Landscape-scale conservation planning performed in a systematic and transparent manner is becoming more common as it is increasingly evident that ecological processes are being affected at large spatial scales. The Appalachian Landscape Conservation Cooperative undertook a 15-state landscape conservation planning project, resulting in a landscape conservation design called NatureScape. To facilitate NatureScape's implementation by groups and individuals participating in on-the-ground landscape conservation, we developed an online decision support tool. This tool has the potential to assist Extension services in delivering research-based information to varied stakeholders as they make land use decisions.
Hanks, R. D., Baldwin, R. F., Leonard, P. B., & Bee, G. B. (2019). Interactive Online Tool for Educating the Public About Landscape Conservation. Journal of Extension, 57(2), Article 6. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol57/iss2/6