Adaptive management has been interpreted in a variety of ways by resource managers since its initial conception by Holling (1978), Walters (1986), and others. The British Columbia Ministry of Forests has proposed, what is perhaps one of the more succinct definitions, of: “a systematic process for continually improving management policies and practices by learning from the outcomes of operational programs”. Adaptive management is an interactive process that includes defining management objectives, assessing the existing conditions, developing and implementing management alternatives, monitoring and evaluating the results, and incorporating what is learned into future management decisions. Implicit in virtually all interpretations of adaptive management is the notion of explicitly incorporating learning into management for the purpose of making better resource management decisions. This concept has obvious intuitive appeal, which perhaps explains why its namesake has received such wide recognition. This approach is also being embraced as part of the National Park Service General Management Planning (NPS 2005).