ANTI-MONO-MANA Natural Resource Condition Assessments

2008-12-01 — 2011-12-31

The National Park Service is carrying out assessments of the natural resource condition (NRCA) for nearly 300 of the National Parks throughout the country deemed to have significant natural resources. This project, to assess the condition of Antietam, Monocacy, and Manassas National Battlefields in Maryland and Virginia, is aimed at collating and synthesizing all available data to assess current status and trend for each metric, combining these into an overall framework for each park.

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Ecosystem Research and Coastal Management

2008-10-29 — 2009-09-30

Coastal management in the U.S. is in transition toward a stronger, ecosystem-based approach implemented at the regional scale and supported by strong scientific synthesis and prediction. The division of ecosystem components among different agencies, scientific disciplines, and political boundaries, as well as the complexities of conducting Regional Ecosystem Research (RER) make effective ecosystem management very challenging.

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Mesoamerican Reef Report Card

2008-10-14 — 2009-10-31

The goal of this project was to describe the health of the Mesoamerican Reef by identifying key indicators and calculating an Integrated Reef Health Index. Additionally, to evaluate the human footprint and social well-being of the local community. Finally, to provide recommendations for government, NGOs, private, and research sectors for future work.

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Training Federal Agencies in Ecosystem-Based Management

2008-10-08 — 2009-10-07

Federal agencies are uniquely positioned to address the large-scale issues facing our ecosystems. For this reason, IAN and the Packard Foundation collaborate to develop training in ecosystem-based management. Successful ecosystem-based management requires clear objectives, coordinated implementation, and effective communication of conditions and adaptations. This training provides agency staff with the tools they need to develop and initiate ecosystem-based management programs.

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Shenandoah National Park science communication products

2008-09-19 — 2011-07-31

Shenandoah National Park is a natural oasis in the densely populated Mid−Atlantic region. Thus, the park is an important refuge for both wildlife and people, but its location in the midst of urban, suburban, and agricultural development exposes it to threats including air pollution, water degradation, land use change, and alteration of biological communities.

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Assateague Island National Seashore Climate Change

2008-07-22 — 2012-12-31

Four diverse products designed for different audiences make up this project based on the effects of climate change on Assateague Island. 1. A comprehensive, interactive, web-based education module, Barrier Islands and Sea-level Rise , with curricula for middle school classrooms (teachers and students) about sea-level rise and its effect on Mid-Atlantic barrier islands such as Assateague. The audience is also the general public.

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Rock Creek National Park Natural Resource Condition Assessment

2008-04-21 — 2008-12-31

Rock Creek Park (ROCR) is a forest and wetland oasis in the heart of Washington, D.C. A National Park Service natural resource condition assessment (NPS NRCA) was conducted using two synthetic frameworks: 1) an ecological monitoring framework, and 2) a habitat monitoring framework. Data metrics and thresholds were determined and monitoring data applied.

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MD Climate Action Plan

2008-04-15 — 2008-09-30

On April 20, 2007, Governor Martin O’Malley established the Maryland Climate Change Commission charged with collectively developing an action plan to address the causes of climate change, prepare for the likely consequences and impacts of climate change to Maryland, and establish firm benchmarks and timetables for implementing the Commission’s recommendations.

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Pacific Island Network science communication products

2007-07-25 — 2011-12-31

The National Park Service is carrying out assessments of the natural resource condition (NRCA) for nearly 300 of the National Parks throughout the country deemed to have significant natural resources. This product, to assess condition of Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park (KAHO) in the Pacific Island Network, is a synthesis product aimed at collating and synthesizing all available data to assess current status and trend for each metric, combining these into an overall framework.

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