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These steps con­sti­tute the con­ser­va­tion process. His­tor­i­cal­ly at the Con­ser­van­cy, we com­plet­ed com­pre­hen­sive con­ser­va­tion plans, and more recent­ly, con­ser­va­tion busi­ness plans, that described the results of every plan­ning step in detail. Com­plet­ing these plans required a sig­nif­i­cant upfront time com­mit­ment to plan­ning before any actions were tak­en. How­ev­er, in today’s com­plex world, this approach is inef­fi­cient and often counter- pro­duc­tive. Increas­ing­ly our plan­ning and imple­men­ta­tion is much more inte­grat­ed and iter­a­tive. We strong­ly encour­age that approach when using the CbD 2.0 Guid­ance. Accord­ing­ly, we envi­sion that the out­puts from the 14-step con­ser­va­tion process could be cap­tured in sev­er­al inde­pen­dent doc­u­ments gen­er­at­ed at dif­fer­ent times for dif­fer­ent pur­pos­es. Please see Table 1 for out­puts from each plan­ning step and how these may be incor­po­rat­ed into dif­fer­ent products/documents. Min­i­mum stan­dard ques­tions are includ­ed in each step through­out the Guid­ance doc­u­ment. Please see Appen­dix A for a com­piled list of the min­i­mum stan­dard ques­tions that should be used to assess whether the dif­fer­ent com­po­nents of CbD 2.0 have been suf­fi­cient­ly addressed.