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Title: Central Everglades Planning Project, Integrated Project Implementation Report and EIS : Annex D, Adaptive Management and Monitoring Plans for Central Everglades Planning Project (CEPP)
Authors: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Jacksonville District
Keywords: Everglades (Fla.)
Environmental protection--Planning
Publisher: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Jacksonville District.
Abstract: The CEPP PIR Annex D contains four plans: the adaptive management plan required by USACE implementation guidance for WRDA 2007 Section 2039 1, the 2003 Programmatic Regulations for the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan and CERP Guidance Memorandum 56 2, and the three monitoring plans required to address various laws, regulations, and permits necessary to implement CEPP. The items identified in this annex are based on knowledge formed from extensive scientific work on Everglades ecology and restoration, some initiated several decades ago, as well as USACE guidance and regulatory agency permit requirements. In particular the long-term, system-wide monitoring and modeling conducted by Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan’s (CERP) interagency science group (the REstoration COordination and VERification group, or RECOVER) informed the planning of CEPP and the development of the adaptive management plan. The overall objective of the adaptive management and monitoring plans in this annex is to: (1) identify the primary areas were restoration efforts will benefit from monitoring and assessment and specify the monitoring and assessment resources needed; (2) define how the monitoring and assessment can be used to refine CEPP implementation to improve restoration performance in the face of inevitable uncertainties, using existing knowledge complimented by CEPP’s monitoring and assessment, and (3) meet regulatory and permit objectives to understand whether constraints are avoided and/or minimized. The monitoring plans contained in Annex D were guided in part by two objectives. First, they needed to be complete from a CEPP perspective by providing all monitoring required to address CEPP-specific needs. Second, they must be integrated with other Everglades monitoring to take advantage of existing monitoring efforts, knowledge, and information and thereby leverage dollars committed and spent elsewhere to avoid redundancies and insure cost-effectiveness. These two objectives have been accomplished in the adaptive management plan, hydrometeorological monitoring plan, water quality monitoring plan, and the ecological monitoring plan. It is expected that document reviews and future reassessments of CEPP monitoring needs will identify additional monitoring to address regulatory and consultation needs, as well as additional efficiencies that can be gained. Where possible, CEPP monitoring described here relies on existing monitoring resources including physical instrumentation, stations, locations, servicing, and analysis efforts funded by RECOVER, CERP sponsors, and partner agencies. Therefore the monitoring requirements described and budgeted in the CEPP monitoring plan are limited to the additional, marginal increase in monitoring resources and analysis efforts needed to address CEPP-specific questions. The CEPP monitoring plan relies on other monitoring in order to keep its monitoring costs to a minimum and assumes these other monitoring efforts will continue at least for the period required by CEPP. A table and diagram of leveraged monitoring is provided in the Implementation section of Part 1, the Adaptive Management Plan.
Description: Project Implementation Report/Environmental Impact Statement
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
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