ResourceCommonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Division of Environmental Quality Office of the Governor Talakhaya/Sabana conservation action plan
The Talakhaya /Sabana Watershed Conservation Action Plan (CAP ) was completed between March 2010 and December 2011. Two workshops were held with members of the CNMI Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ), Coastal Resources Management (CRM), Department of...
ResourceAn analysis of issues affecting the management of coral reefs and the associated capacity building needs in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
This capacity assessment, commissioned by National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration's Coral Reef Conservation Program, directly follows the coral reef management priority setting process facilitated by NOAA CRCP and initiated in the Commonwealth of the ...
ResourcePacific Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program. Fish monitoring brief : Northern Mariana Archipelago, 2014
The purpose of this document is to outline the most recent survey efforts conducted by the Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED) of the NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center as part of the long-term monitoring program known as the Pacific Reef Asse...
ResourceCruise report, NOAA Ship Oscar Elton Sette, Cruise 05-10 (OES-32) and Cruise 05-11 (OES-33), Marianas Archipelago: (Saipan, Guguan, Pagan, Asuncion, Uracas, Maug, Supply Reef, Agrihan, Alamagan, Zelandia Bank, Sarigan, Anatahan, Pathfinder, Arakane, Tinian, Aguijan, and Rota)
Personnel from the Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED), Pacific Island Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), NOAA, conducted coral reef assessment/monitoring and mapping studies in waters surrounding the Commonwealth...
ResourceCruise report, NOAA Ship Hi'ialakai, Cruise HI-07-03, 25 May-09 June 2007, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
Personnel from the Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED), Pacific Island Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), NOAA, and their partner agencies conducted coral reef assessment/monitoring and mapping studies in waters s...
ResourceTalakhaya watershed soil loss assessment (CNMI)
Following the installation and the use of the equipment such as water meters, barometric level loggers, turbidity meters, the water flows as well as the turbidity level of each stream leading to the ocean from the Talakhaya watershed were monitored on mon...
ResourceManagaha campaign impact report : Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
The Managaha Pride Campaign began in July, 2012 with training on Rare's Theory of Change as a way to incorporate strategies to implement a social marketing campaign to bring about behavior change amongst a target audience to achieve a specific conservatio...
ResourceCoral Reef Initiative Education and Outreach Program
The CNMI Coral Reef Initiative (CRI) was founded in 2003 in partnership with NOAA's Coral Reef Conservation Program. The CRI is a cross-agency initiative between the Bureau of Environmental and Coastal Quality (BECQ), Division of Coastal Resources Managem...
ResourceLong-term Marine Monitoring Program final report : NA13NOS4820010, award period October 1, 2013- September 30, 2016
Despite multiple transfers of personnel within the monitoring program throughout this award period, the marine monitoring team (MMT) continues to collect ecological data for the CNMI. During this reporting period the MMT managed to conduct 59 biological s...
ResourceCoral reef condition: A status report for the Northern Marinia Islands
Healthy coral reefs are among the most biologically diverse ecosystems on Earth, with high cultural and economic significance. Located in the western Pacific basin, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) is made up of 14 islands extending...
ResourceNational Coral Reef Monitoring Program Socioeconomic Monitoring Component: Summary Findings for CNMI, 2016
This report outlines human dimensions information relevant to coral reef resources in the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). The findings were derived from a combination of data gathered through household surveys conducted from August 2016 t...
ResourceThe economic value of the coral reefs of Saipan, commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
Saipan's beautiful fringing and barrier coral reefs are scattered along the 68 km coastline. The economic importance of this ecosystem is significant. Besides providing food, shelter and cultural significance for the citizens on Saipan, the coral reefs ge...
ResourceCoral reef resilience to climate change in Saipan, CNMI, field-based assessments, and implications for vulnerability and future management
This report presents the results of the first field-based implementation of the McClanahan et al. (2012) framework from 35 sites around Saipan. This applied research was funded by the NOAA Coral Reef Initiative and is a collaboration of representatives of...
ResourceAdapting to a Changing Climate Workshop report, Saipan, CNMI, March 4-8, 2013
In 2010, The Micronesia Conservation Trust (MCT) supported the development of community based climate change adaption tools for the Micronesia region. To design the most appropriate and usable products, consultants reviewed existing climate change (CC) ad...
ResourceRain Garden Installation Clinic, CNMI Museum of Culture and History, Saipan, April 25-26, 2012
Rain gardens are vegetated depressions designed and built to accept stormwater runoff from rooftops, roads, parking lots, and compacted soils. Rain gardens use native soils and plants, and are increasingly being constructed by homeowners to reduce the imp...
ResourceChemical contaminants in corals (Pocillopora damicornis) in Tinian, CNMI
This document presents environmental data collected in August 2013 consisting of coral tissue (Pocillopora damicornis) contaminants and surface water nutrients offshore from Tinian in the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). The study area is ...
ResourceExploring co-management in Tanapag Village, Saipan, CNMI
From July 2012 through July 2014, a social marketing campaign was designed and implemented by Micronesia Islands Nature Alliance with technical assistance by Rare and financial assistance from Micronesia Conservation Trust to increase knowledge of the rul...
ResourceMicrobial Source Tracking of Fecal Indicating Bacteria in Coral Reef Waters, Recreational Waters, and Groundwater of Saipan by Real-Time Quantitative PCR
The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) recently identified the need to improve its capacity for detecting and tracking land-based sources of pollution (LBSP) in coastal waters, particularly microbial contaminants like fecal indicator bact...
ResourceGarapan Watershed Conservation Action Plan
The Garapan Conservation Action Plan (CAP) is a cooperative effort between regional, federal and local partners with mandates or missions to improve, protect, enhance and conserve the many natural, cultural, social and economic resources within the Garapa...
ResourceCruise report, NOAA Ship Hi`ialakai, cruise HA-11-01, Legs II and III, 7 April - 9 May 2011, Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI)
Personnel from the Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED) of the NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC), NOAA Pacific Islands Regional Office, San Diego State University, University of Guam, Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) of the Un...
ResourceCruise report, NOAA Ship Hi' ialakai, Cruise HA-09-02, 5 April-14 April 2009, Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
Personnel from the Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED), Pacific Island Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), NOAA, and their partner agencies conducted coral reef assessment/monitoring and oceanographic studies in wa...
ResourceCruise report, NOAA Ship Hi'ialakai, Cruise HI-07-02, 12 May-22 May 2007, Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
Personnel from the Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED), Pacific Island Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), NOAA, and their partner agencies conducted coral reef assessment/monitoring and mapping studies in waters s...
ResourceCoastal use and management at Laolao Bay : a follow-up SEM-Pasifika study of resource users at Laolao Bay Saipan, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), September 29 to November 10, 2014
This survey was a follow-up to the initial 2009 baseline assessment to document users' current activities at Laolao Bay and monitor change and to identify existing resource uses, threats and knowledge of damaging activities and their perception of the hea...
ResourceCampaign impact report : Laolao Bay pride campaign, September 12-September 2014
On Saipan's east coast, Laolao Bay is one of the island's richest and most-used marine areas; Laolao Bay is a popular fishing and diving site among residents and tourists alike. Unfortunately, the coral reefs and the rest of the marine ecosystems in the b...
ResourceLength-weight Relationships for 83 Reef and Bottomfish Species from the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
Length and weight are two fundamental metrics used in studying fishes and almost any other living organism. The allometric growth equation (Weight = a * Lengthb) is typically used to define the algebraic relationship between increases in fish length and w...