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To what extent are the expected outputs being produced? Number of parks with monitoring programs that meet program criteria and guidelines. Number of parks where monitoring program is being implemented as designed i. Number of relevant research activities undertaken.
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Extent to which available information i. Ecological integrity monitoring and reporting provides managers with information to make informed decisions in support of Agency objectives, and to communicate the ecological state of national parks to decision-makers and Canadians.
Ecological integrity monitoring should answer two key questions: Definitions of key terms and concepts for understanding EI monitoring at the Agency are shown below.
Indicator EI indicators represent the major ecosystems that occur in a park i. Each EI indicator is a composite index of a small suite of EI measures. Measure EI measures are selected to track key biodiversityand ecological processes for the major park ecosystems e.
Condition Monitoring An assessment of the ecological condition of a park, based on EI indicators.
Effectiveness Monitoring An assessment of the ecological outcomes of specific management actions; provides information to report on the ecological effectiveness of actions and investments.
Condition The condition of each EI indicator good, fair or poor EI is derived from a rule-based assessment of its suite of related EI measures. Trends may be positive, negative or stable based on direction of movement from a defined threshold.
Threshold Monitoring thresholds are established to assess and report the condition of each measure.
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They are the levels of an EI measure that represent good, fair or poor EI. Target Targets are ecologically-based management goals, for a particular EI indicator or management action. Our literature review found that designing and implementing credible, sustainable monitoring programs has been a challenge internationally.
Monitoring programs are frequently initiated but discontinued due to the costs, particularly in northern environments. The focus group of conservation experts and the external stakeholders agreed that PCA is regarded as a world leader in developing its ecological integrity monitoring program.
The Agency intiatially set out its modern framework for EI monitoring in national parks in and Key changes from the earlier guidance include: The guidelines specify that remote sensing, supported by a core suite of ground sampling measures, will be the cornerstone for monitoring EI in northern parks.
Under the guidelines, EI monitoring information i.
The use of ICE is intended to: While monitoring guidelines outline the data entry and maintenance responsibility for Field Unit Superintendents and Resource Conservation Managers, no specific timelines for data entry was included.
During the evaluation, senior managers indicated that they expect the data to be updated at least once a year to meet requirements for corporate reporting. We found the revised guidance to be detailed, practical and comprehensive.It must also reflect our current knowledge on the biology of feral pigs, their impact, distribution, social and economic consequences, regulatory controls, management techniques and strategies, and research needs (Braysher and Saunders, ).
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