The ultimate product will be a web-based application to facilitate access to desert
tortoise threat and recovery information such as data, maps, and reports as well
as the use of SDSS models and functionality, through a standard web browser for
authenticated users. Agency resource managers can use this system to understand,
evaluate and monitor the cumulative effects, beneficial and adverse, of their management
programs and policies on listed species.
USFWS DTRO will apply the system in several ways: to conduct structured, repeatable
threats assessment; to inform recovery action planning; to monitor species population
status; and as a framework for adaptive management of imperiled species. With the
enhancements funded by BLM and CEC, the system will allow spatially-explicit and
fully-documented cumulative impacts analyses for proposed solar energy projects
in the Mojave desert.
Murphy, P.J., Li, N., Averill-Murray, R.C., Burgess, P., Strout, N. 2008. Smart
Knowledge Capture for Developing Adaptive Management System. America’s Conference
on Information Systems Proceedings. Paper 174.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 2008. Draft revised recovery plan for the Mojave
population of the desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii). U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service,
California and Nevada Region, Sacramento, California. 209 pp.