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Natural Resources

The "Natural Resources" Task Force focuses on planning related to ecosystems and ecosystem services of the CNMI.

Submarine Groundwater Discharge (SGD) to Coastal Waters of Saipan: Implications for Nitrogen Sources, Transport and Ecological E ects

nitrogen, nutrients, wastewater, Water quality

August 16, 2021

Submarine Groundwater Discharge (SGD) to Coastal Waters of Saipan (Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, USA): Implications for Nitrogen Sources, Transport and Ecological Effects

Climate Change Adaptation Toolkit for Coastal Communities in the Coral Triangle

Climate change, Sustainable Communities

August 10, 2021

Micronesia Conservation Trust, & US Coral Triangle Initiative Support Program. (2012). Climate change adaptation toolkit for coastal communities in the coral triangle: Tool 4 - guide to vulnerability assessment and local early action planning (VA-LEAP) - Version I:2012 (pp. 137). Bangkok, Thailand: US Agency for International Development

Integrating Reef Resilience and Climate Change Vulnerability into Protected Area Design and Management in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and Greater Micronesia

climate adaptation, Climate change, ocean resources, Resilience, SSG Planning Tools, Sustainable Communities

August 10, 2021

Maynard, J., Mcleod, E., Houk, P., van Hooidonk, R., Johnson, S., Harriman, L., & Ahmadia, G. (2012). Integrating reef resilience and climate change vulnerability into protected area design and management in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) and greater Micronesia (pp. 69). Mangilao, Guam: Western Pacific Coral Reef Institute, University of Guam

Coral Reef Resilience to Climate Change in Saipan, CNMI; Field-based assessments, and implications for vulnerability and future management

climate adaptation, Climate change, ocean resources, Resilience, SSG Planning Tools, Sustainable Communities

August 10, 2021

Maynard, J., McKagan, S., Johnson, S., Houk, P., Ahmadia, G., van Hooidonk, R., … Mcleod, E. (2012). Coral reef resilience to climate change in Saipan, CNMI; Field-based assessments, and implications for vulnerability and future management (pp. 56). Saipan, MP: CNMI Division of Environmental Quality and National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration.

Rainfall climatology for Saipan: Distribution, return-periods, El Nino, tropical cyclones, and long-term variations

Climate change, water resources

August 10, 2021

Lander, M. A. (2004). Rainfall climatology for Saipan: Distribution, return-periods, El Nino, tropical cyclones, and long-term variations (Technical Report No. 103) (pp. 60). Mangilao, Guam: Water and Environmental Research Institute of the Western Pacific, University of Guam

2020 Rota Mayors Office (MOR) Citizen Centric Report

PDAC Agencies 2020, CCR

March 15, 2021

BECQ-DEQ 2020 CNMI 305(b) and 303(d),Water Quality Assessment Integrated Report

Bureau of Environmental and Coastal Quality

February 12, 2021

Climate Change in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands

PDAC Agencies climate adaptation, Climate change, Climate change impacts

January 28, 2021

The Office of Planning and Development is working to incorporate best available data on current and future conditions to support mainstreaming considerations of smarter, safer growth through this important work. Together, with data-driven policy guidance, we will plan and achieve resilient growth that properly balances economic development and environmental protection.

2020 Tinian Mayors Office Citizen Centric Report

PDAC Agencies 2020 CCR

January 5, 2021

2020 Division of Coastal Resources Management (DCRM) Citizen Centric Report.

Bureau of Environmental and Coastal Quality 2020, CCR

January 4, 2021