LDC1.1: Gain a better understanding of current habitat conditions
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Regional Priority Approach Description
Note, “ecologically important areas” is a generic term that, once defined, can support restoration or protection prioritization. It may include critical areas.
Approach - Gain a better understanding of current habitat conditions.
Desired Outcome - Based on enhanced understanding of ecologically important lands, protection and restoration efforts are directed to areas where actions will have a high impact.
Policy Needs - N/A
- Define lands that are important for ecological function.
- Develop an agreed upon understanding of all ecologically important land that includes designated critical areas.
- Quantify the ecosystem services of ecologically important areas.
- Describe the datasets and protocols that will be used (such as High Resolution Change Detection, WDFW Ecological Integrity Monitoring, etc.).
- Describe how your project will identify interpretations and/or apply definitions of critical areas and/or ecologically important lands. Consider including existing definitions (such as critical habitat for state-listed species in DFW Priority Habitat Species data, and unstable slopes from Washington Geologic Survey) and multiple partners.
- Describe how additional data collection will be used to improve decision-making.
- Describe who the intended users of the final product will be and how they will engage in the project.
Local Context - Local context provides additional specificity on how a Regional Priority approach should be implemented in each local area; examples include sequencing, partners to consider, and critical areas. Local context for this Regional Priority approach is available here.
Regional Priority Approach Near Term Actions Map
No Puget Sound Recovery Progress Measures set for this Regional Priority Approach.