The Essex Partnership assisted in preparation of an updated management plan for the Narragansett Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (NBNERR), one of 27 national reserves managed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The partnership coordinated and facilitated stakeholder focus groups regarding research and monitoring, education, coastal training, and stewardship. We also facilitated discussions […]
Narragansett Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Management Plan
Independent Science Advisory Process and Biological Goals and Objectives – Bay Delta Conservation Plan
In collaboration with the Conservation Biology Institute Essex facilitated two independent science advisory panels for the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP). Essex was responsible for identifying and securing independent science advisors and facilitating workshops designed to solicit guidance on scientific issues related to species and habitat conservation in the Delta. Essex also served as a […]
Collaborative Science and Adaptive Management Program (CSAMP)
Since 2013, Essex has provided facilitation services to a collaborative effort involving water agencies, environmental groups, and State and Federal resource agencies focused on resolving science issues around biological opinions for Delta Smelt and salmonids in the Sacramento San Joaquin River Delta. Discussions are intended to break the cycle of litigation over project operations and […]
Vermont Non-Transmission Alternatives: Strategic Decision Support
Development of a suite of analytical decision support tools to evaluate non-transmission alternatives (NTA) to address a projected reliability gap in Vermont.
Hunt’s Mill Hydropower Project
Background information for stakeholders on the City of East Providence’s proposed Hunt’s Mill Waterpower Project.