Project Title & Description
WETLAND MONITORING FOR LAKE ONTARIO ADAPTIVE MANAGEMENT
This project supports the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement, pursuant to Public Law 112-10. The Nature Conservancy will use the grant to assemble and finalize cost-effective protocols for wetland monitoring based on the research and findings of the International Joint Commission�s Lake Ontario and St. Lawrence River study, which found that regulation of the system altered natural cycling of water levels and impacted coastal areas. The project will also initiate the environmental monitoring work called for in the International Joint Commission�s framework for adaptive management to help ensure the protection and restoration of Lake Ontario coastal wetlands.