Monitoring the progress and effectiveness of management plans is an integral part of adaptive management. Mitigation programs for industrial developments require that environmental values be monitored, with the results used to improve and direct management. Keystone Wildlife Research staff are skilled in survey methodologies for monitoring wildlife and plant species and their habitats. We are then able to incorporate the results of monitoring programs into GIS systems to provide a dynamic, spatial record of progress and results. This makes it easier for managers to carry out adaptive management because they can see and understand any changes occurring in wildlife or plant species during the monitoring program.
Keystone offers a variety of monitoring strategies to suit the objectives of the monitoring program. We are able to conduct: