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DSS to help watershed councils plan restoration activities.

Model Type

The overall objective of this study is to refine integrate models of watershed function and economic characterizations of restoration options with stakeholder-determined constraints and priorities to provide a tool for stakeholders to identify feasible restoration strategies and evaluate the ecological and economic effectiveness of these strategies at addressing watershed-level function. The approach involves integrating 1) models of hydrology, water quality, biodiversity, and habitat quality at the watershed scale, 2) socioeconomic analyses of stakeholder constraints on feasible restoration options and 3) economic analysis of restoration options to develop a GIS-based decision tool for generating and evaluating restoration strategies consistent with stakeholder goals.

Analysis Unit

Lamy, F.; Bolte, J.; Santelmann, M.; Smith, C. 2002. Development and evalution of multiple-objective decision-making methods for watershed management planning. Journal of the American Water Resources Association 38(2): 517-529

Accepts Data Of Process Types (No Longer Available)

Domain Knowledge Modeling Area

Alternative Evaluation


Conservation Of Biodiversity

Decision Modeling

Habitat Suitability

Hydrologic Analysis

Land Use Allocation

Land Use Change

Landscape Analysis And Modeling

Management Process Modeling

Socioeconomic System Modeling

Watershed Analysis

Domain Knowledge Modeling Area

Alternative Generation

Constraints Specification

Evaluation Criteria Specification

Rank Alternatives

Specify Criterion Weight

Online Download Available

Multi-Attribute Combination Methods

Trade-Off Analysis

Can Calculate Effects

Biophysical Process

Economic Process

Management Process

Social Process

Contact Person

Patch Extent

Subregional Extent



Planning And Decision Process Phases/Steps Served


Planning And Decision Process Phases/Steps Served




Accepts Data Of Process Types


Supports Analysis Of Interdisciplinary Interactions

Prototype Being Applied

Methods And Techniques Implemented

Bioresource Engineering Dept., Oregon State University


National Commission On Science For Sustainable Forestry


John P. Bolte

Decision Problem Types Targeted


Analysis Extent

Spatial Decision Support Systems

Planning And Decision Process Phases/Steps Served

Development Process

Domain Knowledge Modeling Area

Conceptual Models

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