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Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park Natural Resource Condition Assessment  (Page 1)

Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park Natural Resource Condition Assessment 

Engelhardt K, Lookingbill T, Bukach N, Latimer M, Ratliff K, Gifford R, Baek J, Hurlbert O, Rizzo A, and Walsh B ·
1 March 2019

Natural Resource Condition Assessments (NRCAs) assess and report on park resource conditions and are meant to complement traditional issue and threat-based resource assessments. NRCAs report on current conditions, trends, and critical data gaps for a subset of natural resource indicators.

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Healthy Rivers for All (Page 1)

Healthy Rivers for All

Brianne Walsh, Alexandra Fries, Heath Kelsey ·
29 January 2019

The world’s waters are threatened by a host of problems. Impacts from human activities like development and overuse are exacerbated by changes in climate and increased competition by different societal interests, putting vulnerable communities and ecosystems at risk. Creating a sustainable balance of water needs for both nature and people is challenging. It will require people that are competing for water resources to work together in new collaborations and partnerships.

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Developing a Report Card for the Verde River Watershed (Page 1)

Verde River Watershed Report Card 1st Newsletter

Nov. 13–14, 2018 Stakeholder workshop summary

Emily Nastase, Alexandra Fries, Andrew Elmore ·
22 January 2019

This newsletter summarizes outputs from the initial stakeholder workshop to develop the Verde River Watershed Report Card. The objectives of the workshop were to: i) introduce the project and agree on expected outcomes; ii) begin the process of developing a report card; and, iii) define the geographic scope of the report card, indicators, thresholds, data sources, and communication plan.

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Maryland Sea Level Rise: Projections for Maryland 2018 (Page 1)

Sea Level Rise: Projections for Maryland 2018

Boesch, DF, Boicourt WC, Cullather RI, Ezer T, Galloway GE Jr, Johnson ZP, Kilbourne KH, Kirwan ML, Kopp RE, Land S, Li M, Nardin W, Sommerfield CK, and Sweet WV ·
11 January 2019

In fulfillment of requirements of the Maryland Commission on Climate Change Act of 2015, this report provides updated projections of the amount of sea-level rise relative to Maryland coastal lands that is expected into the next century. These projections represent the consensus of an Expert Group drawn from the Mid-Atlantic region.

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2018 Status Report Scoring Methodology for Pacific Jurisdictions (Page 1)

2018 Status Report Scoring Methodology for Pacific Jurisdictions

Donovan C, Kimball J, Swanson D, Couch C, Vargas-Angel B, Williams I, Heenan A, Oliver T, Brainard R, Gorstein M, Levine A, Edwards P, Loerzel J, Eakin M, Geiger E, Kelsey H, Fries A ·
19 December 2018

This technical document summarizes the methodology for the indicator calculations and scoring for coral reef status reports of the Pacific jurisdictions: American Samoa, Hawaiian Archipelago, Pacific Remote Islands, Guam, and Northern Mariana Islands.

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Coral reef condition: A status report for American Samoa (Page 1)

Coral reef condition: A status report for American Samoa

Jane Thomas, Caroline Donovan, Alexandra Fries, Heath Kelsey ·
19 December 2018

Effective coral reef conservation cannot be accomplished without an informed and engaged public. The American Samoa coral status report is part of a larger effort to provide communities and decision-makers with information about managing and conserving coral reef ecosystems. The American Samoa status report presents the results of an analysis of indicators that were chosen to reflect key ecosystem processes and values.

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