Accession Number:

ADA478092

Title:

Application of the Best Available Science in Ecosystem Restoration: Lessons Learned From Large-Scale Restoration Project Efforts in the USA

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

PUGENT SOUND NEARSHORE PARTNERSHIP OLYMPIA WASHINGTON

Report Date:

2004-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

37.0

Abstract:

To provide scientific direction for the Nearshore Partnership in its planning phase, the Nearshore Science Team NST sought to more clearly define the role and position of scientific input into large restoration programs such as Puget Sound Nearshore Ecosystem Restoration Program. To accomplish their objective, the NST conducted a lessons learned exercise to characterize the role of science in five large-scale restoration programs beyond the Pacific Northwest the Chesapeake Bay Program CBP, the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan CERP, the California Bay-Delta Authority CALFED, the Glen Canyon Adaptive Management Program GCAMP, and the Louisiana Coastal Areas Ecosystem Restoration Program LCA. The NST suggests that efficiently and effectively using science, as a foundation for making decisions will greatly improve a restoration programs ability to successfully conceptualize, design, and implement large-scale restoration efforts in the long-term.

Subject Categories:

  • Ecology
  • Biological Oceanography
  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE