Foundations for Future Restoration Actions
The success of the GLRI program requires accountability, education, monitoring, evaluations, communication, and partnerships to succeed. The information obtained from GLRI efforts needs to be based on the best available science and assembled and communicated consistently to decision makers. It allows them to assess ecosystem conditions and to track restoration progress. Outreach and education are also crucial in the effort to restore the Great Lakes. As part of GLRI, USGS is tracking progress and working strategically with partners to support Lakewide Management Plans, to characterize rivermouth ecosystems, and to provide forecasting tools for stream ecosystem management.