What is Effectiveness Monitoring?
Effectiveness monitoring is the evaluation of data to determine how well restoration and management actions and programs are working to restore Puget Sound.
What is our Framework for Effectiveness Monitoring?
Our approach has two parts. First, we evaluate the effectiveness of actions that have been implemented to restore the ecosystem. Second, we communicate the results to decision makers as they plan the next round of recovery actions.
Many restoration and management actions have been effective in restoring ecosystem components and processes in Puget Sound, but much of the evidence of success is found in technical documents that are not easy to access. We are distilling information about what’s working to restore Puget Sound from scientific reports. Once vetted by regional experts, Fact Sheets and Narrative Summaries support the implementation of the Action Agenda and accelerate the recovery of Puget Sound.To find out more about how evaluate programs, use statistical meta-analysis to test for change, and connect results to the Action Agenda, here is a link to our 2014 project report:
Fact Sheets and Narrative Summaries
The Action Agenda is the roadmap for recovering Puget Sound and includes three Strategic Initiatives designed to focus recovery efforts.
Strategic Initiative: Restore and re-open shellfish beds
Strategic Initiative: Prevent pollution from urban stormwater runoff
|Seattle Public Utility|
|Download the full Seattle Public Utility background report|
Strategic Initiative: Protect and restore habitat
|King County tree planting|
|Estuaries: South Fork Skagit|
|Estuaries: Fisher Slough|
|Estuaries: Snohomish River Delta|
To propose a project, contact Leska Fore, Science and Evaluation, Puget Sound Partnership: firstname.lastname@example.org