Environmental information is usually generated in a specific context for specific uses, such as science, environmental regulations, or commerce. This balkanization of concepts, semantics, and access is is the product of centuries of treating the environment as a divisible commodity. This reductionism represents an endemic component of the ongoing environmental "crisis". Deep Information represents a fundamentally differenrt integrative alternative. It has three  elements: Shared, continuous knowledge building of environmental processes including human activities; Open, plural information generation, analysis, and dissemination; and Downstream enduser orientation with particular empasis onregional and local governments, communities, and landowners/facility managers.

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