There is growing evidence that headwater stream ecosystems are especially vulnerable to changing climate and land use, but their conservation is challenged by the need to address the threats at a landscape scale, often through coordination with multiple management agencies and landowners. This project seeks to fill a gap, providing an example of cooperative landscape decision-making to address the conservation of headwater stream ecosystems in the face of climate change.
The final report, "Making decisions in complex landscapes: headwater stream management across multiple agencies" is now available. Project lead: Evan Grant, USGS and Department of Environmental Conservation, UMass Amherst
Written by Communications Intern Mike Crowley