Adaptive Management. Canada and British Columbia recognize that monitoring the effects of actions and adjusting approaches as necessary will be critical to success.
Adaptive Management the Parties recognize that monitoring the effects of measures and adjusting approaches as necessary will be critical to success, as recovery is an emerging “discipline”; and
Adaptive Management. The Parties agree that Adaptive Management is an integral component of the Restoration Project. Adaptive Management is a process that: (1) uses monitoring and research to identify and define problems; (2) examines various alternative strategies and actions for meeting measurable biological goals and objectives; and
Adaptive Management. Adaptive Management allows for mutually agreed-upon changes to the Agreement’s conservation measures in response to changing conditions or new information. If the expected results of the conservation measures appear ineffective, management activities can be changed or alternative activities undertaken to achieve desired results. Decisions related to adaptive management will be based on an evaluation of compliance and biological monitoring results detailed in the annual reports, and of field observations by the Cooperators and Parties. The NWDPS team may also be asked to review reports and field observations and determine whether the management actions and/or conservation measures are adequate. Adaptive management decisions may be made at any time as deemed necessary by the Parties, however, a major evaluation of this Agreement will be implemented every fifth year to ensure that conservation goals are being achieved. Conservation measures will be evaluated to determine whether they result in increased protection of LCT i.e. reduced incidental take and/or improved conditions for LCT. The evaluation will include an assessment of incidental take on individual enrolled properties to determine if take can be prevented or reduced through modifications to management actions and/or conservation measures on aquatic habitats or adjacent lands. If management actions or conservation measures need to be altered to improve benefits for the species, this will be done by amending future Cooperative Agreements, not by altering the responsibilities of existing Cooperators. However, if existing Cooperators agree to alter their Cooperative Agreements, modifications of their responsibilities will be addressed on a case-by- case basis. Strategies to reduce incidental take, if necessary, will be reviewed with individual Cooperators and implemented where appropriate on a voluntary basis.
Adaptive Management. This CCAA is based on the principles of Adaptive Management set out in 65 Fed. Reg. at 35,242. The adaptive management process is a structured approach for dealing with uncertainty. The adaptive management process develops hypotheses regarding uncertainty and research to test those hypotheses in an iterative process to develop effective strategies for minimizing the uncertainty. The signatories to this CCAA agree and recognize that implementation of the Conservation Strategy objectives and criteria, Conservation Measures and Actions, and the Covered Area may change as new science emerges. The effectiveness of the Conservation Strategy objectives and criteria, Conservation Measures, Conservation Actions, monitoring methods, and new technologies will be reviewed by the Administrator on an annual basis, with input from the Adaptive Management Committee. The Adaptive Management Committee will be responsible for reviewing and evaluating the effectiveness of Conservation Program under the 2020 DSL CCAA as described in Sections 2.0 and 16.1, including the effectiveness and implementation of the Conservation Strategy, Conservation Measures and Conservation Actions; setting priorities for DSL Habitat conservation and monitoring habitat loss; and recommending changes to any aspect of the Conservation Program based on new science. As a result, appropriate modifications to the Conservation Measures and Actions may be incorporated to further refine the goals and objectives of this 2020 DSL CCAA. Such modifications are incorporated into existing CIs, if they were identified in changed circumstances in the 2020 DSL CCAA. Modifications not related to changed circumstances identified in the 2020 DSL CCAA and instead related to unforeseen circumstances may be incorporated into new CIs that take effect after the modifications have been made and to existing CIs only with written consent from the Participants and Service. Additionally, research projects that are designed to determine the effectiveness of management practices will be encouraged and utilized to determine what Adaptive Management is necessary. Changes resulting from Adaptive Management will flow through the Governance structure as described in Section 2.0 of this CCAA.
Adaptive Management. As recovery of threatened species is an emerging discipline, the Parties acknowledge the necessity of comparative tests and monitoring the effects of Conservation Measures and other actions, and adjusting approaches as necessary to improve recovery and protection of Boreal Caribou. The Parties shall make best efforts to amend the Conservation Measures in accordance with this Agreement where warranted, including by adaptive management or further and better scientific information and Indigenous Knowledge.
Adaptive Management. This CCAA incorporates adaptive management principles. The CCAA is intended to align with and complement implementation of the RWP. The RWP contemplates that elements of its conservation strategy will be evaluated periodically as described in Table 1. The process for identifying changes to the RWP conservation strategy resulting from adaptive management is outlined on pages 116 through 121 of the RWP. Changes identified through evaluation of the elements described in Table 1 are considered changed circumstances as described in Section XVI of this CCAA (Assurances Provided) and affect implementation of the CCAA by adjusting Conservation Measures and/or Mitigation Fees. New or changed conservation measures may be applied to new CIs, additional lands to be enrolled under existing CIs prior to listing, and existing Enrolled Property in existing CIs; however, new or changed conservation measures may only be applied to existing Enrolled Property by amending CIs in accordance with the procedures described in Section XXII of this CCAA (Modification of the CCAA and Amendment of the Permit) and Section IX of the CI in Appendix C of this CCAA. Mitigation Fees may be adjusted in accordance with the provisions in Appendix A of this CCAA and Exhibit 2 to the CI. Table 1. Identified activities or situations that will trigger the adaptive management process or a specific conservation action. This table is found on pages 118–121 of the October 2013 RWP. Evaluated Element Utilized Information Trigger(s) Evaluation Frequency Primary Corrective Action(s) Considered Spatial Scale Anticipated Response
Adaptive Management. 10.1 Permittee-initiated adaptive management. Permittee will implement the adaptive management provisions in section 4.5 of the HCP, when changes in management practices are necessary to achieve the HCP’s biological objectives, or to respond to monitoring results or new scientific information. Permittee will make such changes without awaiting notice from the FWS, and will report to the FWS on any actions taken pursuant to this section.
Adaptive Management. This CCA is based on adaptive management principals. The FWS and the BLM agree and recognize that implementation of the conservation measures herein must be consistent with the concepts and principals of adaptive management. The effectiveness of the conservation measures, monitoring methods, and new technologies will be reviewed by the FWS, BLM, and NMDGF on an annual basis. Upon such evaluation, appropriate modifications to the conservation measures will be incorporated to further enhance the goals of this CCA. Additionally, research projects that are designed to determine the effectiveness of management practices will be encouraged and utilized to determine what adaptive management is necessary.