Adaptive Management

In ecology, a method for managing land flexibly based on what methods of management obtain the best results.  The process of adaptive management is based on monitoring the results of management actions as part of a feedback loop to determine  if management actions have been successful at achieving the desired result.

A key concept of adaptive management is that management decisions and objectives must be allowed to remain flexible to adapt to changes that may occur from unforeseen circumstances resulting from a changing and uncertain environment.