Assessing metrics and evaluating progress helps inform the effectiveness of planning and strategies. Strategies may be changed if needed or new ideas added as opportunities arise.

  • Track progress against high-level goals using consistent metrics
  • Evaluate collaboration of the GLCA
  • Adjust management strategies, communication processes and governance as necessary
  • Celebrate successes

How We're Doing It

  • Track progress against high-level goals using consistent metrics. The GLCA and partners are developing shared, high-level goals for coastal wetland conservation, and a set of consistent metrics that will be regularly monitored and aggregated to enable assessment of progress towards goals. These metrics will account for both ecological properties – such as biological integrity and connectivity – and socio-economic values including recreation and water purification.
  • Evaluate collaboration of the GLCA. Periodically, the GLCA will evaluate its membership to the degree to which it represents the geographic distribution and varying perspectives of coastal conservation stakeholders and its capacity for meeting coastal conservation needs. The GLCA will assess the effectiveness of strategies and decision support tools and its approach to communicating its vision and strategies for coastal conservation.
  • Adjust management strategies, communication processes and governance as necessary. The two evaluation processes described above will enable the GLCA to adjust strategies that need improvement, strengthen its membership, and guide investments towards the most effective strategies and places.
  • Celebrate successes. As with all collaboratives, the GLCA will recognize and celebrate effective projects and partnerships and the attainment of shared goals.