery Stability Bestelmeyer et al., J.

Arid Env., Chief, Ecological Planning and Assessment Social Science Analyst – Indian Trust Assets Regional Planning Coordinator Manager, Environmental Planning and Coordination Policy Analyst – Recreation Natural Resource Specialist Manager, Resource Management and Planning Landscape Architect Natural Resource Specialist Chief, Land Resources.

Ecogeographic analysis: A guide to the ecological division of land for resource management Technical Report (PDF Available) November with Reads How we measure 'reads'Author: Robert G Bailey.

3. Ecological Land Cover Classification and Natural Resource Inventory Outcomes The ELC classification and the NRI have provided an updated source of data for the Kansas City region that can be used by cities and counties within the metropolitan region for planning of community growth and development while also planning for resource Ecological Land Classification (ELC) system.

This classification of provincial and regional planning, while finer units are used for detailed resource management applications.

integrated and comprehensive planning for ecosystems across municipal Size: 1MB.The application of landscape ecological principles in landscape planning has proceeded to a point where adaptive methods are necessary. These methods enable decisions to made and implemented in plans based on best available knowledge, but with the explicit capacity to monitor their effectiveness and appropriateness over time.

Specific adaptive methods will be developed.