Adaptive Ecosystem Management Law and Legal Definition

Pursuant to 16 USCS § 6703 (1) (A), [Title 16. Conservation; Chapter 86. Southwest Forest Health and Wildfire Prevention] the term adaptive ecosystem management means “a natural resource management process under which planning, implementation, monitoring, research, evaluation, and incorporation of new knowledge are combined into a management approach that--

(i) is based on scientific findings and the needs of society;

(ii) treats management actions as experiments;

(iii) acknowledges the complexity of these systems and scientific uncertainty; and

(iv) uses the resulting new knowledge to modify future management methods and policy.

(B) Clarification. This paragraph shall not define the term "adaptive ecosystem management" for the purposes of the Forest and Rangeland Renewable Resources Planning Act of 1974 (16 U.S.C. 1600 et seq.).”