53. - Publish a standardized, peer-reviewed, monitoring protocol to guide all land management and wildlife agencies and industries in adaptive management

Text from the Recreational Hunting and Wildlife Conservation Plan, 2008, Page 46

Developers of the protocol should:>

  • Conduct necessary budgetary analysis to consider using federal and state onshore oil and gas revenue to fund monitoring.
  • Include information on wildlife corridors and other particular habitat features.
  • Build upon and expand existing monitoring and data storage and management databases to allow peer-reviewed studies to be deposited for federal and statewide use for adaptive management and development of best management practices.
  • Establish panels to review data under OMB’s Data Quality Act guidelines and make recommendations on adaptive management within Resource Management Plans and USDA Forest Service Land Management Plans on a regular basis.
  • Apply a monitoring plan based on the protocol to each record of decision that clearly assigns responsibility, funding obligation, and accountability for monitoring.

Assessment of Status: Incomplete

While the Department of the Interior has published an Adaptive Management Implementation Policy, there is not progress in publishing a "standardized, peer-reviewed, monitoring protocol."

Supporting documentation and findings

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