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Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Plan: Improved Communication and Adaptive Management Strategy Could Help Address Stakeholder Concerns

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2 Open Recommendations
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International Joint Commission--United States and Canada The U.S. commissioners of the International Joint Commission should work with the Canadian commissioners to develop and enter into written agreements with entities that the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Adaptive Management Committee identifies as having information or resources that the committee needs to effectively monitor and evaluate the impacts of Plan 2014. (Recommendation 2)
Open – Partially Addressed

The International Joint Commission (IJC) agreed with our recommendation. In the Expedited Review of Plan 2014, Phase 1, issued November 19, 2021, the Great Lakes Adaptive Management Committee (GLAM) gathered new information from a variety of partners and identified remaining data gaps. The report recommended that GLAM systematically address these data gaps, as well as establish data sharing procedures and protocols, and where necessary, data sharing memorandums of understanding, with potential partner agencies to allow accessibility to data , information, and tools. GLAM plans to include

International Joint Commission--United States and Canada The U.S. commissioners of the International Joint Commission should work with the Canadian commissioners to ensure that IJC fully incorporates the key elements and essential characteristics of the adaptive management process into a comprehensive adaptive management strategic plan for Plan 2014. (Recommendation 3)
Open

The International Joint Commission agreed with our recommendation. The U.S. and Canadian IJC Commissioners approved a revised adaptive management strategic plan in October 2020. The revised plan more fully incorporates key elements and essential characteristics of the adaptive management process. For example, the revised plan includes a clearer explanation of GLAM's role in how changes are made to regulation plans, additional information on how the committee will engage the public and when it will collaborate with partners, and makes stronger linkages between key elements of the plan, such as

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