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Articulate and document assumptions required for mapping.

For each strat­e­gy, there are assump­tions about what changes the strat­e­gy will make, and these need to be spec­i­fied. For exam­ple, you might have a strat­e­gy that aims to increase adop­tion of agri­cul­tur­al best man­age­ment prac­tices. To map the poten­tial area where that strat­e­gy could work, you may need to fur­ther spec­i­fy which kinds of agri­cul­tur­al lands you think the strat­e­gy will affect (e.g. row crops, spe­cial­ty crops, ranch­lands). Or you may have iden­ti­fied a min­i­mum goal relat­ed to improv­ing con­di­tions for vul­ner­a­ble com­mu­ni­ties. You may now need to spec­i­fy how you are defin­ing vul­ner­a­ble com­mu­ni­ties (e.g. those clas­si­fied by the US Cen­sus as below the pover­ty line, a spe­cif­ic First Nations group or indige­nous tribe, peo­ple liv­ing with­in 5 km of the coast). Many of these assump­tions will already be in the result chains (espe­cial­ly if you did them well!), but, often, addi­tion­al assump­tions are required to turn the results chain into a strat­e­gy map.