Adaptive Management: Promises and Pitfalls

  title={Adaptive Management: Promises and Pitfalls},
  author={McLain and K M Lee},
  journal={Environmental management},
  volume={20 4},
Proponents of the scientific adaptive management approach argue that it increases knowledge acquisition rates, enhances information flow among policy actors, and provides opportunities for creating shared understandings. However, evidence from efforts to implement the approach in New Brunswick, British Columbia, Canada, and the Columbia River Basin indicates that these promises have not been met. The data show that scientific adaptive management relies excessively on the use of linear systems… CONTINUE READING
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