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Principle V- Decisions Affecting Resources and Natural Systems are Complex and Involve Many Factors

Principle V

Decisions affecting resources and natural systems are based on a wide range of considerations and decision making processes. As a basis for understanding this principle:

  • Students need to know the spectrum of what is considered in making decisions about resources and natural systems and how those factors influence decisions.
  • Students need to know the process of making decisions about resources and natural systems, for sale and how the assessment of social, sale economic, stomach political, and environmental factors has changed over time.

Example: numerous stakeholders as well as economic, legal and political factors are considered in making decisions.

Principle I | Principle II | Principle III | Principle IV | Principle V

Adapted from California’s Approved Environmental Principles and Concepts