Resiliency and Environmental Decision Analysis

Ecological resilience is the capacity of an ecosystem to resist and recover from damaging long-term trends such as deforestation and sea-level rise, as well as events such as storms and wildfires. In order to weather such influences, an ecosystem must be able to adapt. Similarly, the resilience of our society's infrastructure must improve in order to maintain the continuity of essential operations in the face of uncertainty and a changing climate.


Improving natural or anthropogenic system resilience necessarily entails difficult decisions and trade-offs. Decision remorse can occur where there may be significant differences among stakeholders charged with making or implementing important changes. Green Strategies' facilitators work with stakeholder groups to identify their objectives and values (context), key information/data, technical uncertainties, and approaches to analysis. We help you see clearly how analytical results are affected by different ways of addressing uncertainties and different “acceptable” analytical approaches, letting the group explore how changes to inputs and assumptions affect the analysis. In the end, we help groups identify the data gaps that are most important from their perspective, create priorities, and make decisions. Our approach helps lead to outcomes and decisions that receive strong support from all stakeholders.