This project, in collaboration with another RCN Project, Conservation Status of Fish, Wildlife and Natural Habitats in the Northeast Landscape, reported on the status of approximately 30 key indicators and measures specific to eight habitats and two regional species groups in the northeast. The final report, provided below, will help the Northeast Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (NEAFWA) states broadly assess the status of key habitats and Species of Greatest Conservation Need. Additionally, this work enables The Nature Conservancy (TNC) to meet its own standards for measuring progress on conserving it portfolio of critical conservation sites and meet congressional expectations for monitoring and performance reporting for Wildlife Action Plans and the State Wildlife Grants Program. This project effectively implemented 75% of the NEAFWA’s Northeast Monitoring and Performance Reporting Framework developed with funding from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. A steering committee of scientists representing Fish and Wildlife agencies, private organizations and others, directed the work.
Implementation of the Northeast Monitoring Framework