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Contents 1 SUMMARY 12 CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Background, 12 Objective, Scope, and Audience of Synthesis, 13 Organization of Report, 13 15 CHAPTER TWO RESULTS OF SURVEY: NEEDS AND NEW APPROACHES Methods, 15 Results--Respondents, 16 Results--Needs and New Approaches, 17 47 CHAPTER THREE CASE STUDIES Case Study 1. Florida's Data Development Partnerships, 47 Case Study 2. Vermont Wildlife Linkages and Maryland's GreenPrint Program: Two Alternatives to Looking at Important Landscape Linkages, 49 Case Study 3. National Level Efforts to Standardize Geographic Information System Data Dealing with Natural Resources, 49 Case Study 4. Regional Effort by Governors to Identify Wildlife Corridors and to Standardize Data Collection, 50 Case Study 5. Use of Global Positioning System Devices, 50 Case Study 6. Expanding Scale of Ecological Considerations for Transportation Projects, 51 Case Study 7. Assessment of Performance Measures, 52 Case Study 8. New York Invasive Species Control in Adirondack Park, Use of Technology for Rapid Response, 52 54 CHAPTER FOUR CONCLUSIONS 55 REFERENCES: LITERATURE AND WEBSITE REVIEW 64 GLOSSARY 66 APPENDIX A SURVEY INSTRUMENT 67 APPENDIX B IDEAS FOR CHANGE