Cumulative Effects Associated with Conservation Programs

John Matthew Harrington

Through technical and financial assistance, NRCS seeks to improve, enhance, and protect environmental resources on private and non-federal lands. The poster presented provides a snapshot of the beneficial cumulative effects associated with conservation programs applied as a holistic resource management plan for the same property and as a result of multiple conservation program dollars being applied to the same property or on adjacent lands.

Exploring the Benefit of Map-Based Approaches to Inform Cumulative Effects Assessment

Candace Anderson, Jessica Pratt, Humayun Sharif, Tim Smith, Valancy Reynolds

As part of our role to promote and conduct research on environmental assessment and promote sound environmental assessment practices, the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency is exploring the analytical and integrative potential of a Geographical Information Systems (GIS)-based application to assess cumulative effects and inform regionally-based approaches to EA. The purpose of this poster is to raise awareness of this new initiative, still in its conceptual stage, and solicit any suggestions or comments with respect to its design and development.

How to Reduce Contamination Danger in the Environment from Medical Waste

Merita Kuçuku, Besnik Baraj, Silva Bino

This poster aims to show how we can protect the environment when people are conscientious of: 1) Great worth of the environment where they are living. 2) What is being destroyed today is very difficult or in some cases impossible to renovate tomorrow. 3)The clean environment will say health and culture. Television programs must show effects of waste, especially in human beings’ health and in contamination of the environment.

Landscape Ecological Security and Assessment in an Urbanizing Environment

Yangfan Li

Xiamen City is under rapid urbanization progress as a strategy transformation from its original island-city to a new larger bay-area-city. RS and GIS-based methods focusing on landscape spatio-temporal change and predictive ecological early-warning will be discussed in a context of the 2003, 2006 and existing trends for change of landscape ecological safety assessment. The results that showed unsafe and rapid landscape degradation regions are in accord with the distribution of coastal industrial parks.

Pathways of Effects Models: A Tool to Support Decision-Making for Integrated Oceans Management

Abdelhafid Chalabi, Martine Giangioppi

Science-based tools to support ecosystem-based management have been developed, such as defining ecologically significant areas, species and conservation objectives. A risk management process is now needed to assess and address the impacts of human activities on the ecosystem. Pathways of Effects models, which describe the cause and effects between activities and their impacts on selected endpoints, can be built at different scales to meet various needs and also to assess cumulative effects to support Integrated Oceans Management.

Wind Power Development and Reindeer Husbandry

Torgeir Isdahl, Kai Nybakk

Comprehensive plans are made for development of wind power in mid-Norway. The plans are expected to have considerable consequences for reindeer husbandry. The total impacts are dependent on which projects are realized and how they are located in proportion to each other. Just a few of the projects will be realized. In this study an effort has been made to identify the projects that together will have the least negative effect on reindeer husbandry.