Professional resource managers constantly face an
almost impossible job: they must choose between
alternative levels of investment in road deactivation.
Such decisions require that managers simultaneously
juggle a very large mix of uncertain factors. Limited
resources in a given budget require the manager to
make tradeoffs in terms of when, where, and how much
to invest in road deactivation. Decision analysis provides
a tool that can aid in systematically organizing
decision-making problems. Such analysis provides an
organizational structure that both clarifies and
documents the factors that managers must consider.
Sensitivity analysis can then rate the relative
importance of alternative restoration decisions. The
results of this type of analysis are useful in revealing
the range in potential values of various alternative
investment decisions. Finally, with decision analysis,
the supporting documentation provides managers with
a clear rationalization for the difficult choices they are
required to make.
Underhill, Donna (editor). 2000. Streamline; Vol. 5; No. 2; Fall 2000. Ministry of Environment, Watershed Restoration Program. Streamline. Vol. 5. No. 2