|3) Defining the operative DAM plan|
|In this phase, managements goals are translated into operative and concrete management actions: what needs to be done, where and how. Functions are assigned to the land, species to be used are selected and adaptation measures of land management identified. A preliminary risk evaluation is also done and included in the plan.
Assigning ‘functions’ to the land means to define the functional role that a specific piece of land will have, within the overall DAM Plan. Reflecting the three pillars of the methodology we can assign to the land: economic, environmental and social functions.
For a detailed list of possible economic, environmental and social functions, get pdf.
Selecting plant species
For the detailed steps proposed to identify the most suitable species, get pdf.
Selection of Adaptation Measures (AM’s). They represent the management operations or actions to be taken in the field in order to optimize plant survival and productivity, to protect ecosystem quality, to enhanced ecosystem services on the long term and hence reducing degradation and desertification risk. As a driving indication Adaptation Measures should always aim to the following:
For a detailed list of Adaptation Measures which can be adopted in the field, get pdf.