Upon the completion of the Statewide Ecosystem Assessment of Coastal and Aquatic Resources (SEACAR) project, a comprehensive assessment of the statuses and trends of coastal resources regionally and statewide will be described through a series of web and mapping tools, as well as a tiered reporting format.
SEACAR Assessment Products will:
Promote an understanding of the statuses and trends of coastal resources among local and state lawmakers to increase potential for scientifically sound policy decisions
Increase public awareness of threats to coastal resources, benefits of coastal resources and positive trends
Provide information on the ongoing statuses and trends of coastal resources at locally relevant scales to support state and local programs, plans and decision-making
The reporting of trends of coastal and aquatic resources will provide policy and decision-makers, as well as resource managers, with tools that will enhance their ability to make science-based management decisions. It is important to note that SEACAR's statuses and trends report will not identify the cause(s) of enhancements or declines in ecosystem health but instead will provide a “snapshot” of the long-term ecosystem conditions of specific habitats within designated managed areas.
February 24, 2020 - 3:09pm
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