Priority Resources & Conservation Targets

The PFLCC is working to develop a set of Priority Resources and establish Conservation Targets, which is an essential part of the Ecological Planning component of the PFLCC Science Plan.

Priority Resources are the set of biological, ecological, and cultural features and ecological processes collaboratively identified as most important, and are the focus of the PFLCC's planning.

Priority resources should represent the most significant resources for the focus geography, embody the key components, and reflect the mission, vision, common interests, and values of the focus geography partners.

Conservation Targets, the measurable expressions of desired resource conditions, are an important tool in biological planning to achieve effective outcomes. Conservation targets provide a focus for planning, design, conservation action, and collaborative monitoring of environmental trends to guide landscape-scale conservation to improve the quality and quantity of key ecological and cultural resources.

Conservation targets consist of three elements:

  • The measurable attribute - quantifiable characteristic that informs about landscape conditions
  • The metric - the unit of measure
  • The target - the numerical endpoint of the measurable attribute

Conservation targets have two guiding principles:

  • Are integrative and provide a comprehensive set of measures that capture the major components of the systems they represent.
  • Are not duplicative of each other.

Learn more about the process that can be implemented to achieve landscape-scale conservation in peninsular Florida.

Marine/Estuarine Prioritized Conservation Targets and Metrics


Why is conservation on a larger, landscape-sized scale important? Read more about Landscape Conservation Cooperatives here.

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