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Publication Abstract

U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service Refuge Inventory and Monitoring Status and Needs Assessment, Gulf I&M Zone Summary Report

Evans, K. O., Fotinos, T., Ertel, J., Richardson, D., Holt, L., & Wilder, S. (2014). U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service Refuge Inventory and Monitoring Status and Needs Assessment, Gulf I&M Zone Summary Report. FWS Technical Publication. Southeast Regional Inventory and Monitoring Network: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Abstract

This report represents the culmination of the Status & Needs Assessment effort in the Gulf I&M Zone, and summarizes the information collected from refuge staff from June 2012 June 2013. During this time period, Southeast Region I&M staff visited 65 National Wildlife Refuges in Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Alabama to help refuge staff populate the Planning and Review of Inventory and Monitoring on Refuges (PRIMR) database and to discuss I&M data and staff support needs. These data were used by I&M staff to identify opportunities to coordinate and improve data collection, data management, and analysis so that refuge data contributes effectively and efficiently to USFWS and partner objectives at the local and landscape scale.