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How to develop and report on performance measures in the Great Lakes (Page 1)

How to develop and report on performance measures in the Great Lakes

Emily Nastase, Heath Kelsey, Jason Howard ·
14 June 2018

Ecosystem health report cards are being considered by the Ontario Minister of the Environment and Climate Change to evaluate performance measures for, and Ontario's contributions within, the Great Lakes basin community. IAN travelled to Toronto to lead an ecosystem health report card training workshop May 16–17, 2018. This newsletter summarizes the results of that training workshop.

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The Sudbury, Assabet, and Concord Rivers: Developing a Report Card (Page 1)

The Sudbury, Assabet, and Concord Rivers: Developing a Report Card

Brianne Walsh, Bill Dennison ·
29 May 2018

In 2018, the Integration and Application Network partnered with OARS to initiate a river report card for the Sudbury, Assabet, and Concord Rivers. This newsletter highlights two stakeholder workshops held at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge on February 28 and March 1, 2018. The initial workshop elicited what stakeholders value about the rivers, and subsequent workshop focused on how to measure those values, and where to find data.

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Tuul River Basin Report Card Stakeholder Workshop Summary (Page 1)

Tuul River Basin Report Card Stakeholder Workshop Summary

Simon Costanzo, Dylan Taillie ·
12 December 2017

Participants from various government, private and non-governmental organizations converged on Ulaanbaatar for the three day report card workshop in mid-October 2017. Participants were identified by the Tuul River Basin Authority and WWF-Mongolia to represent key stakeholder groups that have interests in the Tuul River Basin, and help shape the report card development. The workshop had a huge turn out and indicators to assess the health of the basin were identified.

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Greater Everglades region ecosystem health workshop (Page 1)

Greater Everglades region ecosystem health workshop

Alexandra Fries, Bill Nuttle, Caroline Donovan, Emily Nastase, Heath Kelsey ·
7 December 2017

This newsletter describes the results from the second of the regional workshops to develop the Everglades Report Card and 2019 System Status Report. The Greater Everglades team worked with the Integration and Application Network to begin identifying key indicators and narratives of the Greater Everglades region for these two documents. This two-day workshop, held in Davie, Florida, was the second of three regional workshops to develop the Everglades Report Card and 2019 System Status Report.

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Lake Okeechobee ecosystem health workshop (Page 1)

Lake Okeechobee ecosystem health workshop

Alexandra Fries, Bill Nuttle, Caroline Donovan, Emily Nastase, Heath Kelsey ·
7 December 2017

This newsletter describes the results from the third of the regional workshops to develop the Everglades Report Card and 2019 System Status Report. The Lake Okeechobee team worked with the Integration and Application Network to begin identifying key indicators and narratives of Lake Okeechobee for these two documents. This two-day workshop, held in West Palm Beach, Florida, was the third and last regional workshop to develop the Everglades Report Card and 2019 System Status Report.

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Northern Estuaries ecosystem health workshop (Page 1)

Northern Estuaries ecosystem health workshop

Alexandra Fries, Bill Nuttle, Caroline Donovan, Emily Nastase, Heath Kelsey ·
7 December 2017

This newsletter describes the results from the third of the regional workshops to develop the Everglades Report Card and 2019 System Status Report. The Northern Estuaries team worked with the Integration and Application Network to begin identifying key indicators and narratives of the Northern Estuaries for these two documents. This two-day workshop, held in West Palm Beach, Florida, was the third and last regional workshop to develop the Everglades Report Card and 2019 System Status Report.

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Southern Coastal Systems ecosystem health workshop (Page 1)

Southern Coastal Systems ecosystem health workshop

Alexandra Fries, Bill Nuttle, Caroline Donovan, Emily Nastase, Heath Kelsey ·
7 December 2017

This newsletter describes the results from the first of the regional workshops to develop the Everglades Report Card and 2019 System Status Report. The Southern Coastal Systems team worked with the Integration and Application Network to begin identifying key indicators and narratives of the Southern Coastal Systems for these two documents. This two-day workshop, held in Davie, Florida, was the first of three regional workshops to develop the Everglades Report Card and 2019 System Status Report.

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Ecological Drought in the Northwest United States (Page 1)

Ecological Drought in the Northwest United States

Brianne Walsh, Simon Costanzo, Bill Dennison ·
21 November 2017

The Department of the Interior Climate Science Centers (CSCs) and their managing organization, the National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center at the U.S. Geological Survey, have chosen the emerging climate science field of Ecological Drought as a research focus area. This newsletter highlights the outcomes of two, one-day workshops held in Portland, OR, and Boise, ID, as part of a series of meetings at each of the nation’s eight CSCs.

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Ecological Drought in the Southwest United States (Page 1)

Ecological Drought in the Southwest United States

Brianne Walsh, Simon Costanzo, Bill Dennison ·
21 November 2017

The Department of the Interior Climate Science Centers (CSCs) and their managing organization, the National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center at the U.S. Geological Survey, have chosen the emerging climate science field of Ecological Drought as a research focus area. This newsletter highlights the outcomes of a two-day workshop held in Tucson, Arizona as part of a series of meetings at each of the nation’s eight CSCs.

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Ecological Drought in the Hawaiian Islands (Page 1)

Ecological Drought in the Hawaiian Islands

Brianne Walsh, Emily Nastase, Simon Costanzo, Bill Dennison ·
5 September 2017

The Department of the Interior Climate Science Centers (CSCs) and their managing organization, the National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center at the U.S. Geological Survey, have chosen the emerging climate science field of Ecological Drought as a research focus area. This newsletter highlights the outcomes of a two-day workshop held in Honolulu, Hawai'i as part of a series of meetings at each of the nation’s eight CSCs.

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