APNEP Natural Resource Monitoring & Assessment Teams
Two of the four phases of sustainability practice, “Monitoring” and “Assessment”, help ensure that APNEP Partners have regular, reliable decision support as to whether CCMP Outcomes and Actions are being achieved. To leverage program capacity and promote partner collaboration when implementing these two crucial phases, APNEP established Natural Resource Monitoring & Assessment Teams whose mission themes reflect six of the nine modules of the Albemarle-Pamlico Regional Ecosystem Model (first meeting in parentheses):
Each resource team is composed of volunteers from state agencies, current and former STAC members, plus other scientists and technologists from APNEP partner organizations (select link above to see roster of team members). Terms of volunteer service are open-ended. In-person meetings are scheduled on an as-needed basis.
A seventh team, Monitoring & Assessment Integration, is responsible for developing and refining the APNEP monitoring and assessment integrative frameworks, plus addressing themes from the remaining three modules (Land Cover, Material Balances, Species Introductions & Removals) as well as addressing any additional cross-resource issues for the A-P regional ecosystem. The integration team is composed of the team lead of each six resource teams plus others with cross-cutting expertise (e.g., remote sensing, monitoring design, statistics). While the role of the integration team has been filled during the interim by the STAC Executive Board, this team held its inaugural meeting in July 2011.
Living and Aquatic Resources Team
Water Resources Team
Wetland Resources Team
Terrestrial Resources Team
Air Resources Team
Human Dimensions Team