Ecological Indicators For Narragansett Bay And Its Watersheds

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This is a set of ecological indicators designed for us in assessing the overall state of the Naragansett Bay and its watersheds (are conditions good or bad from an ecological perspective?) and tracking important environmental trends (are conditions getting better or worse over time?). These indicators were developed based on a review of existing literature, including an assessment of what is being done for other National Estuary Programs around the country and input from regional scientists and regulators gained through a two-day indicators workshop held in February, 2003. The indicators were developed for the Partnership for Naragansett Bay as part of a larger project intended to improve planning and decision-making regarding the Bay and its watersheds.