Management Plan Revision
The CINMS is currently engaged in a five-year
management plan review process. Management plans are the
site-specific documents that the NMSP uses as
"blueprints" to manage individual sanctuaries.
These plans set priorities, contain regulations, present
existing programs and projects, and guide the
development of future activities. Public participation
in the management plan review proceedings has been a key
component of the process. Many in the proceedings have
suggested that an ecological site characterization of
the CINMS is a necessary tool for the effective
management of its resources. An ecological site
characterization would be helpful in managing the CINMS;
however, to date, site characterization studies made of
the region lack a spatial component.