Cumulative Effects and Land-Use Planning

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Planning for sustainable human land use requires understanding the socio-economic, cultural and ecological trade-offs associated with land-use decisions. To help clients make informed decisions, we provide defensible, transparent, and science-based information on the interactions between human land use and ecosystems. In doing this, we focus on land management, biodiversity, and traditional (indigenous) land use and knowledge.

Together with our clients, we:

  • Examine the range of goals (social, cultural, economic, and environmental) for a landscape or region.
  • Identify and understand current and future constraints (e.g. cumulative impacts of development) to meeting these goals.
  • Identify management solutions to prioritize key land-use goals, and achieve viable mitigations of land-use impacts.