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NFHP Science and Data Committee Report. Gary E. Whelan And Andrea C. Ostroff NFHP Science and Data Committee Co-Chairs October 2012. 2012 Committee Tasks. Develop standard effectiveness measures for conservation actions used to address nationwide fish habitat focus areas.

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Nfhp science and data committee report

NFHP Science and Data Committee Report

Gary E. Whelan

And

Andrea C. Ostroff

NFHP Science and Data Committee Co-Chairs

October 2012


2012 committee tasks
2012 Committee Tasks

  • Develop standard effectiveness measures for conservation actions used to address nationwide fish habitat focus areas.

  • Develop and initiate implementation of a strategy to refine the 2010 National Fish Habitat Assessment (Assessment) for 2015 and beyond.

  • Develop and submit a Multistate Conservation Grant (MSCG) Pre-proposal and Proposal (if requested) to fund the Science and Data Strategy.


Committee workplan outcomes
Committee Workplan Outcomes

  • Completed Terms of Reference

  • Completed Science and Data Strategy

  • Established Project Tracking Workgroup

    • Basic FHP information

  • MSGP pre- and full proposals submitted

    • Proposal not selected for funding


2015 assessment strategy
2015 Assessment Strategy

  • Inland Core Plan

    • Refine and update 2010 Assessment

    • Add new national connectivity analysis

    • Demonstration projects to bring in process data

    • Add lakes and reservoirs to Assessment


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2015 Assessment Strategy

  • Marine Core Plan

    • Complete fish/invertebrate stressor analysis

      • Bring coastal analysis to same level as inland

    • Add new spatial framework for coastal AK analysis

    • Add new spatial framework for coastal HI analysis


Assessment progress
Assessment Progress

  • Inland

    • Adding fish and mussel datasets from underrepresented regions

    • Addressing spatial and temporal data bias

    • Examining new ways to determine thresholds

    • Improving connectivity analysis

    • Adding new surface mining information

    • Investigating use of Section 303d data layer

    • Examining how to incorporate regional datasets

    • Incorporating lakes and lakesheds into assessment

    • Adding HI fish information and refining assessment analysis

    • AK small-scale catchment delineation analysis


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Assessment Progress

  • Marine

    • Adding fish and shellfish datasets

      • Focusing on Gulf of Mexico pilot project data

      • Started on data acquisition for Atlantic and Pacific Coasts

    • Developing new analytical approach

    • Great Lakes Assessment

      • Moving independently forward with funding from the Great Lakes Fishery Trust and GLBFHP


2013 science and data priorities
2013 Science and Data Priorities

  • Refine committee membership

  • Catalog and review FHP assessments

    • $20,000 to fund one Science and Data Committee meeting – NFHP Board Funding

  • Develop data transfer methods and begin to embed detailed FHP data

    • $197,000 for applications developer, metadata specialist and system support – In-kind USGS


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2013 Science and Data Priorities

  • Develop dataflow practices for BMPs in data management and curation using cataloged FHP information

    • $63,500 to support cataloging data and developing BMPs – In-kind USGS

  • Continue refining inland assessment following core plan

    • $151,000 to support assessment development – USFWS

    • $42,300 for data management support – In-kind USGS

  • Continue refining marine assessment following core plan

    • $220,000 to support assessment development – In-kind NOAA-Fisheries and NOS









Data system phase 2
Data System Phase 2

Resources:

  • FY13 USGS Core Science Analytics & Synthesis providing system architect and developer

  • FY13 USGS Core Science Analytics & Synthesis providing data repository manager to work with FHPs for the next 7 months


2013 science and data priorities without resources
2013 Science and Data Priorities – Without Resources

  • Incorporation of connectivity, hydrology, and fish and mussel data into the Inland Assessment

    • Requesting $300,000 for 2 FTEs and multiple workshops

  • Incorporation of connectivity, hydrology, and fish and mussel data along with new analytical approaches into the Marine Assessment

    • Requesting $150,000 for 2.0 FTEs


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2013 Science and Data Priorities – Without Resources

  • Development of standardized effectiveness measures for FHP connectivity projects including incorporating fine-scale FHP data

    • Requesting $206,000 for 2 FTEs

  • Development and attribution of socioeconomics data into the Assessment

    • Requesting $100,000 for contracted staff


Project effectiveness measures workgroup
Project Effectiveness Measures Workgroup

2012 Outcomes:

  • Consultation with AFWA – Wildlife Diversity Director

  • Initial contact with Foundations of Success

    • Scope of work is underway


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Project Effectiveness Measures Workgroup

  • Establish workgroup:

    • 2 participants from Science & Data Committee

    • Participants from project tracking working group

    • 3 representatives from FHPs


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Project Effectiveness Measures Workgroup

  • Workgroup process:

    • Evaluate existing results chains developed for State Wildlife Grants for common conservation actions

    • Identify gaps specific to NFHP

    • Develop new measures as appropriate


Thank you
Thank You!

Visitwww.fishhabitat.orgfor more information

Gary E. Whelan

Michigan DNR

[email protected]

517-373-6948

Andrea C. Ostroff

USGS

[email protected]

703-648-4070


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