• includes using the process to weigh the different kinds of values that are involved.
  • Because most decisions affecting biodiversity will be made on a local scale, there is an urgent need for periodic regional assessments of the state of biodiversity so that managers can assess the consequences of their decisions in broader and more ecologically meaningful contexts.

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