Johnson, L. B. University of Minnesota, Duluth, ljohnson@sage.nrri.umn.edu
Host, G. E. University of Minnesota, Duluth, ghost@sage.nrri.umn.edu
Richards, C. University of Minnesota, Duluth, crichard@sage.nrri.umn.edu
White, M. University of Minnesota, Duluth, mwhite@sage.nrri.umn.edu
Sjerven, G. University of Minnesota, Duluth, gsjerven@sage.nrri.umn.edu

 
LAKE SUPERIOR DECISION SUPPORT FOR LAND USE PLANNING
 
The Lake Superior Decision Support Project is an effort to develop GIS-based decision support applications focused on the Lake Superior Basin. These applications are designed for use by a wide audience, including: local and regional planning agencies, resource managers, educational and interpretive organizations, advocacy groups, and individual citizens. The primary goal of the project is to provide users with practical tools they can apply to local and resource decisions in a context of basin-wide objectives for long-term sustainability and stewardship. The second goal is to provide tools to interpretive and educational institutions to foster public awareness and support of GIS-based land use decision support. Together, the GIS applications and databases will provide for 1) analysis, assessment and policy development at local and regional scales simultaneous consideration of ecological, economic, resource and other phenomena; and 2) prediction of future conditions, based on computer models and extrapolation of current trends. This last capability will be key in focusing efforts on critical locales and situations where the decision support mechanisms developed in this project can be most effectively applied. A pilot project highlighting the databases and decision support tools will focus on predicting effects of urban development on a small trout stream in Duluth, MN.
 
Day: Wednesday, Feb. 3
Time: 11:30 - 11:45am
Location: Eldorado Hotel
 
Code: SS53WE1130E