Regional monitoring program for the Galveston Bay plan




Lane, Willie G. Jr.

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Galveston Bay National Estuary Program


This document is intended as a supplement to Chapter VI in The Galveston Bay Plan, providing a technical and practical rationale for future Galveston Bay Monitoring activites. The report does not attempt to provide ultimate detail for the Monitoring Program, but serves as a framework from which a comprehensive monitoring program will be implemented. This report is designed to address two types of monitoring efforts: programmatic and environmental. Programmatic monitoring addresses questions such as: Are the goals and objectives set forth in the Plan being met? Environmental monitoring attempts to answer broader questions such as: Is the health of the ecosystem improving?


350 pages; available for download at the link below.


regional planning, monitoring, environmental monitoring, ecosystem management, resource management, data collections, habitat protection, freshwater inflow, water quality, sediment quality, nonpoint source pollution, point source pollution, public health