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Author Thompson, Matthew P., author.

Title The science of decisionmaking : applications for sustainable forest and grassland management in the National Forest System / Matthew P. Thompson [and seven others].

Publication Info. [Washington, D.C.] : United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, July 2013.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Federal Documents Online  A 13.88:WO-88    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (vi, 54 pages) : color illustrations.
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series General Technical Report / Forest Service ; WO-88
General technical report WO ; 88.
Note Title from title screen (viewed January 8, 2016).
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 52-54).
Summary " ... This General Technical Report (GTR) presents highlights from the existing body of work, illustrations of the relevance to land management decisionmaking, and tips on how to enhance the effectiveness of each aspect within the entire process. As a result of increased natural resource demands and expectations from the public, agencies, and natural resource managers for "sound decisions based in science," the demand for decision science expertise has grown. Hence, we are excited about this synthesis of decision science for land management. Decision science principles and their component decision-support approaches and tools have become bridges between the "process" of decisionmaking and the "content" of environmental sciences. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Forest Service and other organizations have intensified efforts to develop structured decision processes; we believe those processes provide value in codifying and providing access to science and in enhancing problem-solving in complex and uncertain environments more effectively. We are pleased that this report has explored the intersection between "process" and "content" sciences in the design and use of decision support and in the context of National Forest System (NFS) decisionmaking. When we asked the authors to take stock of our body of decision-support systems and tools, they organized their response under an anatomical framework for generalized decision process that is well established and documented in the decision sciences. Their work has opened a whole new perspective on our investments in decision science and science for decisions. The authors took the charge further by surveying users to better understand how they put these tools to use. The result has been an integrative approach to better understanding how decision-support systems and tools supplement different phases of decision processes, how we can design them to better incorporate science, and how we can better frame and meet land managers' needs for scientific knowledge and expertise ..."--Foreword.
Subject National Forest System (U.S.) -- Management -- Decision making.
Sustainable forestry -- United States -- Management -- Decision making.
Forest management -- United States -- Decision making.
Grasslands -- Management -- Decision making.
Added Author United States. Forest Service, issuing body.
Added Title Sustainable forest and grassland management in the National Forest System
Other Form: Print version: Thompson, Matthew P. Science of decisionmaking (DLC) 2013455753 (OCoLC)894032672
Gpo Item No. 0083-B-06 (online)
Sudoc No. A 13.88:WO-88

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