Scales in Conservation Planning
Scale is a critical variable. In order to effectivtely develop conservation plans across multiple scales, we must develop decision support tools to help us deal with the inherent complexities of working across such a large
geography as the range of Pacific salmon.
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Scale is a critical variable as we move from the global to the regional to the local. There are different ecological processes, data availability, and planning units at each scale. Thus, the set of decision support and conservation planning tools must be flexible to meet the planning needs at each scale..