Bird Studies Canada, in conjunction with several partners, developed an innovative approach to wetlands monitoring activities within Areas of Concern (AOC) in the Great Lakes. This project established a formal network of trained volunteers in each AOC to address wetland function. In addition, the project developed a plan for monitoring and assessment needs identified as AOCs beneficial use impairments. Bird Studies Canada produced monitoring protocols that were designed to address the information needs associated with specific impairments.
Great Lakes Areas of Concern in New York and Ontario