This project will test optimal policies and provide management tools in order to reduce the negative impact of agricultural runoff while also improving habitat for animals.
Researchers’ goals are to:
- Develop a decision-support matrix for landowners to forecast soil and water conditions as well as economic return on crops and timber;
- Create maps to identify which habitat conservation targets yield the best long-term returns; and
- Optimize a new “landscape conservation design” model for public-private conservation collaboration.
This project is part of the Public-Private Conservation working group.