Learn about the natural resource management processes in the Great Lakes conservation region supported by the Blue Accounting platform.

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This two-part training explains the natural resource management processes Blue Accounting supports. Blue Accounting, an information delivery initiative supported by an online platform, helps decision-makers set priorities by providing a big picture view of critical Great Lakes issues. This training provides an understanding of:

  • The adaptive management process and how it can be carried out collaboratively.
  • The distinct components of information and how they are used to make informed decisions during the collaborative adaptive management (CAM) process.