Today’s natural resource managers and policy makers operate in a rapidly changing landscape. Decision makers must contend with biophysical shifts from development and climate change, as well as changes in economic development patterns and social values, like growing interest in renewable energy and market-based conservation. To make sound decisions, leaders need a comprehensive and continually updated understanding of the dynamics at play in managing natural resources. Recent years have brought a steep increase in publicly available scientific and social data, but making sense of these inputs in decision making is not always easy.
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