The success of complex, regional strategies depends on the ability to evaluate the process of implementation as well as progress toward achieving intended outcomes. The Southeast Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy and the Comprehensive Strategy for Prescribed Fire to Restore Longleaf Pine in the Southeast United States are examples of regional strategies that require extensive efforts across a large landscape. This article presents a framework developed by North Carolina State University Extension Forestry for evaluating these types of regional strategies so that informed recommendations for resource allocation, new program development, and strategic collaboration can be made.
Diaz, J. M., Fawcett, J. E., Jayaratne, K., & Bruce, J. (2017). A Framework for the Evaluation of Large-Scale Regional Conservation and Management Strategies. Journal of Extension, 55(3), Article 21. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol55/iss3/21