Guidelines for natural resource managers
|Authors:||Gudrun Schwilch, Matteo Jucker Riva and Hanspeter Liniger
|Source document:||Schwilch, G. et al. (2016) Comprehensive guidelines for natural resource managers. CASCADE Project Deliverable 7.3
In this section of CASCADiS we provide the stakeholders in the study sites with a practical instrument to learn about principles of dryland management and to potentially improve the long term sustainability/resilience of their land use and land management practices.The instrument is in the form of a set of guidelines for land managers to use in the contexts of forest fire, land abandonment and overgrazing.
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The variety of promising measures within the CASCADE study sites and the information about their sustainability and resilience is used as the basis for guiding natural resource managers in improving the management of dryland ecosystems, in particular with regards to preventing disturbances, mitigating their negative impact and ensuring recovery. With this, land management takes an important role in avoiding ecosystem shifts to degraded states.
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Each of the sets of guidelines are available in EN, ES, GR, IT and PT.
We have thus developed principles of dryland ecology and recommendations for natural resource managers including best practices and upscaling approaches. The context-specific recommendations and principles consider the different ecological and socio-economic environments found within the CASCADE study sites. Due to the CASCADE study sites representing typical dryland ecosystems, the guidelines are useful and valid for other regions as well, especially in the Mediterranean.