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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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