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Norwalk Harbor Report Card Permanent Link

Bringing the pieces together across the Long Island Sound

The Norwalk Harbor report card is part of a larger effort to assess Long Island Sound health on an annual basis. The Long Island Sound and embayment report cards will provide a picture of overall health. Bringing embayment report cards together with the Long Island Sound report card communicates a complete picture of ecosystem health in the area. The report card provides a geographically specific assessment of annual Norwalk Harbor ecosystem health for 2013.

2015 Sassafras River Report Card Permanent Link

produced by the Sassafras River Association

This is the sixth annual Sassafras River report card. It presents data and information on six different ecological health indicators. It also gives examples of what the public can do to improve health of the rivers.

2014 South River Watershed Report Card Permanent Link

produced by the South River Federation

This is the eighth annual South River Watershed Report Card. It presents data and information on ten different ecological health indicators. It also gives examples of what the public can do to improve health of the rivers.

2014 Nanticoke River Report Card Permanent Link

produced by the Nanticoke Watershed Alliance

This is the eighth annual Nanticoke River report card. It presents data and information on six different ecological health indicators. It also gives examples of what the public can do to improve health of the rivers.

Midshore Rivers Report Card 2014 Permanent Link

produced by the Midshore Riverkeeper Conservancy

This is the fourth annual Midshore Rivers report card. It presents data and information on four different ecological health indicators. It also gives examples of what the public can do to improve health of the rivers.

2014 Chester River Report Card Permanent Link

produced by the Chester River Association

This is the sixth annual West & Rhode Rivers report card. It presents data and information on six different ecological health indicators. It also gives examples of what the public can do to improve health of the rivers.

State of the South Atlantic 2015 Permanent Link

Understanding our living landscapes

The South Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative (South Atlantic LCC) is a partnership of federal, state, and private organizations dedicated to conserving a landscape capable of sustaining the nation’s natural and cultural resources for current and future generations. The primary objective of this project was to develop a short synthesis report assessing 11 habitats, using a variety of ecological indicators. Overall, the South Atlantic scored a C. Piedmont areas scored the lowest, likely due to impacts from their major urban megaregions. The Marine region scored the highest; however, it did not include fishing impacts. The Coastal Plain scores were in the middle. These scores show that, while the South Atlantic is not completely healthy, there’s hope for making future improvements.

Marine National Park and Sanctuary, Jamnagar, 2015 Ecosystem Health Report Card Permanent Link


The National Centre for Sustainable Coastal Management (NCSCM), Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) of India, and the Gujarat Ecology Commission (GEC), Gujarat India, released the Marine National Park and Sanctuary (MNPS), Jamnagar 2015 Ecosystem Health Report Card. The report card is the result of a science workshop convened by GEC and NCSCM in Jamnagar in Gujarat State and was produced by IAN in close consultation with workshop participants, NCSCM, GEC, Gujarat Ecological Education and Research Foundation, MNPS, and the Gujarat Pollution Control Board. The report card is the first for MNPS and will serve as a baseline to measure progress towards management goals and targets in the coming years.

America's Watershed Initiative Mississippi River Watershed Report Card Permanent Link

Preliminary Results

The Mississippi River watershed is a globally important resource, providing water resources for people, industries, and ecosystems, food and energy production, and transportation of important agricultural and industrial commodities. Management of the watershed for these potentially conflicting uses and services is challenging, as the watershed spans parts of 31 states and 2 Canadian provinces. The report card brings together a variety of relevant, easily understood, and transparent indicators to measure watershed goal status. Version one of the America's Watershed Initiative Mississippi River Watershed Report Card synthesizes complex information into a clear understanding of management goal achievement in five watershed basins, and the larger Mississippi River watershed. When finalized in Spring, 2015, the America's Watershed Initiative Report Card for the Mississippi River watershed will present overall status for six broad social, environmental, and economic goals. This report card will provide valuable insight to community and business leaders, policy makers, media, and the public. The easily understood information will present the status of the Upper and Lower Mississippi, Ohio, Tennessee, Missouri, Arkansas, and Red basins, and the Mississippi River watershed. It will help us track successes, identify areas needing improvement, and support a more integrated and balanced approach for management in the Mississippi River.

2013 Maryland Coastal Bays report card Permanent Link

The aim of this report card is to provide a transparent, timely, and geographically detailed assessment of 2013 Coastal Bays health. Coastal Bays health is defined as the progress of four water quality indicators (total nitrogen, total phosphorus, chlorophyll a, dissolved oxygen) and two biotic indicators (seagrass, hard clams) toward scientifically derived ecological thresholds or goals. The six indicators are combined into one overarching CoastalBays Health Index, which is presented as the report card score. Detailed methods and results are available on the EcoCheck Coastal Bays report card website. The overall score for theCoastal Bays was a C+ in 2013, with a slight improvement since 2012.

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