Evaluation of Landowner Incentives Program (LIP)
The size of the Landowner Incentive Programs and Partnerships in terms of funding, cooperation and stakeholder involvement requires an assessment of program success. Such an assessment should be an adaptive process that will continue throughout the implementation of the program. During this early stage of the Landowner Incentives Program, the assessment needs to proceed on two fronts: landowner involvement and the response of species at risk.
GoalsThis research project focuses on the response of species at risk. Assessment has focused on elements that are likely to respond rapidly, such as vegetation structure (which are directly manipulated in the LIP), insect communities (which have short generation times), and bird communities (which respond to vegetative structure).
This project is complete with results compiled into a master's thesis.