Update / Communique
To most effectively convey goals, priorities, and strategies, the 2004 Plan is presented in two separate
documents. This document, Implementation Framework, provides detailed discussion of the Plan’s
themes and includes much supporting technical information for use by biologists and land managers.
The companion document, Strategic Guidance, is comparable in length and scope to the 1986 Plan and
the updates of 1994 and 1998. It is directed to all Plan partners, agency administrators, and policy
makers who set the direction and priorities for conservation in our three countries.We hope that the
thousands of partners involved in the conservation of our natural resources will find these documents
useful for continuing their vital work.