The fRI Research Healthy Landscapes (HL) Program has been promoting Ecosystem-Based Management (EBM) principles through the research, integration, demonstration, and education of NRV concepts. Over the last few years, we have noted that one of the critical limitations of the translation of HL knowledge into practice has been its acceptance as a potential legitimate management option.
This report offers a unique take on this phenomenon. It suggests that we all have different, and equally legitimate interpretations of what a natural pattern strategy is. The challenge is not which one is “right”, but rather understanding what each of us means when we use the term. This report offers a first insight into the complexity of this topic.