EMAP-West Research Strategy
This strategy document describes the direction of EMAP-West, a research and demonstration effort being implemented to monitor the ecological resources in the western United. This effort is part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program (EMAP) and represents the second major regional study. This strategy for EMAP-West has been prepared for those interested in the tools and approaches for deriving assessments of condition of the region’s ecological resources. Special emphasis is being placed on freshwater and coastal aquatic systems and analysis of patterns in land cover.