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- For information on Wisconsin's Ecological Landscapes, contact:
- Andy Stoltman
Ecological Landscapes of Wisconsin
"The Ecological Landscapes of Wisconsin" is a book that identifies the best areas of the state to manage for different natural communities, key habitats, aquatic features and native plants and animals from an ecosystem management perspective. It also highlights socio-economic activities that are compatible with sustaining these important features across Wisconsin. In addition, it prioritizes Wisconsin's most ecologically-important resources relative to the rest of the continent and beyond.
The book provides information to assist management and planning decisions at different scales and encourages use of a long-term perspective. It is intended to help users better understand the ecology and socio-economic characteristics of the 16 Ecological Landscapes that make up Wisconsin, so all of Wisconsin's native species and natural communities can be sustained.
Part One: Introductory Material
Part Two - Ecological Landscape Analyses
Part 2 provides a detailed assessment of the ecological and socio-economic conditions for each of the 16 individual ecological landscapes. These chapters identify important considerations when planning management actions in a given ecological landscape and suggest management opportunities that are compatible with the ecology of the ecological landscape.
Part Three - Supporting Materials
- Appendix A. Ecosystem Management Planning Team Members
- Appendix B. Abbreviations used in the Ecological Landscapes of Wisconsin
- Appendix C. Data Sources used in the Ecological Landscapes of Wisconsin
- Appendix D. Descriptions of Specific Ecosystem Management Concepts
- Appendix E. Opportunities for Sustaining Natural Communities in Each Ecological Landscape
- Appendix F. Some Important Natural Resource Plans and Assessments
- Appendix G. Descriptions of Natural Communities, Aquatic Features, and Selected Habitats
- Appendix H. Statewide maps
- Appendix I. Forest types that were combined into Forest Type Groups based on Forestry Inventory and Analysis (FIA) data
- Recommended Readings and References
- About the Authors