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Conservation Planning for Offsetting the Impacts of Development: A Case Study of Biodiversity and Renewable Energy in the Mojave Desert

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Location map.

The Western Mojave DRECP study area (California Ecological Subsection 322Ag: High Desert Plains and Hills [30].The remainder of the methods section is organized as follows: a brief explanation of the Zonation conservation software package [24, 25] precedes further detail describing options of the Mojavset offsetting tool. This is followed by a description of our case study site and offsetting decisions, the creation of our set of hypothetical USSED sites, the spatial data describing conservation features, and a description of the two offset analyses analyzed in the case study.

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doi: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0140226.g001