Building Collaboration Across the Great Lakes - St. Lawrence River System - An Adaptive Management Plan
In March 2012, the International Upper Great Lakes Study (IUGLS) Board concluded a five year study reviewing the regulation of water levels on the upper Great Lakes. In follow-up to recommendations made, the International Joint Commission (IJC) issued a directive to the International Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Adaptive Management Task Team (Task Team) on May 29, 2012 to develop an Adaptive Management Plan for the Great-Lakes St. Lawrence River system. Furthermore, on April 15, 2013 the IJC provided their report to governments regarding the International Upper Great Lakes Study and endorsed the implementation of a comprehensive Adaptive Management approach supported by science and monitoring. The IJC noted their intention to provide further recommendations based upon the final report of their Task Team.This Adaptive Management Plan (AM Plan) addresses the IJC Directive and provides the details necessary to further inform governments on a strategy forward for adaptive management.