EST3.4: Collect and analyze data to adaptively manage estuary recovery practices
Summarize accomplishments from:
Regional Priority Approach Description
Approach - Collect and analyze data to adaptively manage recovery practices
Desired Outcome - Monitoring of the multi-benefit outcomes of estuary restoration leads to improved long-term stewardship and adaptive management of plans and practices to produce better ecosystem and human outcomes.
Policy Needs - N/A
- Monitor and evaluate effectiveness (ecological, social, and economic) of restoration projects at the site and landscape scale.
- Monitor eelgrass response to tidal wetland restoration projects and other stressors to evaluate effects of estuary restoration on eelgrass recovery.
- Evaluate habitat response and restoration outcomes to specific design approaches to improve critical design decisions and cost assessments for levee removal.
- Conduct research to improve technical guidance and design decisions of estuary restoration.
- Describe how ecological, economic, and social outcome metrics will be developed and measured. Consider adopting approaches and metrics used in other efforts, such as the Fisher Slough monitoring methodology (TNC, 2010).
- Describe how monitoring will evaluate effectiveness at the site and landscape scale. Consider partnerships that will ensure long-term continuity of monitoring.
- Describe how data will be used to modify management decisions and design approaches. Consider partnerships that engage end-users throughout the study.
- Consider applying ESRP Learning Program RFP guidance and criteria in developing your project and metrics of success.
Local Context - Local context provides additional specificity on how a Regional Priority approach should be implemented in each local area; examples include sequencing, partners to consider, and critical areas. Local context for this Regional Priority approach is available here.
Regional Priority Approach Near Term Actions Map
No Puget Sound Recovery Progress Measures set for this Regional Priority Approach.