Disturbance and Recovery Trajectories (DART) by Tim Vinge


DART is an acronym that stands for Disturbance and Recovery Trajectories

It’s time we face reality my friends… We’re not exactly rocket scientists.”

Let’s get started anyways

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Presentation Outline

  1. Introduction to restoration planning.
  2. The concept of DART
  3. Building the DART board
  4. Strategic opportunities for DART modeling
  5. Tactical opportunities for DART
  6. Summary comments and questions

Summary Comments

  1. DART will be used at the tactical and strategic planning levels in combination with other land use considerations (recreation, energy, forestry, wildlife) to formulate restoration plans.
  2. Vegetation recovery is based on the original disturbance, subsequent line usage and the ecosite.
  3. Some lines will come back fairly quickly and some very slowly. We have to sort out the wheat from the chaff so to speak.
  4. Models will be very useful for making strategic decisions on where to focus efforts for line restoration (caribou).
  5. Treatments will vary by ecosite. DART will help ensure that the correct treatments are being used.
  6. We have enough knowledge and experience to build DART.
  7. DART will form an important part of future landscape assessments.
  8. Dart is only a part of a more comprehensive landscape evaluation and planning program.

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