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CINMS MANAGEMENT PLAN REVISION
CINMS 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.