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Coastal Bays Classroom Map (Page 1)

Coastal Bays Classroom Map

Ann Foo, Conor Keitzer ·
4 October 2023

This two-sided map poster was developed in conjunction with the Maryland Coastal Bays Program for classrooms in Worcester County. To request a print copy, please contact Liz Wist, MCBP Education Coordinator: lwist@mdcoastalbays.org

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What is RAMS? (Page 1)

What is RAMS?

Katie May Laumann, Annie Carew, Ann Foo, Joe Edgerton ·
2 March 2023

RAMS, or Resource Assessments for Management Strategies, provides the next generation of Natural Resource Condition Assessments in the National Park Service National Capital Region. It uses Inventory and Monitoring data to assess natural resource conditions and inform management in the parks.

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Creating a matrix for cross-goal collaborations (Page 1)

Creating a matrix for cross-goal collaborations

Caroline Donovan, Alexandra Fries, Suzanne Webster, Dylan Taillie ·
16 November 2017

This poster describes an indicator matrix developed by the Chesapeake Monitoring Cooperative. The matrix demonstrates the overlapping objectives between the Chesapeake Bay Program’s Management Strategies and volunteer monitoring groups. The matrix can enhance understanding and inspire more monitoring, which will be used for restoration across all Bay Program goals (i.e., clean water, abundant life, conserved lands, and engaged communities).

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A Look Inside New York Harbor (Page 1)

A Look Inside New York Harbor

Brianne Walsh, Bill Dennison ·
23 March 2016

New York Harbor is a large, iconic and complex body of water. The harbor is an important part of New York City and its millions of residents, and has been massively changed by human activities. These changes have altered the shorelines, water flow, plants and animals of the harbor. These drawings of New York Harbor help explain what is happening below the water surface—a look inside.

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Expanding the diversity of the Mid-Atlantic Tributary Assessment Coalition (Page 1)

Expanding the diversity of the Mid-Atlantic Tributary Assessment Coalition

Sara Powell, Caroline Donovan, Melissa Andreychek, Heath Kelsey, Bill Dennison ·
18 November 2010

Since the 2006 release of the first EcoCheck Chesapeake Bay report card, environmental report cards have gained increasing popularity and recognition as a public-friendly and scientifically sound method for reporting the health of a waterway. Recently, a number of watershed organizations in the Mid-Atlantic region have begun producing their own tributary-specific report cards.

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USS Arizona: once a site of human devastation, now a haven for marine life (Page 1)

USS Arizona: once a site of human devastation, now a haven for marine life

Jane Hawkey, Tim Carruthers, Tracey Saxby ·
18 October 2010

The National Park Services' World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument features the USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor, Oahu, Hawaii. This poster, intended for visitor and school audiences alike, presents a side of the historic Memorial often overlooked: the artificial reef that the submerged wreck has become. Five aspects of this natural ecosystem are described.

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