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|Title||Outcome Measures for Habitat and Recreation Acquisition and Regulations: A Science-based Review|
|Year of Publication||2017|
|Authors||Behan J, Gaines L, Kagan J, Klein M, Wainger L|
|Institution||Institute for Natural Resources|
The Washington State Joint Legislative Audit and Review Committee (JLARC) is conducting a review of the state’s efforts to conserve habitat and expand outdoor recreation. This work includes a review of existing or potential objective outcome measures that can be used to evaluate the success of 13 different land acquisition and regulatory programs intended to protect and conserve habitat and expand outdoor recreation.
The project was conducted through a combination of systematic review techniques, traditional literature review practices, and input from subject matter experts and key staff at similar programs around the U.S. We focused our efforts specifically on programs that would help provide information about ‘best practices’ for outcome measures that were not found in peer-reviewed or agency publications. By best practices we were looking for outcome measures (i.e., indicators and metrics) and programs that were effective, innovative, or promising.