Supporting Documents


This document is meant to provide an overview of the Yale Mapping Framework

Audience: those unfamiliar with The Framework who need a quick overview of the purpose, structure, and uses of the Framework.

Draft Framework

This document is the product of a collaboration of nationally recognized scientists and policy experts, and is intended to provide a description of the tools that can be used to implement and achieve a "climate-smart" ecological assessment.

Purpose: help resource planners identify areas that are important to allow plant and wildlife species (biodiversity) to adapt to a changing climate, independent of any social or economic factors that are associated with conservation planning

Audience: the highly informed, technical practitioner who seeks to integrate climate-smart ecological assessments into planning for land and water use.