Title: LAC indicators: an evaluation of progress and list of proposed indicators
Author: Watson, Alan E.; Cole, David N.;
Source: In: Merigliano, L., ed. Ideas for the Limits of Acceptable Change: Planning Process, Book Two. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Recreation Staff. p. 65-84.
Publication Series: Other
Description: One of the most critical, and difficult, steps in the Limits of Acceptable Change (LAC) process is the selection of indicators. To help with this step, this paper (I) briefly reviews some desirable characteristics of indicators and (2) lists indicators that have been proposed or adopted in LAC plans. From a comparison of this list of indicators and desirable characteristics of indicators we briefly evaluate progress to-date and identify three major problems in selecting LAC indicators. Indicators from dispersed backcountry and wild and scenic rivers, as well as from designated wilderness, are included in this discussion.
Keywords: Limits of Acceptable Change (LAC), indicators
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Watson, Alan E.; Cole, David N. 1992. LAC indicators: An evaluation of progress and list of proposed indicators. In: Merigliano, L., ed. Ideas for the Limits of Acceptable Change: Planning Process, Book Two. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Recreation Staff. p. 65-84.
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