Fig. 11.7. The map on the left illustrates a reserve design generated by Marxan (Schneider et al. 2011). In this design, a minimum of 20% of each ecosystem and vegetation type was represented in the reserve system. Preference was given to planning units with the lowest resource value and the lowest amount of fragmentation. There was also a preference for large contiguous reserves. The map on the right illustrates the location of the new reserves that were established through the Lower Athabasca Regional Plan. The planning boundary is outlined in black.