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Washington Biodiversity Council Conservation Opportunity Framework

The Conservation Opportunity Framework is a systematic approach to determine spatially explicit priorities in Washington at the regional level, based on existing biodiversity and population trends. The framework uses assessments and maps of existing biodiversity and population trends. The Council’s vision is that the framework will be revised and improved over time to become an essential tool, along with others, to support conservation planning and management.

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Summary: The Washington Biodiversity Conservation Opportunity Framework is a tool developed by the Washington Biodiversity Council to help focus conservation investments in areas that will yield the greatest benefits, based on sound science and a long-term landscape perspective.

Location: Geographic area: Seven of nine terrestrial ecoregions in Washington State.

Map scale: varies

Description: The Washington Biodiversity Council Conservation Opportunity Framework is a series of ecoregional maps that overlay biodiversity significance with degree of future threats from population growth.

How you might use the framework: One of the Council’s early action projects is exploring how to make the framework most useful for regional and jurisdictional planners.

 

 

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