"Presenting a pragmatic mixture of science, landscape ecology, ecosystem management, sociology, policy development and methods for transforming social and institutional cultures, Bioregional Planning: Resource Management Beyond the New Millennium is a timely and practical guide for the analysis, planning and development of bioregional projects for a sustainable future. Significantly, this book presents the strategic actions necessary to plan for, manage and adapt to ecologically sustainable development with a view beyond the new millennium, and towards the next." "Postgraduates, researchers and policy makers in natural resources management, land planning, sustainable agriculture, rural sciences, ecosystem management and conservation biology will find this book captures the essence of bioregional planning succinctly and makes a compelling argument for why it is a key mechanism in the development of effective governance institutions."--BOOK JACKET. 1. Introduction: A Sustainable Future Beyond the New Millennium? -- Pt. I. Scales of Integration: Biosphere to Bioregions. 2. The Global Biosphere and Continental Ecoregions. 3. Bioregions as Biocultural Landscapes -- Pt. II. Social and Institutional Adaptation. 4. Institutional Impediments: Bioregional Solutions. 5. The Role of Government, Private Individuals and the Private Sector -- Pt. III. Effecting Integration, Coordination and Cooperation. 6. Biosphere Reserve Case Studies of Bioregional Management. 7. Coastal and Marine Bioregions -- Pt. IV. Bioregional Planning and Management. 8. Bioregional Networks of Protected Areas. 9. Ecosystem Management Within and Across Bioregions. 10. Implementing a Bioregional Framework. 11. Sustainable Futures.