Monitoring

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Monitoring the environment to improve adaptive management

APNEP and its partners focus monitoring efforts on indicators of ecosystem condition, working to track progress towards ecosystem outcomes through establishment of a coordinated monitoring strategy.

Overview

Monitoring and assessment is an essential part of adaptive, ecosystem-based management, as it promotes accountability by evaluating whether or not management actions have resulted in progress toward stated environmental goals.

To ensure responsible stewardship of our sounds and the financial resources invested to protect them, APNEP coordinates with its agency partners to monitor and report on indicators of environmental health. The results of these monitoring efforts are compiled in a comprehensive assessment of the Albemarle-Pamlico ecosystem, which allows managers to target resources in areas where they are most needed.

2012-2022 Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan