Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorHardy, Robert Dean
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T18:19:04Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T18:19:04Z
dc.date.issued2009-08
dc.identifier.otherhardy_robert_d_200908_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/hardy_robert_d_200908_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/25814
dc.description.abstractPrivate land conservation is becoming increasingly important as economic incentives expand and evidence of ecological significance of private land accumulates. Ensuring the transfer of ecological knowledge derived from scientific research to conservation practitioners is imperative for closing the research – implementation gap. I addressed this gap locally with a conservation assessment of the Upper Oconee Subbasin in Northeast Georgia, driven by stakeholder input and Georgia policy. I analyzed nine conservation features with parcels and five acre block boundaries to evaluate the most efficient method for identifying Priority Parcels for easement recruitment by the Oconee River Land Trust and Athens Land Trust. Priority Parcels identified by summing block scores within parcels was the most efficient method. One-hundred one Priority Parcels were identified for easement recruitment. The results will be incorporated into the conservation planning strategies of the two land trusts and used in their easement recruitment campaigns.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectconservation
dc.subjectpriority strategy
dc.subjectland trust
dc.subjectecosystems services
dc.subjectgeorgia land conservation program
dc.subjectconservation easement
dc.titleWorking to close the research-implementation gap
dc.title.alternativea conservation assessment of the Upper Oconee subbasin in Georgia, USA to identify parcels for easement recruitment
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMS
dc.description.departmentInstitute of Ecology
dc.description.majorEcology
dc.description.advisorLaurie Fowler
dc.description.committeeLaurie Fowler
dc.description.committeeJeffrey A. Hepinstall
dc.description.committeeRonald Carroll


Files in this item

FilesSizeFormatView

There are no files associated with this item.

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record