With the need to demonstrate accomplishments toward shared goals and with shrinking financial resources it has become more important to share results and accomplishments across jurisdictions, as well as, move toward more cooperative approaches for programmatic implementation of environmental resource strategies. Agreement on implementation metrics, indicators (aka measures), and tools to allow consistent reporting will facilitate aggregation of information across agency jurisdictions or topics. A number of implementation tracking systems exist in the region to collect this information for reporting, each specific to the needs of the entities it supports.
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PNAMP would like to identify opportunities to share and standardize information (crosswalk information) between these systems and indicators commonly used for reporting. PNAMP also supports identifying tools that could be used to share information between systems. Finally, PNAMP would like to help others explore the use of these tools (as the needs arise) beyond their current focus. For example, considerable work in the Pacific Northwest has focused on tools that track the implementation of projects benefiting listed salmon species, with prioritization based on salmonid limiting factors, threats, and viability attributes. However, additional requirements for tracking projects addressing other species like the orca, bull trout, sturgeon, rockfish, abalone, invasive species, or ecosystem processes will likely necessitate the development of additional or compatible implementation metrics.