This adaptation plan focused on the forested areas in Latta's Natural Resources Management Plan. Major goals and objectives in the riparian areas focus on aligning trails to minimize impacts to natural communities and sensitive species; and strategically acquiring parcels to expand the buffers around nature preserves. The overarching goals in the park areas include enhancing structural diversity through the establishment of canopy gaps and the perpetuation of a variety of successional stages; and controlling the spread and establishment of invasive species through systematic inventory, treatment, and monitoring.
Challenges and Opportunities
Project participants used the Adaptation Workbook to develop several adaptation actions for this project, including:
Forest Strategy 1: Sustain fundamental ecological functions.
Forest Strategy 2: Reduce the impact of biological stressors.
2.3. Manage herbivory to promote regeneration of desired species.
Forest Strategy 7: Promote landscape connectivity.
Forest Strategy 9: Facilitate community adjustments through species transitions.
6.2. Expand or buffer the boundaries of reserves to increase diversity