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The Conservation Planning System
Entry ID: C-Plan
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Summary
Abstract: The Conservation Planning System (C-Plan) is designed to support conservation planning decisions. The system calculates the irreplaceability value of landscape elements in terms of characteristics such as species composition, vegetation types, etc. C-Plan analysis can include resource data such as timber yields. Using searches to identify sites with high conservation value, which also have a low timber production potential, for example, it is possible to minimize impact on timber reserves while still achieving conservation goals.

C-Plan maps options for achieving an explicit conservation goal in a region, allows users to decide which sites (areas of land or water) should be placed under some form of conservation management, accepts and displays these decisions, and then lays out the new pattern of options that results. The system displays information, in tables, maps or diagrams that can be used to guide decisions. This information includes the characteristics of any of the sites involved in the assessment, collections of sites that have various combinations of characteristics, the extent to which the conservation target for any particular feature (e.g. species or forest ecosystem) has been reached by previous decisions about conservation, and the reasons for making any of the previous decisions. C-Plan also calculates and displays the irreplaceability of each site in a region as a guide to their importance for the regional conservation goal.

[Summary provided by the University of Queensland, Australia.]

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Service Citation
Originators: Matthew Watts and Bob Pressey
Title: The Conservation Planning System
Provider: New South Wales Department of Environment and Climate Change (NSW DEC)
URL: http://www.edg.org.au/free-tools/cplan.html
ISO Topic Category
ENVIRONMENT
Use Constraints
The C-Plan Conservation Planning System is free to download and use but it is supplied with no warranty and must be used at your own risk.

The authors exclude all liability to any person using the software.

You must notify the authors of any application of C-Plan and any puplications, reports or grants of funding arising from its use.

You must not distribute C-Plan to other people. Instead refer them to the C-Plan web site.
Service Provider
Department of Environment and Climate Change, New South Wales, Australia

Service Provider Personnel
Name: NEW SOUTH WALES DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT AND CLIMATE CHANGE
Phone: 61-2-9995-5000
Fax: 61-2-9211-4723
Contact Address:
PO Box A290
City: Sydney
Postal Code: NSW 1232
Country: Sydney
Distribution Media
Distribution_Media: Online
Fees: No fees
Personnel
TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: SERF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA

MATTHEW WATTS
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: m.watts at uq.edu.au

BOB PRESSEY
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: bob.pressey at jcu.edu.au
Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2008-10-01
SERF Last Revision Date: 2012-03-15
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