EMAP-West's purpose is to demonstrate the value of the EMAP approach by applying it to environmental problems across a large and diverse geographical region, and to advance the science of ecosystem monitoring. This will be accomplished by applying EMAP designs to urgent and practical problems facing the western EPA Regional Offices. The strategy is described in the EMAP-West Research Strategy (41 pp, 887K, PDF). For a quick overview of EMAP-West activities, see the One-page summaries.
More detailed information on implementation of EMAP-West in the Regions is available on the EMAP-West pages of Region 8, Region 9, and Region 10.